Gifted pupils in primary school

A gifted pupil is intelligent, very creative and very motivated to learn everything about a subject that appeals to him or her… and that’s where the primary school curriculum comes in. Which of the subjects on the curriculum appeal to the gifted pupil, and if a...

Funding for gifted children

For a period of four years, the Dutch government has pledged a contribution to meet the extra costs associated with providing good education appropriate to the developmental needs of gifted school pupils. Stay informed about the possibilities in your country via...

Spring and happiness

Who doesn’t enjoy the spring blossom and flowers? They can give you fleeting moments of happiness – ones that evaporate as soon as something else happens or another thought crosses your mind. But how dearly we would love to hold on to that sense of happiness or...

Giftedness week

This year I will participate in Giftedness Week for the first time. This special event, which is held in the week of 9 to 17 March, features activities by many organisations throughout the Netherlands and Flemish Belgium. These organisations are keen to share their...

Art and Culture in Spain

If you are going on holiday to Spain in the coming months, there are many museums in Spain that are worthy of a visit. There are a total of 332 museums in the major Spanish cities and only a few of them charge an entrance fee to European citizens, meaning that many...

Flamenco Biennale Netherlands

Did you manage to catch any of the many performances and workshops that took place during the Flamenco Biennale in key Dutch cities? Flamenco is no longer only danced in Andalusia; it is increasingly becoming an enormously surprising and innovative art form. On 14...

Fairs in 2019

During the Dutch education fair called NOT, I enjoyed inspecting the various teaching materials on display at the stands and making new contacts. I will probably attend NOT again next year, and I might even exhibit there with my own stand for a few days. Please let me...

New Year’s celebration

If you are looking for a way to celebrate New Year’s Eve and welcome in the New Year without going outside, then here is a 2-minute video of a stunning fireworks display in Alicante. Watch it on your TV for maximum enjoyment.   We were in Alicante from 25...

Fairs in 2019

I am planning to exhibit at NOT in January 2020, which means that I have decided not to have a stand at the 2019 edition. But I will be in Utrecht on Thursday 24 January 2019 and we could always arrange to meet up to exchange information about the unique learning...

Spain in the Christmas spirit

Málaga started getting ready for Christmas in the last week of November. Since then, the city has been transformed into a spectacle of light and colour. The moment that the lights are switched on is always a big event. Watch this special moment here on YouTube. What...