Tran Luong Khoa Bang: Learning from the Uncertainties

“In and outside of class, I’m a boy who is very… indecisive and shy. It’s hard for me to make new friends sometimes.” – Khoa Bang, a 10th grader from British International School (BIS), smiled and stated when being asked to describe himself. Little did we expect, Khoa Bang will soon venture himself to a new chapter of his academic Read More …

When Young People Fall In Love, What Have They Fallen Into?

Dr. Carl Pickhardt said that no more than 15 percent of teenage love stories that he’s known were truly love. Teenagers hardly fall in love; they fall into a depth of caring and yearning for caring, a more complex and compelling feelings than anything that they have felt before. As the feeling approaches, it involves more tensions and uncertainties than adults can Read More …

How To Spark Learning Everywhere Kids Go, Starting With The Supermarket

In America, a group of postdoctoral researchers at Temple University Infant & Child Laboratory conduct a supermarket project to help create opportunities for children to learn in their daily life with their caregivers and teachers. The cost for this intervention: It stays around $20 per market. Here’s the design: Signs are installed in various areas of the supermarket, prompting parents to ask their children Read More …

Worried About Screen Time? Don’t Let Kids Go It Alone

Here’s a new way of modern education: purchase an educational app, stick the tablet in your kid’s hands, and most importantly, sit down and be present to him or her. On Apple’s store alone, there are more than 80,000 apps categorized as educational. As great as they are in encouraging brain development, they are not babysitters. A study, published in Child Development, Read More …