Bullying can exist in many forms. It can be physical (hitting, pushing, or punching), verbal (name-calling or threatening), or emotional (spreading rumors or excluding someone from an activity). When it becomes physically or verbally aggressive, it can be dangerous. On the other hand, when it’s emotional, it can be isolating. Being bullied can be a scary, hurtful, and confusing experience.
Some of you have probably heard the term “extracurricular activities” thrown around, especially in high school. If you’ve never participated in one, or don’t think that you have, you might be thinking, “Well, what exactly are they?” Simply put, extracurricular activities are activities you do outside of your regular school day.
Summer is a time to enjoy and relax with our family and friends. However, it’s also a good opportunity to gain some valuable volunteer experience (whether abroad or locally) that can assist you in the real-world and in your professional development. It also helps with your personal growth. In this post, we give you tips on how you can make the most out of your volunteer experience.
With ever-changing information flooding our screens and influencing our everyday interactions, you might feel overwhelmed and anxious about what’s going on in the world. It’s been even more challenging to thoroughly sift through information, especially since social media has made it so easy for anyone to share their thoughts, regardless of their credibility. Now, more than ever, it’s crucial that we enhance our critical thinking skills, so we can be conscious consumers and responsible communicators.
As the school year has come to an end, and summer vacation is now upon us, you may be wondering how you can ensure your child does not lose everything they learned over the past year. Just because school is out, it does not mean that learning should stop. Summer is the best time for students to strengthen their academic skills whilst still having fun.
While we are in the midst of a pandemic, we are also witnessing an uprising and, if you are a parent or a teacher, you might not know where to begin when talking to children about difficult subjects. It might feel impossible to talk about challenging issues, such as racism, violence, drugs, sexuality, and diseases, especially to children who have never been exposed to these issues before. With all of us being in quarantine since mid-March, we don’t have the normalcy of being in a classroom where open discussions are encouraged. However, this can still be done in the comfort of your own home with your children or virtually with your students.