Tag Archives: digital

Let Them Show You How They Learn

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A year into the pandemic, the instructional sands keep shifting from in-person, to remote, to concurrent (or hybrid) and back again. And almost every conversation I have with educators regardless of whether they are classroom teachers, instructional specialists or administrators is around student engagement. Sometimes these conversations are with administrators concerned about the increasing numbers […]

Bonding With The Right Questions

Mother Bonding With Child

Parent : How was school today? Child : Ok, Not too bad. Parent : What did you do? Child : Nothing much, lessons. Parent : Have you eaten? Child : I am not hungry. Sounds familiar? They say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. […]

Parenting, Teaching? Don’t forget to Love and Appreciate Yourself.

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For parents, stepping into the shoes of an educator has created a whole new level of appreciation for how hard teachers’ jobs are. The increased admiration is largely due to the role parents are now having to play as stewards of their child’s education. And we’re finding out just how hard it is. We need […]

Your Kids Need You, Not More Screen Time

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In this digital era, a phone is more interesting than anything else. It can give you anything that you need. Be it to find an answer, reconnect with old friends or to booking transport to another location. However, is it really all that good? Do you find yourself neglecting those who are around you and […]

Teens Pornography Usage On A Rise

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Be it intentional or accidental, we as parents would never want our child to view pornography. It is far more than just an “it is wrong” feeling. Many of such sites are actually targeting kids. And statistics have shown that it is succeeding.   In a span of 20 years, researchers have discovered a large […]

Did Your Child Saw Something Obscene Online?

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If your child is online, it’s not a question of if they will see disturbing content. It’s a question of when. Suicide streamed live. Beheadings. Animal abuse. Violent pornography. The internet is a showcase for the best – and the very worst – of human behaviour. Just recently, TikTok hit the headlines with news that […]

Handling Digital Defiance

child is rude to parent, does not wish to hear her mother

Digital rules are a bit like smartphone screens. Sooner or later, they’re going to get smashed. The important thing is how you handle the repairs. What’s the right way to react when your child pushes back on the online boundaries you’ve set – or out-and-out defies your screen-time rules? It’s a situation virtually every digital […]

Digital Storytelling Fosters Authentic Learning For Your Child

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Everybody loves stories, no matter if we are hearing them or telling them. Exploring digital storytelling in your classroom connects students to an age-old practice in an entirely modern way. Storytelling has a rich history as a communication tool in various guises, from cave drawings, through the oral storytelling tradition in many cultures, to its […]

Your Child Loves Learning Online But Not In School

Child does not have enough sleep at home

Many of them don’t even hate school as an idea. They don’t dislike what they’re learning. They dislike how they’re being made to learn it. One of the most important things for educators – both seasoned veterans and those who are new to the job – to understand is that students don’t hate education. Learning […]

Digital Distraction vs Digital Supplementation

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Being distracted by technology isn’t a new thing, but today’s tech is different. Digital distraction is a term only those living in our Information Age might know. Being distracted by technology isn’t a new thing, but today’s tech is different. It’s personal—so personal, in fact, that we can’t imagine living our lives without it now. […]