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Awards Ceremony for LittleStar BWYA Postcard Design Competition “A GREEN FUTURE”

November, 2017
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Winners List - LittleStar BWYA Environmental Postcard Design Competition ‘A GREEN FUTURE’

November, 2017
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           Congratulations to Winners in LittleStar BWYA Environmental Postcard Design Competition 
"A GREEN FUTURE"!!!
 
Group I (6 Years & Under)
1st Prize Winner
Tiffany Zhao, 5 years old, Etonkids International Bilingual Kindergarten
2nd Prize Winners
Mickey Mi, 4 years and 10 months old, Beijing [...]

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A LESSON - LittleStar CISB Short Story Competition 2017-2018

November, 2017
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LittleStar CISB Short Story Competition
2017-2018
Theme: A LESSON
Everyone has lessons to learn. As students, we have all had many memorable lessons at school – a lesson that you love, a lesson that you hate, and a lesson that you will remember for a long time. As a person, we also learn lessons from life. Lessons [...]

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HOT School Jobs in Beijing and Shanghai

November, 2017
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Hi-Tech Classrooms Enhance Teaching and Learning

November, 2017
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It is beyond question that technology has changed our lifestyles, our young generation and the way of school education for them. Classrooms with high-tech equipment are now an essential part of many schools today.
Visiting the newly opened Joy EL International Academy in Beijing truly impressed in me how they enhance teaching and learning with their [...]

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CISB Head of School: Commitment to Excellence

November, 2017
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During the interview with Douglas K. Prescott, Head of School of Canadian International School of Beijing (CISB), I was deeply impressed with his passion for education and his love of the school.
“Education today is more exciting in many ways than 40 years ago. This keeps me energized and passionate, and makes me want to see [...]

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Tough Choices – A-levels vs. IB

November, 2017
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As a Head of Sixth Form (‘Sixth Form’ being the name given to Years 12 and 13, in the British education system), I am often asked my opinion on the debate regarding the choice between A-levels and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (known as the IB DP). My answer is that it is indeed a [...]

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How to Motivate Children in a Montessori School

November, 2017
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How do we motivate children in a Montessori school to love learning the way Maria Montessori said they would? How do we get to the stage where we can say, “the children are now working as if I did not exist.” (Montessori, Absorbent Mind, p.277)
There are many experts in the field of educational research today, [...]

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My Choices in IB

November, 2017
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“Choose subjects that you are most interested in, because ultimately those are the ones in which you have the best chances to improve.” – Joseph Hua, graduate of Wellington College International School.

“Choose whichever [subjects] you like, the option doesn’t matter.” – Chenny Jiang, Northwestern University. 

“For those applying for U.K., choose the subjects related [...]

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SSIS Alumni Arikawa Kinji: Studying in Shanghai

November, 2017
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After studying at Shanghai Singapore International School for twelve years, Arikawa Kinji chose to attend the Shanghai Medical College of Fudan University in Shanghai, one of the best medical schools in Asia. Currently, Kinji lives in the foreign student dorms.
The major he is studying now is Medicine, or MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of [...]

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Bookmaking with Nursery

November, 2017
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In Nursery, we look at different exciting and ‘hands–on’ ways in which we can lay the foundation for pre-literacy skills. At this stage of development children are building their understandings of how print and pictures in a storybook communicate meaning, and I was looking for a way that children could make personal connections to enable [...]

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Curtis Jobling: Keep Reading, Kids!

November, 2017
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British writer and illustrator Curtis Jobling recently paid visits to a number of international schools in Shanghai and Beijing, including Beijing City International School (BCIS), where he gave lectures to the students on storytelling and reading for fun.
Jobling is the designer of worldwide hit children’s television show Bob the Builder, and the author and illustrator [...]

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Be Your Child’s Own Success Coach in Life

November, 2017
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In a world where children are under more pressure and stress than ever, parents are also by default under that kind of pressure. We see what it takes to grow up in the new millennium and we want to protect our children from these challenges. Some people even see it is somehow easier for children [...]

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BCIS Alumni Yulin Chen: Enjoy Your Educational Life

November, 2017
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It’s great being a photographer as I can remember people’s faces very clearly for a really long time, and especially those excellent students I have met at internationals schools throughout these years. When we got the recommendation from Beijing City International School (BCIS) about an interview on their proud alumni Yulin Chen, I quickly thought [...]

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Too Busy to Learn?

November, 2017
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Today’s students are so very lucky. Most of them have dozens of extracurricular options to explore, both in and out of school. The benefit of such activities to most students is irrefutable. Data from a US Educational Longitudinal Study (ELS, 2002) designed to test the impact of extracurricular activities on students identified a clear positive [...]

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