April 30, 2013
April, the month of new spring shoots and Earth Day, invariably brings with it a flurry of environmental initiatives. As environmental issues arising from pollution, food safety, and climate change impact our daily lives in ever-increasing ways, it is clear that we need to go beyond Earth Day: The environment needs our attention all year round.
April 11, 2013
Children have been drawing, colouring, and painting for as long as the tools have been available. That’s not likely to change, but in today’s modern age, children are also able to use technology to enhance their art projects. By combining art projects conducted at the kitchen table with those at the computer desk, children can explore art on an entirely new level. So how do parents encourage the creative mix of traditional art with modern technology? YCIS Shanghai art teachers paint a broad brush with some suggestions.
April 5, 2013
Children who achieve high proficiency in critical thinking are exceptionally well equipped to develop into caring, successful, and reflective citizens. Critical thinking expands their knowledge and understanding through opportunities to ask and consider questions, to explore answers, and to participate in genuine, and thought-provoking dialogue.
March 27, 2013
E-books talk. Computer games teach. With all the technology that infuses their lives, do children today learn differently? Does the presence of computers, smartphones and interactive touchscreens contribute to their education, or are these just flashy distractions? For schools that are on the cutting edge of technology, new devices, software and applications are becoming more integrated into the education experience.