Month: August 2020

SkyGems Podcast Episode 11: Ashley Penny

“I’m a strong, strong believer in the education world where it’s like a triangle – the teacher, the student and the parents all working together to achieve with the same purpose about being a child-centred education. Making sure that we are here for the child, so we are all going to be working together, with that moving forward,” Ashley Penny, Principal, Suzhou EtonHouse International, China.

Tune in to SkyGems Academy Podcast Episode 11 for the podcast to listen to Ashley’s sharing of ideas and experiences: https://anchor.fm/skygems

“As things developed across the world, it was important for me to sort of stay calm and remember, like everything else, this would past.” Ashley Penny.

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SkyGems Podcast Episode 10: Marika Toivola

“In flipped learning teachers, we act like a coach of learning. So, for me, online learning is offering very opportunities to do much more than in normal education,” Marika Toivola.

Tune in to SkyGems Academy Podcast Episode 10 for Marika Toivola’s podcast to listen to Marika’s sharing of ideas and experiences: https://anchor.fm/skygems

“Mistakes help us learn and grow. I understand how important growth mindset is and how it is supported. And you can’t support growth mindset if you always fearing that ‘I will make mistakes’,” Marika Toivola.

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SkyGems Podcast Episode 9: JS Goyette

“Nobody could have predicted that this would hit so hard. However, we can teach them the right mindset to quickly react, and to ask the right questions, and this is something we need our kids to do more in the future.” JS Goyette.

Tune in to SkyGems Academy Podcast Episode 8 for JS Goyette’s podcast to listen to JS’s sharing of ideas and experiences: https://anchor.fm/skygems

“For the school itself, also, the biggest challenge with education was the fact that students could not go to school for several months. Very quickly we had to adapt our method of teaching. We had to go online, a 100%,” JS Goyette.

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SkyGems Podcast Episode 8: Dan Marrone

“One of the great sayings in regard to innovations that I love is the idea of ‘start where you are and use what you got’. That’s very much the philosophy that we approach this situation with,” Dan Marrone.

Tune in to SkyGems Academy Podcast Episode 8 for Dan Marrone’s podcast to listen to Dan’s sharing of ideas and experiences: https://anchor.fm/skygems

“Doesn’t matter where you are in the world today, everyone is facing the same challenge and its really probably one of the few times in recent history where regardless of race, religion, geographic location, anything, we are actually all facing the same struggle at the same time and there’s a real power in it,” Dan Marrone.

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SkyGems Podcast Episode 7: Silas Pillay

“We realise that we are all interconnected. We cannot be in our own ivory tower and expect that life will be as normal if we don’t reach out to our fellow men. So, the Ubuntu principle is pretty much in short, ‘I exist because you exist, and we are connected in this whole sphere of life,’ Silas Pillay.

Listen now to SkyGems Academy Podcast Episode 7 for Silas Pillay podcast to listen to Silas’ sharing of ideas and experiences, available on:
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“This new models of incorporating remote distant learning with some connection and interaction, while we may be social distancing. I think we don’t need to be socially disconnected, it’s more of a physical distance. And people are yearning more now, for connection,” Silas

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SkyGems Podcast Episode 6: Ummesalma Rizvi

“It is very important to pay attention on those life skills, and learning those life skills, which students can also practice at home with the help of the advice, with the help of the families, with the help of other friends,” Ummesalma Rizvi.

Listen now to SkyGems Academy Podcast Episode 6 for Ummesalma Rizvi podcast to listen to Ummesalma’s sharing of ideas and experiences, available on: https://anchor.fm/skygems

“I think Covid-19 has changed everything in the education industry in terms of curriculum, training, training procedures, teachers’ personal pedagogies and their own teaching methodologies in an on-line classroom or in an off-line classroom, that’s changed everything,” Salma.

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SkyGems Podcast Episode 5: Dike Felix O

“The world has moved on. The new normal is you have to flow with the change. You have to simply adapt,” Dike Felix.

Listen now to SkyGems Academy Podcast Episode 5 for Dike Felix’s podcast to listen to Felix’s sharing of ideas and experiences, available on: https://anchor.fm/skygems

“Embrace change. Embrace change and get familiar with numerous visual online both learning and teaching techniques that are available,” Felix Dike.

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SkyGems Podcast Episode 4: Rob Champion

“You know, this shows how important it is, to have those skills of lifelong learning – that responsibilities and that importance of being able to go off and learn, discover for yourself. I think it is very, very important,” Rob Champion.

Listen now to SkyGems Academy Podcast Episode 4 for Rob Champion’s podcast to listen to Rob’s sharing of ideas and experiences:
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The technological barrier really means that we have to go above and beyond to really make sure that we are engaging our students, and we are spending time with them, one-to-one.” Rob Champion. Tune in to Episode 4 SkyGems Academy Podcast. Listen to Rob’s sharing interesting insights and stories of his life during Covid-19 pandemic in Rawang, Malaysia.

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SkyGems Podcast Episode 3: Aaron Wise

“For future generations I would say, develop your character. Really take a look at yourself and say to yourself, what is important for me, how am I going to live a good life,” Aaron Wise.

Tune in NOW to SkyGems Academy Podcast Episode 3 for Aaron Wise’s podcast to learn more insights.

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Aaron was in Beijing during the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic back in January 2020. Aaron had spent a period of time in Romania and now in USA and is looking forward to return to Beijing once possible. Listen to Aaron’s sharing interesting insights and stories on how he managed atd adapted to remote and online management of the school, students and parents from miles away.

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