How to help children build a positive presence online

Rather than just teaching children about internet safety and reducing their digital footprint, we should also encourage them to curate a positive digital footprintwhich will be an asset for them in their future.

How smartphones can close the global skills gap for billions

The future of work is rapidly changing. With the rise of machines and automation, we need to empower our workforces with 21st-century skills to help them remain employable. But how do we empower billions of people who may have never set foot inside a classroom?

How Mistakes Help Students Learn

Despite its popularity, memorizing information is one of the least effective learning strategies. While it may seem efficient, students are more likely to forget memorized material if they don’t reinforce their learning with other strategies, and a new study looks at how incorporating guesswork into a lesson can significantly boost students’ ability to recall information.

Welcoming Students With a Smile

A widely cited 2007 study claimed that teachers greeting students at the classroom door led to a 27 percentage point increase in academic engagement. The problem? It included just three students.

Teaching Self-Regulation in the Early Grades

For children who have adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), co-regulation is at the heart of teaching—and of discipline. These children need assistance regulating their nervous system before they can learn new coping strategies and understand the consequences of their choices and decisions.

A Strategy for Effective Student Collaboration

Building the capacity to collaborate with others is essential. The most pressing problems facing us, our communities, and our society are complex and multifaceted—they evade simple solutions and tend to require a breadth of knowledge, insight, and creativity that can only be accessed when people come together.

The humanities are becoming more important. Here's why

Communication, observation, empathy and logical thinking... I prefer to call them “essential skills,” because we all need them every day, though we don’t always use them well. They are the skills that determine our chances of succeeding. They are the skills of leadership.

Top 11 Summer Tips for Top Teachers

During summer days, if you're a top teacher, you'll take time to improve your best asset -- you. If somehow it's not clear why that's so important, look at it this way: when financial times are tight, our schools can improve the bottom line in four ways, three which aren’t beneficial for us as teachers.

How do we educate our future leaders today: emotional intelligence vs. artificial intelligence

The Lithuanian Children and Youth Centre invites to an exclusive international conference, the main objective of which is to review and clearly realise the importance of social and emotional learning, to understand the technological progress and its importance in everyday life, to present specific methods for planning of changes and achieving them personally as well as in educational institutions to enable modern youth to take active leadership.

These countries are best at preparing kids for the jobs of the future

The latest PISA report, has revealed the countries in which children are best at “collaborative problem-solving”. Asian countries Singapore, Japan and South Korea top the chart, with Canada, Estonia and Finland not far behind. Denmark, the United States and United Kingdom also make the top 10.