The months leading up to my Botswana term were extremely nerve-racking. I'm an overthinker. I constantly think of the worst things that could happen. I thought way too much about showers, food, beds, wifi -- the whole camping situation in general. I cannot recall the exact moment my mindset changed, but it was somewhere around the first time I got on a bus with thirty other students my age for...Read More
"Quiet!" screams Craig, our game drive guide, in a whispered tone. Seconds after, silence overcame the vehicle. The loud conversations turned into murmurs and eyes glistened with curiosity, looking here and there for even the smallest clue. The safari vehicle suddenly accelerated like a cheetah, the wind rushing onto our faces and sand filling our hair. I could feel the adrenaline rush through my body and why wouldn't it have?...Read More
My time in Botswana began with traditional dancing, and dancing has followed me through tents and past campfires, kicking up dust and leaving flattened grass in its wake. During my time here, I have had two very distinct firsts with dancing: the first time I watched, and the first time I became a part of the whirlwind of stomping feet and rattling ankle bands. The first time I watched, I...Read More
Macrotermes Natalensis: more commonly known as fungal-growing termites, or the most under-looked species in all of Africa. Living in complex colonies, these insects practice the caste system; a division of labor is utilized with the roles of soldiers, workers, and the king and queen all determined by birth. Similar to humans, their social structures are easily identifiable as each individual establishes their own appearance, despite their genetic material being identical....Read More
What makes for a good education? It depends where you live. Children around the world learn in very different styles.
During a recent place- and project-based excursion to Kochi, India, our Grade 12 students spent five days learning Bollywood techniques and style in order to produce a full trailer for a fictitious Bollywood film, Prem/Hate (Love/Hate). During the project, students visited Bollywood film studios, met with Bollywood gurus, received dance lessons, practiced acting, and examined styles of scripts and musical scores, eventually incorporating all of these elements into the ten-minute...Read More
Even though it’s been only three years, my THINK Global School (TGS) graduation feels like a lifetime ago. I had never cried as much as I cried the day I left TGS, and I haven’t cried as much since. I knew that my life was about to change drastically. I knew that I was about to face more independence than I had ever known before, that I’d be spending less...Read More
At THINK Global School, there is no such thing as typical. From our curriculum to our students and the roles of our staff members, we are always pushing past what might be considered normal in an ongoing effort to shape the next generation of changemakers and global citizens. We come from everywhere around the world and, at times, wear so many hats that we often forget what is underneath it...Read More
When you Google the health benefits of being in the outdoors, the results are almost endless. Article after article from the Guardian, Huffpost, the BBC and even the Daily Mail will fill your screen, informing you that the great outdoors is the answer to happiness, weight loss and even reduces days spent in hospital. It is of no surprise then that my favourite TGS memories, the times I felt the...Read More
We all know what’s old school, but very people have the vision for a new school. But the future of education is already here, thanks to innovators around the world working to improve curriculum, technological integration, design, and...