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Play = Work = Play

Why children work in Montessori

By the time a 6-year-old child graduates after three years in Montessori, not only do they know how to find the answers to “56 ÷ 8”, “2893 + 7065” or “2381 x 3”, they also know […]

By |November 27th, 2016|Education, Family, The Syllabus|0 Comments
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Early Education at Renaissance International School Saigon

Creativity and Scientific Thinking in Early Childhood

In the words of British educationalist Sir Ken Robinson, “Creativity now is as important in education as literacy, and we should treat it with the same status.” Ten years ago, this speech set in […]

By |November 7th, 2016|Education, Family|0 Comments
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Getting a Grip

There is a great deal of things that you can do to prepare children to become successful writers. The stages of physical writing development in the Early Years can be tricky and different children show different levels of dexterity at […]

By |October 21st, 2016|Education, Family, The Syllabus|0 Comments
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Fields of Study

Vietnam is becoming a destination for studying, whether online or on campus

Several years ago I overheard a conversation between two expats and what struck me the most was what one of them said: “Play in the East, study in the West.” And […]

By |September 30th, 2016|Education, Family|0 Comments
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What Do You Teach?

“What do you do for a living? ”

“I am a teacher.”

“Oh! What do you teach?”

This is a more complicated question than most people realize. I have provided instruction on many things including, but not limited to, literacy, mathematics, science, geography, […]

By |September 26th, 2016|Education, Family|0 Comments
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Someone Special

Teachers, charities and parents are fighting to improve education for children with disabilities

Three years ago, a deaf-blind toddler who self-harmed was brought out of a psychiatric hospital and into The Kianh Foundation, a charity for children with disabilities in the central […]

By |September 18th, 2016|Education, Family|0 Comments
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Education Evaluation

A look at Vietnam’s growing options of international schools

The local real estate market has been in a sort of “honeymoon” phase when it comes to foreign investors, as the State allowed foreigners to purchase property for the first time in […]

By |September 11th, 2016|Education, Family|0 Comments
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Leveraging Languages

Is translanguaging the answer to 21st century multilingual classrooms?

It is hard to argue against the importance of English as a truly world language. Used by almost 942 million people around the world, and in five of the world’s top ten largest […]

By |September 8th, 2016|Education, Family|0 Comments
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School on a Hill

In the world of international schools, the newly opened Anne Hill International School aims to stand out

Anne Hill is owner and principal of Anne Hill International School—a new International School in Ho Chi Minh City, which caters to children from 18 […]

By |September 7th, 2016|Education, Family|0 Comments
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Natural Born Philosophers

Research has shown that children from as young as four years old can engage in philosophical dialogue. Many people shy away from the idea of doing philosophy with kids, but they are actually the perfect candidates. Philosophy is all about […]

By |August 25th, 2016|Education, Family, Homework|0 Comments