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Reason number 148,949 why it’s good to be Japanese: With an average life span of 83.7 years, people in Japan continue to outlive those in every other country, and Japan has now ranked #1 in life expectancy for over twenty years. Most experts agree that the Japanese diet of fish, vegetables, and fruit plays a major role in this longevity, but this steady consumption of seafood comes at a price:...

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As our term recently came to a close in Japan, I was reminded of the very first days of this academic year, way back when in Botswana. 40-something individuals from all over the world, meeting each other for the first time, living in tents, surrounded by wild animals. Nothing could go wrong! It did..... many a time. And we learned from it. Then we traveled to India. Among the ceaseless...

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To teach students to be Changemakers, they must be exposed to them, often. After overhearing a rare conversation in Arabic here in Hiroshima, I did what all good global citizens and travelers would: offered them peace. Asalaamu alaikum (peace be with you), I said. Wa alaikum salaam (peace be unto you) They responded. Due to my lack of true Arabic skill, this quickly turned into an English conversation that revealed...

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The economics and e-commerce module set out to understand the new age of Indian economics. Over the past five weeks students have learned and experienced the entire economic spectrum of India, from rural to urban and from low-tech to high tech. The student experience mirrored India’s economic transformation from spinning wheel to fiber-optic cable. This past week students did a deep dive into the world of high tech India in...

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This past week I had the pleasure of attending the launch party at HundrED.org as a representative of THINK Global School (TGS). If you aren’t familiar with HundrED, their mission is to help schools change by spreading the word of innovative educational practices from across the globe. This year our school, TGS, had the honor of being named as one of these top 100 innovative programs. As I sat through...

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What is your role at TGS? We all wear many hats here at TGS, where we are lucky enough to grow and explore our own professional dimensions.  My personal hat collection includes jack-of-all-trades science teacher, human geography, curriculum development, and now academic coordination. Design thinking is all the buzz in education right now. How would you define design thinking for students/parents/educators? The Harvard Graduate School of Education defines design thinking...

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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...

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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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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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