Taking Old-School Romania to Newschool

Taking Old-School Romania to Newschool

Energy. Liberty. Support. Trust. Emotion. Help. Cohesion. Personal development. Enrichment. Friendship. Experience. Communion. Satisfaction. Curiosity. Communication. Critical spirit. Magic.

The circle that Mihaela, our trainer, draws on the board soon becomes too small to encompass all the words that are coming from the teachers to describe the three day workshop they have been attending.

Freedom to choose... a structure

Freedom to choose... a structure

"Frihet under ansvar": Freedom under responsibility is one of the most important principles governing the Norwegian society. The idea is good: you are free to choose your methods of working, you gradually learn to take more and more responsibility, and as you do, your degree of accountability for your actions also increases.  Businesses thrive on this, and the flat hierarchy in the Norwegian working culture pays tribute to applying this principle.

Transforming 21st century education

Transforming 21st century education

Teaching is no longer about the teacher lecturing and the students absorbing information. We’re highly aware of the benefits from cross-curricular studies, blending science and math, for example, or incorporating music into a literature class. Thus, begging the question: Why is it still so often we rely on the same traditional model - where we separate subjects and lessons plans- to effectively teach?

TEACHING IN BETA

TEACHING IN BETA

Perfection the first time around has long been the expectation within the educational sphere. When educators “don’t get it,” they brush aside the idea, try out the next, and repeat the cycle. It’s vicious and de-motivating, adding an extra layer to what is already a challenging profession.