LittleStar CISB Short Story Competition
Home is where your heart is.
Home is home.
Where is your home?
Home sweet home.
Are you home?
Short stories: 2,000 words maximum (no minimum); the title is not included in the word count.
Entries must [...]
Education, Feature, School NEWS, Story
The Montessori classroom is a microcosm of the world outside of your child’s school walls. We create and give tools to your child so that they are prepared to make independent decisions as they grow older. Maria Montessori states, “the greatest sign of success for a teacher is to say, the children are now working [...]
International Schools Fair- BEIJING
第 三 届 北 京 国 际 学 校 教 育 展
10:00 am – 4:00 pm, 19 November 2016, Saturday
Imperial Ballrooms I & II, 5/F, Four Seasons Hotel, No. 48 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District, Beijing
Choosing the right school is always the best guarantee for quality education for your kids! In the 3rd LittleStar International [...]
Education, Feature, School NEWS
International Schools Fair
Shanghai – 2016
November 5th (Saturday), 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Atrium, Shanghai Centre, 1376 Nanjing Road West
Meet All the Schools in One Day; and Find that Perfect Education Fit for Your Kids!
Education is a choice! In this 5th International Schools Fair, we present 40 BEST international schools, kindergartens, bilingual schools and extra-curricular enrichment programs in Shanghai. This is a FREE [...]
Education, Feature, School NEWS
Reading was always a big part of my childhood. My father would read to me every night and it became a ritual that went well into the 8th Grade. Reading was more than just learning new information or being transported to a new world through stories – it became a part of who I was [...]
Learning begins at birth, and a child’s early development and later health and learning are shaped by their day-to-day experiences within their family and community. Children learn by playing in places where they feel safe, respected, and loved. Children’s play is children’s work.
For many children, their first experience of schooling is at the age of [...]
When Cindy’s husband Jim was offered a promotion within his company that involved a move to Shanghai, they both jumped at the chance. They were enticed by the salary, benefits, and multiple travel opportunities this job would provide. Coming from the public school system in their home state of Michigan, they didn’t even think twice [...]
The Montessori approach is child-centered and allows the unfolding of each child according to his or her own true nature in an atmosphere of cooperation rather than competition.
The phrase ‘self-directed learning’ has many different meanings, but the most basic idea is that a self-directed learner is one who is not only involved in but also [...]
What are the qualities of a successful Montessori teacher? There is by no means an exhaustive list, but the features listed below are a good starting point.
A successful Montessori teacher should:
Trust the Montessori Method. This can be difficult at times, especially when society has set ideas of what children [...]
What is the “Montessori Advantage”?
It refers to how children in Montessori education learn the skills and embrace the goals that their parents and society value.
Montessori education provides learning each day that demonstrates that these goals and values are possible for children. Montessori education addresses children’s need, the expectations of parents, and the requirements of [...]
“Mensa welcomes two-year-old into its ranks, second toddler this year” – this is the headline of a recent news article on Yahoo.com.
The news reports that Anthony Popa Urria is the youngest Canadian ever admitted into Mensa and has an estimated IQ (intelligence quotient) of 154. The toddler can recite the alphabet backwards and forwards, [...]
The most important thing about choosing a Montessori school is shopping. You are consumers. When parents visit our schools, I encourage them to shop, to look at other schools and to see what those schools offer. Just like buying a house or a car, price does enter into your choice, but it is first important [...]
Feature, Montessori Education
We are living at a time in history when genuine acts of kindness and compassion are limited by the fear of a lawsuit or even physical harm. Countless examples have been reported worldwide of injured people lying in the streets that are ignored by those passing by, fearful of [...]
My favorite teacher growing up in the Netherlands was actually from Detroit. He once told me the key to his classroom prowess was “a clean white shirt and necktie.”
In contrast, “being a professor in a slick suit doesn’t make you a great teacher” says the University of Maryland’s Thomas William, a senior field officer who [...]
Walking through a local Shanghai school, I am drawn to a notice board featuring eye-catching cutouts of cherubic children. The board contains a simple phrase in both English and Chinese: “We are pupils, we are happy.” I am tempted to switch the order of the second “we” and “are” to form the question: “We are [...]