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Doing Service to Make a Difference

December, 2010
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“I don’t really believe in doing charity,” international student, Adora Youssefian, said to me one evening.
What?! Adora was one of those kind and caring people who is always volunteering for this project or that organization. So when I heard her say that she doesn’t believe in charity, I was slightly taken aback and a little [...]

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The School of Rock

December, 2010
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Whilst glorious carols are still on the agenda for this Christmas, students from across Beijing international schools have been swapping Père Noël for Pink Floyd. Carefully positioning their orchestral instruments back in the music rooms, a number of students have gathered together to revive the era of rock, punk and funk for a new generation. [...]

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Q & A with Sandra Rief: Dealing with Learning Difficulties

December, 2010
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What is ADHD? Do your children have behavioral problems at school? How do you help the student listen better and pay attention in class? What can teachers do to help with time management? What is the right amount of homework to give to children? …
Surely, these are the kind of questions lingering on the minds [...]

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Movies – Dec 2010

December, 2010
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Yogi Bear
The classic cartoon bear comes t life in this long awaited animated film. Yogi and his sidekick Boo Boo join forces with Ranger Smith to save their beloved Jellystone Park, which Mayor Brown is threatening to shut down. Not only will the park’s many visitors lose out, but Yogi and Boo Boo will [...]

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Games – Dec 2010

December, 2010
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Family Party: 30 Great Games Winter Fun
This collection of Wii mini-games includes an array of real-life Winter Olympics style events as well as fantasy games. Olympic sports include bobsled, figure skating, ski jump, and curling. Other fun events include snowball fighting and ice climbing, while yet another category of games include knocking Arctic animals [...]

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Sites – Dec 2010

December, 2010
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History.com New Year’s Celebrations and Traditions Around the World
A collection of informative articles and videos showcasing how the world celebrates the start of the new year. Watch videos of Chinese New Year celebrations, common traditions of western celebrations including parties and fireworks, as well as read up on the history of how the new [...]

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Books – Dec 2010

December, 2010
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The True Gift: A Christmas Story
Messages of love, caring, and giving are reflected in this story of Lily and her younger brother Liam, who take an annual trip to their grandparents’ farm for Christmas. This year, they bring along books to read and plans on doing Christmas shopping at the local general store. While [...]

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Your College Application Must Make You Shine

December, 2010
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Eleven of the world’s top fifteen universities are in the United States according to the 2010 U.S. News & World Report rankings. Whichever survey you would like to look at, most will rank the U.S. as having significantly more top universities than any other country. Many students come to the United States because of the diversity [...]

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December Talent Show at Beijing World Youth Academy

December, 2010
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Bilingualism: Two Language Advantage

December, 2010
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Speaking a second language has always been cool, and in case you haven’t noticed, bilingual education in the Olympic/Expo era China is hot. It is no secret that the future success of the world’s number two economy will be defined by the way its children are educated. For those with the economic means, sending a [...]

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Turning Respect into Loving Action

December, 2010
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This year is extraordinary in that the main religions of the world celebrate their important feasts all within the same three months. Islam has just finished the Pilgrimage to Mecca, the Hajj. The Hindus have their Festival of Light, Deepavali and Jews and Christians respectively celebrate Hanukkah and Christmas. Next month it will be Asia’s [...]

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Winter Show at 3e International

December, 2010
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Christmas Concert at Beijing International Bilingual Academy

December, 2010
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Unearthing a Titan

December, 2010
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It is undoubtedly rare to touch a 100 million year old dinosaur fossil. It is even rarer to excavate one yourself. After I returned from my Interim trip to Lanzhou, countless friends and family asked, “What was it like to hold a dinosaur fossil?” How was I to respond? In all honesty, a fossil is [...]

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Bangladesh: Confounding Expectations

December, 2010
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Before I set off for Bangladesh, I admit that I had a certain number of expectations in my head about how my habitat experience was going to be.  I envisioned a culture that was vastly different from what I was used to, which therefore meant it would be more difficult for me to breach the [...]

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