Measure twice, cut once. That’s a phrase you’ll hear whenever you take a carpentry or sewing class – after all, it is so much easier to take a second measurement instead of making a second cut! Skilled craftsmen and tradespeople…Continue reading
What is thinking about thinking? To put it another way, it’s knowing about knowing. It’s the skill used when reading a new text for example – a good reader is able to figure out if a paragraph of text makes sense…Continue reading
According to scientific research, about 85 to 90 percent of learning difficulties are due to poor fundamental cognitive skills. In order to address this problem, Fenn Hong – founder of MindGymn has worked with experts from US, UK, Australia, and Japan, to develop a holistic training programme that can help develop children’s cognitive skills so that they can improve their overall learning and performance in school.
With a background in Child Development and Child & Education Psychology, Fenn has already made a huge difference in her students’ lives. Recently, Mindgymn has been rated as a Most Well Reviewed and Learners’ Choice School.
Join us as we go behind the scenes to see what motivates and matters to Fenn in this month’s Beyond the Classroom series.Continue reading
In the last article, we focused on helping your child develop empathy, but what good is empathy all by itself? Here’s where the value of the fourth Habit of Mind comes in – flexible thinking. Empathy helps you see things from…Continue reading
Listening is easy – we do it all the time – but listening to understand is a far more difficult skill, and one that is hardly ever taught. For younger children, it’s easier if we break down this concept into its two…Continue reading