Success Isn’t A Straight Line I love this graphic from Dmitri Martin’s This Is A Book. It holds such an important lesson for our students. I’ve noticed that students I speak to have a powerful fear of ruining their lives if they don’t get the right grades in the right classes while keeping up with the right extracurriculars. Life, as they see it, looks like this: Get good grades Go to a good college Get a good job These students think they’re not allowed to make mistakes or change their plans. The Reality As adults, how many of [...]
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David Palmer Ph.D. Source: Psychology Today Is Your Child Gifted? What to Look for, Why You Should Know How do you tell if your child is gifted? Schools that have programs for gifted students are often able to identify them by using traditional screening methods, like group IQ tests, review of achievement test scores and past grades, observation, and getting input from teachers and parents. So, when it comes to discovering if your own kid is gifted, one option is to wait and see whether teachers or others at your child's school recommend testing for a gifted [...]
Calvin: The Unexpected Gifted Kid All comics by Bill Watterson, © Universal uClick One of my favorite guides to understanding our students is Bertie Kingore’s breakdown of the traits of “gifted” and “high achieving” students. The traits in the “gifted” category always make me think of Calvin from Bill Watterson’s wonderful Calvin and Hobbes. Calvin and Gifted Characteristics As a kid, I read Calvin and Hobbes religiously. Now, I read these same comics and see Calvin as the perfect introduction to the unexpected characteristics of many gifted students. The tragedy of these traits is that, despite being [...]
走入高才生的世界 才高八斗也会栽跟斗 发布/2018年4月29日 3:30 AM 文/陈莹纮摄影/龙国雄, 谢智扬, 叶振忠, 梁麒麟 来自/联合早报 Shanghai’s “one” media platform uploaded a video of an interview to a company’s president on Sunday. In particular, the respondent was only 13 years old and she is the president of a mobile application called “MinorMynas”. When peers of the same age were chasing stars or discussing cosmetics, Ye Reng was outcast because she was not interested in it. Her mother decided to let her do self-learning at home and finally she started her own business. After watching the video, netizens were amazed that Ye Reng's [...]
This School Is The ONLY School For Gifted Kids In Singapore The Explore School House offers a fully tailored education that aims to develop critical thinking, creativity and communications skills. The Explore School House’s founder Lee Yee-Wuen believes that education is designed to instil a love of learning, and should be personalised based on each child’s strengths and interests. Customised Education Each child has his or her own Personal Development Plan, and is taught based on his or her aptitude and abilities. For example, a 7-year-old may attend Grade 2 Maths Class, Grade 3 Science [...]
Great write-up on The Explore School House. Thank you HoneyKids. A child who excels in Science may not do the same in Maths – The Explore School House recognises this and keeps students motivated with its revolutionary academic plan We love that in Singapore there are so many great options when it comes to schools for kids. So, we get pretty excited when we hear there’s a new school that’s thrown open its doors to make the options even broader. The Explore School House is not your run-of-the-mill kind of school though. It has a bespoke [...]
Inspiring Passion in Kids With a Personalised Curriculum In an ideal world, education would be personalised according to each child’s aptitudes, abilities and interests. Getting a one-on-one tutor isn’t a practical solution for most families – but what if there was a school that used a personal development plan catered to each child? Imagine a 7-year-old child could attend a grade 2 Maths class, a grade 3 Science class, and grade 4 English Language Art class. The Explore School House is that very school. Elon Musk and Sir Ken Robinson agree, that children excel when they can [...]
Giving talented children the education they deserve We all like to think that our children are gifted, and in many ways they are. However, if your child truly is advanced, finding the right environment for them to thrive in can prove quite a challenge. After struggling to find support for her own son in the mainstream school system, Yee-Wuen Lee came up with a solution: a school that would educate based on ability, not age, with a curriculum tailored to the individual child. We talk to Yee-Wuen about The Explore School House and how it nurtures the [...]
Huge success at our first Open House The Explore School House invited our guests to join Galileo and Newton in thinking about one of the most celebrated maths problem. Great to see everyone enjoying the refreshment and discussion.