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When you’re involved in a new venture of any kind, one of the most important elements of your work is to “spread the word”. Those of us closely involved in transforming THINK Global School from the vision of its founder, Joann McPike, to a fully-realized school have, therefore, been very diligent in sharing information about TGS in a variety of ways: website; meetings with educational, technological, and service organizations; newspaper...

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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 read a very good and well-received piece written by Leo Babahuta tonight. The argument really grabbed me - until the solution: "unschooling."  I loved the assertion that creativity is alive in children.  The concept of teachers as facilitators grabs me every time I read it and write about it myself.  And the discussion of the workplace of tomorrow being so very different is something we've written about extensively here...

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In designing the academic program for THINK Global School, I have been thinking a great deal about curriculum lately. Curriculum – the collection of courses studied at a school, or the collection of courses studied during one’s career as a student. Curriculum Development is the creation of such collections of courses. My job with Mosaic Curriculum Consulting is to create such course collections to express the mission and vision of...

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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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The concept of risks often goes hand in hand with that of opportunities. In risks, we can find opportunities; and opportunities also carry a certain level of risks. I have often been amazed by the risk taking culture here in Asia. A very simple example that I can draw from Hong Kong is the enthusiasm in horse-racing. As one of the largest racing organizations in the world, the total turnover...

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A few blogposts ago, I mentioned how I felt about leaving home and the fear associated with it. Today, here I am again, sitting in a Boeing 777 aircraft, 30,000 feet high, but this time, I’m going home – the home where I originally came from. Imagine yourself as a THINK Global School student. You are in a completely foreign city for 3 months, spending every day with your peers,...

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Many of us have seen the McLeod/Fisch "Shift Happens" video. Some of the ideas from this video that really grab me are: 1. We're preparing kids for jobs that don't exist today. This is hugely powerful and really important to us at THINK Global School.  We always say "Don't teach me what to think - teach me how to think."  This is the most important thing that schools should be...

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I am sure that some of you must have heard of the saying "when life throws you lemon, make lemonade". Sounds like a good plan, right? The question is, HOW do you juice the lemon so that you can actually make that lemonade? When we are faced with setbacks and failures in life, others often tell us that time will heal the pain and disappointment. While time does help lessen...

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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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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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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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