Bracing For Educational Change

There is a quote from the Disney Pixar’s animation Wall-E that seems rather apt for the Movement Control Order we find ourselves in today in Malaysia: “I see the ship’s log is showing that today is the 700th anniversary of our five-year cruise. Well, I’m sure our forefathers would be proud to know that 700...
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Exam Success

Increasingly we hear arguments that exams do not matter, do not measure ability accurately, or that they place undue pressure on students. However, it is our view, that society has not changed significantly to embrace a reduction of exams, let alone its removal or replacement. As Mrs. Chong, Head of Secondary at elc International School...
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Resilient Teachers Develop Resilient Students

Well, life under Movement Control Order (MCO) has been extremely challenging for all of us. There is a saying that we never appreciate the value of water until the pipe runs dry. That is true with a lot of other things too. We always take people, things and freedom for granted, especially if we have...
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The Truth About Our Obsession With Grades

No doubt, grades are tremendously important. They are a tried-and-tested method of judging a student’s ability and performance. The grades students receive on assessments inform a teacher’s teaching and are the basis on which teachers adjust their teaching and learning methodology. They help teachers evaluate which sections of the syllabus need further reinforcement and which...
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Effective ways to discipline your child

“Spare the rod and spoil the child” A phrase we have heard and believed over the ages. Is it still an effective parenting skill to discipline our children? Smacking is not legal in 60 countries. Sweden was the first country to ban smacking way back in 1969. Many have followed since. In March 2019, the...
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The importance of family time

It’s a digital world and while this may have connected the world, it has also increasingly distanced the people close to us. Many of us now spend time following friends that live thousands of miles away, but in doing so ignore the person sitting right beside us. A lot of discussion on the effects of...
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Sowing The Seeds Of Physical Education In Schools

Schools play an integral role in the early formative years of a child. School affects every sphere of child development, particularly the physical and mental realms. In most cases, the discipline instilled in students at school remains with them for life. Obesity has been a matter of concern for decades among adults. However, child obesity...
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The values of education at elc International School and what it brings to the table

elc International School was established more than 30 years ago with a dream to bring affordable international education to Malaysia. What started as a humble enterprise with only 5 students and 6 teachers including the principal herself, it has grown by leaps and bounds. Today, elc boasts of thousands of alumni who are well-established across the...
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Why Accreditation Is Important When Choosing A School

Choosing a school is no easy task especially when there are many choices out there; more so when it is a definitive decision for your child. Education is expensive and as a parent, you need to ensure that your child gets the best value. There are many factors to consider when deciding on a school,...
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