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Our Press Review at School

A press review is a journalistic exercise centred mainly on radio journalism: news that can be regularly heard on the radio, both nationally and internationally. It brings to light the latest world news or a specific event that is commented…

WEDNESDAY IS A DIFFERENT DAY

You can ask any of our Kindergarten children about what happens at school on Wednesdays, and the answer will surely begin their answer with: “Wednesday is a different day …” Your next question will surely be: “What makes it different?”…

Skills Tree

Every new school year is a new beginning, an opportunity for us to continue to question our pedagogical and educational practice. If our work is enriched by new projects planned over the academic year, our objectives for each child remains…

Music and brain development

The results of the latest research carried out by Dr. Michel Habib, president of Résodys and neurologist at the CHU Marseille on the effects of music on the brain, confirm what many musicians and scientists have been saying for a…

Eden School at artgenève

On a Quest to Understand Each Other For the second consecutive year, Eden School dedicates a space to the children who visit artgenève. This venue is part of an educational process conducted by the private bilingual primary schools of Geneva…

Learning the language of computers at the Primary school level is increasingly used all over the world. This skill can be applied across the curriculum and not only in Computer Science class as one might imagine. Nowadays, coding is not…

Today’s teachers’ roles

Society has witnessed a revolutionary shift in the teacher’s roles over the last century. As such, we have seen the emergence of, what some call, the ‘interactive teacher’ (Abrahamson, no date). This term simply designates a teacher who is attentive…

What is differentiation inside the classroom

One-room schoolhouse classrooms were a place where a single educator faced the daily challenge of teaching to meet the needs of all students. Learner characteristics like age, cultural background, cognitive ability, and physical challenges did not separate students into different…

How chess imitates life

Chess is a game of Kings and Pawns, on and off the board. Considered to be the most democratic game in the world, it has been played by many and admired by all. It is the ground where mental battles…

Your learning styles are more important than you may realize. Your preferred styles guide the way you learn, internally represent experiences, the way you recall information, and even the words you choose. Walter Burke Barbe and his colleagues identified three…

Developing new skills at school

“A child who feels well, does well!” Jane Nelsen At Eden School we use an educational system that suggests that we should develop life skills within the children (independence, responsibility, problem resolution, …): Positive Discipline Positive Discipline aims to teach…

It’s «Back to School» for the Teachers

It is Monday, 22nd of August. The staff is gathered around a cup of coffee. Today each of them is living the beginning of a new school year. «How are you?» «Did you have a nice summer holiday?» «Welcome, Oriane!»…

Philosophy with children

The groundwork for teaching Philosophy to children was laid in the 1970’s by Matthew Lipman, an American philosopher and pedagogue. The cornerstone of his approach is the belief that we must develop critical thinking skills, creativity, self-esteem and the ability…

Eden School, a Unique Identity

At Eden School, as in most others, the school year has come to an end. We would therefore like to reflect upon a few key ideas that describe its qualities and share with you those aspects that make it unique…