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Sarah Brennan: Read and Write with a Plan

November, 2013
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Pin Yin Panda, Sybil Snake, Oswald Ox and Rhonda Rabbit…Children at Shanghai United International School Hongqiao Campus have loved these interesting characters created by popular children’s author Sarah Brennan in her Chinese Calendar Tales series. Some students even dressed up like these characters for the character parade during the school’s Book Week. Luckily, they were [...]

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Neil Griffiths – For the Love of Stories and Reading

March, 2013
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Neil Griffiths was a Primary School head teacher for 13 years before taking on the role of director of a National Literacy Project for the Basic Skills Agency. This agency believed in Neil’s highly original Storysack idea and allowed him to promote it to schools and communities throughout the UK. Storysacks are about making books fun [...]

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School Choices – Be Prepared

March, 2013
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Although there are now more than 40 international schools and kindergartens in Beijing and Tianjin, plus several bilingual schools and a few international divisions within local Chinese schools, with more expatriates coming into Beijing and staying longer, the need for good international schools and quality education services is growing stronger. This means choosing the right [...]

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10 Questions with Dr Yong Zhao

March, 2012
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The meeting with Dr Yong Zhao was on a rainy night in Shanghai when he delivered a speech to families of Shanghai American School at the Kerry Hotel in Pudong. In the 90 minutes, the author of the popular book Catching Up or Leading The Way: American Education in the Age of Globalization, which was [...]

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A Royal Education in Tianjin

September, 2011
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Wellington College International Tianjin, a brand new international school in central Tianjin, has opened its doors to welcome their first group of 200 students for the first day of school on August 22nd.
As the partner school of Wellington College in the UK, the highly prestigious independent school founded by Queen Victoria in 1859, Wellington College [...]

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Q & A with Sandra Rief: Dealing with Learning Difficulties

December, 2010
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What is ADHD? Do your children have behavioral problems at school? How do you help the student listen better and pay attention in class? What can teachers do to help with time management? What is the right amount of homework to give to children? …
Surely, these are the kind of questions lingering on the minds [...]

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Parenting In A Box

September, 2010
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Parents/caretakers are faced with a host of challenges today in raising their teenagers. Issues, such as 24/7 Internet access and social networking, temptations to try alcohol and other drugs, and curiosity about sexual interactions, are many of such challenges confronting youth.
Effective parenting is very much needed nowadays. However, nobody is born a parent…
Dr.West-Olatunji, Associate Professor [...]

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Don’t Be Shy!

April, 2009
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Most international schools emphasize class participation and inquiry. If your son has never before been in such an environment, it will be unfamiliar and perhaps a bit uncomfortable for him.

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Taking A Gap Year: A Risky Choice?

February, 2009
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I am in favor of gap years, and I will tell you why in a moment, but I need you to know that I’m not the only person who feels this way.

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Choosing A School: The “Great Fit!”

November, 2008
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Choosing a school for your child is different from almost any other kind of choice you will ever make in your life. It is certainly more complicated than buying a house, choosing a job and perhaps even harder than choosing a spouse! Why is it so hard?

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Be Happy about Leaving

June, 2008
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The departure of a child from her family is one of the biggest developmental transitions in all of life, almost as important as getting married or giving birth to a baby.

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Selecting A College: A Parent’s Pick or Student’s Choice?

April, 2008
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I favor allowing children to pick their own colleges, for two reasons. After all, it is the child—or should I say “young adult”—who is going to college, not the parents.

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