Harvard University has called 2016 graduate Donovan Livingston’s spoken-verse commencement speech “one of the most powerful, heartfelt student speeches you will ever hear!”
Slides for the Talk
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.
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.
My views on IB Education was recently shared in an article on Kompas.
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.
2015 OECD Report on the current state of education in Indonesia and the challenges ahead.
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…
The P1’s have been doing work on some basic construction (locking, patterns, design, numeracy, language…). It’s great to see them being creative and enjoying the work.
Students working on programming the EVE3 to do a an automated side parking and the Grade 7 working on ‘studless’ construction.
Recently we conducted a Lego Training Session for both Pre-K (Basic Construction) and High School (EV3). Can’t wait to to see the results in the classrooms.