Learning through Drama and Performing Arts

How Drama classes lead to happier and more socially engaged students, and The American School’s long tradition in quality art performances Drama and Performing Arts have always been a breath of fresh air to many of The American School’s students. If you google “the benefits of drama and performing arts,” you will see what the dramatic arts can help students achieve in the

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Renaissance International School Saigon – the best medium sized international school in Vietnam

Renaissance International School Saigon, with its mission to inspire excellence in international education so that our students achieve lifelong success, happiness and respect for all, is set to be the best family focused, medium sized international school in Vietnam. Established in 2007, Renaissance provides a high-quality, accredited international education from Early Years through Years 12

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Language Diversity In Vietnam

“People believed that in order to get ahead in life, you had to speak the majority language.” – Simon Ager Languages are the roots of our culture, we should embrace its beauty, its diversity, and its uniqueness; but sadly this is no longer the case. Globalization has caused major changes to the world’s cultural diversity.

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An Open House For Education

EtonHouse International Pre- School at An Phu is now in its fourth year of operation. Oi sat down with their new principal, Leean Woodland, to learn more about what sets EtonHouse apart As the new principal at EtonHouse An Phu, what is your main focus? The three most important things to me are children’s health

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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 more ways than one. The child might be crying, the parent may be emotional,

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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 all about cars, all the time. My daughter is currently obsessed with astrology, while

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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 tackle the question of why international schools are so popular recently— especially in Ho Chi

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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 you patiently waited to place your order only to hear them say “ummmmm” when

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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 of linguistic etiquette in which we describe a trait or diagnosis as something a

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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 a 19th century invention that was created out of the need to look after

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