By Kelly Clarke
I am sure you read the news this week. That nursery; that advert and those two unfortunate words. To recap, here’s a quick rundown. While on the hunt for new staff across its nursery branches in the UAE, an education group saw it fit to post an ad that was dotted with discriminatory references. It had no qualms about specifying the exact type of candidate it was looking for.
Continue reading Discrimination goes beyond that one nursery, let’s get real
By Nivriti Butalia
Here’s the thing. A week is too little for a show of this calibre to stay in the city. Don’t go just yet, I want to yell at it. I’m not done with you! Continue reading Why you need to go check out the Global Grad Show
By Omar Roan
Three weeks ago, I walked my daughter through the gates of her new school for the first time. Nervous, shy, and crippled by the significance of the moment, I quietly squeezed her hand for reassurance. We greeted her teachers, plundered her bag for a hat and water bottle and headed to the playground while we waited for the bell to ring. There she set about playing and making quick-fire friends, while I went for a walk through the corridors of my own school memories. A juvenile heaviness took over as I reflected on the quirks of that abnormally rigid place, a place that bore so little resemblance to life as an adult. Continue reading It’s nice when schools are fun places that foster curiosity
By Sallyann Della Casa
It makes them feel at home. It makes them more receptive and engaged in their lessons and how can that ever be a bad thing? Not to mention the reduced costs of wear and tear on furniture
Continue reading Why kids should kick off their shoes in the classroom
By Shalini Gopalkrishnan
Earlier this week, with the death of mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani, the world lost a genius. She was the lone female winner of the Fields Medal, a brilliant mind balanced by its humility.
Continue reading “You have to spend energy and effort to see the beauty of math”
By Michael Petrillose
After decades of challenges, ‘vocational education’ is experiencing a global renaissance and surge in popularity. But many students, parents and teachers, especially in the UAE, remain unaware of this type of training, and the benefits and the corresponding career opportunities that it can bring. Continue reading You can study anything you like to become whatever you want
The admission process has undergone a metamorphosis over the past decade. You can register your child, book a tour and get a virtual feel of the school while comfortably ensconced in your favourite armchair, two continents away. And that, perhaps, is precisely what the young parents waiting to join the workforce in Dubai are currently doing. Continue reading Parents, remember this when picking a school for the kids