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Keep Calm & Read On

It may surprise parents to learn that toddlers experience stress too. Dr. Becky Baily, author of Conscious Discipline, describes stress as the sense of “not enough-ness” in their language, physical, and cognitive skill areas. Throughout their day, babies have to […]

By |February 18th, 2014|Features|0 Comments
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Two is Better than One

Why raising bilingual kids will give them a better start in the future

“Meet the Australian children fluent in Mandarin” was the recent headline of a BBC story written by Jon Donnison in Melbourne. He visited one of the country’s few bilingual schools, which has a […]

By |December 19th, 2013|Education, Family, The Syllabus|0 Comments
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Rainbow Bright

For kids to think creatively, parents must help change the education system here

I would like to draw attention to an excerpt in a recent article in Vietnam News that caught my eye: “Prime Minister Dung calls for highly creative, brighter teachers. Vietnam should renew its […]

By |November 28th, 2013|Education, Family, The Syllabus|0 Comments
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The Pygmalion Effect, Part 2

Learning a language begins with baby steps

Vietnam projects that by 2020 more Vietnamese students graduating from secondary vocational schools, colleges and universities will be able to use English in their daily communication because of an early enrollment in private English language tutorial programs. A government mandate that […]

By |October 30th, 2013|Education, Family, The Syllabus|0 Comments
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The Pygmalion Effect, Part 1

The obstacles to developing a savvy English speaking Vietnamese youth

Last month Thanh Nien News published an article stating “English language proficiency will be dependent upon private sector tutoring”.I discovered it referred to the Pygmalion Effect or Rosenthal – Jacobsen Study (1968) in which the greater the […]

By |September 7th, 2013|Education, Family|0 Comments
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Printed Books vs Electronic Books

Future generations of readers may use tablets rather than a printed book – is that a good thing?

A recent article in The Guardian stated: “Reading for pleasure is declining among primary-age pupils, and increasing numbers of ‘time poor’ parents are […]

By |August 2nd, 2013|Education, Family|0 Comments
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Babies Learn Best

Our columnist argues that learning a language doesn’t require an age minimum…

Recently in, an online local newspaper, I read an article about a new decree that will not allow Vietnamese children under five to attend international educational programs in […]

By |May 28th, 2013|Education, Family|0 Comments
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Selecting a School

How to pick a good school for your child…
Part 1
I have taught at three international schools in Ho Chi Minh City and have been an outside service provider for an additional six international schools and preschools here too. I read […]

By |May 8th, 2013|Education, Family|0 Comments