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SAS Third Grader Becomes Published Poet

April, 2009
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SAS Students Invest in the Future of Others

April, 2009
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Fifth Grader Takes First Place at Invention Convention

April, 2009
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Developing Work as Service

April, 2009
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Developing an attitude of service can begin very early in life. In many ways, our early experiences determine our future avenues of service, and can influence whether we choose a profession that aims to serve others or one that primarily fulfills our own self-interests.

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Beijing Olympics A Tremendous Success

April, 2009
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Beijing has been extremely successful at putting together one of the best Olympics and Paralympics in history. The next time the Olympics return to China, one can only guess that it will be Shanghai with the winning bid.

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Home Alone: Repatriation after Graduation

April, 2009
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On May 26, 2007, 161 hopeful SAS graduates threw their caps up in the air and shouted with relief to be released from the rigors of IB, done with AP exams and moving on toward the next phase of their lives - college. College represented another stepping stone in life. In my eyes, it meant independence, more academic challenges, minimal rules and yet another move.

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Nonviolent Communication and Montessori

April, 2009
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One of the many areas where Dr. Montessori made a great impression on modern educational thought is in the area of peace education. Many Montessorians, myself included, believe this to be at the core of her philosophy and method.

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International Schools and the Response to Intervention (RTI) Model

April, 2009
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At international schools, children are in a unique and sometimes daunting position. Most are living in a foreign country, learning in a second or third language, and have moved several times throughout their academic career. They are also attending schools with rigorous, college-preparatory programs. These factors are part of the expat experience …

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Parents as Partners in Educational Success

April, 2009
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Parent - teacher conferences often end with, “What can I do to help my child”. Most parents really care about their children’s education and want to help them but many don’t know how.

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Parent Involvement and the IB Course

April, 2009
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The role of parents in terms of the education of their own child is a crucial one. The open-minded approach to projects and investigation is very helpful.

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Kids and Stress

April, 2009
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Stress is a part of every person’s life. Normal amounts of stress can challenge each of us to greater learning and provide opportunities to grow. On the other hand, stress that is constant, persistent, overwhelming, or unmanaged can become a significant problem and can be detrimental to our health and well-being.

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Young Children: Creating and Maintaining A Routine

April, 2009
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Daily routines help a child in many ways. They offer a sense of security and allow the child to feel they have some control over their environment at a time when the world is can be seen as a big, scary place. They give a framework in which to master new skills.

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Invent Is A Verb – You Can Do It!

April, 2009
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Have you ever been to a fast food restaurant and ordered so much food that you struggled to carry it back to your seat? Well this is my problem and a problem for Elin Andren, a fifth grader at Shanghai Community International School (SCIS).

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Parents Helping on Campus

April, 2009
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“The children are here eight hours a day and are away from home, so it should be a place they want to be at, she Abby. “I do believe that our involvement shows our children that we value their education, and the children know their parents value it, and teachers value it, and they really take it seriously.”

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