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One of our founders, Harry McPike, recently accomplished a childhood dream: he climbed to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa. Happy to share his experience with TGS students, Harry also expressed his views on setting personal goals and ultimately achieving success. Climbing Kilimanjaro is a significant challenge, requiring a great deal of preparation and planning. Harry began a regimen of physical training to build his endurance....

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TGS Creative Arts Teacher Sherry Zhang shared the poem, "Life Just Isn't," and asked the students to write a mirror piece, "Art Just Isn't," to give them the opportunity to think, reflect, and (re)define to what art is and isn't to them. Below is the poem that inspired the students' words, followed by the original lyrics each student composed for their first creative arts assignment. Note: the students have selected...

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As Hans Rosling came to the end of his speech, all 15 of us just sat there, in an awed trance, as a glaze of silence settled around us. A few seconds later, we become clear-headed enough to remember that we were to meet Hans Rosling backstage. And then a bubble of chatter stats again. We're all eager to meet him. Everyone was preparing their questions and trying to pass...

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After Hans Rosling's lecture to TGS students and guests, TGS Teacher Marta Guevara wrote some of her reflections on the evening. Yes, Hans Rosling is funny. But he talks about serious topics; I wondered how a group of young teenagers would respond to a view of the world presented via graphs and numbers.  Would they get it?  Would it be too distracting for them?  Would they lose their concentration after...

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The following blog post is part two of a series written by Marta Guevara, TGS Teacher, as she observed the ways in which the students interpreted their photography assignment in their presentations to the class. NOTE: the students have selected nicknames for themselves for security and privacy purposes; those nicknames are reflected here. To read part one of Marta's post, click here. POWER What is power through the eyes of...

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Photographer Jens Honore was on site this week working with TGS students, instructing them on some of the fundamentals of photography. He also conveyed to students how powerful a single image can be, especially if it exploits the elements of “composition, light and storytelling.” In order to fully grasp the concept of photographic storytelling, the students were asked to work in pairs and capture images that represented the following concepts:...

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Tattooing is the most misunderstood art form in Japan today. Looked down upon for centuries and rarely discussed in social circles, people with tattoos are outcasts in this country, banned from most public spaces such as beaches, bathhouses, and even gyms. Tattoos have an extensive history in Japan, and to truly understand the stigma behind them it is essential to be aware of their significance. The first records of tattoos...

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With THINK Global School’s term in Bosnia and Herzegovina recently concluded, we thought we’d share a few interesting facts about the heart-shaped country with you. Whether you are working on a school project or planning a trip to Bosnia and Herzegovina yourself, we hope you find these seven facts useful!! Fact #1) Sarajevo was the first city in Europe with a full-time electric tram Trams have a long history in...

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Last month, during our UK weXplore, I took fourteen students to get fitted for kilts at the Highland House of Fraser in Inverness, Scotland. I must say, each time I plan an activity involving traditional dress I get a mixed bag of looks and reactions from my colleagues and students on whether donning cultural dress is acceptable or disrespectful. Hopefully through this blog I can clarify my opinions on the...

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