Minecraft Education in the Classroom

Minecraft – whether you love it or hate it, there are two things you cannot deny: lots of kids are crazy about it; and it offers some great educational opportunities. With G1 getting into Java with Minecraft and Youth Digital, I thought it was time to learn more about increasing our educational experience with Minecraft. Since children learn best when they’re fullyContinue reading “Minecraft Education in the Classroom”

Preschool Curriculum Options in Malaysia

Many preschools in Malaysia adopt a variety of pedagogical approaches and it is impossible to cover every possible combination. This article serves to cover the main curricula currently available. Play-Based A play-based curriculum is based on the philosophy that children learn best by doing what comes most naturally to them – playing. Preschools that followContinue reading “Preschool Curriculum Options in Malaysia”

A Montessori Education: Understanding the Montessori School and the Montessori Philosophy

Since its inception in 1907, the Montessori Method has been acknowledged as a successful curriculum for children. From The Montessori Mafia: Montessori builds innovators. The “Montessori educational approach might be the surest route to joining the creative elite, which are so overrepresented by the school’s alumni that one might suspect a Montessori Mafia: Google’s founders Larry Page andContinue reading “A Montessori Education: Understanding the Montessori School and the Montessori Philosophy”

The MindUP Curriculum

Goldie Hawn created an early childhood education curriculum?! Yes, she did. I chanced upon it when I was flipping through her book – 10 Mindful Minutes – at the bookstore. The only reason the book caught my eye is because I have been looking into the benefits of mindfulness meditation and discovering that there surprisingly numberContinue reading “The MindUP Curriculum”

Articles on Preschool, Homeschool, Traditional Schooling

The Great Debate Why Homeschool? Why Not Homeschool? Are Schools Destroying Our Children’s Creativity? The Socialisation Myth Should You Teach Your Child at Home? What if He’s Bored at School? Homeschooling These are homeschool curricula that we reviewed. There is a whole lot more available that we didn’t get to because we ended up choosingContinue reading “Articles on Preschool, Homeschool, Traditional Schooling”

Early Childhood Education: ABC Mouse Early Learning Academy

What is ABCmouse.com Early Learning Academy? ABCmouse.com Early Learning Academy is the leading online early education curriculum for parents, preschools and kindergartens in the United States and Canada. They offer more than 2,000 books, games, songs, puzzles, and art activities, each with specific learning objectives in the subjects of reading, mathematics, beginning science, social studies, art andContinue reading “Early Childhood Education: ABC Mouse Early Learning Academy”

Homeschooling Curriculum: The Montessori Method

I first heard about the Montessori Method over two years ago when I was trying to find out more about it for Aristotle. We’ve come a long way since then and everything I have seen and heard about the Montessori Method confirms all the benefits of the program. The results have been so positive thatContinue reading “Homeschooling Curriculum: The Montessori Method”

Homeschool Curriculum: Sidney Ledson for Intellectual Advancement

Okay, so maybe homeschool curriculum might not be exactly the right term since Aristotle goes to school. Perhaps what I should be calling it is our supplementary homeschool curriculum. And because it is supposed to be supplementary, the intention is not to adopt a full-scale homeschool curriculum but to implement elements of one. Although IContinue reading “Homeschool Curriculum: Sidney Ledson for Intellectual Advancement”

Evaluating the Curriculum Standards at School

My last post on researching International Schools in Kuala Lumpur has generated quite a number of comments on the quality and standards of the teaching curriculum at certain International Schools. One in particular that caught my attention was by Susie who expressed her dissatisfaction with Tenby International School because they were teaching the IPC (InternationalContinue reading “Evaluating the Curriculum Standards at School”