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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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 their confidence to take action. That means educators in diverse contexts also need to develop their skills

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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 IB World Schools or American AP School, with some intrepid ones combining both programs in their curricula.

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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 social-emotional learning that supports a child as he or she works work to excel

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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 tell you it’s not a form of exercise, but a way of life.

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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 more time playing outside, but I also believe that homework can have a positive

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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 ethnic minority village of Ta Lai had no functioning toilet at school, they decided

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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 to bring Nobel Schools closer together while celebrating the wonder of mathematics and honoring

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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 full experience of Kindergarten already, but that does not mean the transition will be

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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 one material to kindergarten and what was once kindergarten material to pre-kindergarten? Most parents

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