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Smartphone Dilemma

Coping with and, sometimes, without our phones for a balanced life

This morning the alarm clock on my phone woke me up and, as it does every day, a gentle melody tune eased me up from my pillows. I checked my messages, scrolled the […]

By |September 19th, 2018|Education, Family|0 Comments
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2+2=?!?!

Math anxiety affects almost half of elementary school students. Spot the symptoms and use these strategies to counteract it 

Math anxiety is much more than a dislike for the subject—it’s a real problem for students, one that blocks the brain’s working memory and starts a self-perpetuating cycle of math […]

By |September 3rd, 2018|Education, Family|0 Comments
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Sharing is Caring

Young children want to share—but they don’t yet understand how much they have

We’re in a laboratory with a three-year-old child. As part of the experiment, we ask the child to share her colorful stickers with a puppet— but she doesn’t do so fairly. For the researcher, […]

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ISHCMC Celebrates Another 45-point IB Diploma Score

International School Ho Chi Minh City (ISHCMC) is celebrating its 25th year in providing world-leading international education, making it the most experienced school in graduating students through the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB DP) in Ho Chi Minh City. There […]

By |August 29th, 2018|Education|0 Comments
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Big Data

Leading academic innovation through technology

As someone who has been working all of my career in the area of teaching and learning innovation at universities, it has become almost instinctive in conversations with most teachers to place technology second. Particularly in the early days of emergent digital leaning […]

By |August 25th, 2018|Education, Family|0 Comments
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A Course for the World

Building a path to quality education for the future

A globally competent student is one who can investigate the world, weigh perspectives, interact with diverse audiences, and take action. To develop these competencies, students need learning experiences that build over time, developing their academic understanding and empathy along with […]

By |July 24th, 2018|Education, Family, Higher Learning|0 Comments
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Alternatives on the Horizon

Beyond the IBDP and the AP program

Two of the most popular high-caliber programs around the world are the IBDP and the AP, which are regarded by many schools, colleges and universities as valid indicators of high academic quality and performance. Most international schools classify themselves as either […]

By |July 20th, 2018|Education, Family, Higher Learning|0 Comments
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Screen Time

The double-edged sword of allowing kids to play video games

You know them. You’ve played them. Today video games seem to be everywhere. Even an innocuous travel application like TripAdvisor has gamified elements that allow you to use it better and urge you to use it more. Marketing […]

By |May 28th, 2018|Education, Family|0 Comments
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Special Needs

Identifying if a pupil is SEN or EAL when learning another language

“When we learn to speak a different language, we learn to see a bigger world.” These days, this simple statement in its context premise probably would not find many opponents. With so many language centers and […]

By |May 24th, 2018|Education, Family|0 Comments
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I Love You, I Hate You

Young people don’t love their devices as much as we think they do. In fact, they want our help disconnecting from them

When I was interviewing college students about technology, one young woman told me how—after getting mugged for her smartphone on a Chicago bus—she chased her muggers off the bus and […]

By |May 11th, 2018|Education, Family|0 Comments