The Best Things Parents Can Learn From Foreign Schools


When her children were young, Teru's family had the opportunity to move from the United States to Asia. Over the course of several years, her children were enrolled in public schools in Japan, China and Hong Hong. She learned many best practices and ways parents can implement these strategies as a supplement to their children's education.

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Teru's Story

Teru Clavel is from New YorkCity

In 2006, her two boys were 18 months old and newborn.

They went to Hong Kong for 4 years and had their third child while they were there.

They decided to put their kids in the local public schools.

They moved to Shanghai and put their kids in the local public schools.

They moved to Tokyo in 2012 and put their kids in the local public schools.

In 2016 they came back to the U.S.

Teru was raised by first generation immigrants from Japan. When she had kids, she didn’t know how to give them that linguistic experience.

Cultural Differences

Every country has so many different cultural practices.