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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...

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Last week, the TGS Class of 2017 graduates joined over 160,000 students worldwide in receiving their IB examination results, and for a fourth straight year, THINK Global School students outperformed the world average and exceeded international benchmarks. 100% of THINK Global School students who sat the exams received their IB Diploma, far surpassing the international pass rate in 2016 of 79%. 92% of THINK Global School students met or exceeded...

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From the Andes Mountains to the Pacific Northwest, TGS ended its year on a high note, graduating the Class of 2017 on a perfect night with the Canadian Rocky Mountains serving as a gorgeous backdrop. Today, I would like to thank all of the people that made the culmination of our students’ experience possible: Foremost, to our founder Joann McPike and the THINK Global School Board, whose vision and generosity...

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It is clear that we live in a divided world, one riddled with bigotry, inequality, and ignorance. We live in a world where car bomb blasts force a routine ring upon Afghan ears, where American congressmen applaud President Trump’s decision to walk away from the Paris Climate Agreement, where a third of South Sudan’s population are starving to death through a famine that shows no signs of letting up.  But...

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“You can’t arrest an idea,” tweets Jake Davis, the day before his arrest.  Five years prior to sharing his story on the TEDxTeen London stage, Jake was locked up for posing a threat to national security as a criminal hacker. Jake started hacking government websites as a teen, because, at the time, “it felt like a game.”  Notorious for hacking under the globally recognized Anonymous mask, Jake found himself gaining...

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I was incredibly lucky to spend the last two years on an artistic journey with four incredible students, Galek Yangzom, Ayesha Kazim, Lisa Grages, and Gillian Aftanas. Art is an intimate subject where each student's temperament reveals itself over time, and I learned a lot about these four incredible young women during the course of our creative journey. Their “exam” was held at the end of this school year’s second...

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In many of the Inuit languages, including Inukitut, the word iglu typically means house, but it can refer to many types of buildings, constructed from a range of materials. This includes the dome-shaped, snow block huts that most of us know as igloos, which are often created by a team of two as temporary homes while hunting on open sea ice during the Arctic winter. Building a temporary home for...

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I often catch myself thinking: ''None of this is real.'' It becomes a mantra. A heuristic of sorts. I'm in my second phase of culture shock; having gotten used to much of Arabic society, I must now learn to appreciate this uncanny familiarity. I've been living in Morocco now for over a month, after living abroad in several countries with THINK Global School. Traveling has become so familiar to me...

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With stories of famine, climate change, chemical attacks, and far-right resurgences dominating headlines across the globe, eleven of our students recently traveled to the Shawnigan Lake School in Vancouver Island, Canada, to address these very issues and many others at the 2017 Shawmun Model United Nations. Alongside 260 delegates from fourteen other schools, our Model United Nations team -the aptly named MUN Sharks- split into nine different committees to debate...

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Are you interested in applying to THINK Global School but aren’t quite sure if it’s right for you? That’s OK! It’s a decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly. To help you in your application process, we’ve put together a list of five things we feel every applicant to THINK Global School should know. We hope you find them helpful.  1) You’ll gain an education by living and learning in the...

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Term One is officially in the books! Our CM1 community was based in Sabah, Malaysia's capital city of Kota Kinabalu, which serves as a gateway to the island's many natural splendors. Beaches, reefs, mountains, and rainforests became a classroom for students as they became familiar with the beliefs, practices, and traditions shaping modern Sabah. Students attended hands-on sessions during the term with four prevalent ethnicities: Chinese, Malay, Indian, and Indigenous....

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Sabah is playing the role of a “classroom” for 34 international students as they spend two months learning about the State’s diversity and acquiring fresh experiences that they may incorporate into their lives back home. The students, aged between 15 and 17, are from the New York-based Think Global School – the world’s first traveling high school. They live and study in a different country every semester, engaging in place-based and project-based learning pertinent to the nations they visit.

 

 

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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 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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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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