Clayton Christensen on Early Childhood and Creativity
Posted on 2016/05/20 14:05

Clayton Christensen explains how creative people almost always had experiences in their early lives were their fathers or mothers fixed things at home instead of calling for the repair man. That did two things to the young minds. First, it gave them with curiosity to discover how stuff works. Second, it provided them with confidence to get things done by themselves. And because real innovation is a trial and error process and seldom leads to results at the very first time, its the combination of curiosity and perseverance that is so important for success.

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Teach Champion
Posted on 2016/05/20 14:05

Doug Lemov, Managing Director of the Uncommon schools, documented concrete actions of effective teachers. His transformative work has established a set of techniques and a shared vocabulary for educators across the globe and can be studied in form of a book with videos.

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Joy turns the Brain into a Learning Turbo (German)
Posted on 2016/05/20 14:05

Manfred Spitzer, Neuroscientist and former Harvard University Professor, explains how in moments of fear, all potential for creativity evaporates and we will solely put our focus on making sure we don’t get hurt. In moments of joy, your brain turns into a learning-turbo ensuring we remember later what brought us such happiness. Hence, to maximise learning we have to boost happiness and keep surprising the brain. Watch here: https://youtu.be/vujELzwcdpQ

How Children Succeed
Posted on 2016/05/20 14:05

Author Paul Tough discusses his book "How Children Succeed" in which he describes why some children experience success in learning and later in life, while other fails. His research makes a strong case that non-cognitive skills such as character, perseverance and emotional intelligence are at least as important as topics traditionally covered in class.

Bridge International, Kenya
Posted on 2016/05/20 14:05

Bridge is a ultra low cost school that uses a vertically-integrated business model to provide private education for as little as 5 US Dollars a month. Operated like Starbucks with a super standardise curriculum, technology enabled teachers and one central head office to do planning, training and student assessment, it now serves over 100,000 students throughout Kenya and plans to expand into other markets in Kenya and South Asia. Language: Kiswahili and English / Annual Tuition: 2,000 Baht

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Enthusiasm Key to Learning (German)
Posted on 2016/05/20 14:05

German brain scientist Prof. Gerald Hüther explains why enthusiasm is the most important factor when we are learning, why kids grow out of their intelligence rather than into it, and how a handsome 80 year old European man could still learn Chinese if he falls in love with a pretty 65 year old Chinese woman.

The Rebirth of Education
Posted on 2016/05/20 14:05

In his book The Rebirth of Education, Lant Pritchet gives an overview of the dire state of schooling in the developing world. He argues that countries like India, Brazil and others can’t learn much from Finland, or receive hope from simple off-the-shelf solutions like smaller class sizes or textbooks for all. Instead they have to turn away from centralised idiolistic knowledge providers and let the private sector or other forms of more local and parent-centred forms of education take place.

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Grit Explained
Posted on 2016/05/20 14:05

Angela Lee Duckworth explains Grit, which in psychology stands for an individual's passion for a particular long-term goal, his or her consciousness, and perseverance. She argues that Grit is a far more important indicator for future success than IQ.

KIPP Schools USA
Posted on 2016/05/20 14:05

KIPP is a network of over 150 free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory public schools throughout the United States, with a track record of preparing students in underserved communities for success in college and in life. KIPP’s motto is "Work hard. Be nice." Language: English / Annual Tuition: government sponsored

Attaphiwat School Samut Sakhon
Posted on 2016/05/20 14:05

Attaphiwat School Samut Sakhon

The mission of this kindergarten and K-6 private school is to promote a love of learning in children towards being spiritually, emotionally and physically healthy such that they can be world citizens with a Thai identity. The school was founded by Prof. Wirat Sakornwimon, who after a successful career in petro chemicals decided to open it in 2005. Language: Thai / Annual Tuition: 70,000

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