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Living in Your Language Learning

November, 2009
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I’ve never heard anyone complain that learning to speak their mother tongue was boring. Nor have I ever seen an 18 month old doing homework to learn how to say “Thomas the Tank Engine”. A year later this same child will be having a conversation with Thomas. And No, it doesn’t ‘just happen’. The child learns [...]

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Preparing for the Worst as an Opportunity for Change

November, 2009
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There is more than one way to get a school to start looking at online learning as a way to reach students. As an international educator, I have found no greater motivation to get the conversation started about online learning than planning for the worst…..school closure.

In 2003 it was the attacks on the compound in [...]

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Go Outdoors with Your Toddler

November, 2009
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When the outdoors is accessible it is important to provide children with as many opportunities as possible to get outside and move around. This will help them grow not only physically but emotionally, intellectually, socially and spiritually. Any outdoor environment can be made more accessible with quite simple preparation.
There is never any such a thing [...]

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The Priceless Gift of Storytelling

November, 2009
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Children love stories. Most young children do not get tired of hearing the same story over and over again. They also love to make up stories, especially those related to their daily lives. Made up stories about Johnny or Nancy  not eating, not sharing, and needing to be courteous or kind can be used to impart relevant and [...]

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Rosemary Gosse: Teaching Kids and Training Adults with Montessori

November, 2009
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Following ten years of work in the IT sector with Northern Telecom in Canada, Rosemary Gosse decided to make a career change and trained as a Montessori early childhood teacher at the Foundation for Montessori Education in Toronto. 
"My children were attending a Montessori school and I was fascinated by the materials and how well the [...]

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IFCC: Nurturing the Talents of Young Singers

November, 2009
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It is an early October morning. While most kids are still in bed, a group of young children are intently practicing singing in a music classroom at Harrow International School Beijing’s downtown campus.

They are members of the International Festival Children’s Choir (IFCC) who are rehearsing Mass of the Children, a major choral work by the [...]

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Language Learning: Breaking the Cycle of Shyness

November, 2009
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Misspelled store signs. Street vendors asking you if you- yes you, pretty lady- would like to buy a handbag. English is a global obsession and this is no less true in China- many strive to learn or improve their English abilities and English-speaking expatriates are welcomed with open arms. For many expatriates there is comfort [...]

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BIBA Triumphs in Solar Car Competition

November, 2009
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Etonkids Celebrates Grand Opening of Olympic Village Campus

November, 2009
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Dulwich Libraries Embrace Playaways

November, 2009
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BCIS Celebrates Awesome Teens Month in October

November, 2009
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ISB Hosts Collaborative Art Workshop

November, 2009
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Athletic Meeting for the Blind at BSB

November, 2009
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Five YCIS Beijing Students Receive Top Cambridge Awards

November, 2009
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Extra Tutoring and Supportive Parenting: On the Road to Straight A’s

November, 2009
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A recent survey showed that more that 1.5 million students took the SAT last year and the number of SAT participants in Shanghai continues to increase by nearly 50% each year. In addition, with over sixty percent of high schools offering College-level courses through Advanced Placement (AP) classes, many now consider the SAT Reasoning test [...]

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