ISHCMC academic results higher than World average

Exam marks are no longer considered the be-all-and-end-all of education, but when a school is performing consistently higher than World average in terms of academic results, you can be sure they’re getting something right. At International School Ho Chi Minh City (ISHCMC), when pass rates in 2016/17 Academic year for the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB

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Education is Special for Everyone

Oi speaks with Mariecris Buenviaje, founder of STEPS Special School – Support Teach Encourage Person with Special Needs, Saigon’s first international standard school dedicated to children with special needs Why did you choose a career in special education? While working in the corporate world I became a Christian. As a Christian, I was exposed to different kinds of mission/charity works and

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Seeking Attention

Strategies for teaching ADHD students at home According to the Learning Disabilities Association of America, Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is not considered a learning disability. But the reality is that many students who have ADD/ADHD have other associated issues, which do hinder their ability to learn according to the traditional education plan that exists in most schools. Even without additional learning disabilities, students with

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Mind Your Languages

Why should anyone learn a foreign language? While living abroad, I can say that one thing I regret is not learning a second language. There are so many benefits to learning a second language. Such as connecting with people from different cultures, traveling, building multitasking skills, and increasing brainpower. According to The Telegraph on Benefits to Bilingualism, physiological studies show that speaking two or more languages

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Coding Matters

Coding allows students to develop an understanding of being able to use, and create with, digital technologies If you have been involved with the education sector for the last 12 months or more you would have heard the call to have all children learn coding. The publicity has stretched far and wide and coding education has even become a part of the political

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ISHCMC expands its facilities

ISHCMC has positioned itself with its new facilities as taking a leading role in transformative learning experiences that reflect key pathways to knowledge and the mastery of skills, as recognized by forward-thinking schools worldwide. Under the school’s evolving system, students are increasingly encouraged to branch out on their own inquisitive journeys, guided by teachers to

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The Future Classroom

Ditching assigned seatings in favor of beanbags and standing desks Flexible learning spaces been the buzzwords of industry for many years now and it appears this concept has developed  from a ‘nice idea’ to the current directional norm. Riding the momentum of laidback start-ups, companies and schools across the world are reinventing their spaces to try to engage employees and students

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Make it Personal

Help learners take control of and manage their own learning As I look at this school year, one of the trends that I see becoming more apparent is student use of personal learning environments (PLEs). Essentially, a PLE is the collection of go-to tools that learners can access to help them with whatever task they are working on as part of

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Dffctiuliy With Lainerng To Raed

How technology can help dyslexic learners help themselves Dyslexia is not something that a person ‘grows out of,’ so dyslexic students need to develop ways of working that use their strengths and bypass their limitations. These technologies are not intended to replace specialized, evidence-based literacy teaching, but rather to provide options for students to access resources

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F1 in Schools World Finals 2017

Student team from Ho Chi Minh City will represent Vietnam at this month’s F1 in Schools World Finals 2017 The stage is set for the biggest F1 in Schools World Finals ever held in the history of this award-winning global educational initiative, with 51 international teams competing at this year’s event starting on 24th September.

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