Auswandern mit Kind: Wie fühlen sich Expatkinder in einem fremden Land zuhause?
Wie schafft man es, dass sich ein Kind in einem fremden Land zuhause fühlt? An meiner letzten Schule hatten wir vermehrt Expatkinder oder Diplomaten-Kinder. Oft waren sie nur ein Jahr an der Schule, manchmal auch mehrere Jahre. Interessanterweise waren sie meist beliebt und sehr anziehend für die anderen Mitschüler. Die Frage, die sich viele Auswanderer-Eltern…Read More
Lohnt sich das IB Programm an Paraguays Privatschulen? (Interview mit Lehrerin Cay Gabel)
Das Schulsystem in Paraguay bietet eine weite Bandbreite was Lehrplan und Preis anbelangt. Daher stellen sich viele Auswandererfamilien und Eltern mit Kindern die Frage, was die richtige Schule für ihre Kinder ist. Ist die Ausbildung in Paraguay vergleichbar mit der aus Europa? Lohnt sich das IB? Ich habe erfahren, dass in mehreren Schulen in…Read More
Tips to support a perfectionist teenager
The other day I put out an Instagram poll in my Story to ask all teenagers to tell me what was currently stressing them out the most. Besides the common answers like school and parents, I thought one answer was particularly useful to take up as a blog post and video idea. A dear…Read More
How do you teach self-confidence to your child?
(Video in German with 🇺🇸🇧🇷🇵🇾 subtitles👍) Two weeks ago I put out a video asking parents what they think were important skills to learn for their children and teens. Their responses ranged from self-responsibility, finding a circle of friends, motivation and self-confidence. Since self-confidence and motivation go hand in hand, I decided to take…Read More
Top Test Preparation Tips for Students 15+ years
There comes a time where simply reading your notes is not gonna help you score good grades anymore. Understanding your test conditions can help you already while you study and prepare for your upcoming exam. The following are proven strategies that have helped many students improve test scores and prepare more effectively for exams. …Read More
Why try Active Listening with your Teen?
What is Active Listening & why should I use it? Have you ever been told “You don’t get it!” Sometimes it might be a tense situation you’re in and emotions are overwhelming. Other times your teen might have the feeling that they told you something and were misunderstood. Knowing how to apply Active Listening will…Read More
3 powerful tricks to boost your learning process
How does your mood affect your learning? Did you know that the conditions you’re in when studying affect you in your test situation? Your goal should therefore be to create the same or similar conditions when studying as there are during the test situation. I want to tell you about three interesting facts…Read More
How to avoid misunderstandings?
Do you ever leave a conversation realizing that you were the only one talking and you didn’t learn anything about the other person? It might happen with a family member, friend or business partner. Other times you might feel that others aren’t listening to you. That is most likely not due to your missing expertise…Read More
Why you should study in different places if you want to memorize long-term!
While having the same workspace (e.g. your desk) is beneficial when you want to get into your study mode (for doing homework, writing your to-do list for the next day and so on), you might want to consider changing the context of your study situation when preparing for a test. Test preparation vs. work…Read More
How to save time when studying? RECALL vs. RECOGNITION testing for your successful test preparation
Self-testing is a must before every test. But which study method saves time and also improves your memory?🤷🏻♀️ While studying you might think, ”ah I’ll think of that answer for sure, that seems easy…” but especially if you study fast, re-accessing your memory might be hard. Self-testing is a must before every test!…Read More