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Bond with your child in creative ways

Here are a few activities that both parents and children can do during the last week of the June school holidays! These activities enable you to spend quality time together while igniting your creativity:1. Clay CreaturesDabble and experiment with clay to make clay characters. You could even have a theme, like underwater creatures or pre-historic[…]

Creating a Descriptive Setting

The setting in a story can determine many things. It is not simply the time and place that the story takes place in. The setting also determines the mood and atmosphere in the story, affecting the characters and the plot. For example, if the plot is a tragic one, the setting might be dark and[…]

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Extrinsic Motivation Can Enhance Learning

At Artistic Strategies Academy, we believe that children should associate positive emotions with learning. We want our students to feel empowered and confident when they learn how to become better writers and communicators. This is why we have a point system that we have developed for our classes. This point system is a form of extrinsic motivation- motivation that comes[…]

Supporting Introverted Children in Speaking

In today’s world, it might seem that extroversion is a more highly valued trait than introversion. For example, I have met a good number of parents who lament the fact that their more introverted children are being penalised for not performing well or speaking up during the oral examinations.While we cannot change the grading system[…]

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Design Thinking: Why Every Child Should Learn It

I was first acquainted with Design Thinking Principles (originally fromStanford University) during one of my courses at Harvard University. The course was entitled “Designing for Learning by Creating”. I was fascinated by how we could all learn to be designers and create the best user experiences for others to improve their lives. Since then, I have[…]