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Parents: Are you a Gardener or a Carpenter?

  With the COVID-19 crisis closing schools and sending workers home, many parents will be spending a significant amount of time with their children in the next few weeks as children learn remotely. At HEI Schools, ...

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University of Helsinki’s Educational Sciences Ranks 23rd in the World

We are proud to announce that our shareholder and partner, University of Helsinki, has been ranked 23rd in the world for Educational Sciences in the 2020 QS World University rankings. This is the third consecutive year ...

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Education

Nordic Know-How: Teaching Children About Themselves & the World

Nordic education systems, and indeed Nordic values, are renowned the world over. Why? Source: HEI Schools In a recent New York Times opinion piece, “This is How Scandinavia Got Great,”* author David Brooks argues that ...

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Education

In Praise of Praise: Commending Children is More Effective than Reprimanding

Many times it feels like increasing your volume when speaking to children just doesn’t motivate them. So what can help? Research shows that praising children in the classroom leads to more on-task behavior and focus. At ...

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HEI Schools Expands Into Malaysia with Curriculum Partnership

Pictured left to right: Mr Mohamed Farid, Mr Eero Väisänen, Ambassador Petri Puhakka, Ms Mardhiah Zain, Ms Syahirah Hanim Jermadi, and Mr Heikki Vartia. Helsinki International Schools Group (HEI Schools), a Finnish ...

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Education

Children Study Better in Calm Environments

A recent study has shown that visually rich surroundings distract children from their studies, while less distracting environments improve their performance. A recent study published in the Journal of Experimental Child ...

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Education

How to be Happy: The Importance of Creative, Active Children

The OECD recently released the results for its global test of 15-year-olds in math, science and reading, known as the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). China and Singapore ranked first and second, ...

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Education

Let them play: Children who play more grow up healthier

Photo by Robert Collins on Unsplash The World Health Organization’s most recent guidelines about physical activity show that children under five should play more and sit less in order to establish healthy lifestyle ...

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HEI Schools again recognized as HundrED Innovator

HEI Schools is excited to announce that it has once again been selected by the global education nonprofit HundrED, in its third global innovation collection, HundrED 2020, highlighting 100 of the brightest innovations ...

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