Self-Management Skills

Oct
16

Writers in the Making

This year, throughout the school, teachers have been focused on the concept of mastery: lifting the level of all students–no matter their current level of proficiency–to greater heights. One important area of focus for teachers across the Montessori, PYP, MYP and DP divisions has been literacy, specifically, writing. We began this year by asking the […]

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Sep
18

CAS Ideas Inspire Internal Assessment (IA) in DP Biology

While studying our unit about Water, Shirley was shocked when she read articles and watched videos about how the ‘fast’ fashion industry was polluting waterways in China.  As a CAS project, she wanted to do some experiments in order to show the community the detrimental effects of textile dyes on the environment. To take this to the next level she was inspired to […]

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Jun
05

PYP-MYP Transition in the Right Hands

When learners join a school/program, they arrive as a plant arrives in a garden: with the hope to grow roots; looking forward to belonging; aspiring to blossom in splendorous ways; with a strong desire to be part of a symphony of colors, and shapes; and trusting that [edu]carers will create a safe space for them […]

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May
15

IB DP CAS Gave me the Opportunity to Engage

Hello, My name is Zsófia Podnar. I graduated from QAIS in 2016. Even though I was not an IB DP student- I was only a certificate student, I wanted to be a part of the QAIS Inspire Project Experience. When Ms Canan and Mr Rafael spoke to us IB DP students about how we could put […]

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May
15

CAS helped me see that I was able to share

When Mr. Rafael and Ms Canan invited us to participate in a brainstorm session to figure out how we could use the skills and talents the QAIS community has and to think of a way in which we could share these with the whole city, Qingdao, my original thoughts about an event through which we could do […]

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May
10

QAIS Advisory: A forum to design and experience learning

Last year, as we reflected on our teaching and learning practices, we identified that it was important for our community to articulate the dialogue teachers and students had about the way they learn best. We also identified that we needed to find different means to support students in developing the confidence to speak about what […]

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May
03

Rome Memories

I had great trip in Rome. The MMUN conference was a new experience for me. I had the opportunity to work with people that I did not know, and to listen to different ideas. I liked this because this means I worked with different people and that I listened to different ideas. I thought giving […]

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May
03

Last Thoughts during a Morning walk

On our last day in Rome, May 2nd, prior to going to the airport, we went out for a morning walk. We had been exploring Rome for three days, and we could not get enough. We got up early and met the rest of the group at 7:00 Am. We walked the streets of Rome that we walked […]

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May
03

Capturing the moments

After the MMUN conference came to an end, I went from delegate to photographer. Through the trip in Rome, I have been taking pictures with Ms. Liz’s camera. I enjoy taking pictures of someone doing things,thinking of a way to take a picture that captures a beautiful moment. I love taking photos, but I didn’t […]

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May
03

The Traveling Experience

The Traveling Experience By: Lucy and Jacob Even though a direct flight to Rome would only take around 10 hours, ours were longer than that. We left school on April 24, 2017 at 12:00 pm to go to the airport.  We had a connection flight in GuangZhou, and we thought that over there we would […]

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