Some mistakes are easy to remember and especially those you make in a language other than your own. Having grown up as a Swedish-speaking Finn, I remember clearly how during one of my first Finnish language classes, I told everyone “I am a ball” instead of “I have a ball”. While my story took place in Finland, my experience could resemble that of millions of children in the … [Lee más...] about Learning how to learn in your own language
Innovation is one of those words we hear everyday. And while we tend to associate it with the world of tech, startups and Silicon Valley’s companies, it is by no means a concept that belongs only in that field. Nor do all the new transformations that have an impact in people’s lives involve technology. In education, for instance, a wide range of innovative projects have emerged … [Lee más...] about Innovating in education: is it all about technology?
From Chile to Mexico, a wave of change is transforming education systems in Latin America and the Caribbean: double and triple school shifts are slowly disappearing and transitioning into extended school days in public schools. In the early years of modern education, schools started with single, extended school days. This trend was disrupted by the implementation of double … [Lee más...] about Extended school days: a new opportunity to improve learning
My work has taken me to visit schools across Ecuador’s diverse regions: the coast and the Galapagos Islands, the Andes, and the Amazon. In each of these places, schools possess unique characteristics and, in some cases, even different school calendars! When I’m visiting a new school, I always wonder: what do these schools do to strengthen learning with the resources they have? … [Lee más...] about 6 school management practices to improve learning
Education is perhaps the most effective path toward achieving sustainable development. Ensuring that children and youth acquire the skills and competencies needed to succeed in life requires that they are provided with opportunities to develop the appropriate cognitive and social skills. In this process, fostering positive relationships between schools and communities becomes a … [Lee más...] about How can active communities contribute to improving learning?