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Teaching Chinese at an International School

March, 2011
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Eva Xu is the Head of Mandarin at Shanghai Rego International School. She has been teaching Mandarin across the whole school from Nursery to Year 13 since the opening of the school eight years ago. 
We met Eva at the REGO Chinese New Year celebrations and talked with her about teaching and learning Chinese for the [...]

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Principal Mark Sylte: A New Vision for YCIS

November, 2010
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This school year, Yew Chung International School of Shanghai (YCIS Shanghai) welcomed Mr. Mark Sylte as their new secondary western co-principal.
Before YCIS Shanghai, Sylte has had many years of experience at two prestigious independent day schools in the USA.
Here at YCIS Shanghai, Sylte is not just an administrator; he is also a parent, [...]

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Principal Nick Bowley: Bringing New Standards to BCIS

September, 2010
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Embracing the new school year, Beijing City International School (BCIS) welcomes back Nick Bowley as their new Head of School. Bowley is no stranger to the BCIS community as he led the school as Interim Head of School for one year, 2007-2008, and then served as a full-time consultant in January 2010.
“I had a [...]

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Rosemary Gosse: Teaching Kids and Training Adults with Montessori

November, 2009
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Following ten years of work in the IT sector with Northern Telecom in Canada, Rosemary Gosse decided to make a career change and trained as a Montessori early childhood teacher at the Foundation for Montessori Education in Toronto. 
"My children were attending a Montessori school and I was fascinated by the materials and how well the [...]

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Dr. Zilber: Growing in the Third Culture

September, 2009
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  Since her very first encounter many years ago with an international school Dr. Ettie Zilber, the new Head of School of Beijing BISS International School (BISS), has been fascinated by everything she saw and experienced at international schools. She says:
  “I have worked in Israel, Singapore, Spain and Guatemala and now I am in China. It [...]

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Charles Dujat: A Journey to the West

August, 2009
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  Music teacher Charles Dujat is dressed for the weather in a loose short sleeve shirt, relaxed khakis, black hat, and sandals. The sunglasses he sported were exactly what were needed on this hot, sunny day at the Cherry Tree Lane campus of the International Montessori School of Beijing. He leans over a railing, watching [...]

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A Journey Up and a Journey Forward

June, 2009
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   Initially wanting to be a marine engineer on the ships, Phil Clark became a teacher instead.
  "My idea changed when I grew older,” said Clark. “I enjoyed working with other people, so I wanted to be more involved with teaching people about engineering and technology.” 
  He started teaching in the UK, and it has now [...]

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Musical Inspiration

November, 2008
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Inspired by a childhood teacher, British School of Beijing’s new director of music spreads love for music with students from around the world.Andrew Webb-Mitchell used to hate going to music classes until he was 12.

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New Co-Principal Has Big Plans

September, 2008
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  It was raining outside when I had a talk with Mr. Christopher Connellan, the new Western Co-Principal of Yew Chung International School of Shanghai (YCIS), Pudong, at his office on YCIS Century Park campus.
  “It is my first time in Shanghai, China and on this side of the world,” said Connellan, adding that he is [...]

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Persistent Pursuit for Life-long Fitness

September, 2008
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Brian Bedford, the new athletics director at Beijing City International School (BCIS), believes the goal of physical education is to make the students healthy and fit for life.

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Veteran Teacher Finds New Paradise

September, 2008
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For 60-year-old Michael John McLenahan, it is never too late to start a new teaching career in a brand new environment.Coming from New Brunswick, Canada, Michael is a new staff at the Canadian International School of Beijing (CIS).

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All in the Family

June, 2008
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They say being a teacher is the most demanding job in the world next to parenting. So what if mom and dad are both teachers Tania McCartney talks to the Ng family, who prove that having two teachers in the family is a very rewarding thing.

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A Fresh Start

May, 2008
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It was his good command of the Chinese language that brought Simon Greenhalgh to China in 2002. Before coming to Shanghai last summer, Greenhalgh taught in a Chinese primary school as well as in one of the bilingual schools in Beijing.
  Though having adjusted to life in Beijing, the young teacher decided to move [...]

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Teaching English as a Lifelong Journey

March, 2008
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  Asked what he enjoys most about teaching English for nearly 20 years, Jon Nordmeyer, a teacher at Shanghai American School (SAS) replied: “Thinking about how language works and how languages relate to each other- in order to help students develop their own voice in English. It is exciting to see my students do new [...]

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Planting the Seeds of Charity in Children

February, 2008
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For Veronique Van den Abbeel, education has something in common with charity - both are about helping weak people.”Children are weaker…Education is to help children grow up,” said the new kindergarten teacher who comes from Belgium and started last August at MSB.

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