This news item reflects the importance of valuing children, beyond their academic abilities. Although in this case, it is about a boy with autism, the sentiment should apply to all children. It’s very important to children that they are loved Continue reading Autistic boy’s exam results and teacher’s letter
Internationally recognized educator and creativity expert Robinson inspires us to imagine school systems that can move beyond a narrow focus on academic achievement to actively promote creativity and divergent thinking. Some of the points made in this talk include: Learning Continue reading Sir Ken Robinson: “Reimagine Learning that Can Change the World” – Reimagine Education
“Play is a very important — indeed, vital — attribute in the development of growth and fulfilment. Children play naturally, and so do animals. For that matter, insects, birds, fish, and all kinds of life PLAY. “Even ants and honeybees Continue reading Play is Important
Jakub Marian has put together an interesting blog site, which includes items such as this: The average class sizes in primary education are as follows: See more at Jakub website, here.
How young is too young to be on social media? Strictly speaking, only those aged 13 and over are allowed to use Facebook. But the prevention methods are trivial, meaning more than 20 million under-13-year-olds are thought to be using Continue reading Facebook: Now for young children too
Children need to be educated on the risks associated with streaming sites, the National Crime Agency said. It said offenders were learning how young people communicated online and “using this knowledge to abuse them”. In one week, authorities identified 345 Continue reading Child exploitation: Live streaming an ‘urgent’ threat
Our societies are obsessed with competing against each other and this is reflected throughout our education and employment. We even contradict our message to children: Work as a team… but pass the tests on your own and be a personal Continue reading Competition and Health
A short film created by animators, Daniel Martinez Lara and Rafa Cano Mendez, in Madrid, about ‘our creativity being murdered in cold blood before ever getting a chance to begin’.
My friend, Russell Bowley, has just joined this new school in Tokyo, Japan, as Head of School. Russell also says: “Graeme and I are both keen to provide an environment that is safe for all learners and that encourages all Continue reading New International Middle School
When I set up the website, eLearning Central in 2011, one of the first posts I wrote was about how I saw school changing in the 21st Century. This was based on my, up to then, 50 years experience of being Continue reading Bill Gates Endorses My School