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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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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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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Saying Thank You This Summer

“Thank you” can be an incredibly powerful pair of words, especially if the person you’re thanking really needs to hear them, or isn’t expecting

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ISHCMC-American Academy Science Fair 2019

Is it possible to make an environmentally-friendly toothpaste? Which brand of toilet paper can absorb the largest amount of water? What causes global warming? Which soil (sand, clay or heavy soil) makes plant grow the best? These, and many other, questions are being answered by our students through their Science Fair Project in its 2019

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Reading is Fun-Damental

When it comes to getting your child ready to learn to read, research says that it’s never too early. Parents and educators are the keys to a child’s success in this endeavor. Mr. Lester Stephens, Head of School at International School Saigon Pearl (ISSP), the only international elementary and early years’ school in HCMC to

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