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Technology is a poor substitute for personal interaction – Why We Must Take Our Kids Off Screens

Children who are heavy users of electronics may become good at multitasking but they can lose the ability to focus on what is important which is a critical trait for developing deep thoughts and problem solving skills - inevitable skills needed for many jobs and various life's endeavours. The American Academy of Pediatricians maintains that…

Close Reading – What is it? What Can This Practice Do For You & Your Child?

Close reading is careful and purposeful rereading of a text. It describes, in literary criticism, the careful, sustained interpretation of a brief passage of text. This kind of reading places great emphasis on the single concepts over the general, paying close attention to individual words, syntax (the arrangement of words and phrases to create well-formed sentences in…

About The Eight Types of Intelligences and How They are Different from The Learning Styles You Know

Got this insightful piece from edutopia.org. Read and gain so much for yourself and your student or child. Many educators have had the experience of not being able to reach some students until presenting the information in a completely different way or providing new options for student expression. Perhaps it was a student who struggled…

Pictures & Highlights from The Learning Craft Chat Room 1.0

Engaging! Insightful! Interactive! These are some of the feedback received after The Learning Craft Chat Room 1.0 which took place on the 26th of June 2015 at the Westwood Hotel Ikoyi Lagos. Participants included parents, teachers, principals, education advocates, and the media. Conversations were all about INCLUSIVE EDUCATION. We experienced new learning. We were not…

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