Tesla Talk Week November 20th 2020
Director of Studies
Dear Parents and Guardians,
What is an IB education? As Tesla moves to implement the International Baccalaureate Primary and Middle Years Programmes it is important to understand the fundamental benefit of this type of education.
There are many clear advantages such as students becoming bilingual, access to the top universities worldwide, research skills and the list can go on.
But, underpinning all these benefits is the concept-based curriculum that IB has been recognized for and which has made the IB continuum one of the most distinguished educational programmes in the world.
So, what exactly is concept education? Concept based learning is about big transferable ideas that transcend time, place, situation. Concepts are a way to organize and make sense of learning. The world is changing, knowledge is changing. The ability to view the world with a more flexible mind is invaluable.
Most curriculums are content based and although some countries are moving to more concept based learning the progress has been very slow. Content just focuses on facts while concepts focuses on making sense of those facts and the world around us. Content can change, but concepts stay the same and content-based teaching may not get beyond information transmission which is very superficial learning.
Within the PYP there are eight key concepts: Form, Function, Causation, Change, Connection, Perspective, Responsibility and Reflection. As children go through the PYP they come to these concepts and are encouraged to think and work more widely as they apply the concepts.
One important factor to remind us all is that we still need facts and knowledge. It is almost impossible to be able to teach concepts without knowledge. Children still need the literacy and numeracy skills to be able to work conceptually and so if one considers connection and causation then learning about the impact of weather in Ho Chi Minh City can be applied through connection and causation to other cities such as Jakarta, Amsterdam etc. and then application and understanding can be deepened and understood.
It is the most significant aspect of the IB continuum and as children grow older it becomes evident when comparing IB students to non IB students. Hence the reason for so many universities actively seek IB students for their degree courses.
Director of Studies
Dear Parents and Guardians,
After producing a painting of the favorite fruit, Grade 3 students were very excited to continue their 3D artwork as well as arranging gifts for Vietnamese Teacher’s Day.
The students have been learning how to use cardboard as recycling materials for making their 3D pineapples.
Student formed the pineapples’ shape from the milk boxes they collected from the canteen, and then created their own patterns on that kind of fruit.
Not only learning art, students learn how to save materials, no chopping many trees in the forests as their actions.
We are proud of our students’ thoughts and their actions.
And here are those pictures:
HAPPY VIETNAMESE TEACHER’S DAY
On the occasion of Vietnamese Teachers’ Day, Tesla would like to send our best wishes to all of our teachers. We wish you all good health and happiness with this noble teaching career.
“Under the sun, no more noble professions of teaching” – said Comenxki, one of the most respected educators of the world. Once again, we would like to extend our deep gratitude to teachers for their dedication to education.
TESLA CHILDREN MADE GREETING CARD
The lesson helps children to understand the meaning of Vietnamese Teachers’ Day, develop their emotions, show respect and gratitude to the teachers.
LEARNING ABOUT VARIATION IN COLOR WITH VOYAGER CLASS CHILDRENS
The world of color always attracts children. Early identification of colors will help children explore the surrounding world passionately and stimulate their creativity.
Voyager class childrens had memorable experiences when participating in the class “Variation in color”. Childrens were free to choose and use many different colors to create their pictures.
Benefits of “Variation in color” class:
STUDY SCIENCE – TECHNOLOGY WITH TESLA-ERS
Children are acquainted with science and technology early will have a very good foundation for thinking. This method helps children have a positive attitude to science, stimulate creativity and to acquire knowledge quickly.
ENJOYABLE ENGLISH LESSONS WITH TESLA
In the English lesson of Teacher Ciara, elementary students continue to experience an exciting time learning foreign languages. Through English lessons combining vivid images and exciting activities, children are naturally acquired knowledge and memorized in the classroom.
COMPREHENSIVE DEVELOPMENT WITH MUSIC
Scientific research shows that: music helps students gain a lot of advantages in learning. Connecting with music improves children’s brain development. Therefore, every week, Tesla’s students will study with a variety of musical instruments and take part in many exciting extracurricular activities in music room.
Here are some reminders:
· The school will hold a Sports Day for students to raise funds and support people in the Central region on Thursday, November 26, 2020.
· If parents have any questions about your children’s learning, please contact the Homeroom Teacher through ManageBac;
TESLA Talk Organizer
To become a leading education group by giving students a passion for science and technology through developing strong language skills. To provide students with an educational environment that combines the teaching of modern science, technology and education in Western cultures with the Oriental values.