Chinese Lantern Festival!

The Chinese lantern festival is celebrated in the first month of the Lunisolar calender, on the 15th day, which is the first full moon of the New Year. This is usually in February or March according to the Gregorian calender. This year, it will be celebrated on Monday, February 22.  In China, the streets are decorated with […]

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Internet Safety!

Internet Safety With the abundance of technology and the ease of internet access, there are a few things that every parent should know about keeping our children safe. While the internet is a great source of information, there are still some precautions to abide by. First and foremost, we all need to be discussing common […]

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Christmas Around the World

Christmas Around the World: Traditions which helped to create our own Christmas is celebrated in one form or another all throughout the world. Many countries adopted the “traditional” green tree, lights and gifts. However, many of our traditions have a connection to the old European holidays! St. Lucia (December 13th) is a Scandinavian holiday which […]

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STEAM Education

The world of academics is forever changing.  Even as we speak, new studies are coming out on how children respond to learning. We know that children learn better in a hands on environment. When a child is engaged in learning, the child is actively processing the information that is being given to them. Many children do not […]

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Kindergarten Readiness

Advantage, or Disadvantage: Starting your child in Kindergarten at age 5 Every child is ready to start kindergarten when they turn five right? Many parents, including my own, thought that their child is ready to start. Granted, the child may be ready academically, but what about developmentally? Kindergarten is the first step on a child’s academic […]

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THE CLASS CEILING and THE ADVANCED STUDENT

Though many of us are familiar with the term “the glass ceiling,” some have never heard of the class ceiling and yet it affects our students’ everyday. Much like the glass ceiling, it represents an unspoken, invisible barrier to progress, success and advancement. In the academic world, it refers to the barriers and limits that […]

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Flash Cards on the Go: Going Digital with Learning

Do you have an iPhone, iPad, smart phone, or other digital device? You probably answered YES, and now you can take your flash cards with you! As the world around us becomes increasingly “paperless,” it comes as no surprise that this has influenced the classroom and how we view education. iPads are becoming a staple in […]

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It pays BIG to be bilingual!

Being Bilingual Pays…..BIG. And keeps you young! Nowadays, successful, business executives in the U.S. come from all walks of life and educational backgrounds. You would be hard pressed to find two that share the same working experience. However, there is one characteristic that unites them all: They are ALL bilingual, and in most cases, multilingual. […]

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Pre-K Around the World

Pre-K Around the World: How does the U.S. measure up? According to the results of a study conducted by Education at a Glance 2012, in the European Union, 83% of 4-year-olds were enrolled in preschool. In contrast, only 69% of U.S. 4 year olds were enrolled in preschool. Of the top fifteen countries included in […]

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The Best Language for Learning Math

What’s the best language to learn Math? It’s not English! The English Language: Confusing, Contradictory and Difficult English is known as the most difficult language to learn. It is based on an alphabet whose pronunciation is far from phonetic in the written word. With its countless rules of grammar it has become to be known […]

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