Approaches to Learning

Nov
03

Double overnight camping trip! | 两晚的露营旅行!|2박 3일 간의 캠핑여행

The days are getting shorter and the nights are getting colder, however, the QAIS Outdoor Adventure club decided to sneak in one last outing to the Laoshan Mountains. 白天越来越短,夜晚越来越冷。尽管这样,青岛美亚国际学校户外探险俱乐部决定最后一 次户外活动前往崂山。 낮이 점점 짧아지고 추운 밤은 깊어지고 있다. 하지만 QAIS야외 모험 클럽은 마지막으로 라오산 산행을 가게 되었다 Leaving Thursday afternoon, the 13 students and two teachers loaded up in a van and headed to Dahedong, a large dam and reservoir at […]

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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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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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Oct
16

Using the Language Class to learn about a Problem of Local and Global Significance

  One of the beauties about language teaching is the fact that the learning experiences that can be designed are not limited to one specific area of knowledge. In the language class, the world and all its scenarios and adventures are our playground, and we can use language to voice people and cultures’ ideas. For […]

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Oct
10
Oct
10

Interactive Book Review Project

My English B students in 7th-10th grade have begun a book review project and are joining with Mr. Rafael’s 6th grade and the library to develop a wall of book reviews for all students to use and contribute to.  As students complete a book and write a review, it will be added to our blog […]

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Sep
27

Something to Protest About: the Power of Art to Change the World.

In MYP 4&5 English Language and Literature students are engaged in an interdisciplinary unit, “Something to Protest About: the Power of Art to Change the World.” Students are examining the power of protest music and visual art during the Civil Rights movement in the United States in the 1960s in Language and Literature, The Humanities […]

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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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Sep
22

Deepening Understanding of MYP Assessment: Parent Education Morning |MYP评估理解加深:家长教育早晨

All stakeholders are considered learners in the MYP. Every participant in the learning process, students, teachers, parents, and administrators, should embrace every opportunity that enables them to understand the MYP more deeply. In this process, we are all developing our Approaches to Learning Skills, and to reflect on our attainment. On Wednesday, September 20, 2017, […]

By Rafael Angel | IB Parent Education
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Sep
04

The sky is NOT the only limit in Mathematics!

Mathematics is not only about repeating patterns, but also about observing and analyzing how patterns repeat. For this reason, we normally say that repeated patterns is a strong aspect of mathematical modelling. Gabriella, our grade 12 DP student, created a very simple repetition pattern: 1. Cutting the paper into three equal pieces, 2. Taking one piece and […]

By Murat Gokalp | IB DP . Thinking Skills
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