Preparations for school opening in full swing Janvic Mateo (The Philippine Star) - May 18, 2019 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — With the midterm elections over, preparations for the upcoming school opening next month have gone into full swing. Officials of the Department of Education (DepEd) led the nationwide kick-off of the annual Brigada Eskwela at the Alfonso Central Elementary School in Cavite on Thursday. Thousands of schools functioned as polling centers last Monday. In her message, Education Secretary Leonor Briones underscored the role of the entire community in ensuring the education of the Filipino youth. “Education is not the business of DepEd alone. It is the responsibility of our communities; it is a national responsibility,” she said. “Today is one of those few occasions when Filipinos across the country set aside differences and become integral members of a united community with a common … [Read more...] about Preparations for school opening in full swing
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How Montessori education developed business executives Wall Street Journal featured in April 2011, an article on how several computer and IT pioneers attribute their creativity to their Montessori preschooling. It was written by Peter Sims, author of “Little Bets – How Breakthrough Ideas Emerge from Small Discoveries.” Among them were Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin. Interviewed in 2004 by Barbara Walters, she asked the inventors if having parents who were college professors was a major factor behind their success. Instead, they credited their Montessori education. Larry Page said that he and Sergey Brin went to Montessori schools and it was part of that training of “being self motivated, questioning what’s going on in the world, doing things a little bit differently,” that was a major factor behind their success. Will Wright, inventor of the best selling THE SIMS videogame series lauded the method, … [Read more...] about How Montessori education developed business executives
In a press release on Thursday KBank said it will grant up to 70 per cent of investment value without the need to worry about collateral. The partners aim to see 22 additional Kumon branches open in Bangkok and upcountry, bringing the total number of Kumon centres to more than 500 in 70 provinces nationwide by year-end. Surat Leelataviwat, KBank Executive Vice President, said that Thais place great importance on education, as evidenced by parents eager to invest in their children’s education, whether at traditional schools or private tutoring schools. Competition in the tutoring business has thus intensified. In the educational franchise business, there are currently 98 franchisers, with market turnover of around Bt42.5 billion in 2019, representing 17 per cent of the total franchise business market value in Thailand. Secure franchise brands with bright prospects are crucial for those interested in owning and operating a franchise business. In cooperation with … [Read more...] about KBank teams with Kumon to open new schools
GANGJIN COUNTY, South Korea — Every morning on her way to school, Hwang Wol-geum, a first grader, rides the same yellow bus as three of her family members: One is a kindergartner, another a third grader, and the other a fifth grader. Hwang is 70 — and her schoolmates are her grandchildren. Illiterate all her life, she remembers hiding behind a tree and weeping as she saw her friends trot off to school six decades ago. While other village children learned to read and write, she stayed home, tending pigs, collecting firewood and looking after younger siblings. She later raised six children of her own, sending all of them to high school or college. Yet it always pained her that she couldn’t do what other mothers did. “Writing letters to my children, that’s what I dreamed of the most,” Hwang said. Help came unexpectedly this year from the local school that was running out of school-age children and was desperate to fill its classrooms with students. … [Read more...] about News Running out of children, South Korea school enrolls illiterate grandmothers
The beautiful, sun-kissed islands of our tourism paradise of the Philippines have the mixed blessings of abundant natural resources, fertile volcanic soil and also lots of natural disasters once in a while, such as earthquakes, volcanoes erupting, typhoons, and others. How can businesses — most especially the numerous micro, small and medium-scale enterprises (SMEs) — be prepared for any natural or manmade disasters? How can small enterprises and professionals survive calamities and accidents? The following is not based just on textbook research or interviews, but I personally suffered a destructive accidental fire in one of my businesses and it was caused by the fire from a next-door neighbor’s business (which had mysteriously been allowed to operate by the fire department without any fire extinguishers, while my staff had to use up to 13 units of 10-kilo and 20-kilo fire extinguishers). Here are suggestions for all of us: Review and be sure to update your … [Read more...] about How can small businesses & professionals prepare for disasters?