Meaning is the new dream job
The one thing we all want in a job, we’re not getting: meaning.
Do try at home 😀
"Next time you're about to throw out an appliance, don't. Take it apart with your kid."
When neuroscience meets education...
Applying neuroscientific research to the classroom is a new and exciting endeavor. Researchers in education, neuroscience, ...psychology, genetics, technology, and other disciplines of relevance to education are starting to work together to paint a rich picture of all aspects of teaching and learning. But expanding our understanding of the scientific foundations of learning is just one part of the story.
The magic of storytelling 💫
“Reading to young children helps to build and maintain synapses, making the brain stronger and healthier. This has a favorable effect not only on cognition and mental capacity, but also on social skills.”
What makes the book especially endearing is that Stephen Hawking co-wrote it with his daughter Lucy
Another reason to love Stephen Hawking: The little-known children's book about time travel he co-wrote with his daughter
We are big fans of Sir Ken Robinson. How about you?
There is no such job as “math” 😀
At schools in Finland, students aren't left to wonder how their education will be useful in real life.
Playtime matters 💫
“Play is not a specific activity, it’s an approach to learning, an engaged, fun, curious way of discovering your world”
https://www.nytimes.com/…/fa…/taking-playtime-seriously.html Via The New York Times
‘Crying is a healthy and necessary way for children to express their feelings. By saying “stop crying” we send the message that their feelings are not important..., not valid, silly, or annoying.’
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(Image via The Gottman Institute)
Every child is a creative genius 💫
How many ways can you use a paperclip?
Soft skills matter 💫
"When asked which skills the children of today will need to develop to keep their jobs safe from automation, employers often highlight so-called “soft skills”, ...a suite of attributes that include social abilities like networking, communication, negotiation, team-building and problem-solving." via World Economic Forum