What are the hot educational trends for 2018?
According to the eSchool Media Annual Trends Report there is a “massive focus on social-emotional learning (SEL) this year which speaks to more than just individual data sets; and creative allowances for new student interests, like computer science and the arts in, as well as engagement with AR/VR, reveal that schools are truly shifting the focus back on students’ passions in learning.”
Its really heartening to see student centred education being adopted in primary, secondary and tertiary approaches to education. The sooner we close the gap between early childhood approaches and ‘the rest’ the better off our current and future learners will be. One of the reasons I established the ecoPreschools and Backyard Collective brands was in response to the huge disparity I saw between early childhood experiences and primary school experiences. My early mission was to create transitions for children that were less jarring, less intimidating and more comfortable for children and families. Sustainable approaches of course figured centrally at every turn.
Comparing Predictions in Higher Ed: 2017 vs. 2018
Comparing eCampus News’ trends prediction piece from 2017 to this year, an even greater focus can be seen in catering to student needs — thanks to a better understanding of what students really need from technology, institutional communications, and their courses
“Outside of the explosion of AR/VR, the transition of libraries from helpful classroom sidekicks in 2017 to digital literacy and makerspace powerhouses in 2018 will truly make this year unique.”
Rethink your library of resources: Backyard in a Box is going digital!
Come 1st of July 2018, Backyard in a Box will be made available in digital form. So between now and then allotments of our traditional, hard copy resources will no longer be available in hard print. So if you prefer to work with hard copy, make sure you purchase your resources today.
SALE ON ALL RESOURCE BOXES
Resource boxes at $129.00 each (except Native Stingless Bees which is $240.00), thats $200.00 off each box (RRP is $329.00) – that’s 39% off. Visit our shop to see all the resource boxes.