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Teach the Arts to Overcome Robot OverLords!

Nikky

Following on from last week’s blogpost, I’d like to draw your attention to a speech given by Jack Ma at the World Economic Forum last year.

Jack (also known as Ma Yun) is one of China’s most successful, powerful, wealthy and philanthropic business leaders who lectures widely about how to, in his own words, “help more people to make healthy money, 'sustainable money,' money that is not only good for themselves but also good for the society. That's the transformation we are aiming to make.”

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Change Gonna Come

Nikky

Last year, the CBI (Confederation of British Industry) released a statement criticising the current education system in the UK for being too focussed on testing, results and tables. The result of this, they claim, is that children are not learning the skills that are required of them by the world of work.

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Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

Nikky

Last week I spoke about how children are often willing and able to embrace complex vocabulary, and I’d like to expound on that here.

Never be afraid to use a long word with a young child. Children love playing with language and long, complicated words can be fabulously alluring. 


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I'm Late, I'm Late ...

Nikky

I recently read someone saying that they were late all the time, but that they didn’t mind that, because it meant that whoever they were meeting was already there.

It made me re-think my own ideas about lateness.



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Behave!

Nikky

Recently there seems to have been a flush of television shows, radio programmes and press articles discussing the issue of children’s behaviour. Most of them putting forward the opinion that it is getting worse.



This got me thinking, what do we actually mean when we talk about good behaviour?

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