Will EdTech ever take off?

EdTech

Millions of students, especially in China, have been forced to study online for about two months now. This is expected to continue for awhile. With the outbreak spreading to other countries, including Europe, school principals, teachers, parents and students are all faced with learning to cope with distance education. Will this situation boost the idea … Read more

Homework or no homework- that’s the question!

Should teachers ask their students to do homework? This seems to be the question of the week, with the UAE axing homework from all state schools and some private entities following their example. Parents have expressed a mix of worry and acceptance. Some are hoping for more quality family time, while others are dreading an … Read more

Should these life skills be taught in school/college?

life skills taught in school

There are more and more voices concerned that there are essential life skills which schools right now don’t seem to cover. Here are some examples: 1–Finance What is a credit card/loan and how do interest rates work? Do you really need them? What are the best ways to save money and invest efficiently? How do … Read more

The importance of Recess and Play

recess and play

Research has demonstrated over and over the role of recess and play in our fast-paced modern world. Play is essential to a child’s cognitive, physical, social and emotional well-being. How long should the break be? Psychologists recommend two 15 minute breaks every day, plus a good lunch break of 20 minutes. Why the break? It … Read more

5 Reasons to encourage children learning music

  Learning music improves math skills. Multiple studies show that by learning beat, rhythm and scales, children develop their understanding of patterns and fractions. It improves reading and comprehension. Learning music is like learning a foreign language. You need to identify the note, how to play it, whether it’s long or short, loud or soft, … Read more

10 great ways to efficiently market your international school

market your school

While it may seem a bit alien to think of your parents as ‘customers’ and a child’s education as a ‘product’, the truth is that most successful expat schools do precisely this. Read this article for tips on how to market your international school through networking and digital marketing. 1–Create a strong parents’ group. We … Read more

6 reasons it is vital for an international school to have a PTA

PTA international school

Having a Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is vital for any school. Aside from fostering better communication between parents and the school, here are six ways a PTA can benefit your international school: 1- It acts as a welcoming board to new families. If the school can rely on an active PTA to welcome new parents … Read more

What makes a good school culture?

good school culture

Question for all Principals out there: Does your school have a good school culture? This is another criteria expat parents are looking for when choosing a school for their children. How would you define school culture? According to the Glossary of Education Reform, school culture is comprised of, “Beliefs, perceptions, attitudes, connections, written and unwritten … Read more

Third party advice on how to choose an international school

This article has some great tips on how to choose an international school: How to Choose an International School When Relocating Abroad However, many expats don’t have the time or resources to visit a school before enrolling their child. This is why having access to external assessments is so important. If you are interested in a … Read more