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Person-First Language

Focusing on who students are as individuals – instead of on learning differences or other descriptors – starts with empathy

As educators strive to be inclusive of all children, one way to begin is to actively use person-first language, a form […]

By |October 11th, 2018|Education, Family|0 Comments
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Zombie Minds

Can you be a prophet in your own hometown – where is your Rick Grimes? 
Many teachers would be aware of Sir Ken Robinson’s discussions about various educational paradigms. Most would be familiar with Sir Ken talking of education systems as […]

By |October 3rd, 2018|Education, Family|0 Comments
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We Are Accredited

International School Saigon Pearl (ISSP) is fully accredited by two of the most prestigious international accreditation agencies in the world: the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), effective since July 2018.

In […]

By |September 28th, 2018|Education, Family|0 Comments
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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