Author: Ramon Thomas

Airbnb Home Rental Nightmares

Ramon Thomas /March 26, 2017

From stolen property to trashed apartments, what renters can do to protect themselves. This video ends showing a man who earns a good income with his Airbnb listings.

2017 The Beijing International School Expo

Ramon Thomas /February 16, 2017

The Beijing International School Expo (BISE) is the city’s largest gathering of international schools with the aim of helping families choose better education options. This year’s BISE will be held on February 18-19, 2017 from 10am-4pm at the Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town. Importantly, the BISE is a completely free event to attend, however, we Continue Reading →

Sugata Mitra: Leave Kids Alone

Ramon Thomas /September 4, 2016

Mark Twain famously said that schooling should not be allowed to interfere with education and a number of people have tried to put this idea into practice. And yet secondary education in the way it’s structured and imparted hasn’t changed much since the 19th century. Does “old school” deserve the regard and respect we attach Continue Reading →

Lesley Keast – School in the Cloud

Ramon Thomas /August 28, 2016

Lesley Keast talks to TEDxKazimierz about the School in the Cloud and how every Sunday morning she goes on a journey to India where she interacts with school kids as a Skype Granny. Lesley Keast is the Diploma Course Leader for the British Council in Madrid and has also taught Universidad de Alcalá’s MA TESOL Continue Reading →

Baby’s privacy exposed on LinkedIn

Ramon Thomas /April 6, 2016

My dad was vigilant in protecting my privacy. He never allowed me to go anywhere without telling him first. And when I didn’t follow his instructions, there was hell to pay. Father’s who lead by example may be in short supply, however, the must still protect their baby’s privacy before anyone else. For as long Continue Reading →

South Africa celebrates Wikipedia 15 this week

Ramon Thomas /January 12, 2016

[Johannesburg, South Africa] This week Wikipedia, the world’s largest encyclopedia turns 15 years old. South African editors and contributors will meet in Johannesburg and Cape Town to join a global series of events led by the Wikimedia Foundation. In South Africa, Wikimedia ZA and NETucation, a leading Internet safety training company, have combined their resources Continue Reading →

Shining a light on education

Ramon Thomas /August 7, 2015

The Italian physician and educator, Maria Montessori, famously once said: “Our care of the child should be governed, not by the desire to make him learn things, but by the endeavour always to keep burning within him that light which is called intelligence”; and now two girls are helping to ensure that this light continues Continue Reading →