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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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As THINK Global School returns for another year of place-based learning and travel, our first semester begins in Peru's Urubamba Valley, also known as the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Before we ascend to the peak of our term by completing the Inca Trek, we wanted to share seven interesting facts about Peru with you. So whether you’re working on a school project or just looking to learn a little bit about this amazing...

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During our time in Biancavilla, we stayed with a family who work together to create a safe space for newcomers and locals to Italy escaping a troubled time in their life. The family's hearts are open and giving, and our weXplore Sicily group got the chance to experience their hospitality, hear their humbling stories, and contribute to their countryside farm and space. Our group took care of their therapy donkeys,...

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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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Last month, during our UK weXplore, I took fourteen students to get fitted for kilts at the Highland House of Fraser in Inverness, Scotland. I must say, each time I plan an activity involving traditional dress I get a mixed bag of looks and reactions from my colleagues and students on whether donning cultural dress is acceptable or disrespectful. Hopefully through this blog I can clarify my opinions on the...

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