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Sites – Spet 2008

September, 2008
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Healthier Generation
Affiliated with the American Heart Association, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation is dedicated to promoting better health for children and closer cooperation among various parts of society towards this goal. The parents section contains copious amounts of information about eating right, sports, maintaining a healthy household, detailed data on popular foods and [...]

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Books – Spet 2008

September, 2008
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Go Long!
In a story based on real-life events, Tiki and Ronde Barber are two kids trying to establish an early foothold in the world of American Football. But all their talent and promise are put in jeopardy when the school team goes through a restructuring phase, another perfect example of how kids are always [...]

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Movies – Spet 2008

September, 2008
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Igor
The name of this film, Igor, has over the years become synonymous with hilarious mad-scientist themes a la Frankenstein, and in this comedic animation, much fun is being poked at a whole bunch of horror genre standards. The main namesake hero is a lab assistant working with a typical mad monster-maker, but he’s not [...]

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Games - Spet 2008

September, 2008
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Infinite Undiscovery
We should probably give Square Enix a call and ask about the slightly weird title, but perhaps the sheer quality of this Japanese RPG ought to make up for any linguistic shortcomings. This title has what it takes to make it for adventure fans – a strong story, sprawling realms, countless varieties [...]

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The Winged Tiger in China (Sept. 2008)

September, 2008
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Do You Really Know Your Child’s Teacher?

September, 2008
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School age children spend more waking hours with their teachers than they do with their parents. While parent-child exchanges are mostly about organization or discipline, children and teachers are usually sharing information and thoughtful discussion. Your child’s teacher will have a significant impact on his/her development. But do you really know how this person was [...]

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New Co-Principal Has Big Plans

September, 2008
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  It was raining outside when I had a talk with Mr. Christopher Connellan, the new Western Co-Principal of Yew Chung International School of Shanghai (YCIS), Pudong, at his office on YCIS Century Park campus.
  “It is my first time in Shanghai, China and on this side of the world,” said Connellan, adding that he is [...]

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Preparation versus Exploration

September, 2008
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Should your child focus on learning the right answer or how to solve problems? Parents have a difficult time understanding what is happening in schools today. When they sat in the desks things were so different.

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Campus of Gems

September, 2008
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The new Family Learning House Jianwai SOHO (FLH SOHO) is the latest new school to open in downtown Beijing. This beautiful new facility includes two toddler classrooms for children aged 18-months to 3 years, and six primary classrooms for 3 to 6 year olds.

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Is Montessori the Best Start for My Child?

September, 2008
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There is one other simple principle that underlines almost all, if not all alternative educational approaches, which is that nothing can be taught, but everything can be learned.

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Homeward Bound

September, 2008
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Think “homeschooling” and perhaps the first thing that comes to mind is a lonely batch of kids holed up in a makeshift classroom in a suburban garage, with a harried mom flailing a meter-rule and attempting to balance her teaching role with housework, shopping and getting the roast done for dinner. …

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Cultivating Unity

September, 2008
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When I was a teenager in high school, I used to be part of a dance group that would use steps to make rhythms and at the same time give an inspirational message. Sometimes, we would use our hands and bodies to make other sounds that would add to the rhythm of our steps.

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Jade on the Beijing Olympics

September, 2008
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During one of the great wars, it is said that on Christmas day the soldiers declared a truce. They decided to play football, instead of fight, and shared pictures of their loved ones back home, with the ‘enemy’. This sort of comradery, is at the heart of the Olympic Games.

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Persistent Pursuit for Life-long Fitness

September, 2008
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Brian Bedford, the new athletics director at Beijing City International School (BCIS), believes the goal of physical education is to make the students healthy and fit for life.

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CISB Children’s Choir Performs at Olympics’ Closing Ceremony

September, 2008
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