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CDNIS PYP Overview

For new and prospective parents who want to learn about our curricular programme and how the PYP is structured at CDNIS, please click on the video link below.   CDNIS PYP Overview from CDNIS...

21st century skills

What are the “basics”?

Have the basics disappeared? On occasion I hear parents lament the absence of the basics from school. Have they disappeared? Absolutely not! Do they look differently from 20-30 years ago? I sure hope so!...

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Student Agency

One of the five essential elements in the Primary Years Programme (PYP) is Action. Taken independently as a result of an inquiry, action will extend a student’s learning and have a wider social impact....

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Connecting Kids with Nature

April 18-24th is Green Week at our school, so this week’s blog post focuses on environmental education and action at our school. As an IB World School, one of our goals at CDNIS is...

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Home “Work” & Home “Learning”

Homework versus Home Learning Being busy is not the same as learning. “A 2006 synthesis of research on the effects of homework found no correlation between amount of time spent on homework and achievement...

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Empathy and Compassion Building

In last week’s post, we highlighted innovative problem solving as a key disposition in preparing students for the future. Beyond solid academic foundations and critical thinking skills, what are other important dispositions for students...

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