Category Archives: Socialization

The Story of Sam in Sir Ken Robinson’s latest book: “Finding Your Element”!

Since Sir Ken Robinson’s highly successful bestseller The Element made such a great impact on parents and educators around the world, we have been great fans of his and have made regular references to his book in our talks. And … Continue reading

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Instead of school (Part 1)

  Instead of school, which is rigid and unchangeable, we can build a learning community which is flexible and changeable, to accommodate each child’s unique learning preference. Children do not need a lot in order to learn and to grow … Continue reading

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Project Dyslexie

This is interesting to follow. These guys are looking a different ways to address the challenges. I think it is a job well done and very much worth exploring. Check them out! [links and videos]

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The Story of Sam [updated]

Before Sam discovered street dancing, she was a very different girl.  There was a sense of internal restlessness – a feeling of deep dissatisfaction, as if, something was missing in her life. She was irritable, short-fused and often got into … Continue reading

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Learning & Living as a Community

Here are some thoughts by Wai Leng on learning with the community and how the community can and should get involved in the education of a child. Some of these thoughts are instrumental in driving our CLiC Project. Schools cannot … Continue reading

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Day 1 @ CLIC

It’s 8am and the alarm clock sounds – it’s our first day of “school”!

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A Video on Homeschooling

This is another interesting video on Homeschooling. Very well explained and articulated. Unfortunately, it;s in the US. It would be good if we could make a local one…. any takers? Anyway, here is the video from IMPACT:

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Cooperative Learning Initiative

Well, here it is. Our Cooperative Initiative. (to participate, please instructions at the end of the article) We have been “sitting” on this idea for the past ten years – experimenting on small-group unstructured and loosely structured learning through play, … Continue reading

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VLOG: Learning Mandarin

Unless the kids are really interested in the classic such as “Romance of the the Kingdoms”, “Journey West”, etc. You can start with this. Learning a language is a matter of effectively using it. Here’s an approach…

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The Art of Play

Most parents consider play as a sheer waste of time and would prefer that their children engage in more “fruitful” activities like studying for exams or doing their homework. It is no wonder that play activities like music and sports … Continue reading

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