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5 ways to build lasting self-esteem

Everyone is in favor of high self-esteem — but cultivating it can be surprisingly tough. Psychologist Guy Winch explains why — and describes smart ways we can help build ourselves up.

Preparing Social Studies Students to Think Critically in the Modern World

In an era when students must sort through increasingly complex social and political issues, absorbing news and information from an evolving digital landscape, social studies should be meaningful and engaging—a means for preparing students for the modern world.

Why Kids Shouldn’t Sit Still in Class

Sit still. It’s the mantra of every classroom. But that is changing as evidence builds that taking brief activity breaks during the day helps children learn and be more attentive in class, and a growing number of programs designed to promote movement are being adopted in schools.

14 Creative Ways to Engage Students

14 creative ways to engage students in discussions, problem-solving, critical thinking, and more.

'Global epidemic' of childhood inactivity

4 in 5 11- to 17-year-olds around the world are not taking enough physical exercise. The World Health Organization says children's health is being damaged as well as their brain development and social skills. It says failing to take the recommended hour a day of exercise is a universal problem in rich and poor countries. 

EAICY Presidium and Control Commission meeting in Sofia 8th – 9th of October, 2019

On 8th and 9th of October, 2019 we are inviting EAICY Presidium and Control Commission members to participate in the meeting in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Meeting in Prague

May 15-16, 2019 EAICY Presidium and Control Commission members were invited to take a part in planning meeting in Prague. 

Want to become more creative? Work on your empathy

To imagine is to form a mental image, to think, to believe, to dream, to picture. It is both idea and ideal. Our dreams can take us from small acts of empathy to noble visions of equality and justice. Imagination charges the flame: it puts us in touch with our creativity, our life force. In a world of increasing global conflict, imagination has never been more important.

The Science of Drawing and Memory

Drawing – is a powerful way to learn, a new study finds.It is bertter, than writing notes, viewing images or listening lecturers. Students, who drew information, remembered nearly twice as much as students who wrote it. Drawing taps into VISUAL, KINESTETIC and LINGVISTIC areas of the brain at the same time.

Celebrating 30 years with an event dedicated to non-formal education

In 2019 a member of the EAICY - Center of Creative Learning “Annas 2” (Latvia) - is celebrating its 30 year anniversary. One of the main events of the celebratory year was a symposium dedicated to non-formal education “Interest-based education in the 21st century: Creativity, Personality, Career”.