• Travelling Educators: Chennai, India

     

    The Score Campus team is coming to Chennai, India! 

    Gabriel, Dave and I will be travelling to Chennai, India this Wednesday to meet our team there!

     

    I'm so looking forward to this trip cos 1) I've never been to India, and 2) I'm meeting new people there.

     

    We're heading there to meet the team, align our social media marketing directions, meet some education leaders and students there, and shoot some more videos for everyone! We'll be updating our travels on our YouTube channel and our social media accounts, so stay tuned! 

     

    Subscribe to our channel, follow us on our socials, like and share our videos & posts! Join in on the fun and interesting journey that we're on - Education Superheroes gone global! 

     

    See you soon, Chennai!

     

    - Ira Atiqah

  • You talk to everyone about your kids, except guess who? Your Kids! You have got to talk to your kids, folks!

    Decision made! I will NOT answer anymore questions that should be directed at your child, rather than your kids’ educators. For change to happen, steps have to be taken and some old bad habits have to be killed off. Now, some of you as you read this will be having some sort of a reaction, maybe an emotional one wondering, “how dare he?”.

    This is something I have noticed with some parents; unfortunately, the majority. You will talk to teachers, tutors, and other folks who play a role in your child’s growth but, NOT YOUR CHILD! Reason given is that they may not be mature enough. This is not a disclaimer but this article does not put all the parents into one box. It is only meant for those who prefer the box.

    We have become an extremely reactive society; good or bad. The problem is only the “bad” is escalated and exaggerated to the point where it causes hurt. PERFORMANCE vs PROGRESS. RESULTS vs EFFORT. What is more important to you? Do not give a superficial unthought of answer. Take your time, listen to your heart and be brutally honest about what your reply is.

    I see parents going into schools and coming into learning centres asking tutors, teachers and coaches on how their kids are progressing. I get it. You care and you want to know how you can do more. No one is questioning the love a parent has for his or her kids. How are we going about doing it? A child has less than 2 to 3 hours of time at home and statistics show that the amount of quality time a parent spends with a child could be in minutes or less.

    I know the reaction I am getting as you finished the last paragraph. “We all have to work”. “There is no time”. Your child did not beat out a billion other little sperms to be yours only, so that you and I can say that we do not have the time. They did not ask for this. They did not ask for a life of judgment and ridicule. You might think you are not doing it, but that’s not what the kids are saying.

    Talk to your kids. There are plenty of opportunities to do this and while you still can. Do it. Do not ask a teacher or a tutor about progress. Ask your own kids. They will have stories to tell you. Yes, it will be a little tough in the beginning, maybe even a little awkward. Do make sure the conversations are not about outcomes and results, but progress and effort. Build memorable conversations while you still can.

    It takes a village to raise the kids. I have heard this quite a lot. Yes, there are many people in the child’s life today that contribute to his or her growth. But we are the parents. Our blood flows through them making us the closest and most important people in their lives.

    Right now, there are other important characters they rather turn to. Their friends, Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp... sometimes even gangs. These are scary times where emotions are boiling over every single day.

    The real question is… why are all these things happening? Could there be a connection?

    Food for thought.

    From the Desk of Gabriel Suppiah, Founder of Score Campus.

  • 10 Gifts For Your Child This Christmas (No.2 is our Favourite)

    4 days away from Christmas and still wondering what to buy for your child? 

    The Education Superheroes are here to help you out. You can make the choice between entertainment/educational or both. Be it instant gratification or a long term benefit, your kids will definitely appreciate you getting them these gifts. 


    These are OUR top 10 Gift Ideas for your kids  (in no particular order):

    1. Spotify Subscription 

    Music can play a big part in a child’s development and it can ignite their overall literacy. Music that is relaxing and soothing can relief anxiety and assist students to beat stress. Learning with music playing in background allows them to focus on a task. Upbeat music will be helpful to motivate and inspire them to complete a task. 

    Price Point: $7.99 - $12.99 a month

    www.spotify.com

    2. 3D Printer

    Get your kids to be prepared for the world of tomorrow, with 3D printing and modelling being part of that future. It is useful for kids to build mock ups and start on physical projects based on their design. Innovations in Healthcare, Fasion, inventions and even personal applications can be 3D printed. Challenge your child to think beyond the box.

    Price Point: $900.00

    http://www.ionic3dp.com/epsilon/

     

     

    3. Personalised Coaching

    Every child needs a mentor with them throughout their learning journey - Someone who will be able to guide the child in every aspect of life.The coach will be able to nurture the child in their overall development, getting the best out of them for the Academics, 21st Century Skills and Character Development. It will be hard for parents to play that role of a coach as it always results to a conflict, especially during dinner time conversations. 

    Allow the coach to help out using their experience of coaching kids over the years. Score Campus will be able to provide a complimentary diagnostic coaching session that allow you to understand your child further and recommend something that will help you.

    Price Point: Free Coaching Session

    Monthly Coaching: $400 - $600 monthly

    www.scorecampus.com

    www.facebook.com/scorecampus

    4. Scribo

    Scribo is an Artificial Intelligence software that focuses on a child’s writing skills. To transfer the independency of learning to a child, Scribo helps them to identify their vocabulary, grammar, spelling, sentence structuring, paragraphing and writing style. Most importantly, once this is done, the child can work on their creative writing. 

    Price Point: $20/year

    https://literatu.org/scribo/

    5. Cerebry

    Cerebry is an AI-Powered Practice Platform which adapts real-time to each student’s unique capability for Mathematics, generating practice assignments on the go. All your child needs to do is pick a topic and practice consistently through a unique learning path. Cerebry not only knows when a student gets a question wrong, but it also instantly identifies the exact sub-concept the student is struggling with. Cerebry goes the extra mile, so you don’t have to. You don’t need to deal with any complexity. Within seconds, our intuitive reports can guide you on the topics to focus on, making the best out of your time for maximum impact.

    Price Point: $20/year

    https://www.cerebry.co/

    6. Udemy Course

    Udemy has over 100,000 online courses with videos and assignments that is published monthly. From coding to machine learning, there are all types of courses that your child will be able to learn from. They can go at their own pace with a lifetime access to the courses. The kids will be able to build a library filled with various courses that they will be able to attend to anytime, helping them in their personal growth to be ready for the future. 

    Price Point: $16.49 per course

    https://www.udemy.com/

    7. Google Home/Echo Mini

    It's an exciting time to be a kid. From tablets to smartphones to your refrigerator, everything is getting smarter, with more fun features for kids to take advantage of. Games on the Google Home or Echo Mini allows them to have a clarity of speaking. It gets them updated with the latest technology as well. The sooner they are comfortable with voice assistance, the sooner they will understand the technology of the future. 

    Price Point: $55.00 - $169.00

    store.google.com/‎

    8. Boardgames 

    Family and friends spending time together without technology involved. Huge range of Boardgames are out there and some that we have never heard of. Board games fosters social interactions, which allows them to engage and communicate with each other. It develops the child's ability to focus and keep their attention span on the game. 

    The few favourite of ours is Taboo, Codenames and Boggle. All of which helps a child's English as well as Vocabulary.

    Price Point: $17 - $35

    9. Blazepods

    Reflex, Reaction and psychomotor skills are skill sets that kids need to develop as they grow. These devices constantly encourages a child to train their reflexes and eventually improve their central nervous system, with quick decisioning being an outcome of these trainings. 

    www.blazepod.com

    Price Point: $399.00

    10. Interactive TV

    Interactive TV - The integration between traditional television technology and touch enabled screens, even functioning as a computer as well. The interaction between a child and a touch screen tv will require a child to use 3 of their senses - sight, hearing & touch. It gives them a chance to move around and get active by writing on the board, which is a step away from traditional style of writing on a paper.

    Price Point: $1400 and above

    https://www.inknoe.com/

    There you go! Our top 10 gifts that your child will love for 2020. Would like to receive your feedback based on usage of the items stated above. 

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! 

    Score Campus is designed to focus on a child's overall development and personalised the way we coach according to the child's needs. We are involved in Education Technology to connect students around the world through learning. 

    Prices stated are taken when blog was written. Subjected to changes*

  • THERE IS A SUPERHERO IN YOU!

    From the Desk of Gabriel Suppiah


    Superman, Ironman, Thor, Wonderwoman, Batman, Scarlet Witch and many more superheroes are fictional characters by Marvel and DC. Their stories are featured on the television, magazines and the big screen. That is our reality. A superhero is fictitious!
    NO!


    There is a Superhero in you. Before you realise that, you got to say, “Enough is Enough”.
    Before you realise that, you need to get out of that slavery to education mindset.
    Before you realise that, you need to drop that “I can’t” attitude and start believing that you are important in this world.


    Before you realise that, you need to look at the people you love and respect and let them know that you are born for more.


    This is about you; the Superhero in you!
    For way too long, a child’s life is defined by grades and what they achieve in the various classes. Even if that is considered ok, the mental stress and anxiety a child goes through that goes unnoticed or neglected is an even bigger crime.


    There are crimes everywhere when it comes to children.
    1. We do not allow them to express
    2. We define what they can and cannot do
    3. We do not allow them to Metamorphosize
    4. We do not allow them to create
    5. We do not challenge them
    6. We do not allow them to get hurt
    7. We do not allow them to grow
    Of course the defensive parents and educators will be up in arms by now ready to stone me to death, but let me share something with you. I am a parent and I am making the same mistakes just like anyone else.


    I want to play a role of a good parent in this extremely stressful world of today. I don’t want to be an extended version of a teacher, tutor, coach, counsellor or anything overly structured. I just want to be a parent and inspire my kids with my love for them and the passion I have for why I do what I do! This means we need enablers! We need the Alfreds’ of the world, the Happys’ of the world and the Nick Furys’ of the world to help us out. This is where the educators RISE UP as enablers.

    It is time. Life is more than grades. Life is about values and these values are shaped by powerful experiences; teachable moments. Our kids look more depressed and defeated then ever before. We can end this. We will form our halls of justice and from the ashes of defeat will rise a new breed of Superheroes; Education Superheroes.


    They will conquer good over evil; the ultimate learners of what is needed to make this world a better place. They will smile and they will laugh, and we will, alongside them, proud that we have played our role as parents to the best of our ability.


    Everything important and necessary will sound impossible to achieve and the voices of uncertainty and defeat will creep into us too. This is where we dig into OUR inner superhero and make a decision to Change, EVERYTHING!


    Welcome to the new world of Education Superheroes!


    From the Desk of Gabriel Suppiah


    gabriel@scorecampus.com
    www.scorecampus.com

  • Who is an Education Superhero

    Being an education superhero starts with yourself. Taking the first step of being self-awareness and evaluating what you think you are worth. For a start, in this article I will speak about the 2 elements that needs to figured out by every individual. That is to define your success and happiness. I will elaborate on this later on.

    For adults, the common saying is you should not ‘live to work’ which has become a common thought amongst kids as well. Their thoughts about life is to, ‘live to study’. My take, is both age groups should be changing their mentality about work and study. Focus on yourself and inspire people, inspire the world, regardless of which stage you are in life. As adults, do not follow through life complaining and dreading things that you do not like to do. The kids of today, will listen to you and follow as well. That is how the habit starts. There are many things we can learn from kids. I will get to that in my future articles.

    Now, you have chosen that you want to become an education superhero. What do you start with? Start with your own definition of happiness and success.

    Define what makes your happy first. Whether it is your work, something fun that you do, friends, family or anything that directs to you being happy. Different people will various means to find happiness. It is all about feeling self-worth and knowing that you are waking up every day to be on a mission to do something. I can confidently say that when everyone gets to focus on their happiness, they world will be a better place.

    Success–What does it actually mean? That is the second step of being an education superhero after defining one’s happiness. Success is an outcome of the amount effort you put in towards something. As said in happiness, defining your success is determined by yourself on not by others. If you live your life according other people’s dreams and vision, you will continue to live a highly disappointing life. You need to set goals by having a date on when you want to accomplish them and make sure you are doing it for yourself and not for someone else. Quantify your success and you will feel good about yourself.

    My Why of being an Education Superhero

    Every experience I have gone through in life is a lesson that I have learnt from. Whether it is a failure or a positive experience, there is a story to tell. Learning is a change of behaviour as a result of an experience.

    I want to become an education superhero because I have decided to embark on this journey of happiness and success. There is so much that I need to do that will allow the space for me to grow. With my experiences, I want to be an enabler for others to join me on this journey of self-analysis through my coaching.

    My confidence and strength has increased and I will keep fighting to always be the best version of myself. I will continue to live up to my personal values and principles. 

    I am Coach Rahul Dave, and I am an Education Superhero.