What Should We Be Teaching Young Children?

What Should We Be Teaching Young Children?

Early-childhood and elementary school programs reflect a diverse set of commitments about what children ought to learn, and about how they ought to do so. Some focus on academic preparation and advancement, with extra attention to reading and mathematics. Some...
Teaching (with) empathy and compassion in schools

Teaching (with) empathy and compassion in schools

Emotions are the DNA of human experience. Social relationships play a pivotal role in helping us become fully human. Connectedness is an essential need for our species. So, we tend to assume it comes naturally and, thus, needs not to be taught in schools. It is only...
10 practical ways to foster a growth mindest culture in your class

10 practical ways to foster a growth mindest culture in your class

In her celebrated book ‘Mindset: The New Psychology of Success’, Stanford university psychologist Carol S. Dweck makes a strong case backed up with  scientific evidence for the power of mindset in shaping one’s success or failure in almost every facet of our...
The Power of Education

The Power of Education

Education. It’s a big word and it calls for big actions. Everyone is talking about education, but what does it mean to them? Education should be a human right, but is it really? The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child obliges every country (and...
Tips for Helping Kids Adopt a Growth Mindset

Tips for Helping Kids Adopt a Growth Mindset

Do you agree with this statement? If your answer is yes, here’s something you might consider: Research suggests that believing in the human capacity to change is linked to less depression, better health, and greater achievement. This is the “growth mindset,” an idea...
How Social-Emotional Skills Can Fit into School Curricula

How Social-Emotional Skills Can Fit into School Curricula

K-12 teachers offer practical—and fun!—ways that social-emotional learning can be integrated into traditional lessons. “No time.” Again and again, teachers tell me this is why they can’t teach social-emotional skills to their students—and it’s no wonder given the...
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