Understanding the Spectrum: How an Acceptance of Difference Can Lead to Brilliance

‘The world needs all types of minds.’ –Dr. Temple Grandin Autism. It is a word that communicates so much confusion to most of us. Unless we have a specific experience with someone who is autistic or we have turned our minds to understanding the complicated reality that those on the spectrum face, we can often … More Understanding the Spectrum: How an Acceptance of Difference Can Lead to Brilliance

Differentiating Learning by Personality: Nine Types of Learners

If there is one lesson we learn pretty quickly in both parenting and education, it is this: every child is very different. Reading comes easily for some children, others click instantly with mathematical concepts and methods of encouraging growth differ greatly between students. As a parent, you work hard to guide learning at home – … More Differentiating Learning by Personality: Nine Types of Learners

Teachers as Role Models: The Importance of Gender Balance in the Classroom

There is a sobering reality that has been spreading across the education sector in the past few decades. The presence of male teachers is in rapid decline, particularly in primary schools. Now down to a mere 18.3% in primary schools and 40% in secondary, this imbalance in the workforce has been causing widespread concern. Much … More Teachers as Role Models: The Importance of Gender Balance in the Classroom