QAIS Secondary BLog

Sep
19

Parents Visit Humanities Class During Open House

On Tuesday September 13th parents of MYP students were invited to join in observing and participating in classes. During this particular lesson, students were engaged in a Carousel Activity where they would “travel” to different locations around the world to investigate whether or not the famous explorer, Marco Polo was a fraud. Students investigated various […]

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Sep
07

MMUN First Opening Speeches

QAIS Delegates in grades 7-10 have been busy for the last two weeks. In our MMUN program we have been using the IB Learner Profile attributes as delegations, in order to help students metaphorically understand International Policies. Likewise, through a series of brief simulations, delegates have become aware of the many layers that exist during […]

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Sep
06

Reinventing Objects As Something New

In our Global Issues and Entrepreneurship class, we have been discussing innovation. This week we were focusing on how innovations are often not a new invention but taking something that already exists and changing the use for it. Today it is Uber redefining the taxi industry. A few generations ago, it was World War II […]

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Sep
05

Finding Math Heroes

Our MYP2 math class is exploring the lives of famous people to understand their contributions to math and how they demonstrated one or more of the IB learner profile attributes in their lives. In an initial session students brainstormed to list who and what they already knew: A later session explored the four branches of mathematics, […]

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Sep
03

Welcoming the Newest Members of the MYP to the Humanities

  This year we are happy to have nine, and soon to be ten, new additions to the MYP and Upper School! The MYP 2 group has a diverse mix of perspectives, talents, and interests, which is making for engaging and lively discussions. In our first two weeks in Humanities, the students have explored the […]

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Aug
31

Living Real Life Situations in the Classroom

The Theory of Knowledge (TOK) course seeks to enable students to establish connections between the knowledge and skills they acquire in the IB DP and their surroundings. Real Life Situations (RLS) constitute an entry point to encourage students in keeping a focused discussion going on, while developing a clear analysis. Many times, RLS are addressed […]

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Aug
31

Globally minded language users

Witnessing how students employ language meaningfully to convey their points of view, to challenge convictions, to invite reflection, and to assess opinions, is one of the most enriching experiences for anyone involved in the learning process. As our MMUN program evolves each session, students (aka delegates) have become aware of the language mechanisms that are […]

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Aug
30

IB DP Student Leadership and Safety

The DP students at QAIS are taking on a leadership role this year. They will be involved in coaching, mentoring and organising events for the school community. The students decided it was a good idea to test out some of the new equipment in the P.H.E. office to ensure it is safe for the younger […]

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Aug
30

The Importance of Sleep

   我们今天活动的主题是强调睡眠的重要性。学生们将各自起床时间和睡觉时间以数轴的形式标注出来,他们各抒己见,认为好的睡眠是第二天精力充沛的保证,并提出了喝牛奶、听轻音乐、睡觉前做舒缓的运动等助睡眠的好方法。 Grades 7, 9,10, 11 and 12 gathered data on their sleeping habits, and then engaged in dialogue about their sleeping habits. Students were asked about the problems sleeping may cause, the impact lack of sleep could have on their performance at school, and how being tired affects the learning environments.

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Aug
26

A Language Experiment: QAIS ATL Program in Action

As part of our ATL-based advisory Program, we have developed a series of learning experiences that allow your students to become aware of the skills they need to employ (and they are employing) while  working on a specific task or solving a problem. All QAIS advisory program tasks culminate with a reflection session in which students […]

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