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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Screen Time

The double-edged sword of allowing kids to play video games You know them. You’ve played them. Today video games seem to be everywhere. Even an innocuous travel application like TripAdvisor has gamified elements that allow you to use it better and urge you to use it more. Marketing companies know very well that we like games. More and more they have been using game elements

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Special Needs

Identifying if a pupil is SEN or EAL when learning another language “When we learn to speak a different language, we learn to see a bigger world.” These days, this simple statement in its context premise probably would not find many opponents. With so many language centers and international schools around the city, learning a foreign language has long ago stopped being an afterschool hobby.

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I Love You, I Hate You

Young people don’t love their devices as much as we think they do. In fact, they want our help disconnecting from them When I was interviewing college students about technology, one young woman told me how—after getting mugged for her smartphone on a Chicago bus—she chased her muggers off the bus and down the street, then offered them USD150 in exchange for returning her phone. They gave it

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Experience The Difference

It is a responsibility that some parents may find daunting: finding the right school for their child. We speak with Ms. Nhung Nguyen, Head of Admissions at International School Saigon Pearl (ISSP) to hear some of the common challenges and questions parents have when searching for a new school. Where do we start, there is too many choices? “The first thing to do

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Stop, Focus, Thank You

How photography can help cultivate mindfulness and gratitude If you were to think about teaching both mindfulness and gratitude to students, photography might not be the first method that comes to mind. But mindfulness is, at its core, a state of open awareness and attention—and to feel gratitude, we first have to truly notice the good things in life. Looked at that

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ISHCMC Secondary Campus Celebrates New Facility with Grand Opening Ceremony

ISHCMC Secondary Students from the school’s talented music department entertained guests with musical performances during the Opening Ceremony. The ISHCMC Senior Jazz Band performed Walking on Sunshine, ISHCMC Grade 10 pianist, Dinh Anh Truong played Moment Musicaux No. 6 and the ISHCMC Grade 9 and 12 traditional Vietnamese Drumming Troupe opened the celebration. Guests also

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BIS HCMC students visit MIT

British International School, Ho Chi Minh City students showcase their STEAM skills at MIT Students from the British International School, Ho Chi Minh City (BIS HCMC) a Nord Anglia Education school, are showcasing their STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and maths) skills to MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) researchers, professors and students at the annual

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Camp it Up

Camp Asia is the coolest thing your kids can do during school holidays As summer is fast approaching, parents might be wondering what there is for children to do in Ho Chi Minh City during the summer holidays? Look no further, Camp Asia has arrived! Camp Asia is the leading holiday camp provider in Singapore and is launching in Vietnam from June 2018 through International School

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