Vision: To inspire excellence, cultivate character, and empower engagement locally and globally

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Resilience is Key

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/re-building-resilience-children-judith-addington In a recent meeting, we were discussing the importance of developing resilience in our students. Dr. Kelly shared with us an interesting index of resilience capabilities from the Roffey Park Institute. Working through...

Supporting Transition in our Community

Supporting Transition in our Community

International schools are organisations in constant transition and CDNIS is no exception. While the population here is more stable than many international schools around the world, a significant number of families, staff and administrators...

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Building community through LEAP

Developing leadership skills is one way we cultivate character and empower engagement for our students at CDNIS. When students exert leadership they gain self confidence, personal agency and a sense of accomplishment. While some...

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Stronger Subtraction Strategies

See below for Steve Brown’s (Grade 4C) blog post on subtraction strategies.  When I was teaching in the UK (back in 2001), I remember attending a Math workshop for teachers where we were shown...

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Teachers as Learners

There is a lot of great research that advises us about what works best in good educational practice. Over the years, shifting philosophy has been embraced by many educators, as they have grown to...

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Thinking Robots

Guest post from Vivian Fung, LTT Today’s students are immersed in technology. At CDNIS, through robotics, they learn to see technology as not only an immutable aspect of their environment but also as a...

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Learning Leader – A Cultural Shift

It started with a question in January 2016 at our Lower School Pedagogical Team Meeting (the PLT is the Lower School Principal, Vice Principals, PYP Coordinators, Director of Learning, Director of Chinese Studies and...

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My Piece of Action

CDNIS was privileged to host the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) and Roots & Shoots Youth Summit on this past Friday, November 11th. We were honored to have Dr. Jane Goodall in person to deliver...

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