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How do Schools ensure the safety of their students?

How do Schools ensure the safety of their students?

With the global pandemic seemingly ending after wreaking havoc for two years and with the Uvalde shooting reminding us that school shootings still happen; many parents rightfully worry about the safety of their schoolchildren. In today’s article, we’ll be taking a deep dive to explore exactly what schools do to improve their safety standards and […] … learn more→

National education: what is the college sick of?

National education: what is the college sick of?

Since the creation of the “single college” in 1975, the college has regularly appeared as the “missing link” of the education system. Although it has been off the political and media radar for the past five years, the new Minister of National Education, Pap Ndiaye, has just brought it back to the fore, declaring in an interview with Midi […] … learn more→

Homework: what for?

Homework: what for?

Many teachers and families consider that the school tasks that are prescribed to be done at home serve to consolidate knowledge and review what has been worked on in the classroom. But in reality, well-planned homework contributes to achieving core objectives of the current curriculum of our educational system, beyond the consolidation or review of what is […] … learn more→

With the outdoor class, the school changes its outlook on environmental issues

With the outdoor class, the school changes its outlook on environmental issues

And if we had class outside? In the aftermath of the first confinement, as part of the fight against the Covid-19 epidemic, this proposal was followed by many teachers. Researchers and education staff have taken turns in the media to highlight the benefits of this method of teaching, both in terms of health and for the health of children who […] … learn more→

Preparing for exam season: 10 practical insights from psychology to help teens get through

Preparing for exam season: 10 practical insights from psychology to help teens get through

Exam season is fast approaching for many senior students in New Zealand and Australia. At the best of times, adolescents may struggle with ambition and drive, let alone after two-and-a-half years of COVID-induced disruption and uncertainty. But parents can still nurture their teens’ motivation to do what they need to do. Behind the scenes, the adolescent period […] … learn more→

Why does the protagonist of Stranger Things float? A sequence of the series teaches us physics and chemistry

Why does the protagonist of Stranger Things float? A sequence of the series teaches us physics and chemistry

Cinema is a great base of scientific information and can be used as a teaching resource to increase students’ motivation for science. The sensory impact of moving images usually exceeds that produced by static photographs, which leads to better memory and association reinforcement. But care must be taken, since its playful nature can make it […] … learn more→

Where are the women 'edutubers'?

Where are the women ‘edutubers’?

The appearance of digital platforms and social networks in recent decades has made it possible to use these spaces to promote the teaching and dissemination of numerous fields of knowledge. Undoubtedly, one of the most used platforms for this is YouTube, which is among the most visited websites worldwide. Students have found in this platform a […] … learn more→

Continuing education, a guarantee of successful professional retraining?

Continuing education, a guarantee of successful professional retraining?

To return or not to the benches of a school or a university? To invest time and money in training or not? These are dilemmas that often arise for professionals concerned with progressing in their careers. Seizing the opportunities that arise in a changing world requires developing agility, being up to date on new managerial methods, being […] … learn more→

‘There’s only so far I can take them’ – why teachers give up on struggling students who don’t do their homework

‘There’s only so far I can take them’ – why teachers give up on struggling students who don’t do their homework

Whenever “Gina,” a fifth grader at a suburban public school on the East Coast, did her math homework, she never had to worry about whether she could get help from her mom. “I help her a lot with homework,” Gina’s mother, a married, mid-level manager for a health care company, explained to us during an […] … learn more→

The case of forced hijab: how the political climate affects school uniform policy

The case of forced hijab: how the political climate affects school uniform policy

The public was excited again after the news about a public school teacher who allegedly forced Muslim students in Yogyakarta to wear the hijab without their will – even to the point of making the student depressed . Last week, Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono X as the Governor of DIY disabled the principal and three teachers involved in the incident. Human Rights […] … learn more→