The past, present, and future of The LeapEd Core Series

“The beautiful rests on the foundation of the necessary” – R.W. Emerson The development of the LeapEd Core Series (LCS) was a long and sometimes fraught process, which ran from early 2018 till the end of 2019. Whilst the foundation series of the programme was built upon the learnings from the Trust Schools Programme (TSP), the intermediate series became its own, brand new, and much more varied programme, …

LeapEd Core Series – Middle Leadership Session

Earlier this year, for LeapEd Core Series, we had successfully organised the first introduction session to the Middle Leaders. Ms Vijeeta, a teacher in an international school, shared her feelings and experience attending the session.  How do you feel about the session you attended at Menara TM? This module was great and the materials and resources that were provided to …

Training with Seven Skies International School

On the first working day of 2020, the inaugural training session of the newly-published LeapEd Core Series was held. Seven Skies International School took advantage of this interactive program and delved deeper into the world of writing Learning Objectives and Success Criteria, and developing strategies which empower students to be more independent learners in a “Thinking Classroom”. Making it Work! …

The Digital Divide

Covid-19 has revealed global weaknesses in even the most robust of infrastructures. Around the world, leaders are scrambling to counter these weaknesses and prevent potentially disastrous social consequences.   Many healthcare systems are at bursting point, supply chains have been shocked, and some have ground to a halt, the tourism industry is on hold, oil prices have dropped to an …

Connecting Teachers via ZOOM

Teachers are usually social beings; we seek out connections with students and staff to make our job more enjoyable. They are now being asked to undertake a new challenge – managing the learning of their students from afar. Remote learning has become our reality, and teachers are now faced with this new challenge. At LeapEd we have been working with …

Core Series On The Road!

A hectic dash through the KL traffic took our Core Series Team to Subang Airport heading to south for our first Core Series Introductory Session for Middle Leaders. After a short plane hop to Johor Bahru, the team got an early night before heading to Excelsior International school for an early morning workshop with 28 middle leaders from Private and …

Supporting Inclusive Education

LeapEd is developing and implementing an innovative model for change which enables Malaysian indigenous (Orang Asli) students to engage in enjoyable educational experiences. This approach empowers the students to recognise and celebrate their unique identity, language and culture and to achieve success as Malaysian citizens. Before the Orang Asli students can engage in successful learning, they need to have a …

Trust Schools Programme: Preparing our Children for the 21st Century

I started the school year riddled with anxiety. As a first time mum, I was overwhelmed by it all. The paperwork, the books, the uniforms, and the unfamiliar territory had made me feel like I was the one to start school all over again. I think my worries surpassed that of my daughter’s! A sweeping glance at the other parents …

What is monitoring and evaluation?

Have you ever had these questions in mind when running a project? Are our initiatives working? Have our programmes had a measurable impact on expected outcomes? If not, how can we make strategic changes in order to achieve our objectives? This is where Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) comes in. A complex and often intertwined process, M&E is integral in any …

Developing the Leaders of Tomorrow

What exactly is a leader? Can anyone be a leader?  Are we born with leadership skills or are they developed over time? These were some of the questions fifth formers from Tunku Kurshiah College tackled as part of a recent Student Leadership workshop.  And their responses were both insightful and worthy of the moniker ‘the Nation’s future leaders’. Over the …