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[…]

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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[…]