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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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Camp Life

Packing lists, rainy weather, sleeping in dorms or tents, homesickness, no homework, sand, mosquitoes! Why would we ever put our kids through this drudgery each year? What’s the benefit? What are our children really...

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Robotics Challenge in Grade 4

A fantastic post by Learning Support teacher, Laura Liguori, about Robotics in Grade 4! During the eight weeks before Christmas break, Grade 4 Students are taking on the Robotics Challenge. What is the Robotics...

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Prep Visits OneDoor

Prep students visited OneDoor last week to see how a computer system is taken apart. Mr. Ben showed the students how to open a laptop and then engaged the students to identify the parts and...

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Why Making Matters

As part of the Learning Technology Council meeting on 26th October, a number of teachers and students from across Upper and Lower school collaborated in a powerful presentation entitled “Why Making Matters”. “Making” is...

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Our Great Escape – 9/F Playground

Amidst growing concerns regarding the pressure-cooker education system in Hong Kong, Canadian International School of Hong Kong is recognizing the benefits of offering play-based learning to its younger years students in order to stimulate...

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