When the rebel becomes the norm…..

( First published on Educator Voices (ibeducatorvoices.wordpress.com) in May 2018) At International School of Ho Chi Minh City, we are very proud of our #rebelalliance and are blessed with a leadership team that constantly pushes, provokes, and celebrates our thinking and learning and teaching. As a learning community we are proud of our innovative approaches […]

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The Best School in the Universe

“As an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, International School Ho Chi Minh City (ISHCMC) constructs a Culture of Achievement in an environment where students are energized, engaged and empowered to become active participants in their communities.” The ‘Culture of Acheivement’ referred to comes from the text ‘How to Create a Culture of Acheivement – in […]

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Shu-ha-ri

Shu – Ha – Ri Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shuhari) gives the translation as:  “to keep, to fall, to break away”.  The name comes from Japanese martial arts (particularly Aikido), and is a way of thinking about how you learn something and the idea that a person passes through three stages of gaining knowledge: Shu (守), “protect”, “follow the rule”: in this phase the […]

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