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As expats in Shanghai, we are well aware that change constantly takes place, and sometimes at lightning speed. Fortunately there is help available to bridge the gap and keep us in the know. One such...

/*by Ryan Edward Kalb*/ Schools and tests are essential bedfellows in the educational experience. I...

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] to discover what they're looking forward to in the transition to Senior School next year. From be...

*/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 start by encouraging students – of all ages from 4 -18, as having a serving mind-set knows no age lim...

  I don't understand this! It's too hard! I’m the only one in my class who can’t do this! These are all common complaints that we hear from our children at some point during the educational process. Whether the difficulties begin in the early years of their education or as they progress th...

  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 g...

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 families seeking Western schooling for their child(ren). Here, we explore the recent trends – and effo...

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...

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