Hard Evidence: at what age are children ready for school?

Forgive me for sounding like a broken record, but what we know and we do in schools is just not right. Too often we give in to societal norms, pressure and status quo at the expense of our kids.

Hard Evidence: at what age are children ready for school?

When are children “ready” for school? There is much debate about when the transition between play-based pre-school and the start of “formal” schooling should begin. The trend in the UK primary school curriculum over recent decades has been towards an earlier start to formal instruction, and an erosion of learning through play.

 

 

Kompas Article

My views on IB Education was recently shared in an article on Kompas.

Jangan Salah Pilih… Pahami Sistem Pendidikan Sesuai Potensi Anak! – Kompas.com

JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – Euforia hadirnya sekolah “berkelas internasional” makin kuat di Tanah Air. Saat ini semakin banyak bermunculan sekolah yang menawarkan sistem pendidikan berkualitas atau berstandar internasional di Indonesia. Dengan embel-embel internasional itu, beberapa sekolah menambahkan kurikulum tertentu yang khas di luar kurikulum nasional. Sekolah-sekolah tersebut menerapkan proses pembelajaran dengan ciri khas masing-masing.

Design and Story

After the lesson last week, we are going to design a short presentation incorporating all the design elements that you have learnt. This coming Friday (20th Nov 2015), I should be able able to give you some feedback on your presentation (so make sure you have started on them). Since I have imported my presentation to the Drive, I have made some adjustments. Here it is, if you need to review…

A Teacher is a compass that activates the magnets of curiosity, knowledge and wisdom in the pupils.