Category: Eyes on Learning

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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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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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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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Body Science at Home

This October we completed the final phase of a 3-year Faculty in Residence with Dr. Claire Vanston, who joined us from BC.  Many parents have met her at evening parent presentations, and Claire has...

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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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