Navigating Life After an ADHD Diagnosis: An ADHD Coach’s Parental Journey

Brittany the ADHD coach and her son doing funny poses

I had this gut feeling when my son was just three that something was up. His focus was all over the place and his separation anxiety was next level.  So, I booked an educational assessment, hoping for some clarity. But, because he was still so young, we couldn’t lock down an official diagnosis. The assessor […]

Navigating Anxiety and ADHD in the Caribbean: Breaking the Silence

In the idyllic landscapes of the Caribbean, where serene beaches and lush greenery paint a picture of tranquility, an invisible struggle often remains concealed. Mental health issues, including anxiety and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), are realities for many Caribbean residents, yet they remain largely unacknowledged in this region. The Caribbean Silence on Mental Health […]

PEP Up!

AMID the firestorm which the introduction of the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) assessment has stoked, some educators across the island are standing up in support of the approach, arguing that the skills taught are what Jamaica needs to effectively and successfully compete on the world stage. In an exclusive interview with the Jamaica Observer yesterday, the group […]

Road to PEP – Developing Critical Thinking

Of the four C’s that PEP students must demonstrate in order to excel – creativity, communication, critical thinking, collaboration – I like to think of critical thinking as the leader of the pack; we can’t learn well without thinking well. Critical thinking is the process of analysing, synthesising, conceptualising, applying, and/or evaluating information from various […]

Road to PEP – Mastering Communication

Mastery in the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) is reflected in a student’s ability to not only apply content knowledge in mathematics, social studies, English language and science but to demonstrate proficiency the 4C’s creativity, communication, collaboration and critical thinking. In this article we will be focusing on communication. Communication is imparting and transferring knowledge and […]

Road to PEP – Harnessing Creativity

Mastery in the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) is reflected in a student’s ability to apply content knowledge, skills and abilities outlined in the National Standards Curriculum (NSC). The expected student outcomes in the NSC are grounded in the mastery of the 4 C’s — Creativity, Communication, Collaboration and Critical Thinking. Source: http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/art-leisure/20180408/road-pep-harnessing-creativity