Why and How To Cultivate a Growth Mindset

“Growth mindset” is a term coined by Stanford Psychology professor, Dr. Carol Dweck. It refers to an attitude wherein individuals realize that natural talent or intelligence is only a starting point, a baseline from which real progress begins. These people know that anyone can learn or do nearly anything through dedication and work. Such an…

The Seven Learning Styles and How to Identify Them

Since the 1970s, multiple psychologists and educational theorists have offered differing theories about various kinds of learning styles, that is, the unique ways in which individuals learn best, not only in the classroom but also in routine everyday life.  While the concept of learning styles is widely contested, it is still a significant factor to…

Introducing the AIS Makerspace

One of the highlights of the new academic year at Ahmedabad International School is the Makerspace, an initiative aimed at allowing students to explore and express their creativity. It is an innate human desire to give form to ideas through making things using our hands. This process in turn fuels engagement, creativity and curiosity, qualities…

5 Top Reasons Why the IBDP is Ideal Preparation for University

There are many ways in which the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme stands out as a top educational qualification the world over. It equips students with a unique blend of knowledge, skills and competencies that are especially essential for success in the dynamic 21st century world we live in. The IBDP lays a solid foundation for higher…

Five Reasons To Start Journaling Today

Both history and popular culture bear witness to the power of journals, whether it’s classic books such as The Diary of Anne Frank or fictional accounts like the immensely popular Diary of a Wimpy Kid, there is something uniquely engaging and inspiring about personal journals. In it’s simplest form, journaling involves keeping a written daily…

Ten School Life Hacks You Must Try This Year

School is back in session and with it comes the struggle of settling into a busy routine. Here are some useful hacks that you should try this year to better handle  the different aspects of school life. 

Five Ways To Help Children Be More Organised

Effective organisational skills are a key ingredient for success in school and in life. Some people are naturally more organised than others but everyone can adopt routines and systems that can facilitate success. Here are five ways in which families can support and encourage children of all ages to be organised, which can help them…

How To: Prepare for Back to School!

With the summer break drawing to a close, it’s time to prepare to get back into the school routine. Children of all ages can find it a bit of a challenge to once again adjust to a full schedule, but here are three ways in which you can ease the transition and kick start the…

Top Five Characteristics of a 21st Century Educator

Last week’s blog post looked at some of the characteristics of a successful 21st century learner.  But what does it mean to be an educator in a world that is continuously changing and moving at tremendously fast speeds?   Traditionally, teachers have delivered information to students much like a ‘sage on the stage’, but if children…