Entry by Elena Arias Ortiz, Julian Cristia and Santiago Cueto “On Friday I reached 5,578 points and I managed to get 8 more flags. How many points do you have?” Sebastian asks his little friend. “I only got to 5,300, but I managed to get past Juan and now I'm second!” Ana replies enthusiastically. We might think that this conversation took place on a weekend, between … [Read more...] about Learning Mathematics in the 21st century: Can we add with technology?
Dr. Maria Garrido is the Principal Research Scientist and Adjunct Faculty at the Information School at University of Washington. Dr. Garrido has a background in conducting multi-country studies that catalyze social change, specifically in communities facing social, political, and economic challenges. Elena Heredero and Mariel Sabra are both Lead Specialists at the IDB Lab, … [Read more...] about How Covid-19 is reinventing youth employment
We need to support our teachers, now more than ever! The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and the closure of most schools in Latin America and the Caribbean, meant that from one moment to another, teachers had to adapt the educational content and their instructional methods and switch to a remote teaching mode for which they weren't prepared. Ministries of Education across the … [Read more...] about Helping our Teachers: Now More Needed Than Ever!
The social isolation caused by school closures due to COVID-19 could have devastating consequences for children and adolescents and puts their mental health and their socio-emotional and cognitive development at risk. The pandemic has highlighted the importance of having socio-emotional skills such as adaptability, empathy and stress management, which are key for facing the … [Read more...] about Learning for life: Socio-emotional skills to face the new normal
We return on Monday… At 8 o'clock, as is the case every week, we will open the doors of our schools. On Monday our students will eagerly enter their classrooms again, and for a while motivation won't be a problem because they've missed us a lot. On Monday even we teachers will gladly grab books and chalk, but tablets not as much. On Monday there will be no normal hours; we will … [Read more...] about From a #NewNormality to a #BetterNormality