Each term at THINK Global School is an opportunity for our students to explore a new part of the world and learn firsthand about the social, cultural, economic, and environmental factors that define it. Most recently, our students wrapped up terms in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Changemaker Cohort 1) and China (Changemaker Cohort 2), the first of four countries they’ll live in over the course of the 2019-20 school year. Rather...Read More
What it's like to be a CM1 Student When Ava Ploeckelman explains her high school experience, it will sound quite different from most teenagers. She will have the friendships, the adventures, and the occasional teenage heartache. But Ava experienced it all as a student at Think Global School, an educational program that uses world travel as the classroom.
On September 4th, 2019, our CM1 students will be sharing their learning outcomes from their time in Bosnia & Herzegovina during our term-end project-based learning showcase. This term our students all participated in a reconciliation-themed module, developing creative ways to answer the driving question “How can we convey the complexities of ethnic and religious reconciliation through our experience of Bosnia and Herzegovina?” Students thought creatively and critically to answer this driving...Read More
It’s been almost nine years since Pema joined THINK Global School during our inaugural year, and since then she’s kept herself remarkably busy. After graduating from the University of Melbourne, Pema returned home to Bhutan to pursue her true passion: playing football, which she now does for the Bhutan’s Senior Women’s National team. Thanks to Pema for sharing what she’s been up to since graduating TGS, and good luck in...Read More
New students arriving at THINK Global School are in for a world of new experiences, as our Changemaker Curriculum is drastically different than the traditional curricula used at most high schools. Rather than sitting in classrooms while being instructed by a teacher, students at THINK Global School are expected to demonstrate agency and autonomy, working in teams to craft innovative solutions to our country-specific modules. They are also encouraged to...Read More
“The problem with conformity in education is that people are not standardized to begin with.” -Sir Kenneth Robinson One of the questions we are regularly asked these days is “How did you arrive at the Changemaker Curriculum?” This question is understandable given how ingrained standardized curricula continue to be at schools around the world. With the Changemaker Curriculum, we’ve taken a page out of Sir Ken Robinson’s playbook and done away...Read More
It’s been almost four full years since Class of 2015 alum Liisa Toomus graduated from THINK Global School, and it’s clear the curiosity for new cultures she nurtured during her time here has only continued to grow. From attending uni in England to studying Spanish in Mexico to embarking on new job opportunities in Madrid, here’s a look at the continually evolving life of Liisa T. Hi Liisa, can you...Read More
Charis Smuthkochorn was one of fifteen students to join THINK Global School during our inaugural year in 2010, and one of fourteen students who hold the honor of being a member of our first graduating class. Charis’s four-year THINK Global School journey spanned six continents and over 12 countries, including a term in her home country of Thailand, where she once again resides. Hi Charis, can you tell us what...Read More
If you are new to THINK Global School's approach to learning, some of the terms we use might seem as foreign as the places our students call home. But that’s ok — we’re here to help clear things up! One term in particular that all prospective students and their parents should become familiar with is learning targets, and in this post we’ll explain what they are, and why they are...Read More
The World as Your Classroom We are accustomed to classroom learning system, with its constant homework, test them on a daily activities. But in the world there are many other interesting approaches to learning. Maybe we should learn something from them.