The Top 10 Kid-Friendly Restaurants in Hoboken July 14th, 2017

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by Tori Galatro There is no shortage of great restaurants in Hoboken, and many have children’s menus, but it’s hard to find a restaurant that will welcome kids with open arms. Fortunately, there are some Hoboken establishments that make it their business to help families with small children feel welcome, and don’t compromise on flavor […]

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The Pre School Years and the Importance of Social Emotional Learning June 12th, 2017

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When it comes to learning and culture, your child’s brain is a blank slate. Children learn through socialization from other adults and children in their immediate environment and, through repeated exposure to the people of that culture, they begin to understand those norms and beliefs. In a foreign country, your child learns cultural norms from […]

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The Benefits of Inquiry-Based Education June 5th, 2017

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As your preschooler is exposed to learning, it’s likely that his or her inquisitive nature will reveal itself. At Tessa International School in Hoboken New Jersey, we encourage our students to take charge of their learning with an inquiry-based learning approach based on the International Baccalaureate framework. What is Inquiry-Based Learning? While many preschool teachers […]

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What is immersion education? November 18th, 2016

Immersion education is a system in which all academic subjects are taught in a target language such as French, Spanish, or Mandarin. It’s best if it’s started when children are young as they are more able to pick up subtle nuances of language. The classrooms are efficient learning environments where classroom procedures and transitions move […]

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The benefits of an immersion education. November 14th, 2016

What is immersion education? Immersion education is a system in which all academic subjects are taught in a target language such as French, Spanish, or Mandarin. It’s best if it’s started when children are young as they are more able to pick up subtle nuances of language. The classrooms are efficient learning environments where classroom […]

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It’s all in the way we learn…Total Physical Response (TPR) November 2nd, 2016

An American professor by the name of James Asher developed an approach to language teaching commonly referred to as Total Physical Response (TPR). This work began in the 1960’s and theorizes that memory is improved through an association with physical movements. There are many activities that can occur when using the TPR approach which helps […]

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Focusing on individual learning needs improves learning outcomes October 12th, 2016

What is individual learning? Individualized learning is closely related to differentiated instruction. While differentiated instruction focuses on flexible grouping of children, individualized instruction focuses more on the needs of individual children. Good classrooms balanced both differentiated methods and individualized learning to create an engaging and stimulating learning environment. Why is individualized instruction important? Meeting the […]

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Social Emotional Learning (SEL) September 28th, 2016

Social Emotional Learning! What is it? Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is a very important piece of a child’s education and directly impacts their success in learning. CASL has identified five essential skills linked with Social Emotional Learning. Using these skills Tessa International School has selected a program that helps to promote a balance of high […]

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Summer Travel Plans…? August 8th, 2016

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At Tessa International School, we make it our mission to prepare our students to be leaders of the 21st century and happy world citizens. During the summer months, traveling with your children can be a great way to introduce them to the diversity beyond our borders.   Traveling with your children can be a fun […]

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