Why Global Education?

The pandemic has created huge educational challenges globally. With many countries still in lockdown, the future seems bleak and uncertain for many children. What is the impact on our children’s future? Will Education Ministries globally just rely on digital technology and remote learning? Based on the UNESCO-UNICEF-World Bank Survey, an estimated 463 million students around the globe remain cut off …

Concerned about Keeping Your Children Safe Online

There are at least 5.7 million children with Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat accounts. More than 200,000 of them go online for the first time every day. Do you know that the age limit for a child to have a social media account is 13 years old? Do you know that Malaysia ranked 2nd in Asia for cyberbullying? How do I as …

Keeping Home / School Communication Positive

Home learning is stressful for everyone – parent, teacher and child. The closure of school buildings and the confinement of children to the house, with busy parents and siblings also trying to work, has created incredible levels of anxiety and stress inside the home. Nobody has chosen this situation, and everyone is trying their best to ensure the best outcomes …

6 Top Tips for Virtual Lesson Observations

“Data, data everywhere, and not a thought to think.” Robert Rose     “Big Brother is watching you.” George Orwell While scrolling through twitter last week, I came across a lot of chatter about online lesson observations. Some teachers love the support and feedback, while others believe they are an added burden, especially in our current context of all-consuming Covid …

The Buddy Bear Hotline Services Response in a Pandemic

Humankind is a registered social enterprise based in Kuala Lumpur whose mission is to improve the social and emotional well-being of vulnerable communities. In their recent effort, a platform called Buddy Bear was set up with the aim to support children and teens who are experiencing emotional distress.   This platform offers a helpline for children to talk about their worries and concerns amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  Humankind was first established in 2016 with core activities that include training and support …

A LeapEd Dialogue with Madam Amy Bala

Despite the decades of managing complexities and emotions, we were warmly greeted by the very experienced Madam Amy Bala – an advocate for social welfare in Malaysia.  Having been the Vice-President of Persatuan Pekerja Sosial Malaysia or Malaysian Association for Social Workers (MASW), Madam Amy is an expert in dealing with juveniles and families revolving safeguarding and protection.  As a qualified and trained social worker with 40+ years’ experience, she has carved her footsteps in …

Conversations with SUKA Society

What should you do?  LeapEd has been working over the last few months to update all our Child Protection and Safeguarding procedures, especially considering remote learning. There are no easy answers to keeping children safe in these times, though having honest conversations is the best way to get started.  We believe that children stay safer when agencies connect and collaborate on issues within the community. On 18 November 2020, we were delighted to link with SUKA Society’s Anderson Selvasegaram (Executive Director) and Sarah Teo (Senior Manager) …

A Culture of Coaching

“This pandemic is not here to make you weaker, sicker, more anxious, more depressed. It’s there to make you stronger, fitter, more courageous, more creative, more innovative,”[1] -Anand Chulani- (Leadership & Peak Performance Coach) Are you wondering how you will manage performance and productivity remotely? How you will balance the emotional demons that accompany rocky terrain shifts? Having an impactful …

New Leaders for the New Norm: Supportive, Employee-Focused, & Creative

McKinsey have their finger on the pulse of organisation change.  I rarely read an update from McKinsey that doesn’t in some way make me think ‘yes, that’s so true’. And so it was for one of their latest updates describing the role of agile leaders during COVID-19 and beyond. Leaders who empower others and promote an open environment are the …

#TeachMeetMalaysia (5) – 26 November 2020

Creating a Platform for Educators to Share and Learn The spirit of collaboration has been strong this year, and we are delighted to be joined by 4 teachers talking about innovations from their classrooms to close our series. This year we have hosted 5 #TeachMeetMalaysia webinars and featured 30 amazing educators from across Malaysia. A big thank you to everyone …