Issue 779, 13 Jul 2018: KEEP UP YOUR PROFESSIONAL KNOWLEDGE! More articles are available:

Quote of the Day

“Always walk through life as if you have something new to learn and you will”

– Vernon Howard


In this video, part of the MIT (LCL) Course, Mitch Resnick, describes the value of kids following interests, and suggests strategies… Continue reading >

Even Einstein struggled: learning about scientists’ failures can boost grades


Study shows STEM classes benefit from learning about scientists’ struggles… Continue reading >

The science of classroom design: Building a more engaging classroom


There is an art and science to teaching. And student engagement… Continue reading >

Exploring the Link Between Childhood Curiosity and School Achievement


New analysis finds that promoting curiosity may be a valuable approach to boosting… Continue reading >


Case: A Preschool Intervention in Ghana


Every evening after dinner, Herman Agbavor and his 5-year old son, Herbert, have a little ritual. Little herbert climbs into his dad’s lap... Continue reading >

Empathetic teachers enhance children’s motivation for learning


Research from the University of Eastern Finland suggests empathetic teachersContinue reading >

Motivating students: What kinds of motivation are there and what strategies work


Vanderbilt Centre for teaching outlines intrinsic and extrinsic examples and some methodsContinue reading >

Music improves children’s cognitive skills and academic performance


Music lessons enhance children’s cognitive abilities – incl. language, study finds... Continue reading >

Job Opportunity! NEW!!

1) Title: Monitoring Evaluation and Learning Specialist

2) Organization: Coffey

3) Location: Suva, Fiji

4) Application Date: 15 July 2018

What’s up! NEW!!

1) Title: Measuring gender attitudes to address school-related gender-based violence (a UN Girls’ Education Initiative)

2) Location: Webinar (streamed online with registration)

3) Date: 19 July 2018


News Flash is sent to you by the Lifelong Learning and Literacy Team, Educational Innovation and Skills Development, UNESCO Bangkok, 920 Sukhumvit Rd., 10110, Phra Khanong, Khlong Toei, Thailand with generous support of Educate a Child (EAC)