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...

How to Encourage Your Child to Enjoy Reading

“You will never be alone if you’ve got a book”, said Al Pacino, an Oscar winning actor. This quote rings so true. Reading is a fundamental skill for children and the love for reading is a joy to have. In today's digital age however, parents find it a struggle to encourage children to truly enjoy reading books. Research has shown that children who begin reading in their early years and read...

Is your teenager financially savvy?

While money is not all there is to life, it is one of the cornerstones of society. You earn money through jobs, and use money to purchase your needs and wants. It is something that children must be taught about because knowing from a young age how areas of finance impacts an individual can shape their relationship with money in the future.

5 Easy Ways to Boost Your Teenager's Memory

While rote learning is no longer in vogue and children today are taught through an inquiry based syllabus,  having good memory is still a very important skill to possess. A student with good memory remembers what he or she learns in school, and eventually in life. Remembering what has happened and what one has learned lets your child draw on that reserve of knowledge to make plans and...

Encouraging your Child to Enjoy Mathematics

Mathematics is a universal language which we use to learn about and understand our world. Children of this age group generally have a lot of fascination with all aspects of it and are enthusiastic when exploring mathematics in many different situations. We are encouraged to find ways to explore a child’s interest in the subject and challenging them further. There are some great mathematical...

Is it important to visit universities before making the final decision?

The importance of visiting universities on the shortlist before making the final decision is very subjective, as it is highly dependent on the parent’s personal preference. However, often times, we tend to associate universities in terms of their prestige and standing, as opposed to a physical location and what the university life entails. Besides, due to the growing momentum around online...

How Do You Know if Your Child Needs Enrichment?

I often tell students that it is terribly cliched to start an essay with a dictionary definition. But I’m going to go against my own advice here, and do just that:

This definition can be used to weigh the billion dollar tuition industry. Will sending your child for enrichment classes improve or enhance him/her in some way?

8 Tips on Raising Critical Thinkers through Science

Science is a wonderful subject. It teaches you to ask why and to really think about how things happen. To me, this subject is important in encouraging a child’s innate sense of curiosity and can also inspire a desire in them to learn more outside of the school environment. And this is where parents come in, to build a bridge between science in the classroom and in the home environment so our...

6 Activities for Creative Expression

As parents and educators, we worry about children’s grasp of languages and math. But just as important is creative expression. Letting children express themselves creatively gives them another ‘language’ with which they can express their thoughts, feelings and ideas. Sometimes, they may lack the vocabulary to accurately tell you what they are thinking, but those things can be communication in...

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