Identities and Relationships

Jun
12

You, Me, or Technology?

You, Me, or Technology?: MYP 3 Explores the Relationships People Have With Technology  In this final Humanities unit of the year, MYP 3 has been investigating, inquiring, researching, and reflecting on various forms of technology and how they have shaped humanity in the past up until this day. In the above photo, Francesca Cutugno, Jerry […]

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Jun
06

Using Chinese to Communicate with students from other International Schools

In the past two weeks, Chinese Language Acquisition Students in grade 7 and 8 have been cooperating in a project with the other international schools in Thailand and the United States. This collaboration is an inquiry about the use of social media to learn foreign languages in MYP. The purpose of the project is to […]

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Jun
05

Freedom to demonstrate learning

In the English class, grade 6 students are wrapping up the year with an unstructured inquiry. We wanted to look back and reflect on the learning journey we were a part of this year. Therefore, we choose ‘connections’ as a key concept, and decided to explore how researchers establish connections among different areas of knowledge […]

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Mar
12

Building Bridges Through Collaboration

When Ms. Sandy Trull (MYP Coordinator at HIS) and I decided to have a joint Personal Project Presentation between QAIS and Hanova International School (HIS), we wanted the MYP Personal Project experience to be BIGGER. Part of our plan was to encourage students to understand that the IB is a network, and may feel like a family. […]

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Mar
11

HIS and QAIS joined MYP Personal Project Presentation 2018

The MYP Personal Project is: A research task conducted over an established period of time. A research project based on a specific area of knowledge. A research project chosen by students on a topic of their interest. A demonstration of students’ abilities to manage time, do research, collaborate, and communicate ideas. An example of research […]

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Jan
18

Pieces of Georgia: A book Review by Bailey Kim

I liked this book because it is a very interesting novel, and because it is a bit mysterious, and also because I can make connections with the characters in the story. I hope that you feel like reading others book by Jen Bryant. Below you will see two more of his works.  

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Nov
27

An Artist’s Duty is to Reflect The Times. | 艺术家的责任是影射时代

Nina Simone’s words posit an important statement for us to consider, that artists have a duty or responsibility to reflect the times. This statement was one of the stimulus statements that served as a starting point for the Association for Music in International School’s (AMIS) composition workshop for students in IB Music. During the weekend of November 5-7, four students […]

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Nov
13

Find Your Mountain | 寻找你的山峰

Teachers are more than just individuals who instruct others about a particular subject; they are people who change lives and inspire to do great things. Educators can ignite a fire of interest in a particular field of study, they can encourage a talent and help craft it or they can simply just be the reinforcement […]

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Oct
30

MYP Humanities Students Face the World of Beliefs

To enrich their unit on World Religions, Mr. Brian’s 8th grade Humanities class enjoyed a 3.5-day field trip to Xi’an. This city was a natural choice for this unit, because Xi’an marked the beginning and end of the ancient Silk Road, which brought different goods, ideas and beliefs to China. The students have been studying […]

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Sep
22

Physical and Health Education: More than Sweating

Traditionally, Physical Education is characterized by being a subject in which students run, jump, pull, chase, catch, and sweat, among many other actions. Nonetheless, in the MYP, this subject is known as Physical and Health education because Physical and Health Education (PHE) focuses on both learning about and learning through physical activity. Both dimensions help students to develop […]

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