Important tips on reading

Elaine Chiew is an author, researcher, educator and an arts and culture reviewer. She has written a number of short stories, several of which have won international writing awards. She also edited the anthology Cooked Up: Food Fiction From Around the World. Elaine is no stranger to Artistic Strategies Academy. She has mentored several batches of[…]

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Your Child May Just Be a Startup Founder

Recently, we came across a number of interesting infographics showing how startups were formed and how they developed into full-fledged companies. Here are two of them: Source: Best Friend Bible Source: Best Friend Bible In today’s world where the start-up culture is rife and continues to grow, how do we prepare our children adequately to[…]

Developing an Innovator’s Mindset in our Children

Many of us are familiar with the Growth Mindset, discovered by Carol Dweck, Professor of Psychology. Such a mindset is encouraged in both children and adults because it is the belief that the “most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work”. (Growth Mindset Definition).Yet, George Couros, an Innovative Teaching, Learning, and Leadership[…]

5 Elements of Good Storytelling

What does it take to write a good story? Perhaps, you could start with these five essential elements of storytelling.1. Well-rounded charactersWell-rounded characters are based on real life characters. Take a look at your favourite characters from books or the movies. What are they like? What outstanding traits do they have and how do they[…]

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Enrolling Children in Writing Competitions

 The idea of entering a writing competition may seem daunting to many (adults and children alike). However, at Artistic Strategies Academy, we believe in creating opportunities for our students to participate in writing competitions, both local and international. Here are three reasons why we enrol our students in writing competitions:1. It Builds ConfidenceWhen students win these[…]