This October, for Bullying Prevention Month, empower kids by showing them how one person can make a difference when it comes to bullying. It takes courage to move from being a bystander, who is merely observing cruel behavior, to being an upstander, who speaks up against it. I've gathered some resources for you to help teach the kids in your life to be upstanders instead of bystanders, starting by simply choosing kindness and inclusion.
Published on 28 Sep 2015 Our 14th STORY Session, sponsored by FMI and Appletree Culture Catalysts, featured Jonathan Jansen and was held at The Plant, Station Road, Durban. He inspired us all with his insight, made us laugh with his humour and encouraged us all with his role in leading the next generation.
Modern life, though, is confusing for the pineal because its signal to start work is the absence of light—specifically, of blue light. This part of the spectrum radiates by the bucketful from light-emitting diodes in the screens of phones, tablets and laptop computers. As far as the gland is concerned, that turns night into day. Study after study has suggested night-time use of screen-based gadgets has a bad effect on peoples’ sleep.
Published on Apr 14, 2015 At this school in Tokyo, five-year-olds cause traffic jams and windows are for Santa to climb into. Meet: the world's cutest kindergarten, designed by architect Takaharu Tezuka. In this charming talk, he walks us through a design process that really lets kids be kids.
"I also worry that tying external rewards and punishments to character assessment will create incentives for cheating. Policy makers who assume that giving educators and students more reasons to care about character can be only a good thing should take heed of research suggesting that extrinsic motivation can, in fact, displace intrinsic motivation. While carrots and sticks can bring about short-term changes in behavior, they often undermine interest in and responsibility for the behavior itself."
Want to make your school a better place for everyone? Make emotional health a habit. Teachers who deny the emotional elements of learning can become exhausted from ceaseless confrontations with students' emotional states, often blaming their personal stress and students' failure to learn on students' lack of motivation or maturity. It doesn't have to be this way. We can develop constructive responses to our own affective needs as teachers and equip our students to do the same. Borrowing and modifying the premise from Stephen Covey (1989), let's explore the seven habits of highly affective teachers.
If there’s any video game that has successfully made its way into the classroom, it’s Minecraft. There’s a small subset of teachers using all kinds of digital games in interesting ways, but the blockbuster hit Minecraft and its educational counterpart MinecraftEDU have reached much wider audiences. But getting started with MinecraftEDU can be intimidating for teachers who don’t consider themselves “gamers”. Luckily, there’s a robust and global Minecraft teacher community to supply tips, support and even lesson plans.
Published on 20 Sep 2015 Community leader Thulani Madondo and photographer Gary Van Wyk sit down at Ikhaya le themba in Mandela Park and discuss Madondo’s work with at-risk youth in Soweto, the importance of education in communities like Kliptown, and how these communities can work to uplift themselves.
Rudeness and bad behavior have all grown over the last decades, particularly at work. For nearly 20 years I’ve been studying, consulting and collaborating with organizations around the world to learn more about the costs of this incivility. How we treat one another at work matters. Insensitive interactions have a way of whittling away at people’s health, performance and souls.
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