I have just about started learning French. I was most excited in class though when we learnt a French song … Continue reading What good schools do to improve classroom learning
Children are not naturally inclined to read because it’s a complex skill that needs a considerable amount of time to … Continue reading Children with reading difficulties
Here is my comics adaptation of a section of the poem “Birches” by Robert Frost (written in 1913-14). This comic … Continue reading Comics adaptation of “Birches” by Robert Frost — julian peters comics
A school garden is an essential environmental lesson that is intrinsic to survival skills. Yet today, we assume that the … Continue reading 8 reasons why engaging in a school garden is a good idea.
If you have children at home who like to tinker on things, whose questions don’t cease, who love exploring, who … Continue reading Education: National contest for innovation
A lot of kids at age 17 or 18 are often not clear, about what career would fit them best. Add to that is a changing world, that would make things even more confusing. The job opportunities that exist now were absent ten years ago and so it is quite likely that what you train for now might not be enough sooner or later.
At one point degrees were the sole motivating factor for higher education. There was prestige in the number of degrees you ‘gathered’ or what degree, for that matter, you attained. Although degrees continue to be relevant, somehow they no longer are a defining factor for some jobs at the entry level. Continue reading “Education: Getting a degree may not be everything”
Have you seen Angela Lee Duckworth’s Ted Talk video on “grit”? She talks about how she found out that there was a common quality that makes people from all fields or walks of life successful. The quality she was talking about was ‘grit’. Grit is perseverance for long -term goals that is powered by passion.