Education in 2019

Education in 2019   Although the new academic year is still a few months away, as 2019 rolls in, we at The Hearth have compiled a list of areas for educators – in schools and otherwise – to keep their eyes on.   Environment At the recent COP24 summit, world leaders spent an inordinate amount…

To Live As Many Childhoods As Possible

To Live As Many Childhoods As Possible Contemporary English-language picturebooks in India   India has the one of the highest reading rates of the world [1], one of the largest young populations, one of the fastest growing publishing industries [2], and one of the strongest linguistic bases in terms of English and local languages [3].…

Tackling Bullying at the School

Tackling Bullying at the School Ask your child to take this short survey to check for early signs of being bullied at school: BULLYING SURVEY (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BNC5CNH)   Being victimised by school bullies is a frightening experience for any child at any age, and frustrating for any parent.  Ignoring a bully is never the answer: the…

School Leadership – The Power To Make Things Happen

Successful school leaders understand that schools are coalitions – and in order to achieve their goals, they have to use their authority and power to get their faculty moving. In The Headmaster, McPhee speaks about the importance of power when he says “without the authority Boyden had, he would have lost Deerfield on the first…

Change in Education … Dealing with It

Do you remember the year 1997? It was a monumental year. Hong Kong returned to Chinese rule; the Kyoto Protocol that is the subject of such discussion leading to the Paris meeting was signed by 150 countries. The celebrities of the time were Princess Diana, Mother Teresa, Deng Xioping, and Gianni Versace. Along with 18…

The Reflective Teacher

The core of being a reflective teacher means gathering data about your teaching activity, analysing this, and reflecting upon it in a critical manner to improve your own practice. Reflective teachers, who are committed to the learning of students and have a deep understanding of the dynamic nature of knowledge.   “An empowered teacher is…

Quality issues in ‘Education For All’ through open learning

Introduction As a working definition, we are going to consider Open Learning as an organised educational activity, based on the use of teaching materials, in which constraints on study are minimised in terms of access, or of time and place, pace, method of study, or any combination of these.   Across the world, the open…

Designing and Delivering CSR for India Inc.

“Do things right, not just the right things”   The Hearth Education Advisors is a leading education and skills consultancy with a focus on delivery and innovation. We can help companies in India design and deliver corporate social responsibility (CSR) programmes in the education and skills sectors. If your ambition is to support India’s rising generations…