Through professional development with the International Baccalaureate Organization, I have found that many of our beliefs about service learning are confirmed by research in this field.
In Our Words
At YIS, we actively communicate our ideas on education and leadership, thus nurturing an environment of pedagogical dialogue and dynamic inquiry. "In Our Words," is an outlet where administrators, teachers and staff share their thoughts, ideas and observations about teaching, learning and community, to spark conversations and growth throughout the school.
Our teachers are continually pursuing opportunities for professional learning in order to facilitate student learning.
It’s okay to share in a child’s disappointment or pride in the content of their report card as this gives the message that you care and take notice, but don’t leave it at that. Move the conversation toward strategies for development.
Three years ago, I resigned from my job as an elementary school art teacher and decided to pursue my passion of graphic design. In trying to find my passion, I ended up finding that it was right in front of me.
To be ‘anti’ is to make deliberate choices that affirm, support, and defend all people. It means promoting justice, empowerment, action, diversity, equity, and inclusion.
In Grade One, a highlight of our learning has been the introduction of teacher-led and student-led workshops.
Wonderfood Wednesdays involves all ES grades collecting fruits and vegetables every Wednesday to provide food for the Chiku Center Lunch Program that the MS Chiku Club supports every Friday.
Why is poetry cropping up all over school libraries in Japan - not only in the poetry section, but as a way of telling novel-length stories?
This student-run initiative is an opportunity for us to ensure that we are not only keeping our connections during these unprecedented times, but also developing new ones.