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I Second That Emotion

Emotional intelligence is critical to success in school and life

Reading. Writing. ‘Rithmatic. These “three R’s” of education have been embraced as the pillars of education programs around the world. Often overlooked, however, is the necessity for a strong foundation of […]

By |June 14th, 2017|Education, Family, Higher Learning|0 Comments
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Namaste

Yoga for mindfulness in the elementary classroom

What’s the big deal about yoga, anyway? Isn’t it just a bunch of people rolling around on mats, twisting themselves into pretzels or passing out in an overheated room?

Far from it. Any yogi will […]

By |April 20th, 2017|Education, Family, Higher Learning|0 Comments
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Flipping the Classroom

The role of homework in student learning

There has been much discussion lately about whether or not teachers should assign homework to their students. Many believe children should spend more time playing than doing homework. I agree that students should spend […]

By |December 3rd, 2016|Education, Family, Higher Learning|0 Comments
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The Ta Lai Project

The Grade 11 students at European International School Ho Chi Minh City rebuild sanitation facilities at Ta Lai village school

This spring, when Grade 11 students at the European International School Ho Chi Minh City learned that primary students in the […]

By |August 21st, 2016|Education, Family, Higher Learning|0 Comments
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The Tessellation Sensation

Inter-school mathematics celebration showcases Nobel ‘mathletes’

This spring, the first annual Nobel Education Network mathematics celebration challenged Nobel students to showcase their skills with numbers and share their enjoyment of mathematics. Organized by maths teachers across the Network, the event was designed […]

By |July 16th, 2016|Education, Family, Higher Learning|0 Comments
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Transition Starts Now

How to prepare your child for school

With the new school year nearly upon us, the transition to a new class can be daunting for both children and parents alike. Most children starting Grade 1 this year may have had the […]

By |June 26th, 2016|Education, Family, Higher Learning|0 Comments
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Fun Time

The importance of letting children be children

Children are fascinating—the way they think, joke, create and even manipulate. The increased pressure for early childhood teachers to introduce academics earlier has become a great debate. Do we push what was once grade […]

By |May 23rd, 2016|Education, Family, Higher Learning|0 Comments
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Montessori or Not

A fine line between imagination and fantasy

When it comes to Montessori, many parents who have been through the process of picking a school must have heard of it. It’s an education method designed by Italian physician Dr. Maria Montessori in […]

By |April 13th, 2016|Education, Family, Higher Learning|0 Comments
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All Work and No Play…

“Play is the highest form of research.” – Albert Einstein

During the first five years of a child’s life, they learn more than at any other time in their life. That’s why it’s so important to ‘get it right’ in the […]

By |March 15th, 2016|Education, Family, Higher Learning|0 Comments
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Universal Design

An educational blueprint for today’s diverse classrooms

The world is already a much smaller place and our classrooms are increasingly diverse. Schools are charged with educating students who speak various languages and who have a wide range of pre-existing knowledge from […]

By |January 24th, 2016|Education, Family, Higher Learning|0 Comments