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About Brendan Hearne

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So far Brendan Hearne has created 12 blog entries.
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Ten Years of Education

From humble beginnings to a truly international education

For Saigon Star International School, Saturday, November 19, 2016, marked the ten-year anniversary of its inception. Having started life in a converted villa in the heart of District 1, the school now offers […]

By |December 20th, 2016|Education, Family, The Syllabus|1 Comment
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Summer Learning Loss

Summer break doesn’t mean it’s time for your child’s brain to take a break

What is known is that its origins go back to the 19th century. Whether or not the current school calendar was first built around the agricultural one […]

By |July 9th, 2016|Education, Family, The Syllabus|0 Comments
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Accountability Versus Creativity

Getting the balance right in schools

It’s that time of year again when schools administer their final exams, but for teachers this can be a particularly daunting time with anxiety levels running high. No matter how skilled or experienced the teacher, […]

By |June 26th, 2016|Education, Family, The Syllabus|0 Comments
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Parent-Teacher Partnerships

Develop a good working relationship with your child’s school

It’s true that children whose parents take a strong interest in their child’s education tend to outperform those whose parents don’t. There are myriad reasons why this is, but what’s particularly noticeable […]

By |November 22nd, 2015|Education, Family|0 Comments
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A Growth Mindset

Two basic mindsets that shape our lives

Last month, I went for a tennis lesson for the first time in a long time. The first question my new tennis coach asked was, “How long have you been playing?” I looked at […]

By |October 25th, 2015|Education, Family, Higher Learning|0 Comments
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A Growth Mindset

Two basic mindsets that shape our lives.

Last month, I went for a tennis lesson for the first time in a long time. The first question my new tennis coach asked was, “How long have you been playing?” I looked at […]

By |October 2nd, 2015|Education, Family, Higher Learning|0 Comments
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Tips for Better Learning in School

Parents, by their very nature, want the best for their children and that means helping them grow up to be healthy, happy and successful – and a large part of that is helping them to do well at school. Perhaps […]

By |September 25th, 2015|Education, Family, Higher Learning|0 Comments
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What’s Your Motivation?

The key to academic success.

With the new school year almost upon us, and a wave of new teachers arriving at international schools around the city, it’s a good time of year to challenge the commonly-held belief that good teachers are […]

By |August 13th, 2015|Education, Family, Higher Learning|0 Comments
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School sports: Win, lose or draw

Is winning everything on school sports days? Or should the focus be on competing?
By |June 19th, 2015|Education|0 Comments
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Intelligent kids: different kinds of smart

Brendan Hearne looks at how we define intelligent kids. Intelligence, he argues, can manifest in many different ways.
By |May 7th, 2015|Education|0 Comments