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by Aron Solomon, Head of School I have no idea why, but the other day, I wanted to know how fast a cannonball travels.  "To calculate the speed of a cannonball," it said, "we need to know how far it has gone and how long it took to get there." The first two weeks at TGS have been either the cannonball or the cannon - I'm not yet sure which...

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I'm writing this post this late afternoon from the State of Quintana Roo, Mexico.  It's not a place that one usually associates with working as, truth told, I'm spending part of each day relaxing on a stunning beach with my kids.  But, it's a really busy time for us at TGS and given that a good chunk of what we do every day we do virtually, as long as I...

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Yep - checking in again from 12,000 metres above, well, where am I at the moment...above the North Pole, I believe. I just woke up from the most peaceful nap and while this may not be earth-shaking news to our blog readership, it was by far the best sleep I've had in the past month. When I woke up I was flooded with memories of this trip. As Johnny Cash...

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I heard some expatriate kids the other day say that they should "bounce."  I mention that I wasn't on US or Canadian soil as I'm not sure that "bounce" is a perfectly current term, though it very well may be.  I don't seem to bounce terribly high or long in the world of contemporary teenage slang, refusing to lose the thread of the right term long past its expiry date....

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In the past seven days I've flown from New York to Toronto to Tokyo to Seoul to Singapore to Kuala Lumpur to Singapore to Frankfurt to Berlin. Total travel time, including airport waiting and transit from airport to cities was 71 hours and 25 minutes. I kep track because, well, there are really a limited number of things one can do on a 71 hour journey. Counting it precisely is...

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As I so often do, I'm blogging from a plane. This one is a very big bird that's taking me 14 hours from North America to Tokyo. Remember that awesome 80s song "Turning Japanese?" I loved that song when I was in high school. It had this ridiculous infectious beat and was sung with this almost off-putting cadence and intonation that always grabbed you. It was, simply, ridiculously catchy. I...

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For years I believed that we were all united by commonalities. That the fact the we all endeavoured to eat three times a day and have certain nice things and basic necessities were uniting factors (and that, as a consequence, we could latch on to these things and be brought together). But I soon realized that what drew me to people as I have traveled the world over the years...

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One of my happiest reflections since we launched THINK Global School, is that both great schools and great ideas are fuelled by great coffee. I have been a fan of amazing coffee (and have stayed away from bad coffee) for as long as I can remember. I'm actually 6'9". It's only a thirty year love affair with coffee that has stunted my growth to a modest 5'10" and ended my...

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One of the great points of intersection between education and entrepreneurship is that you sometimes don't know that you're looking for something until it's staring at you in the face.  The really elusive solution may have been elusive because it didn't dawn on us to focus our view close up. We at THINK Global School were invited last week to take part in the @elemenous Future of Education Global Awareness Panel....

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I'm writing this from 11,500 metres above water, above solid, pure dark.  Not long after we took off from Sydney at 14.55 local time, it began to get dark and stayed dark until about two hours before landing. While those who know me well know that I have traveled over a million miles and can be very relaxed about it, getting on a plane in one city and, say, 14...

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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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