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Executive function and self-regulation

In simple terms executive function means, the ability for the brain to take steps to complete a complex task or goal, regulating thoughts, emotions, and actions to support the accomplishment of it. The set of skills that underlie in strengthening executive function of the brain are the capacity to plan ahead to meet goals, display…… Continue Reading →

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A small amount of creativity and a chance to learn documentation skill

The important thing in learning is connecting concepts with phenomena in daily life. The ability to reflect on your experiences, thinking, mental disposition helps in building metacognitive skill  or deeper thinking skills. The change in our environment and its impact on our thinking is worth documenting. This is a historic period we are living through…… Continue Reading →

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College Readiness-Creating a Personal Budget

One of the skills rarely taught in school is, budgeting. Yet all students as they graduate from the comfort of school and their home as they move to college,  will need to understand and plan their budget. More so, if you are going to be living away from home. With no real understanding of what…… Continue Reading →

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How students can use mental models for reflection

As students begin with writing their applications for universities and then subsequently prepare for their interviews, one key skill that they need to exhibit is ‘their ability to reflect’ on their past experiences and the learning from that. Now, this is easier said than done only because students are not guided through the process of, one,…… Continue Reading →

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“Do As I Do” vs “Do As I Say”

We learn from our surroundings. It holds true for not only students but also adults. Seeing Dhoni model a brand of shoe or Nadal wearing a certain brand during tennis tournament, encourages us to try out the same brand because we associate the brand with fitness, style and perhaps also social prestige. Identification  occurs with…… Continue Reading →

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Active listening skills

While in school, staff rooms, workshops, every where teachers talk about education, there is a growing understanding of active teaching and active learning. But both cannot happen if there is no active listening skill. People may hear but not necessarily listen. Hearing is the receiving of aural stimuli and listening is receiving and interpreting that…… Continue Reading →

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Why facts don’t always change thinking- The Backfire Effect

Our experiences help us develop our own world view or beliefs. New experiences not only help us strengthen that same world view but also at times help us modify the existing. But seldom so. When an argument, rationale, information, data is given to us as evidence that contradicts our belief, we very often, instead of…… Continue Reading →

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Financial literacy for students

As early as 2005, the OECD recommendation advised that “financial education should start at school. People should be educated about financial matters as early as possible in their lives” (OECD, 2005a). It is important to establish early foundation in financial literacy as children today will not only experience complexity in financial products but also bear…… Continue Reading →

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Fake environment

Candor is a virtue not respected enough. In our desire to be nice, polite or protective, we miss out on the opportunity to be honest, frank and helpful. Nothing is more dangerous to a students’ /child’s well being or ability to improve than creating a fake environment around them. An environment that screams, you are…… Continue Reading →

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