Like most middle school girls, Madeline and Megan have various interests. They love singing, dressing up and especially, makeup! Many would consider their interest in makeup as a hobby on the side or typical coming-of-age behaviour, but educators at William Monroe Middle School viewed it..
When the Covid-19 pandemic first began, it brought unprecedented changes to all facets of life - education included. Teachers and students around the world had to adapt to the demands of remote teaching and learning as buildings were closed during lockdowns.
Right now, a growing number of educators and school systems across the world have started shifting to an approach that focuses on what really matters—student learning. This educational strategy and philosophy is called "mastery learning."
As a teacher, it’s THE dream when your students are listening to your lessons and are at the edge of their seats raising their hands to answer your questions. There’s a sense of accomplishment because student understanding lets teachers achieve their lesson goals. When students are engaged in class
There have been mixed reactions since breaking news of cancelled UPSR and PT3 examinations. Students are relieved, teachers are concerned and parents are waiting for news of what’s next. “It’s frustrating, but we look at the bright side. This is about our children’s safety and health. I will just
“Our children are counting on us to provide two things: Consistency and structure…” says Barbara Coloroso, a renowned parenting author of five international bestselling books. One way of building that consistency and structure is in a child’s environment between the two places they spend the most
It all started with an opportunity. We had a leading e-learning platform, access to 4G Internet, and the ability to reach all 10,000 schools in Malaysia. This meant we could give every child in Malaysia access to world-class education regardless of their background. It meant that these children...
‘How the world’s tallest skyscraper was built’. ‘All the engineering secrets of the megastructure’ … read popular headlines around the Burj Khalifa – the tallest manmade structure in the world. Underneath these titles is an assumption: the key to achieving significant feats is having the right...
One of the primary goals of formal education is to equip students with the skills needed to thrive in work and life. So what skills exactly do students need? In our current era of rapid technological innovation and global connectivity, there has been much discussion about the 4 ‘C’s of 21st...
When we think about the Colosseum of Rome, we naturally feel a sense of awe and wonder. This, and other similar ancient structures are considered by many as models of perfect architecture. What is even more inspiring, is thinking about the people, plans, and steps it took to build these...
Thomas Edison reimagined what night could be as day and innovated an inexpensive way to light a room. The Wright brothers reimagined travel and innovated a way for people to fly to faraway places. Steve Jobs reimagined a world where information was easily accessible and designed one of the...
One of the best things about gathering educators across Malaysia is the opportunity to create conversations that matter. Leaps of Knowledge 2022: Recreation provided a platform for exactly that and more. Giving educators a glimpse into what a ‘recreation’ of education might look like, the...
Imagine yourself walking along a beach after high tide has receded. There are hundreds of starfish stranded on the shore. You know that they won’t survive if they are not returned to the water soon. You contemplate picking them up and throwing them back into the sea. But there are so many of them.
“What do you want to be when you grow up?” It’s the one question we’ve all been asked in school. We would answer by writing or drawing our dreams and the results usually range from meaningful to downright funny. Likewise with kids today. Sometimes you even get a different answer every two weeks
When we think of our world today, we think of a world that is ever-changing and constantly evolving. New developments in technology have pushed the boundaries of what we know, offering a plethora of possibilities and redefining our reality. All of which, comes with a measure of change & uncertainty
This week I am thinking of parents who have young children who may have just started school. They will be used to an early years’ classroom environment which is designed to put play at the heart of learning. This doesn’t mean endless rounds of play: rather it recognises that play is a vital part of
Schools came to a sudden close and overnight, the roles of teachers and parents suddenly took a sharp turn. Teachers are now limited to “one-dimensional” interactions with students, and parents are expected to be an ever-present guide for their children during school hours. Navigating the ‘hows and
As schools were closed several weeks ago, suddenly parents were given the job of teaching their own children at home. This is no easy task as parents across the world have discovered, but we are all learning about how to be the best teachers we can. At the University of Birmingham we have students
We live in a time that has caused our children to face situations we have never had to face before. A global pandemic has created new norms like sanitising every two minutes instead of being able to play freely in the playground or not being able to see your friends’ true facial expressions because
Welcome back! To help students start their school year, Frog for students has been given an upgrade! As soon as students login, the first thing they’ll see is a new dashboard called the Revision Dashboard. The Revision Dashboard gives students easy access to their assignments and to self-study.
Every time school reopens for physical classes, the race to catch-up in lessons begins. To ensure that this transition happens well for students, the ministry has implemented a few changes to the school calendar with shortened holidays to help teachers and students catch up with lost time. According
Hooray! This upgrade allows teachers to personalise and manage assessment on Frog. Students can also experience more variety to their learning and assessments. It’s a win-win! Here's what's new on the Frog VLE:
Preparing for core exams like UPSR, PT3 and SPM can be taxing and stressful on students, and teachers as well. For teachers, with limited classroom time, preparing focused revision material can be a bit of a balancing act because every topic is important! And for students, you might be asking
Have you ever been to KidZania? Or maybe you’ve heard of it from friends with young children? It’s the popular family-themed entertainment centre where children have the chance to role-play and explore various professions...
“Stop playing in class!” “If you want to play, play during recess!” These were the familiar sayings many of us may have heard from our teachers over the years. Class time was always taught to us as a time to be serious while playtime is reserved for time outside of class. But have we ever asked...
Modest. That was the first thing that came to mind as we interviewed Cikgu Siti Harlina. Our Frog Teacher Award winner this year for ‘Reach for Perfection’ tried to wave away our congratulations. “It seems odd to connect me with the idea of perfection since I am far from being perfect,” she said.
Jingle-jangle goes Cikgu Amirul’s keys as he unlocks the computer lab of SJKT Ladang Edinburgh. Fondly known as Ami (meaning “friend” in Tamil) among his students who are now waiting, bright-eyed with excitement, to enter the lab. Each of them, curious to see what virtual adventures Ami would bring
What is the purpose of education? Some would say… It's about imparting knowledge that will help students to meet the demands of work in the future. While others would say… It's about building character....
Close your eyes. Think back to a time when you were a student learning the concept of percentages in Math class for the first time. What do you remember? Perhaps you remember sitting through a long lecture on why percentages are important. Or maybe, you recall having to practice endless sums on it…
As the coronavirus spreads across the country, states and localities are faced with mounting pressure to close school doors. Transitioning to online learning may be the fastest solution at this point of time to avoid affecting the learning curve. We spoke to Puan Norsiah Headmistress of SMK
“I have always been using technology in my daily life, and when I was introduced to the Frog VLE, it made me realise that technology in education is something so beneficial for teachers and students. That realisation sparked my motivation and dedication to be an advocate of technology
Malala Yousafzai, an advocate for equal rights to education for women and children in Pakistan, said, “Education is one of the blessings of life, and one of its necessities.” Educators across the world resonate with her aspiring words and one such educator is Cikgu Kamariah Awang, teacher in
If you feel the digital revolution has impacted your daily lives, imagine what awaits the future generation as they begin their careers after graduating from school, college, or university. Companies are looking for digitally-savvy professionals more so now than ever, making it a priority for
There has been much talk about disruptive innovation in education. Teaching and learning approaches are rapidly changing where the traditional “chalk and talk” have shifted to a blended-learning method. Through technology, many schools are enlightened by the possibilities of change and have begun
"The global scale and speed of the current educational disruption is unparalleled and, if prolonged, could threaten the right to education," UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay. Being physically away from schools and daily teaching and learning routines during this time period is impacting the
We hope we find you well during this unprecedented time. With schools closed, we believe that it is important to keep children active and curious, and we are working hard to ensure that learning can continue at home. In collaboration with YES and FrogAsia, YTL Foundation is launching the
It was three weeks ago that FrogAsia organised its biggest Leaps of Knowledge conference yet! And by “big”, we mean: Having some of the biggest names in the education and creative industry as keynote speakers. Nicholas Piachaud, Policy & Advocacy Manager of Varkey Foundation, shared about the global
What a tremendous year it has been! We started the year with one goal in mind: to encourage and inspire the community to raise the bar in education through 21st Century teaching and learning. And throughout the year, we have seen schools, teachers, students and even parents levelling up through the
Why do we struggle to enjoy change? Psychology suggests it’s because change requires resisting well-established behavioural patterns that were designed to make life easier. This may seem counterintuitive, particularly when circumstances are beyond our control. However...
It takes courage, as a teacher, to continue to learn, unlearn and relearn. Years of experience in the system may not guarantee your ability to engage students in learning and provide them with the tools they need for an unknown future.