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Global Be Well Day – an annual celebration of wellbeing

On Thursday 30 September 2021, more than 58,000 Cognita students, parents and colleagues around the world will celebrate our third…

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The truth about children’s wellbeing and its relationship with education

It is exasperating when wellbeing and education are pitted against each other, says Beth Kerr, Cognita’s Group Director of Wellbeing….

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Taking the classroom outdoors should be a permanent part of school life

As the UK’s roadmap to re-open the country continues, we see children return to their previous outdoor interests, school trips…

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How our schools help children connect with nature

During times spent outdoors in my childhood, I had the opportunity and freedom to ‘be at one’ with nature, says Richard…

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Back to school: The 3 R’s for a smooth transition

As many families in the UK prepare for children to go ‘back to school’ after the latest national lockdown, Beth…

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Regulating screen time to improve wellbeing

We have a wealth of wellbeing expertise within our Cognita family, so we asked Tim Evans from Stamford American School…

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Supporting wellbeing and developing character through participation in sport

Downsend School lives by the mantra, ‘Sport for All’. From supporting budding athletes through an elite pathway to providing all pupils…

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How to create a ‘Culture of Happiness’ at a large international school

When Clare Johnstone and I took over the elementary division at Stamford American International School, one of the first things…

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Cognita focuses its participation in the RE.SCHOOL forum on the importance of wellbeing

In the new normal, schools face the greatest changes to the educational system in modern times. This is an atypical year…

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Parent webinar: Family wellbeing during coronavirus

Our third parent webinar provides tips and advice on how to maintain wellbeing for the whole family during lockdown and…

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How to encourage healthy lifestyle habits in children and young people

You cannot expect your child to always be happy but, as Beth Kerr, Cognita Global Director of Wellbeing, explains, there…

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Flexible working: could all teachers work a four-day week?

School working patterns are anachronistic, inflexible and in urgent need of reform, says Jonathan Taylor, Principal of International School-Zurich North,…

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Why student sleep should be higher up on the agenda

Beth Kerr, Cognita Global Director of Wellbeing reflects on an often forgotten aspect of learning – its connection with adequate…

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Can a school mobile phone ban really improve wellbeing?

“No phone, no problem – this is the general feeling at school since we implemented a no-phone-policy at the start…

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How to ensure students are stretched rather than stressed

Danuta Tomasz, Director of Education, UK, at Cognita warns against taking ‘no pain, no gain’ too far when it comes…

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Does social media have an impact on student wellbeing?

Many parents and teachers have concerns about the mental health and wellbeing of young people, particularly teenagers. There’s one big…

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