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Sites – March 2007

March, 2007
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Colleges in Britain This site boasts among the internet’s most complete listings of UK schools and all that’s necessary to get into them. For people contemplating a Commonwealth education right at the source, this will doubtless prove a most helpful companion. As portal [...]

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Games – March 2007

March, 2007
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Ancient Wars: Sparta While the 300 bandwagon still rolls, might as well make the most of the phenomenon and see if there’s something to learn about Sparta’s illustrious military history. The game covers numerous campaigns and battles in a real time strategy setting [...]

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Books – March 2007

March, 2007
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Cracking the AP English Composition Exam, 2006-2007 Edition This guide from the Princeton Review prepares students for college entry with strategies and tips based on the organization’s long-standing tradition of education excellence. Although designed primarily for US students, the book has lots [...]

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Movies – March 2007

March, 2007
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Kickin it Old Skool Lots of people sometimes wish they could just fast forward their school days, and for Jaimie Kennedy this is precisely what happens in this movie. But not entirely, for as a 1980’s breadancer awakening from a coma in the [...]

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The Winged Tiger in China (Mar. 2007)

March, 2007
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Children’s Film Festival

March, 2007
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To most students like Song Ai Vee Song, video making is just “fun and funny”, or “the bloopers are great to watch.” Thinking of the Beijing Schools Film Festival which she and her schoolmates just entered, the year five student at the Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS) said: “We are a little nervous, and at the same time excited.”

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Ways of Making Meaning– Multiple Intelligences

March, 2007
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There is now a plethora of evidence and research that supports the notion that there are many types of intelligences and learning styles. As an institution responsible for the delivery of learning and culture, the school seeks to find ways to enable students to require the intellectual, social and emotional skills necessary to function…

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1907-2007: Celebrating 100 Years of Montessori Why Change?

March, 2007
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“To lead, we need not know the answers. We must only convene the circles, frame the conversation, and direct attention to the issues that matter. It is the community that will rise up to our calling - joyful to be invited, heartened to be involved - and it is the community that will lead us…

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Schools Head North

March, 2007
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Three international schools in Beijing announced this spring that they will expand their campuses with new branches in summer and autumn. This is good news for parents living in the north of Beijing.

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The World Is Their Classroom

March, 2007
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Returning from a trip to Tanzania, Clarice Lee, a year 10 student at Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS-BJ), reflected on what she learned there: “This trip gave me an enormous experience and made me think about ‘me.’ I realized that I am a privileged person, and I hope I can spend a lot more time helping the poor in the future,” Clarice wrote in her journal.

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From Songs to Stories

March, 2007
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On Julia Donaldson’s fifth birthday, her father gave her a very fat book called “The Book of a Thousand Poems.” She loved it. “I read the poems, recited them, learnt them and then started making up some of my own,” she recalled.

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Developing Courage in Children

March, 2007
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One morning several years ago, I discovered that my four year old had developed an abscess on her gum and required serious dental treatment. Taking her to sit on the dentist’s chair was easy, but getting her to consent to the treatment and cooperate with the dentist was an ordeal.

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The Traveling Poet

March, 2007
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To Karmia Cao, like many other international school children, life is defined by movement.

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