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Almost daily I am inundated by questions from school leaders and teachers in Malaysia on how to implement 21st century pedagogy and skills in their schools. There are so many myths, and a lack of congruence between what teachers are told to do, versus what students are still be required to do in national exams. Teachers have to abide by so many different and often changing programmes that as cascaded down from various sections of the Education Ministry and very often no-one stops to really ask the opinion of theSEE DETAILS
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For Maths teachers. I found this series of amazing teaching resources and tips from the Georgia State education dept. Downloadable free - https://www.illustrativemathematics.org/content-standards/5/NBT/A/1/tasks/1799 [md_image_box_slider image_box_slider_image="1165" image_box_slider_height="600" image_box_slider_size="cover" image_box_slider_hover_link="" image_box_slider_hover_link_target="_self" image_box_slider_effect_slider="fade" image_box_slider_speed="3000" image_box_slider_hover="yes" image_box_slider_hover_effect="text" image_box_slider_hover_text="Text Hover" image_box_slider_hover_text_effect="light" md_image_box_slider_animation_type="fade" md_image_box_slider_animation_speed="200" md_image_box_slider_animation_delay="0" md_image_box_slider_animation_position="center" md_image_box_slider_animation_show="once" md_image_box_slider_animation_easing="Quart.easeInOut" md_image_box_slider_parallax_speed="1"][/md_image_box_slider]
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[md_image_box_slider image_box_slider_image="1162" image_box_slider_height="400" image_box_slider_size="cover" image_box_slider_hover_link="" image_box_slider_hover_link_target="_self" image_box_slider_effect_slider="fade" image_box_slider_speed="3000" image_box_slider_hover="yes" image_box_slider_hover_effect="text" image_box_slider_hover_text="Text Hover" image_box_slider_hover_text_effect="light" md_image_box_slider_animation_type="fade" md_image_box_slider_animation_speed="200" md_image_box_slider_animation_delay="0" md_image_box_slider_animation_position="center" md_image_box_slider_animation_show="once" md_image_box_slider_animation_easing="Quart.easeInOut" md_image_box_slider_parallax_speed="1"][/md_image_box_slider] Are you experiencing problems with student attendance? Harvard University published a study that was done to involve parents as partners in reducing student attendance – and it worked – with up to 18% improvement in attendance amongst the students with low grades and 11% in the general school population. Read the article and then work with your PIBG and SLT on a strategy that you can use to communicate verySEE DETAILS
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Teenagers often act irresponsibly and parents find themselves at a loss on trying to understand why. Well, neuroscience provide some insight that could help to bring better understanding.https://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2015/01/29/why-teens-are-impulsive-addiction-prone-and-should-protect-their-brains/ https://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2015/01/29/why-teens-are-impulsive-addiction-prone-and-should-protect-their-brains/
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Connecting Art and Science. It saddens me to see how the Arts are not fully appreciated in schools in Malaysia. In an interview with SPM students, they expressed their wish for the discrimination against Arts stream students to end. They wanted to be able to do the Arts and Sciences together, without the usual attitude that those who do the Arts are less able, less intelligent!!! Fortunately we also know that there is a strong focus on STEAM (with Arts) included as the realisation that innovation and creative design alsoSEE DETAILS
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I’m often asked about STEAM and how to go avout implementing it in a school. It is unfortunate that in Malaysia we are more focused on the STEM agenda with folks thinking that integrating the arts into Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics will water it down but it is not the case at all. S:  Physical and Social SCIENCES T:  Incorporation of TECHNOLOGY E:  Principles of ENGINEERING and Design A:  English Language ARTS M: Application of MATHEMATICS Just imagine studying the patterns and architecture in birds nests and applying those in constructing an original work of art. To me the bestSEE DETAILS

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