Advisory (ATL)

Apr
24

We are running advisory

This year, we have been doing a lot of things in advisory. We have been learning about learning; learned strategies about reflection; and worked on our MYP targets. However, advisory is not just important for teachers, but also for students.  It is really important for all students to start the day in a positive manner, and […]

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Apr
05

ATL Support for the PYP Exhibition

In a previous post entitled The ATL Museum Part I, grade 7 students presented a collection of  ATL-related posters they made to PYP5. This time it was PYP6’s turn. Our grade 7 students know what it takes to be successful in the PYP Exhibition, so they customised the presentation they had previously delivered with a focus […]

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Mar
27

Students Taking the Lead

Recently, MYP and DP students have been meeting to come up with ways to make positive changes to QAIS and the Qingdao community. Students are now creating Ambassador groups in hopes of leading the way in community service, school activities, art, and sports programs, along with many more. Students will hone their leadership and communication […]

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Mar
03

With a Little Help of our friends

In order to strengthen collaboration among our programs, and to enable students to regard each other as an integral part of a learning community, PYP and MYP teachers at QAIS strive to find opportunities for students to collaborate and learn from each other. The images below show how Grade 7 students assisted PYP3 students in […]

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Mar
03

The ATL Museum Part I

Every morning, throughout this academic year, QAIS advisory program has engaged students in talking about learning. MYP students have watched inspirational videos and expressed their opinion about them; they have also looked at a variety of Global Issues and have commented upon them; they have engaged in the study of specific skills they have to […]

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Feb
15

Skill Audit in Secondary

    Service-learning is an educational approach that combines learning objectives with community service in order to provide a pragmatic, progressive learning experience while meeting societal needs. Service-learning involves students in service projects to apply classroom learning for local agencies that exist to effect positive change in the community. (Furco, A.,  2011. “Service-Learning”: A Balanced Approach […]

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Nov
01

Voices of Peace

Advisory morning are not solely used to take attendance and remind students about their deadlines- we also engage in dialogue about learning and things that matter to us as learners. As describe in the blog entry about World Peace Day entitled “everyday can be peace day“, MYP 2 students wrote letters to children of refugees in Mouscron, […]

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Oct
18

Student-Parent-Teacher Conferences: Lost and found

Conferences have always represented a moment to emphasize the importance of the relationship that must exist between learners, teachers, and parents. Most importantly, I have always regarded these occasions as an opportunity to, collaboratively, move away from practices that destroy the learning spirit of a child; from ideas that cause us to lose a learner; […]

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Sep
30

Everyday should be Peace Day

Can peace truly be achieved? It is a dream worth dreaming? How can we make a difference? These are just a few questions that emerged from a quick brainstorming session in which students reacted to as they entered their classroom, and read the following on the board: Let’s Celebrate World Peace Day! Nothing makes me […]

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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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