Barrier to Reading

How much background knowledge is needed to understand a piece of text? New research appears to discover the tipping point By now, you’ve probably heard of the baseball experiment. It’s several decades old but has experienced a resurgence in popularity since Natalie Wexler highlighted it in her best-selling new book, The Knowledge Gap. In the

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No Phone; No Problem

Surprisingly, ISHCMC-AA students embraced the school’s no phone policy This is the general feel we gained after implementing a new “no phone policy” at ISHCMC-AA this academic year. To our surprise it has been embraced with open arms. It was an idea widely supported by our students’ parents to help us help them get their

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Flight, Flight, Freeze

Do schools in Vietnam care about mental health? Now that school is back in full swing in Vietnam, a question that has often been in the background, under the radar, is now becoming voiced more often: Is my son or daughter getting the mental health support they need at school? What we already know is

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Parvo Prevention

Parvo, the number one infectious disease in Vietnam What is feline parvo virus? Feline parvovirus is a leading cause of death in cats in Vietnam. The disease is also called feline distemper or felin panleucopenia virus. While cats of any age may be infected with the feline parvovirus, young kittens, sick cats and unvaccinated cats

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The Postpartum CheckUp

What to expect and why your frst checkup after having a baby is just as important as your newborn’s The first three to four months of having a child can often be the most challenging by far, especially for first-time mothers. People usually talk about how wonderful it is to have a baby—and it is

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Using Dance To Promote SEL Skills

Bringing dance into the classroom with simple exercises can help elementary students develop social and emotional learning skills Last school year, veteran teacher Jennifer Grau decided to introduce dance as part of her effort to build bonds between her special education students and the general education second graders at her school on Chicago’s West Side.

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How to Stop Dog Shedding

Naturally, dogs lose damaged or old hair regardless of the breed. This is a normal process in dogs. However, the frequency and the amount of hair that a dog loses depends on several factors. This includes the breed, age, and health status. There are also cold seasons that force dogs to develop a thicker coat

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Away For A Day

Could you be without your phone for a day? Here’s why we all need to step back into reality and take a break from the digital world

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Essentials For Your Sporting Trip

A sporting trip or tour is one way to wind up and have a good time watching your favorite team or sports personality excel in their field. You can also go out for a sporting tour to either participate in the games or for training purposes. No matter the purpose of the sporting excursion the

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