7 Superb Shape Sorters to Engage Your Little One

7 Superb Shape Sorters to Engage Your Little One

We all remember our favorite childhood toy or toys. Perhaps it was a telephone with googling eyes, or a toy vacuum so you could “help” with chores. We never realized that many of the toys we played with had some educational value as well. These shape sorters… Read More

How to Help Your Child Fail Successfully

How to Help Your Child Fail Successfully

Failure is a valuable opportunity for your child to build their ‘resilience muscle’ By Judith Xavier It is every parent’s natural inclination to want their child to succeed – in school, at life and in relationships. Wanting or expecting our child to fail seems counter-intuitive,… Read More

When using data to predict outcomes, consider the ethical dilemmas

When using data to predict outcomes, consider the ethical dilemmas

  Colleges and universities that use sophisticated data systems to analyze and guide students must be careful to avoid ethical dilemmas that can arise, like pigeonholing students unfairly or underestimating their abilities, according to a new report that analyzed common pitfalls of these systems. These… Read More

Value-Added Schools

Value-Added Schools

No, this is not a post about value-added evaluation practices.  I believe that ship has sailed. There is a great deal of research and evidence out there that pretty much debunks the claims of many in the world of education reform that accountability systems based… Read More

Fully-funded PhD scholarship in Belgium 2018

Fully-funded PhD scholarship in Belgium 2018

This is a scholarship programme for applicants who wish to pursue PhD on interactive robotic architecture at the KU Leuven Arenberg Doctoral School of the Faculty of Engineering Sciences in Belgium. The scholarship is open to international candidates. Applicable degree programme: PhD on themes like… Read More

Mindsets for a Bold New World #LT8Keys

Mindsets for a Bold New World #LT8Keys

There are points in our professional lives that change us for the better.  I vividly remember one such moment in 2009 when I took a device from a student as he had it out in the hallway. Since this was a violation of school policy… Read More

Stop Worrying about the TOEFL!

Stop Worrying about the TOEFL!

Do you worry that you will panic during the TOEFL exam? Here’s a secret: This article from the New York Times and other scientific experiments show that taking practice tests is the best way to improve your score! Take the best TOEFL practice tests available… Read More

Keep Kids Safe Online: 5 Tips for Parents

Keep Kids Safe Online: 5 Tips for Parents

As your children grow up, technology will become an increasing part of their world. While every parent hopes their child will never encounter inappropriate content, cyberbullying or online scams, these dangers are out there. Luckily, there are certain steps you can take to promote online… Read More