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Distilling 10 years of thoughts about education

by | Aug 23, 2023 | Education | 1 comment

Thought Leadership: Articles from an Innovative School by Jacqueline Aitchison and Gershom Aitchison

Education Incorporated Private School celebrates its 10th anniversary with a collection of articles that explore a variety of thoughts, experiences and issues related to all aspects of education. Written by Jacqueline and Gershom Aitchison, with contributions from Gavin Kennedy and former pupil Kaleigh Telfer, Thought Leadership: Articles from an Innovative School encourages learners, parents and teachers to ‘be different, learn different, succeed different.’

Ten years marks a massive milestone for founders Gershom and Jacqueline Aitchison, who were already wondering how the advancement of technology would affect future schooling in their early days, as seen in their articles, ‘What Does The School Of The Future Look Like?’ (2015) and ‘The Evolution Of Education – Techie Teachers’ (2016). Their values and ultimate mission always circle back to the importance of human connection and active learning.

Part of the overall success of Edu Inc involves prioritising the balance between high academic standards and a solid support structure, inviting parents into the conversation. In articles like ‘Exams! Bring On The Blood Pressure Meds’ (2016) and ‘Holiday Horrors’ (2016), the importance of the home environment is considered. With research and practical advice, parents are given insight into how to help their children thrive at home, whether preparing for exams or getting the most out of a holiday break, so they can thrive at school. The Aitchisons aim to equip students to use their knowledge to make a difference, sharing articles that are keenly aware of the student experience today.

In ‘13 Reasons Why – To Listen More Closely,’ Jacqueline writes about the experience she and Gershom had watching the controversial Netflix show that portrays the darker challenges faced by high school students. The Aitchsons are intentional about keeping up with what students are watching, reading and listening to. While she admits the series was hard to watch, Jacqueline offers great insight into topics explored in the show that aren’t easy to talk about, carefully explaining why parents shouldn’t shy away from informing themselves and openly discussing these things with their children. After all, as she poses, “Where do you want them to find their answers?”

Where indeed must students find their answers to the neverending questions and concerns they have? Surely from the parents, teachers and adults they trust. And the best answers are found in shared knowledge and experience. This book serves as such a support, offering enlightening perspectives, useful advice and intelligent humour to illuminate the challenges and delights of running a school dedicated to making the most of education for everyone involved.If you’re a fellow educator, parent, student, or simply interested in reading these articles, you can find the book on Amazon.

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