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Getting the Most Out of Your GAP Year

August, 2010
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When people hear the words ‘GAP Year’ they immediately think of freeloading teenagers stuck for something to do before university, simply wasting time by lounging around the house and watching television. But this just isn’t the case and it’s this warped image that I wish to dispel. My GAP year has left me with some [...]

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Orientation Day at Canadian International School of Beijing

August, 2010
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Clubbing for Kids: Helping Your Child Mix Education and Fun

August, 2010
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If you ask a student “What do you like best about school?” The answer will probably be “lunch” followed by their favorite extra-curricular social or sports clubs. These are the interactive, character and skill-building   activities that students can choose themselves and which make all the rest of the school routine palatable. It is not unusual for [...]

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Preparing for Life through Summer Jobs

August, 2010
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School is like Super Mario. We are running towards a goal, taking risks and trying to avoid bad influences. When we run and don’t make a jump, we tumble to our deaths and the big ‘GAME OVER’ letters eagerly dash before our eyes. But (whew!) it’s just Super Mario; it’s just school! We can always [...]

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Very Young Children and Montessori

August, 2010
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Montessori education is for the youngest child. Early childhood educators know that from birth, children learn from the world around them.
Montessori teachers know this too, and they have created classrooms where even the youngest children “learn” and receive more than simple “child-care”. Montessori classrooms are environments filled with love and security for all children, [...]

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Developing Compassion in Children

August, 2010
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Compassion is a deep awareness of the suffering of others and the desire to alleviate it. Not only does a person with strength in compassion show empathy, but he has also developed an inner desire to help others. Such a person would carry out acts of compassion that may be as simple as visiting and [...]

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Orientation Day at SCIS Hongqiao Campus

August, 2010
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Sites – Sept. 2010

August, 2010
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ReadytoLearnReading.org
This colorful website is designed to develop preschool reading skills with activities for children and resources for teachers and parents. Children can practice different literacy building exercises through simple games. The premise of the games is an island carnival hosted by characters familiar to the younger set, including those from Sesame Street. Exercises will include [...]

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Orientation Day at The International Montessori School of Beijing

August, 2010
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Books – Sept. 2010

August, 2010
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The Hair of Zoe Fleefenbacher Goes to School
Zoe’s wild and beautiful hair is special—it has the ability to do things like pour juice, turn on household appliances, and pet the family cat. However, when Zoe starts first grade, her teacher, Ms. Trisk, tells Zoe, "School has rules…. No wild hair in my class!" Ms. Trisk [...]

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Games – Sept. 2010

August, 2010
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Shrek the Third: Arthur’s School Day Adventure
Young children can play with Shrek on the VSmile TV Learning System or the VSmile Pocket (a portable learning system). There are two modes of play offering two levels of difficulty in each mode: Learning Adventure and Learning Zone. In the Learning Adventure mode, kids use the control pad [...]

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Movies – Sept. 2010

August, 2010
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Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
This action comedy based on Bryan Lee O’Malley’s comic book of the same name follows Scott Pilgrim on his quest to defeat his dream girl’s evil ex-boyfriends– all seven of them. At twenty-two years old, Scott is a slacker. Without a proper job, he spends most of his time playing the [...]

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BIBS Fight With Hunger

August, 2010
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Orientation Day at Beijing City International School

August, 2010
No comments 2780 views

“You Can’t Take It with You” - Beijing Playhouse Show

August, 2010
No comments 658 views