Category Archives: Leadership Skills

Engineers turn dreams into reality

Inspired by Hayao Miyazaki’s quote that “engineers turn dreams into reality”, the Kids at Switch holiday workshop sought to support kids to develop skills that would help them to be able to realize their dreams. We focused on building practical

Engineers turn dreams into reality

Inspired by Hayao Miyazaki’s quote that “engineers turn dreams into reality”, the Kids at Switch holiday workshop sought to support kids to develop skills that would help them to be able to realize their dreams. We focused on building practical

4 Lessons that My Education Degree Failed to Teach Me

Written by: Jamie Lee, Founder of Kids at Switch The other day one of my students was lying on a beanbag in the classroom after our lesson. All the other students had gone and I was in a mad rush

4 Lessons that My Education Degree Failed to Teach Me

Written by: Jamie Lee, Founder of Kids at Switch The other day one of my students was lying on a beanbag in the classroom after our lesson. All the other students had gone and I was in a mad rush

Why I walked away from something I spent 5 years preparing for to Intern for Kids at Switch

My parents have always placed a great value on financial independence, and on self-driven performance. In my first year out of high school, I bought an apartment with money I had saved from working part-time since Year 10. I paid

Why I walked away from something I spent 5 years preparing for to Intern for Kids at Switch

My parents have always placed a great value on financial independence, and on self-driven performance. In my first year out of high school, I bought an apartment with money I had saved from working part-time since Year 10. I paid

School Students by Day, Business Strategists by Night

by: Sharon Mitchell, Founder and Managing Director of Mayday Mummy For our family of 4, the dinner table is more than just a place to eat. For several years now, we have taken the opportunity whilst eating tea, to each talk about

School Students by Day, Business Strategists by Night

by: Sharon Mitchell, Founder and Managing Director of Mayday Mummy For our family of 4, the dinner table is more than just a place to eat. For several years now, we have taken the opportunity whilst eating tea, to each talk about

Do the Big Rocks first

Today, the kids and I conducted an experiment with the jars of rocks. I placed a bag of stones one by one into a jar. I then asked, “Is the jar full?” Some kids replied “yes”, some said “no”. Then

Do the Big Rocks first

Today, the kids and I conducted an experiment with the jars of rocks. I placed a bag of stones one by one into a jar. I then asked, “Is the jar full?” Some kids replied “yes”, some said “no”. Then

If I have attended Kids at Switch when I was a kid…

“Michelle, what do you think you’d be doing now if you have attended Kids at Switch when you were a kid?” asked Jamie. Instead of giving her the answer immediately, I gave some thoughts to it… and I think I would have been

If I have attended Kids at Switch when I was a kid…

“Michelle, what do you think you’d be doing now if you have attended Kids at Switch when you were a kid?” asked Jamie. Instead of giving her the answer immediately, I gave some thoughts to it… and I think I would have been

Science and Leadership Workshop

By: Elle Chen, Chief Learning Officer of Kids at Switch On the 13 April 2014, Kids at Switch held an incredibly fun and heartwarming science and leadership workshop. It’s one thing to give children a shortcut into understanding leadership e.g.

Science and Leadership Workshop

By: Elle Chen, Chief Learning Officer of Kids at Switch On the 13 April 2014, Kids at Switch held an incredibly fun and heartwarming science and leadership workshop. It’s one thing to give children a shortcut into understanding leadership e.g.

The Little Black Dress of Education

Coco Chanel created and designed the “little black dress” in the late 1920s. It was simple, elegant, and adaptable to day and evening wear. It was always in fashion and something every woman needed in her wardrobe. So our question

The Little Black Dress of Education

Coco Chanel created and designed the “little black dress” in the late 1920s. It was simple, elegant, and adaptable to day and evening wear. It was always in fashion and something every woman needed in her wardrobe. So our question

The Marshmallow Challenge

A few years ago, I watched Tom Wujec’s Ted Video on the Marshmallow Challenge. The task is simple: in eighteen minutes, teams must build the tallest free-standing structure out of 20 sticks of spaghetti, one yard of tape, one yard of string,

The Marshmallow Challenge

A few years ago, I watched Tom Wujec’s Ted Video on the Marshmallow Challenge. The task is simple: in eighteen minutes, teams must build the tallest free-standing structure out of 20 sticks of spaghetti, one yard of tape, one yard of string,

I can’t do it. Yet!

Think about that for a moment. The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice. What kind of inner voice will you give to your children? This question got me thinking. At Kids at Switch, we want our voices

I can’t do it. Yet!

Think about that for a moment. The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice. What kind of inner voice will you give to your children? This question got me thinking. At Kids at Switch, we want our voices