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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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Recent events have caused me to pause and reflect. Reading the news cycle, one gets a warped sense of the world becoming a more dangerous place, and that the root cause of this danger is Islam. We see the rise of nationalism and hear the declarations that all countries should take care of their own. TGS stands against such notions of discrimination and strives to develop a community based on...

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After exploring Peru’s Sacred Valley of the Incas during our first term, THINK Global School is ready to start anew in the city of Rabat, Morocco’s capital. Before our students meander through the narrow streets of Fez or immerse themselves in the lively markets of Marrakech, we wanted to share seven interesting facts about Morocco with you. So whether you’re working on a school project or just looking to learn...

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“Schools are failing to prepare students for the future!” shouts every progressive educationalist to ever step on a TED stage in the 21st century. The world’s most renowned thought leaders have reinforced this bleak narrative, begging schools to step up and tackle reform. Our Failing Schools. Enough is Enough! Geoffrey Canada cries. Ken Robinson provokes, Do Schools Kill Creativity? As teachers, we’ve heard it before and we’ll hear it again…...

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I often hear from others that I have the “craaaaaziest” job. “You get paid,” they ask, “to travel the world?” And it’s true. I get paid to travel the world. I’m a teacher at THINK Global School (TGS), the world’s first traveling high school, and I have traveled to 15+ countries in the last five years with a small army of international students. When people initially discover this about me,...

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During our spring term in Florence, Italy, four of my IB Visual Arts students (Galek, Lisa, Samaya, and Natascha) volunteered to create portraits of disadvantaged youth for the non-profit organization Memory Project. Founded in 2004 and based out of Wisconsin, Memory Project invites teachers and art students from around the world to create portraits of children who have faced or are currently facing substantial challenges, such as abuse and poverty. Besides...

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At TGS, like at most high schools, there is no shortage of students with the capacity to understand mathematical concepts when the conditions are ideal -- trust me here. But what about when the conditions for learning aren't particularly conducive? As a traveling school, we find ourselves in unique locations on a regular basis, and classrooms in Peru pose a completely different learning environment than a classroom in Sweden. Not all teachers...

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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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Ready to embark on the educational journey of a lifetime?

A passion for travel. A strong academic record. And the desire to improve the world as you experience it. If this sounds like you, you just might be our ideal candidate! Start your application with a five-minute inquiry form - you never know where you might end up.

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