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Commentary: This poem is based upon the literary structure of a poem in the novel Sold, called, "Everything I Need to Know." It narrates a mother telling her daughter all she needs to know in order to be the best woman, wife and mother. Beyond simple rules, it reveals cultural, religious and geographical biases on social constructs of gender and identity. For my vignette, I wrote in the perspective of...

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While enrolled at THINK Global School, students are encouraged to be creative during the course of their studies and travels. When the students document these thoughts, we are often delighted with the results. In her poem “Remember When?,” 10th grader Hannah C. provides her readers with a whimsical look back at the events of the 2012-13 school year.   Remember When? I think in memories, and I think in possibilities....

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Note: The following video originally appeared on Hannah's blog Pomelo Seed. Be sure to bookmark it for amazing photos, videos and commentary as Hannah makes her way around the world! Heavy downpours during our recent weXplore outing to the Chewonki Foundation in Maine left our students and faculty with soggy socks and drenched hair, so what better way to dry out than a frolic on the beach? Hannah C. shows...

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While enrolled at THINK Global School, students are encouraged to be creative during the course of their studies and travels. When the students document these thoughts, we are often delighted with the results. In her student reflection, "9/11: Recognize," 10th grade student Hannah C. recalls the immediate impact that the attacks on the World Trade Center had on her life, even though she was halfway around the world in Singapore....

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(Note: The following post originally appeared on Hannah's blog and journal Pomelo Seed. It has been split into two parts on our website, and the first portion can be found here). CATASTROPHIC TRAGEDIES AT SPORTING EVENTS have long been cluttering our history. One in particular stands out to me, in comparison with Monday’s marathon explosion: the cancellation of the 2008 Dakar Rally, a race on precarious terrain, due to threats...

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(Note: The following post originally appeared on Hannah's blog and journal Pomelo Seed. It has been split into two parts on our website, and a link can be found to the second portion at the bottom of this page). IN HIS ADDRESS TO THE NATION, particularly to the grief-stricken city of Boston, President Obama said, “On days like these, there are no Republicans or Democrats. We are Americans united in...

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After visiting the Boston Public Library, English teacher Garrett Austen posed his students with the following question regarding Ray Bradbury's dystopian classic Farenheit 451: Is the dystopia that Bradbury warns us of in his novel and is the coda to his novel, whether imposed by force or lack of interest, a real threat in the United States and the First Amendment? Use evidence from Bradbury, the First Amendment and the...

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LIFE AT THINK GLOBAL SCHOOL CAN BE HECTIC, with students balancing classes, exercise, socializing, and many more activities into each day. A busy schedule doesn't mean that the students can't be lighthearted and have fun though, as 10th grader Hannah demonstrates in our newest Student Showcase. Originally submitted as a project for her 9th grade Mandarin class, Hannah uses the Chinese language (with English subtitles) to guide us through a...

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Global Studies teacher Andrew McLean recently asked his students to write 4 "Wow!" moments, 3 learning moments, 2 mind-changing moments, and 1 moment worth learning more about. The following moments come courtesy of TGS student Hannah C. WOW #1 His volunteers stand fidgeting in the center of the circle, as we listen intently to Pepo and his story of Floreana’s first families. It’s truly a murder mystery, a thriller. Who...

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Global Studies teacher Andrew McLean asks his students to write 4 wow moments, 3 learning moments, 2 mind-changing moments, and 1 moment worth learning more about. WOW #1 I find myself here, reflecting. As ongoing bursts of sharp wind bite and whip at our hair with a Great White's ferocity and the ocean makes haste to greet the light sand and wash over the black rocks, a sea lion begins...

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The THINK Global School Leadership Team is delighted to announce the July 2022 launch of the THINK Learning Studio, a global innovation, consulting, and professional training center focused on interdisciplinary real-world learning. The launch of this initiative is a statement from both the Board and Leadership Team of TGS's commitment to spreading the methodology of the Changemakers® Program and our continued faith in the project-based learning format. The Studio team hopes...


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Hi Amethyst, tell us a bit about yourself.  I am a passionate educator with three years of experience, and I’ve just finished my first year with TGS. I specialize in the humanities, particularly history and writing. Before joining TGS, I completed a Master's degree where I researched contextual learning and focused on adolescent psychology during my undergraduate education. Outside of the educational space, I enjoy music, dancing, yoga, card games,...

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Where and how do you learn? How do you develop a passion for curiosity? How do you keep your mind open to new people, ideas, and possibilities? These are all questions being faced by educators and students as our world gains a more global context.  For a rare few who are lucky enough to have talented and equally curious teachers, this might happen in the confines of the classroom. But...

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Hi Shasta, tell us a bit about yourself.  Hi, my name is Shasta Gray, and this is my first year teaching at THINK Global School. I received my master's in teaching from the University of Alaska and have been teaching since 2012. I consider Alaska home, but I spent three years living and teaching in Thailand before joining TGS.   I've always had an affinity for the great outdoors, and love...

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 Hi Andy, tell us a bit about yourself. I grew up in the beautiful industrial city of Birmingham, and after a career in mental health work and various bits and bobs, I qualified to become a teacher. After a few years in the UK, I moved to the British Virgin Islands (which many viewed as an improvement even on Birmingham!) and from there on to Switzerland, my first stint at...

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After spending their first two terms of the 2021-22 school year in the United Arab Emirates, our CM2 students had the opportunity to travel to one of Mexico's most colorful states, Oaxaca, for Term Three. Renowned for its cultural, artistic, and culinary legacies, Oaxaca has become one of Mexico's most visited states for those looking to experience indigenous cultures. This focus on culture was a primary factor in our selecting...

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Following terms in Botswana and Oaxaca, Mexico, our Changemaker Cohort 1 students had the opportunity to live and learn in a decidedly more cosmopolitan country for Term 3: The United Arab Emirates. Dubai, their host city and where they spent most of their time, holds the distinction of being the first Middle Eastern city recognized as a UNESCO City of Design. As part of this network, Dubai is committed to...

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Hi Effie, can you tell us a bit about yourself? I was born in China during the one-child policy and adopted into a Finnish-English family. I spent a lot of my childhood traveling between South America and Europe before settling in Finland to complete my primary education. I have a particular interest in literature and studying cultures. However, nothing beats a good time with a few good friends having a...

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At TGS, we approach education with an innovator's mindset, constantly exploring new ways to bolster our students' ability to wonder and learn. This approach is possible due to our unwavering commitment to our eight core values. These philosophies are drawn from countries across the world and inform every aspect of a TGS education. A key consideration to understanding core values at THINK Global School is our belief that they are not...

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With the first term of the 2021-22 school year officially in the books, we asked our CM1 students to share their thoughts regarding their time in Botswana. You can find their reflections below and a comprehensive overview of our Botswana term here. Rite of Passage "So many things happened here in Botswana, and so many more things were learned from the people and the places around us. Personally, I was...

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1. Hi Maxim. It's been two years now since you graduated from THINK Global School. What have you been up to in that time?  Since graduating from TGS, I have been attending the University of Toronto studying mineral (mining) engineering. I know you might be asking why, out of all engineering, I chose mineral engineering? It's because I want to throw myself into the space mining industry. I figured it...

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Another school year is coming to a close at THINK Global School, which means graduation is right around the corner for the Class of 2021. And while their academic experience was different than previous classes due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all of our graduates continually demonstrated the characteristics we value so much as a community: perseverance, continual improvement, a thirst for knowledge, and the practicing of environmentalism, to name a...

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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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Greetings TGS, Long time reader, first time blogger here. Some of you may have noticed that I can be a little patriotic... My friends in Abu Dhabi used to joke that New Zealand has "small country" syndrome because it is always determined to be the best. I think like the Canadians, we are determined not to be seen as the same as our more populated neighbours. With that in mind...

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