Hawai‘i Association of Independent Schools


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Community service does more than just teach kids how to give back. Here are a few ways you can help your child become a change maker. more

Dec 18, 2017 10:35 AM Blogs

Education Cheat Sheet: Passion-Based Learning

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What is your child passionate about? By basing learning around a keiki's natural interests, educators say you can teach them to do be independent thinkers early in life. more

Nov 21, 2017 10:21 AM Blogs

Education Cheat Sheet: Navigating the Program Maze

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What is Montessori, Waldorf and Reggio Emilia? An expert helps us understand the similarities and differences in these educational methods for kids. more

Oct 16, 2017 10:37 AM Blogs

Education Cheat Sheet: Preparing for College,  Beyond the SATs

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Colleges are looking for much more than a textbook-style well-rounded resume. So what are admissions officers looking for beyond the test scores and grade point averages? more

Sep 18, 2017 9:00 AM Blogs

Education Cheat Sheet: Licensing 101

Mid-Pacific Institute is one of 107 Hawai‘i schools licensed by a subsidiary of the Hawai‘i Association of Independent Schools. Photo: Courtesy of Mid-Pacific Institute

Only about a third of the private schools in Hawai‘i are licensed. What does it matter and what does the license really mean? We break it down. more

Aug 21, 2017 4:17 PM Blogs

Education Cheat Sheet: Battling Boredom

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Sometimes it's better to leave your kids with nothing to do. Here is a look at the benefits of boredom. more

Jul 17, 2017 4:44 PM Blogs

Education Cheat Sheet: The Importance of Play in Early Education

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Prep time is important. But new studies show it may be time to set aside more time for playing. more

Jun 19, 2017 3:04 PM Blogs

Education Cheat Sheet: Individualized Learning

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Individualized learning isn't about creating specifically different plans for different students. Assets School leaders say it's all about options. more

May 15, 2017 9:00 AM Blogs

Education Cheat Sheet Workplace Learning


Why high school students are being encouraged to go to work, so to speak, for their education. more

Apr 17, 2017 6:02 PM Blogs

HAIS Books

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Is less homework a good or bad thing? The answer is not as clear cut as you may think. more

Mar 20, 2017 4:41 PM Blogs

An idea from the 19th century is gaining momentum in schools in Hawaii and across the nation. Why teachers (and parents) are now leaving the role of expert, to take on the role of guide. more

Feb 21, 2017 6:00 PM Blogs


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You've heard of STEM, but what is STEAM and why is that now the buzzword circling through Hawai‘i classrooms? We turn to an expert for answers. more

Jan 30, 2017 6:00 PM Blogs

HAIS Books

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Does education terminology intimidate you? HONOLULU Family and HAIS are launching a new column to help you decode the buzzwords and trends in your child's classroom. more

Jan 30, 2017 5:55 PM Blogs