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(Editor's Note: to go directly to video of Dr. Jacobs' talk, click here.) On April 2nd, 2014, the students of TGS and Hiroshima International School played host to noted historian and author Dr. Robert Jacobs for a discussion on the grave realities surrounding nuclear fallout in Japan and the rest of the world. The lecture supplemented a unit of study called "Graphic Novels for Change," which was a collaboration across...

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So many of us today have an impulse to memorialize little moments of beauty with a photograph, and since "the best camera is the one you have with you," these moments are often captured on a phone. The popularity of Instagram continues to indicate that people: 1. like having the power to edit photos in the palm of their hand 2. find joy in customizing a unique moment to capture...

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Influenced by a past project at THINK Global School, I decided to write a “Where I’m From” poem about Rikuzentakata, Japan. I was honored to lead a documentary team of ninth and tenth grade students to the northern Tōhoku region to investigate the post-tsunami rebuilding efforts. On our final day I had the time to sit and collate the stories we had heard and experiences that were shared with us....

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The following post was written by newMedia instructor Lindsay Clark as part of a series on our upcoming senior trip in Kenya and Tanzania, where our 12th grade students and a handful of staff and faculty members will attempt to scale Mt. Kilimanjaro. Last night, I came clambering up the staircase of the boys' residence to witness the majority of the senior class enthusiastically pumping through interval training with Adam....

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His stories are mythical portraits of real-life Latin America. He is a revealer of human truths -- one who chronicles oppression, magic, miracles and love. It was over a year ago when I first introduced my students to renowned Boom writer and political journalist of the 1960s-70s, Gabriel García Márquez. During this time, we would wander through Buenos Aires' bookstores, trying to get a feel for the Latin literary spirit....

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With THINK Global School's senior trip to Mt. Kilimanjaro recently concluded, we thought we'd share a few interesting facts about the mountain with you. Whether you are working on a school project or planning a trip to Tanzania yourself, we hope you find these six facts about Mt. Kilimanjaro useful! Fact #1: Kilimanjaro contains 5 unique ecosystems Kilimanjaro is much more than just a mountain: it's five delicate ecosystems all...

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The flowering of cherry blossoms trees is a telltale sign that winter's misery is coming to an end in Japan, but it isn't just the cherry blossoms that are undergoing change: springtime in Japan is characteristically marked by change in many facets of life. April 1st, in particular, signals a new start to the government's fiscal year; a new start to the Japanese school year; a new start to many...

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The following post was written by newMedia instructor Lindsay Clark as an introduction to our upcoming senior trip in Kenya and Tanzania, where our 12th grade students and a handful of staff and faculty members will attempt to scale Mt. Kilimanjaro. The journey our grade 12s have been on for the last two to four years has been impressive in magnitude, mercurial in tone, and expansive in breadth. Little moments...

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As increasingly ruthless scenarios play out around the world between dictators and civilians, it becomes difficult to imagine that any country could arrive at democracy without a complicated revolt. Yet in 2008 Bhutan's king, Jigme Wanghuck, accomplished such a feat when he ceded absolute control in favor of the implementation of constitutional democracy. Since then, Bhutan has undergone two parliamentary elections, with the most recent occurring in the summer of...

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"Nothing is impossible when you appeal to the human soul with genuine cause" -Urmi Basu Over the last two years, events have transpired in India that have raised alarming questions about life for the women living here. The UNDP's 2013 Human Development Report shows that in terms of gender inequality in South Asia, only women living in Afghanistan have it worse than in India. Even noticeably poorer countries such as...

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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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