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As expats in Shanghai, we are well aware that chan...

/*by Ryan Edward Kalb*/ Schools and tests are ess...

Each month, Shanghai Family visits a variety of schools to interview kids on a range of different subjects. This May, we meet with Year 8 students at Wellington College International Shanghai [1] ...

*/by Mr. Anthony Reich/* Service Learning should be a vital component of every student’s educational journey, and that is certainly our belief at Dulwich College Shanghai [1]. We want our students to know what it means to serve others, whether that be within our school itself, in the wider Shanghai community, or further afield in the world beyond. So how do we go about doing this? We star...

  I don't understand this! It's too hard! I’m the only one in my class who can’t do this! The...

  A child who grows up believing he can succeed, that it’s ok to fail and then try again, will take up many more challenges than children who lack belief in themselves or children who don’t trust that the world is a safe and secure place. *A sense of self-confidence is one of the greatest gifts you can give your child. * Confidence is defined as a belief in oneself and one’s powers or abilities. Children begin to develop confidence from a very early age. Early positive experiences...

Until recently, “international schooling” was largely limited to educating the children of expats. But in the last few years, a new boom in international schools that cater to local Chinese students are starting to even overshadow the year-over-year growth of “traditional” international schools. There’s a tug-of-war, however, stirring between the national government and local famil...

For some adults it can be hard to speak up if they have a problem. But when the daily pressures of work, home life, bills and dependants build up, most have developed the skills over time to pin-point issues. Adults have increased their confidence to voice concerns and ask for advice, or just for a sympathetic ear. But how about our children?   ...

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