Communication Skills

Apr
25

Creativity in Action – Assembling Country Boards

Today, our students got to assemble their presentation boards for the three countries they represent at the MMUN conference: Turkey, Switzerland and Sierra Leone. They did it in three hours with just one paper cutter, one pair of scissors and a lots of double-sided tape and impromptu solutions to unexpected challenges. Three creative and informative boards […]

By Alzbeta Springer | Communication Skills . MMUN . Social Skills
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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
07

Animal Rights: A project for the Chinese Class

As an action component for their unit entitled “Arts as a voice of society”, MYP 2 Chinese Language Acquisition students decided to  take a challenge in their language classes and do research in order to enhance the connection between their work and this unit’s statement of inquiry: Art can be used to create empathy, and as a […]

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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

Let’s ‘Math’ About it.

Educators and researchers think that classroom talk has the power to improve both students’ learning and ability to reason and teachers’ ability to teach. Talking about mathematical concepts allows students to reflect on their own understanding while making sense of and critiquing the ideas of others. When done in a collaborative and supportive learning environment, […]

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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

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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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 […]

By Rafael Angel | Communication Skills . IB MYP . MMUN . Social Skills
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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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