Archives for March 3rd, 2011

Race to Nowhere: The Dark Side of America’s Achievement Culture

The George Lucas Educational Foundation is calling the new Documentary by Vicki Abeles "Another inconvenient Truth."   If you haven't already heard the buzz about this Documentary unveiling the educational lives of American students click here to watch the trailers. There's a small chance that Internationl School Manila may be able to host screening. Stay Tunned! Read full article »

Reading Aloud to Your Children

Research shows there is no better way to prepare your child for reading successfully than to read aloud to them often –even if your child is having reading difficulties. Not only does reading aloud to your children improve their literacy skills, it creates a time for bonding with your children.   Read Jim Trelease’ Do’s and Dont’s for reading aloud to your Read full article »

Problem: “I don’t know!” Solution: Circle and underline

When presented with a written assignment, some students are often overwhelmed with the "wall of words", and when you ask them what they need to do, their answer most of the time is "I don't know."  One way to help them is to use the first step in the EmPOWER: A Method for Teaching Expository Writing by Bonnie Singer and Anthony Read full article »

End Distractibility: Improving ADHD Focus at Home and School

http://www.additudemag.com/adhd/article/5934.html ADHD students can easily daydream, lose focus, and drift off during school. Find out how to help children with attention deficit disorder fend off distractions and stay focused on the task at hand. The problem: The ADHD student doesn't seem to be listening or paying attention to class material. He may be daydreaming, looking out the window, or focused on irrelevant Read full article »

Tumble Books

Tumble Books is a huge online resource of books which can be read or listened to online. Many of the books have quizzes and questions afterword to help explore children's comprehension of the book. To access this students must use the log-in name and password given to them by the school. Please see the LS teacher or classroom teacher for more details.

Brain Pop

Brain POP is the home of fun learning! This site offers student the chance to explore many aspects of the world around us in a lively and exciting way. To access this students must use the log-in name and password given to them by the school. Please see the LS teacher or classroom teacher for more details.

Dance Mat Typing

BBC School's Dance Mat Typing is THE place to go for the least boring way to learn to touch type! This site takes student's through basic typing skills via a host of fun songs and crazy characters. No passwork required!