Welcome to Figur8! We believe that that education is not about filling a child’s head with information; it is about developing the whole child – heart, mind, and body. [Read more...]

How Can We Ignite Creativity in Education?

creativity (noun) the use of the imagination or original ideas, especially in the production of an artistic work. synonyms: inventiveness, imagination, innovation, innovativeness, originality, … [Read More...]

Adversity – Why Children Need It

Adversity is the mother of progress. - Mahatma Gandhi There is a breed of parents called the "snowplow" parents who are said to be different from the helicopter parent. Where helicopter parents … [Read More...]

Reading Makes Children Smarter

Reading makes children smarter. It's logical since reading provides children access to information from an additional source beyond their peers, parents and teachers. But books are more than just an … [Read More...]

Metacognition – Learning Better by Understanding How We Think

Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think. - Albert Einstein. Education is no longer just about teaching children the 3 R's and a handful of random subjects. Aside … [Read More...]

Philosophy for Pre-Adolescent Children – Worth it or Waste of Time?

I read an article recently on why children - as in primary school children - should study philosophy. Unfortunately, I couldn't find the article again to dissect it further, so I did a little … [Read More...]