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Keeping Children Emotionally Resilient During the COVID-19 Pandemic, By Adetola Salau

We need to understand that children are particularly susceptible to the emotional and psychological impact of COVID-19 due to their desire for security and comfort. Their inability to fully comprehend what has been taking place all across the world is also another issue. Given their need for security and comfort…
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COVID-19: Altering Our Perspective On Education Forever, By Adetola Salau

As a scientist and an ardent researcher, I can’t help but see that we are part of the world’s biggest edtech experiment ever It will redefine what schooling looks like going forward, what education involves and what learning entails. The coronavirus pandemic is leading teachers, students, parents and the community…
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Why Gender Equality Is Important For Everyone, By Adetola Salau

Gender equality is important to me and as we celebrate the International Women’s Day, I will continue to play my part in the fight against inequality. “Achieving gender equality requires the engagement of women and men, girls and boys. It is everyone’s responsibility.” - Ban Ki-moon (former UN Secretary-General). Let…
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Educational Transformation: Heeding the Voices of Those We Serve, By Adetola Salau

As they tell, me time after time, they are the ones in our schools who are undergoing the current educational system, and whatever reforms that need to be carried out should be done with their input immersed within it. “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting…
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Raising Gifted Children With Scientific Guidelines, By Adetola Salau

...it is important to start thinking in terms of the future for the sake of the children, and what happens now in our interactions with them ultimately matters. There will be an untenable environment for all of us if we continue with business as usual. “What a gifted child is,…
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Closing the Gender Gap In Education, By Adetola Salau

Teachers should remain observant of the various ways that their own biases could affect their pedagogical methods in their teaching of both genders. They must equally contend with other influences apart from themselves. A lot of times, parents and other family members hold their female relatives back from being all…
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Opinion

Preparing African Educational Systems For Blockchain Technology, By Adetola Salau

 Education is evolving due to the impact of the Internet. We cannot teach our students in the same manner in which we were taught. Change is necessary to engage students not in the curriculum we are responsible for teaching, but in school. Period. – April Chamberlain The proliferation of the…
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Why It’s Important To Develop Tech Talents In Africa, By Adetola Salau

The learning visits I had in between the conferences that I was a part of, and interviewing high school students, revealed that there is a huge gap in how our students in Africa utilise their education; quite disturbingly, they lack a deep understanding of how the natural sciences and mathematics…
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Opinion

Teaching STEM To Preschoolers Is Vital, By Adetola Salau

“Children have real understanding only of that which they invent themselves.” - Jean Piaget When I bring up STEM - one of two things happen - either people think of coding/robotics or they think of complex mathematical equations, daunting engineering problems, or complex biological processes. Yet it is different with…
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