Ms. Lan taught Empathy

  “How’s your class going, Lan?” – I started chatting as we’re sitting in a small ramen shop. Lan slurped the ramen, eyes spacing out the window and wandering in a midst of thoughts. After a bite or two, she seemed to have found a story to illustrate what she was thinking. “I have this one student in my Foundation Math 2000,” she said. “His […]

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How do we build character at a learning center?

Dear teachers, At an after school learning center, finding time to cultivate the students’ characters can be a luxury.  However, we cannot deny the fact that our classrooms also provide a social structure that the child encounters and an excellent opportunity for character-building. Classroom is not just about learning concepts; it is also a place where a foundation can be built for becoming upstanding person. […]

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A Gift from Every Lesson

Dear my student, I know you’ve been stressed out lately with all the expectations weighing on your shoulders. They are so heavy that you seem to have forgotten the purpose of your learning when you showed up to our tutoring sessions. The purpose that I’m talking about here is not about completing all the worksheets or the lessons as planned. Those things are important because […]

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E2 Office Hour: Interview with Don Le, Co-founder of Everest Education

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Tran Luong Khoa Bang: Learning from the Uncertainties

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 career in the United Kingdom […]

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“The Purpose of Education” by Martin Luther King Jr.

As I engage in the so-called “bull sessions” around and about the school, I too often find that most college men have a misconception of the purpose of education. Most of the “brethren” think that education should equip them with the proper instruments of exploitation so that they can forever trample over the masses. Still others think that education should furnish them with noble ends […]

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Tracks on The Ocean Foam

Tracks on The Ocean Foam

When we close our eyes and imagine success, what do we see? Usually being the best out of the bunch, being praised, or in my case, winning the competition of E2’s marshmallow challenge with my team, in which all E2 employees divide ourselves into 5 different teams (mine is the team consists of three members who played this game before, but for the rest, this is […]

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Beyond Myself

Beyond Myself

“Always put Climbers first, even that means saying no to your CEO.” When I first arrived at E2 as a fresh intern, the phrase emphasized by my supervisor that stuck in my mind. This saying left a strong impression on me because it did not fully make sense to me at the moment. It contradicts with my perspectives. How can a mere intern deny the CEO? […]

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Making An Unfamiliar Language Personal

Making An Unfamiliar Language Personal

There’s a strong focus on creating a passion for lifelong learning, but how is the passion created? Initially it might seem like we can brainwash a group of kids into loving classical literature, but, unfortunately, this isn’t possible! Often, when students don’t like a certain subject, it could be because they have only been taught in a certain way: when I was in grade school, […]

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E2 Open House: Family Funday

E2 Open House: Family Funday

At E2, we understand that family bonding time plays a significant role in building confidence and positive attitudes in our students. As we launch a new E2 learning center in Phu My Hung, our team hosted the event E2 Open House: Family Funday, encouraging students and their parents to come visit the new space as well as spending a Sunday together with many fun activities. Our new […]

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