The college vibe

There’s something missing in most colleges around the world and it doesn’t take long to realize what it is: vibrant campus life. Aside from the US, plus a small handful of schools in Canada, Europe and beyond, most colleges are strewn across sections of cities here and there without much of a central meeting grounds: […]

Math anxiety

Math anxiety. I certainly have some degree of that , and so, apparently, do many children, meaning they worry about doing maths at school to the point where it causes negative emotional reactions, even becoming a fear. You don’t have to be lousy at maths to feel it, even the best math students can develop […]

Switching schools

My son has gone to 9 different schools in 5 countries in 10 years. Not only have the physical locations been many, the teaching languages have switched quite a few times too; Danish, German, English, Swedish, German / French, back to English and right now German again. I know – we are horrible parents! I […]

Nine steps to help your child’s learning

It’s past the halfway point of the school year and becoming apparent whether or not your children are struggling academically. If they are struggling, there’s still time to turn it around. Unless they have special learning needs, the main issue is most likely organization and routine.There’s simply not enough structure and order to keep them […]

I am not one voice, I am many

Today, Pakistani activist MalalaYousafzai (17) received the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway, together with the Indian children’s rights advocate Kailash Satyarthi who has fought for children’s rights globally since 1980. Malala, who fights intensely and incessantly for every girl’s right to an education. Malala, who herself lost that right, instead the education she thirsted for became a crime. Malala, who […]

Luxembourgish Schools Support Group

Wherever you live, whether it is in your own country or abroad, choosing a school for your child is a big decision.  But in Luxembourg, when you are faced with the fact that your child will not only be learning in one language but three, it can seem like snorkelling through a bog backwards. How […]