Category: Eyes on Learning

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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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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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