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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[…]

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Writing Can (and Should be) Planned

There’s a famous saying that goes, “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” While this paints the worst case scenario, planning before writing can certainly improve the quality of the writing and also make the process easier. Here’s why planning should be done : 1) The beginning is almost always the hardest and[…]

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Common Mistakes in Writing

Based on our observations, many students (both upper primary and lower primary students) make these mistakes unknowingly and it is hard to reverse these mistakes when they become bad habits. However, with the right intervention, it is possible. Here are some common errors to look out for in your child’s writing: 1. Misuse of contractions:[…]

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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 Creatures Dabble and experiment with clay to make clay characters. You could even have a theme, like underwater creatures[…]

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[…]