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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[…]

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How Storytelling Can Help Your Child Succeed

In today’s world, it is so important to be able to tell your own story because if you don’t, someone else will tell it for you.Here’s an article that our founder wrote for New Age Parents on the relationship between your child’s success and storytelling!How Storytelling Can Help Your Child To Be SuccessfulThere is no[…]

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Creating a well-developed character

Renowned children’s author, Judy Blume says that one of the most significant and fundamental aspects of storytelling is the creation of compelling characters.Indeed, creating a three-dimensional character or a well-rounded character takes a lot of reflection and thought. How do we guide our young writers in doing so? Here are three tips to get your[…]