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EduThink with Gavin Kennedy
45 minutes | Nov 10, 2022
'Good enough' should not define your child's education
Choosing a school is one of the biggest decisions you can make. But these choices are not irreversible and should be revisited over time. In this podcast, Education Incorporated Boutique School (EduInc) Headmaster, Gershom Aitchison, talks with Executive Head Jacqueline Aitchison and the legendary Mike Stopforth about why 'good enough' shouldn't be good enough. If you have children in school, you'll likely recognise yourself and some of your challenges here. Connect with Gershom on LinkedIn · Connect with Jacqueline on LinkedIn · Connect with Mike on LinkedIn
37 minutes | Aug 24, 2021
Ruthless curiosity, recreational obsessions and good views on gaming
Why hobbies make us happy and the importance of having them Richard Mulholland (Missing Link Founder and CEO In this episode Mr and Mrs Aitchison connect with Richard Mulholland, this time to talk about how ruthless curiosity leads to recreational obsessions, the things that fill up our gas tanks and make us happy. Rich does this by sharing his unique insights into hobbies, gaming and raising children in the 21st century. Missing Link Website · Why is Richard always so happy? · Transcription (automated so has errors) — PDF (105.2 KB)
67 minutes | Aug 10, 2021
The difference that makes the difference
Today we go deep! In a sometimes very emotional conversation about why parents move their children to a new school. What are the reasons? The many challenges? The prejudices and fears. What concerns led them to change? And what advice do they give to others whose children are just not loving school? Join Mandy, Creina and Debbie in conversation with EduInc Headmaster, Gershom Aitchison, and discover that you (and your child) are not alone.
37 minutes | Apr 8, 2021
BIG vs small - how to choose the right school for your child
Today's guests represent a veritable powerhouse of knowledge and insight on how, and why, you might decide between a large or small school for your child's education. Our guests are: Selwyn Marx | Headmaster at Hamilton House Gershom Aitchison | Headmaster at Education Incorporated Jax Aitchison | Executive Head at Education Incorporated Ishan Singh | Deputy Headmaster Connect with Selwyn on LinkedIn · Connect with Ishan on LinkedIn · Hamilton House · Education Incorporated Boutique School
36 minutes | Oct 19, 2019
Disrupting to Innovate Change in the Edu Space
Charlotte D Blignaut, Shirley Lloyd, Jill Lithgow and Gershom Aitchison Join Charlotte D Blignaut as she leads a round table panel discussion at the 2019 EduTech conference in Sandton with Shirley Lloyd, a recently retired Director from the NQF Directorate for the Department of Higher Education, Jill Lithgow, the Educations Solutions lead for Johnson and Johnson in South Africa, and Gershom Aitchison, co-founder and headmaster of Education Incorporated, a boutique school in Fourways. Book a tour to visit EduInc now!
32 minutes | Aug 29, 2019
Family + School = a future-proofed child | Nikki Bush
Nikki Bush (Human Potential and Parenting) Gershom Aitchison (Founder and Headmaster | EduInc Boutique School) Jacqueline Aitchison (Founder, Executive Head | EduInc Boutique School) In this episode Nikki Bush (human potential and parenting speaker and author) and Gershom and Jacqueline Aitchison (founders, headmaster and director of Education Incorporated Boutique School) talk to host Gavin Kennedy about Nikki's new book, Future Proof your child for the 2020's and Beyond, and how this dovetails with the educational philosophy of Education Incorporated Boutique School. They discuss the importance of family and school in skills development for future success and the ultimate objective when navigating the stress of choosing subjects for FET. Book a tour to visit EduInc now!
56 minutes | May 15, 2019
How to Suck Less in Public | Richard Mulholland
Richard Mulholland (Co-Founder of Missing Link and TalkDrawer, International Speaker and Top CEO Coach) Join us as Richard Mulholland talks to the children, and staff, at Education Incorporated school in Fourways about the value of being a confident and effective presenter. He also shares life advice (on tattoos and motorbikes) and answers some interesting questions from the children.
27 minutes | Apr 15, 2019
It's a big world out there, start exploring! | Tamin-Lee Connolly
Tamin-Lee Connolly (World Challenge) and Gershom Aitchison (Headmaster : EduInc Boutique School) Today Gershom Aitchison (Headmaster : EduInc Boutique school in Fourways) and Tamin-Lee Connolly (Regional Manager : World Challenge) talk about the benefits of travel for high school pupils. They explain how World Challenge works, from planning, to fund-raising, to departing and making a difference somewhere else in the world. They also elaborate on the objectives and methods used for children to learn independence, leadership and contribution.
44 minutes | Oct 1, 2018
Teachers, Teamwork and the Future World of Work | Andee Deverell
Andee Deverell and Gershom Aitchison Our guests Andee Deverell (head of Organisation Design, Change and HR Communications at Nedbank) and Gershom Aitchison (headmaster at Education Incorporated, a Private Boutique school in Fourways) talk about Teachers, Teamwork and the Future World of Work.
23 minutes | May 26, 2018
What can South African schools learn from Finland? | Carmen Murray and Jax Aitchison
Jax Aitchison and Carmen Murray Gavin Kennedy re-broadcasts a Carmen Murray discussion with Jacqueline Aitchison, Director of Education Incorporated Boutique School, about the differences and similarities between South African and Finnish schools and what we can learn from them.
37 minutes | May 23, 2018
Educating Your 22nd Century Child | Carmen Murray and Jax Aitchison
Jax Aitchison and Carmen Murray Gavin Kennedy re-broadcasts a Carmen Murray discussion with Jacqueline Aitchison, Director of Education Incorporated Boutique School, about Jax's book titled 'Educating Your 22nd Century Child'. Download
45 minutes | Apr 8, 2018
Robotics in schools | Gershom Aitchison, Phillip Haas and Gordon Whitcher
Gershom Aitchison, Phillip Haas and Gordon Whitcher Gavin Kennedy talks to Phillip Haas, from 'Hands On Technology', Gershom Aitchison, Headmaster of Education Incorporated Boutique School, and Gordon Whitcher about the exciting world of robotics in schools. Discussion is around Lego Mindstorm and the value of robotics as part of the official curriculum, or as an extra-mural activity.
33 minutes | Jan 3, 2018
Grade 4 (il)literacy | Joan Griebenow and Aurora Schoch
Gavin Kennedy talks to Joan Griebenow, past principal of Bryandale Primary School, and Aurora Schoch, from the Lonehill International Academy, about the alarming state of South African literacy, as well as practical strategies to turn this around.
33 minutes | Nov 22, 2017
Choosing subjects for Grade 9 pupils | Gershom Aitchison, John Skelton and Andrew Jones
Gavin Kennedy talks to Education Incroporated Headmaster, Gershom Aitchison, Bryanston High Principal, John Skelton, and Andrew Jones about the challenges facing parents of Grade 9 children who must choose their subjects for the last 3 years of their schooling.
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