A Canadian nonprofit organisation that started a programme in 1996 to promote empathy in schools by exposing students to babies has spread its approach to 11 countries. Babies are brought to schools by their parents or guardians, and students learn to recognise the baby's feelings and apply them to empathy lessons in the classroom and beyond.
Academically gifted students from South Korea are attending a summer camp in Michigan in the US to prepare them to learn in a "global era." While at the camp, students will work on their English, and take classes in engineering, technology and blacksmithing.
Two brothers from Virginia in the US are preparing to compete in the International Geography Bee World Championships in Germany this week. During the event, students will answer questions related to geography, culture, current events, history and politics.
Educators can spend their summer reviewing and revising their project-based lessons and identifying ideas for new projects for the coming school year, writes instructional coach Andrew Miller. In this blog post, he outlines strategies teachers can use to improve their lesson plans.
Teaching is a global industry, and colleges in the UK should be free to recruit international educators, asserts Emma Meredith, international director at the Association of Colleges. In this commentary, she discusses the reasons her organisation supports the #LetThemTeach campaign.
Nearly 5% of the population living in Canada's largest city, Toronto, cannot speak either English or French, the country's official languages. A Social Planning Toronto report highlighted this 2016 census data, which also showed that women and girls make up nearly 60% of people who can't speak the languages.
STEAM Education in the modern world continues to drive society forward. From the most fundamental principles to the intricate world of innovative technology, today's students need exposure to these important subjects. Teachers must have access to the right tools and resources that will help society continue to progress and prosper.
Fear is the first obstacle to communication. By using a scripting strategy before potentially challenging conversations with students, teachers and families, an assistant principal acknowledges the fears that can derail communication and relationships. Addressing fears first helps him better serve the emotional needs that support all learning.