Social Skills

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
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
16

A Behind the Scenes Look: Seussical the Musical

(Text written by Ms Trisha H.) “Now I’m here, there is no telling what may ensue with a cat such as me, and a thinker like you!” – Cat-in-the-Hat, The Seussical. That’s right, Dr. Seuss and his beloved cast of characters are coming to QAIS! Students from grades 3-12 will bring this funny, heartwarming, and highly […]

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Oct
21
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 […]

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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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 […]

By Rafael Angel | Communication Skills . MMUN . Social Skills
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