Welcome to UPTRAIN, the Education Blog.

UPTRAIN shines a light onto the problems education faces on various levels and how these can be solved today or in the future.

For example:

  1. Why do teachers stop teaching? Which countries do a better job at keeping teachers teaching?
  2. What can we learn from game theory to make classes more fun and engaging for students?
  3. How could virtual and augmented reality help teachers create unforgettable learning experience?
  4. Do Montessori’s theories hold up against modern developmental psychology and neuroscience?
  5. How could schools formalise the teaching of soft skills such as self-esteem, self-efficacy and a sense of responsibility?

MY BACKGROUND is in Neuroscience and Cognitive Psychology. I have also had some experience in the entrepreneurial world, before I decided to shift towards the topic that is dearest to my heart – education.

LEARNING is what happens spontaneously when you give a human being access to information. EDUCATION is simply the formalised version of learning – we pre-select information and structure it so that learning can occur more effectively. If done right, education can be – in my humble opinion – the single most powerful lever to change the outcome of students and whole societies for the better.

AS A TEACHER I strive towards creating memorable learning experiences for my students. I explore and incorporate key take aways from any field or topic that might be relevant. This blog is a manifestation of my reflection on topics.

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