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Ways of Making Meaning– Multiple Intelligences

March, 2007
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There is now a plethora of evidence and research that supports the notion that there are many types of intelligences and learning styles. As an institution responsible for the delivery of learning and culture, the school seeks to find ways to enable students to require the intellectual, social and emotional skills necessary to function…

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Being A Teen in Beijing: Assessing the Risks, Minimizing the Harm

January, 2007
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Why not go out on a limb? Isn’t that where the fruit is? ~ Frank Scully In 1904, the pioneering psychologist G. Stanley Hall described adolescence as a time of “storm and stress.” He listed its three key characteristics as conflict with parents, mood disruptions and risk-taking behavior. While we may disagree that adolescence is …

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Student Success: What the Research Says About Parents’ Influence

November, 2006
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Parents are a child’s first and most influential teachers. 87% of a child’s waking hours, from birth to 18, are under the influence of the home. As a result of their position in the home, and participation in their children’s development, parents are key contributors to the learning process. In what ways have you been involved in your child’s education?

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School Focus Time

September, 2006
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Every student begins the year with a blank slate, enthusiastic and with visions of having their most successful school year. Unfortunately, many are not aware of how to organize themselves to ensure they attain the goals to which they aspire.

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Planning for Your Children’s Futures

April, 2006
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Irma’s daughter, aged 16 ½, has recently started her International Baccalaureate (IB). At this stage it is not expensive for her - like many other expatriates, the secondary school costs are paid for by her company. Her recent requests, like “Mom, can I go to a MID IB summer course at Cambridge University or at Harvard?” or “Can I please go to summer school next year in Switzerland?” are truly worthy of serious thought.

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Lost in Translation

October, 2005
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Moving from one country to another can be a chaotic and life changing experience. This transition, whether the first or one of many, is likely to bring conflicting feelings. The new and different environment can evoke feelings of exhilaration, loneliness and sadness, and frustration with an unfamiliar lifestyle. This is completely normal.

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