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5 Qualities Universities Look for in Students

The transition from high school to college is undoubtedly a challenging process. A recent Survey of University Admissions Officers, commissioned by ACS International Schools, underscored some of the top qualities that universities look for in students. Here’s a closer look at these qualities: Ability to learn independently Independent learning is an important quality as students […]

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Impactful Classroom Management: Morning Meeting

A healthy morning routine does wonders in starting the day right. One way to do this in school while prioritizing student wellbeing is via a simple morning meeting. The original idea of morning meetings was derived from the evidence-based approach known as the Responsive Classroom. Based on principles that aim to build academic and social-emotional […]

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Importance of Language Learning in Education

Language learning has been playing an increasingly pivotal role in conveying thoughts, opinions, and emotions. Studies in Sweden have found that learning a language increases the size of the brain’s cerebral cortex and hippocampus, areas that are related to memory. This is similar to how any muscle in the body becomes stronger and more flexible […]

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Star Special: Redefining Global Education with Shattuck-St. Mary’s Forest City

  An all-rounded education is important in the upbringing of future leaders who are able to take on the challenges of an ever-changing world. This is where international schools have the competitive edge. International schools typically provide a more balanced curriculum that places emphasis on both academic and personal development. More and more parents in […]

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How Theater Arts Cultivates Leadership in Students

Most individuals view drama or theater arts in school as an extracurricular activity that is separate from the child’s academic and intellectual development. However, according to both the American Alliance for Theatre & Education and the Creative Advocacy Network, involvement in theater arts is linked to better academic performance and attendance among students. In fact, […]

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What Differentiates an American Education from the Rest

The United States of America (USA) is consistently a top choice for people from all around the world looking for an education that could open up more opportunities in life. For one, when it comes to tertiary education, the country has always been ahead of the world. Thomson Reuters’ World’s Most Innovative Universities ranking conveyed […]

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Boarding School: The Springboard for Success

According to research conducted by The Association of Boarding Schools, the number of boarding school graduates who achieve prestigious top management positions in their mid and late careers is significantly higher compared to the number of private and public school graduates with similar achievements. What causes this disparity? How can boarding schools help nurture high […]

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How can education help cultivate EQ among the young?

Do you remember when or how you learned to identify, manage, and recognize your emotions? For many adults, the answer is: No. More often than not, you stumbled your way through those baffling life moments on your own. As important as navigating our inner landscape is, it is not something that is explicitly taught in […]

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A Smoother Transition: SSM’s ScholarShift

ScholarShift® The transition from high school to university is often full of surprises for the unprepared. Many students struggle to come to grips with the higher expectations required by higher education. Although there are common skill sets necessary in both contexts, university students need to be able to master more challenging study skills, including understanding […]

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Preparing Students for a 21st Century World

Today’s fast-paced world is full of tremendous challenges and uncertainty. In order to prepare our younger generations to thrive in this world, we need to ensure that they are well equipped with pivotal 21st Century skills. These include the ability to think critically and communicate effectively, being proactive and possessing the right amount of curiosity […]

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