In Grade One, a highlight of our learning has been the introduction of teacher-led and student-led workshops.
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.
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.
At YIS, one of the most important ways we respect and validate the competency of our early learners is through the use of powerful, learning-focused language.
Reflecting on the past months I feel that the YIS community has done an amazing job of keeping the focus on what is important, particularly keeping those around us at the forefront of thoughts and actions.
Language is the main vehicle for academic learning and communication. How can we help children develop their language?
If you wonder: Is my child still learning? sit beside them and watch and listen and look for learning. Explore what they are thinking and what is changing.
While attending the Global Citizen Diploma summit in Hong Kong in February 2019, high school student Mia welcomed many realizations about all the life that surrounded her in Japan.