In February, PEMIMPIN GSL launched the second series of their School Leaders Masterclass series, conducted by Dato’ Dr. Mehander Singh, the former director of Institut Aminuddin Baki. Dato’ Mehander imparted wisdom on how leaders could encourage teacher leadership amongst teachers, fortifying relationships in school. As a further highlight, Dr. Mehander shared strategies schools could employ in their roadmap toward resuming lessons in-person. He reminded leaders to prioritise engaging with the mental and emotional wellbeing of students as schools reopened, before embarking upon lessons. The session was attended by over 80 participants from a nationwide network of school leaders! Watch the session HERE.
YTL Foundation, in collaboration with FrogAsia, held our first online Leaps of Knowledge event early in March. A host of leading educationists, teachers and parents converged digitally on 3rd March 2021, spanning 3 continents at Leaps of Knowledge: Episode H(ere to Make a Difference). Leaps: Episode H featured the premiere of a documentary-style episode, shedding insightful and global perspectives on the topics discussed, as well as practical workshops. An illuminating Masterclass was held by Professor Fernando Reimers, the Ford Foundation Professor of the Practice of International Education at Harvard University. During the session, he provided insights on building a culture to teach, offering words of hope and inspiration:
“It’s a journey. In every system, people have different stages of development. If you focus only on the deficiencies, you end up creating a world that is sick. It’s much more productive if you start looking at the people who are doing good things, and put a spotlight on them. There is something amazing that happens when you look at the goodness in the world and you build on that.”
A highly-anticipated event, it did not disappoint!
To read more about the 5 Education Revelations shared by global thought leaders at Leaps: Episode H., click HERE.