Education is one of the most powerful tools for fighting poverty and inequality, as well as laying the foundations for solid economic growth. The more we understand the world we live in and the more information we get about other cultures and histories, the greater our chances of understanding points of view that might differ
Some languages are complex, as non-native speakers have a difficult time learning them. Sometimes, even native speakers are not as fluent in their mother tongue as you might expect. While learning your native language can already be difficult as it is, attempting to widen your vocabulary with new languages is still a worthy effort, though
With so much rapid-fire change in the world, the job of preparing our young people for the future has become increasingly daunting. The Institute of the Future issued a report in 2017 that declared that 85 percent of the jobs in 2030—when today’s secondgraders will graduate high school—have not been invented yet. On top of
By partnering with American company Treker to apply safety check system on buses, The American School (TAS) is working to enhance students’ safety Safety first. No one understands that better than educators and school owners, who are responsible for not only educating but also keeping other people’s children safe. With lots of incidents in which
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
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
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
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.