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Blog – 28/01/2020

Using AI to Support the Teacher

More than 25 years ago, I left my career as a hematologist to enter the exciting world of education. In those 25 years, much of the way we communicate and learn has changed due to the vast amounts of information available at our fingertips. But we have also realized that people need more than just…
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Blog – 14/01/2020

Multi-Age Classrooms: The Way of The Future?

An integral part of our mission at New Nordic School to change the future of education is to personalize the child’s learning journey. Multi-age classes create optimal conditions to realize these goals. What is a Multi-Age Classroom? A multi-age classroom is the purposeful grouping of students of different ages to form learning communities. As opposed…
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Blog – 17/12/2019

India Education Diary: Standing out when so many people test well: How exam-based education fails to prepare students for the realities of work

Living in a country with 1.3 billion people can make it hard to stand out. For students in India, the pressure to excel in such a vast population is immense. Test scores have transcended the education system to become a status symbol for children and their families in society. India’s education system sees pupils undertake…
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Blog – 23/08/2019

Is Mindfulness in Schools Just Another Fad?

Mindfulness is a buzzword that’s been floating around educational spheres recently – and for good reason. We often ask children to ‘pay attention’ and finally we have a research-based tool to help them do just that. Mindfulness means, “paying attention in a particular way; on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn…
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Blog – 25/02/2019

What neuroscience means for personalized learning  

During an educational course on curriculum leadership a few years ago, our teacher asked us students – all of whom were professional educators and school leaders – to define the term learning, since it is at the core of what we do every day. The definition of learning I crafted that day was, and remains, “the process of developing a skill not previously…
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Blog – 09/11/2018

Personalized Learning – New Nordic School taking education to new heights

Education is peppered with so many buzz words that it’s easy to get distracted and to keep changing direction. All the buzz can impede one’s teaching practice. Three of the most confusing buzz words about learning are differentiation, individualization and personalization. Personalized learning goes beyond and encompasses differentiation and individualized learning. We at New Nordic School believe in personalized learning and the benefits…
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Blog – 05/10/2018

School Culture – its importance and how to strengthen it

‘Culture eats strategy for breakfast’, a mantra often used in the business world, is equally applicable to leadership and change management in schools. One can agree on common goals, create a plan and strategy, even achieve buy-in from all stakeholders, however, if the underlying culture of a school is not functional, then our efforts to…
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Blog – 24/09/2018

Learning 21st-century competencies to build a sustainable future

If you spend any time surfing the online educational world or attending teacher workshops, you’re already familiar with the phrase ‘21st-century learning.’ But what exactly does it mean? For some educators, the term ‘21st-century’ indicates a heavy reliance on teachers’ use of technology to deliver lessons or students’ demonstration of learning via podcasts, videos, animations,…
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Blog – 12/09/2018

Integrated implementation in education

The world of education is currently awash with well-intentioned solutions to transform education: technology is being thrown at every problem, and a wide range of experimental models have been implemented without sufficient supporting research. Nevertheless, has the education world truly diagnosed its biggest problem yet? This scattershot approach addresses many of the symptoms but neglects the common root cause. Plato once stated, “The cure of many diseases is…
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