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...]

Early Learning: Be Happy, Be Positive

For the parents who are still on the early learning journey or about to embark upon it, I thought I should share this... Positive Emotions Help Infants Remember Early learning experts - Doman, … [Read More...]

What’s the Real Growth Mindset in Education

I have been following the work of Carol Dweck since I first read about her on New Scientist way back in 2008. A lot has happened since then, and we have learned a lot more about the Growth Mindset … [Read More...]

Early Start Makes a Difference

I was honoured to be interviewed by The Star Education to talk about the importance of early childhood education. The article appeared in the papers today (click the link to read the online … [Read More...]

Focus: Are You Paying Attention?

Dan Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence, has a new (well, perhaps not so new) book on focus that caught my attention some time back. I was particularly interested because we have always been a … [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...]