Transition from Primary School to Secondary

When your child moves from a primary school to secondary school, the experience can be overwhelming for them. Previously, they may be used to being in one classroom, having one main teacher who follows them throughout the day. Now, they have to be responsible for moving themselves between classrooms for different subjects, having different teachers, and organising their materials for each...

5 Useful Tips for Writing Essays

 

Oxford graduate, Victoria Pike shares tips on writing a strong essay. Compelling essays are an important element of college applications and writing them involves skills that you develop over the years.  Here are some tips.

Why we need to bring our children outdoors

“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” – Jawaharial Nehru

 

One of the most common mistakes made by parents living in Singapore may surprise you.

I have 2 young children, and I love bringing them outdoors to the many parks and gardens around the city. The beautiful Bukit...

Inside your child’s classroom - Why it’s all about Power

“Learning and teaching should not stand on opposite banks and just watch the river flow by; instead, they should embark together on a journey down the water. Through an active, reciprocal exchange, teaching can strengthen learning and how to learn.”

Malaguzzi, L. 1998, ‘History, ideas and philosophy’, in Edwards, C. Gandini, L. and Forman, G. 1998, The Hundred Languages of Children: The Reggio...

Experiential Learning- A meaningful way to learn

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In its simplest form, experiential learning means learning from experience or learning by doing.  Experiential education first immerses learners in an experience and then encourages reflection about the experience to develop new skills, new attitudes, or new ways of thinking.-Lewis & Williams (1994)

A shift from traditional methods and textbooks, experiential learning reflects...

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