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SAS Musicians Sing and Play for EXPO Crowds

June, 2010
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SAS Puxi Student Pens Darfur-inspired Novel

June, 2010
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SAS Roots & Shoots Teams Plant a Forest in Inner Mongolia

June, 2010
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Students Taking Responsibility: Managing Our Library

June, 2010
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Since the opening of the new Secondary school library at Shanghai Rego International School (SRIS), there have been students involved in managing the library in one form or another.
It all started when I, as the Librarian at Secondary, formed an activity called “The Little Librarian”. The activity occurs every Wednesday afternoon during the normal school [...]

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My International School Life

June, 2010
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September 1st, 1999. This was my first day at Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS Beijing), as I prepared to enter the monumental year of the second grade. My mother dragged me to school as I went through the usual motions of crying and wailing. I remember taking in my surroundings and seeing grey [...]

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Working with Pandas: A Lesson in Conservation

June, 2010
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A group of 17 students, parents, teachers and staff from BISS went to Bifeng Xia Panda Research Center in Chengdu during Spring break in April 2010. This is the place where the pandas were relocated to after the big earthquake in Sichuan Province in 2008. That quake caused major damage to the Woo Long Panda [...]

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Discovering a CHINA that is ALIVE!

June, 2010
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Perhaps mud-caked shoes and heaps of buffalo dung don’t immediately come to mind when you think of a place called the Forest of Sweet Osmanthus. For eighth graders, though, this year’s Guilin/Yangshuo China Alive trip was just that and plenty more. It was a memorable five days, packed with a host of physically exhausting activities—the [...]

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Congratulations Graduates of 2010!

June, 2010
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It is the time to say good-bye. It is the time to start a new journey. There is a lot to be memorized. There are a lot of expectations. More than 300 students are graduating from international schools in Shanghai this summer. For them, this summer will surely become a turning point in their life. Exciting, upset [...]

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Planting a Million Trees in Mongolia

June, 2010
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I was naïve to believe that Inner Mongolia would either be grassland or a total desert, and needless to say, I was rather stunned when we experienced this amazing mix of both ecosystems in the remote city of Ku Lun Qi. We experienced the effects of desertification first hand, and were able to play a [...]

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Special Teachers: The True Essence of Montessori Schooling

June, 2010
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Over the 30 years I have been in Montessori education, I believe it is because of the Montessori teachers and the team of support people attracted to Montessori education that it is a truly special type of schooling.
Recently, I did an “experiment” with my staff at the Montessori School of Shanghai. I had done [...]

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Graduating as an Artist: Hopes, Dreams, and Fears

June, 2010
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Every high school student has thought about life after graduation. But what would it be like to graduate as an artist?
Of the class graduating this year at my school – Yew Chung International School of Shanghai (YCIS), many are IB art students. Several have chosen to attend specifically art-related schools, often with scholarships. The talent in [...]

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Yew Chung International School of Beijing HS Graduation 2010

June, 2010
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International School of Beijing HS Graduation 2010

June, 2010
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Tianjin International School Graduation 2010

June, 2010
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INCO, ANCO and SENCO: the Special Educational Need

June, 2010
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Confused over some educational terms you hear your son or daughter discussing at school? Do you know what an INCO, an ANCO or a SENCO stands for? Or an I.E.P? Can you be gifted and talented and also have a Special Educational Need? What is a Special Educational Need? Is it the same as a [...]

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