Preparing children for life’s ups and downs

Adults have plenty of words to describe the positive and negative emotions we all experience, whether that’s joy, contentment, enthusiasm, anger, fear, irritation, or sadness. Young children tend to express their feelings spontaneously, through tearful outbursts or unrestrained bursts of enthusiasm; it takes time to develop the ability to engage in complex, in-depth conversations about … Read more

Teaching and learning under adverse conditions

Join educational researcher Nina Alonso for a new podcast series as she shares powerful stories from teachers around the world, talking in their own words about their own experiences. In this episode of Teachers’ Voices, we explore the challenges of teaching and learning under adverse conditions with special guest, Willem Frankenhuis. Willem is an expert … Read more

Class size is a complex issue

Class size has historically been a contentious issue for parents, schools, and policymakers. There has been a lot of research on the topic, but in many cases the wrong questions have been asked. Taking a look at the evidence, the authors of a new book argue that class size does indeed matter, but why and … Read more

What can we learn from teachers around the world?

Join educational researcher Nina Alonso for a new podcast series as she shares powerful stories from teachers around the world, talking in their own words about their own experiences. Welcome to the first episode of Teachers’ Voices where you’ll hear three very different stories of teachers teaching in very different learning environments. These educators all … Read more

“Teachers’ stories need to be shared”

In a new BOLD podcast series, educational researcher Nina Alonso shares powerful stories from teachers around the world, as well as insights from experts on learning and development. In a conversation with BOLD Editor-in-Chief Gemma Wirz, Nina explains what motivated her to create the podcast, and what she has learned from talking with teachers across … Read more

Introducing Teachers’ Voices

Teachers are one of the most influential and powerful forces for equity, access and quality in education. They provide children with the knowledge, skills, attitude and tools needed to reach their full potential. Join Nina Alonso for this brand new podcast series as she shares powerful stories from teachers around the world, talking in their … Read more

6 Ways To Motivate Students Cognitively During Summer Break

How To Motivate Students During Summer Break contributed by Dr. Pamela Roggeman, academic dean at the University of Phoenix College of Education For decades, we have romanticized the idea of children taking the summer off to enjoy warm weather, summer camps and family vacations. Should we rethink summer learning loss? Considering recent (and current) events … Read more

The Simplest Way To Slow The Summer Slide

by Terry Heick Like every year, there’s a lot of dialogue right now about the dreaded summer slide. Of course, this year is different than any in recent memory, and so the whole context of it changes. These arguments about how to slow the ‘summer slide’ usually include scary statistics, technology layers, and socioeconomic concerns. … Read more