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Positive Outlook

Preparing for the first day of school

Whether your child is entering international kindergarten or a local school, they are moving into a transformative and important time in their educational lives. A child’s first day of school can be emotional in […]

By |December 10th, 2018|Education, Family|0 Comments
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Cultivate Curiosity

Curiosity comes in different forms, and we can encourage it in the classroom to help our students thrive

What makes your students curious? When do you see their faces light up with interest at school? At home, my teen stepson is […]

By |November 21st, 2018|Education, Family|0 Comments
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Beyond Academic Excellence, We Develop Character

The great news for the international school sector is that the demand for qualified international education is becoming increasingly accessible to families in Asia. Many institutions are being celebrated for their Western-style teaching, student diversity and vibrant learning environments. To […]

By |November 16th, 2018|Education, Family|0 Comments
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Smartphone dilemna – part two

Take Two, We Used To Daydream

Have you found yourself picking up your phone a moment after you put it away? Do you slow down your walking so you can send a couple of texts? Ever stand behind someone texting while […]

By |October 30th, 2018|Education, Family|0 Comments
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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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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, […]