Your child isn’t reading at the same level as his or her classmates, or perhaps hasn’t as good a grasp of mathematics and science. Is it time to call in the specialists, or track down a tutor and pay for extra classes? We say no. Just like every adult has different abilities, every child is unique and learns at a different pace. It’s not about judging your child against the progress of others, rather it’s about helping them to find their path to fulfilling their own potential.
By focusing on academic testing and grading, are we threatening our children’s love of learning? Leading thinkers in education believe so, citing widespread problems at the heart of mainstream and state-led schooling across the world.
International schools have gained increasing popularity in Switzerland and as a result, many have expanded to meet demand. The benefits of international schooling – especially when taught in a number of languages – on children are proven, but we at Lake Leman International School believe bigger schools can lose that personal touch and leave children without the attention they need.
Over the years, international schools have come under harsh criticism as not providing the best learning experience. These schools have been seen as a place where students who struggle with education are sent, or as isolated bubbles outside the community where non-native families become an insular micro-community.
One of the traditional barriers faced at international schools is that of community integration and student-community engagement. The schools are fantastic centres of learning for students of all cultures and nationalities, but typically, these learning environments have been very self-centric.
At LLIS Lake Leman International School we teach both English and French, thanks to a language programme that adapts to each child’s individual abilities. This is great for the many students who come to us to learn new languages. Let’s look at some of the reasons why multilingualism is the way forward, not just here at LLIS, but for children the world over.
The internet is one of the world’s greatest inventions and an amazing educational resource when used sensibly. At school, teachers are always on hand to make sure students browse safely – but what can parents do at home? Here are five ways to keep your kids safe online.
Starting a new school can be a challenge for parents and children alike. However, with our guide on simple preparation ideas, you can ensure your child gets off to the best possible start during this exciting time.
Our older students took part in a workshop organised by Medair to see what it would be like to be a refugee for a day. They asked the children to bring 5 items they would take on a trip, then Medair simulated a refugee scenario and the children had to make some tough choices. Continue reading