Recently, my principal had a great idea. Rather than scramble to help parents deal with issues as they pop up throughout the year, he decided we should take a preventative, rather than reactionary approach. Our health program has always followed that model, but that’s for the students. The parents are often left to navigate … Continued
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I can hear my fellow health teachers now: “Here we go again. More new resources, just as we had the unit figured out.” They like to give me a hard time, but it’s one of the reasons we love teaching health: There is no shortage of new information to share with the kids, and … Continued
By Elisabeth J. Luu, Ed.M. . Many parents idealize the international school experience before they arrive in Shanghai. They imagine all the rich experiences their children will have, such as studying a new language, or making new friends from different countries. While an international school education will provide your child with unique opportunities, it can … Continued
By Siobhan E. Brown Children who have Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) often go undiagnosed because the behavior they exhibit can mimic that of children who are progressing through the developmental stages normally. Is the child who yells and throws his shoes, merely trying to get the attention of his teacher or … Continued
The book that shaped our modern Christmas season like no other is Charles Dicken’s A Christmas Carol. First published in 1843 the book tells the story of a bitter old miser named Ebenezer Scrooge and his transformation resulting from a supernatural visit by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the Ghosts … Continued
I think we in the post- industrial world live with a big lie. And its one we’re not necessarily aware of. But its surely one that we pass on to our children. And its not doing us any good nor our children. The lie I’m talking about is a subtle one. Its the idea that … Continued
It’s here! The annual ShanghaiMamas Talk About Primary Schools is officially online .