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Graduate Roundtable: Life six months out   Podcast Overview: It’s been six months since the first TGS graduation and our fifteen graduates have gone their separate ways to begin attending university or enjoy a gap year pursuing their interests. newMedia Lab teacher Lindsay Clark recently sat down for a Skype-based roundtable discussion with six of the grads to discuss how they were adjusting to life post-TGS, and to ask if...

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Student Roundtable: Routine in the TGS context   Podcast Overview: Maintaining a regular and disciplined routine is the key to success for many of today’s leaders and influencers, but how do you maintain a routine at a school that is constantly on the move? Four of our students sat down in Auckland, New Zealand, to discuss what the word routine means to them, and how they are able to strike...

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  New student roundtable discussion Podcast Overview: In the first student roundtable of the 2014-15 school year, our five new 11th graders --Samtag, Jake, Joshua, Sabrina, and Ronnie-- sit down to chat about their first month at THINK Global School. Over the course of the fifteen minute conversation, they discuss their first weXplore trip (an eight-day romp through New Zealand’s North Island), navigating the busy streets of Auckland, weekends at...

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Nuclear disasters and their effects on communities Podcast Overview: On April 2, 2014, the students of THINK Global School 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 conversation is harrowing at times, but a must-listen for anyone concerned about the lingering effects stemming from accidental...

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Gandhi and the Indian independence movement Podcast Overview: On October 8th, 2013, author and labour historian Dilip Simeon spoke to the students of THINK Global School about Mahatma Gandhi and his rise to the forefront of the Indian independence movement. Over the course of the hour-long question-and-answer session, Mr. Simeon goes into length about Gandhi’s place in history, loyalist hatred towards Gandhi, and how Gandhi managed to bring the Indian...

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Gender Inequality in India     Podcast Overview: Urmi Basu is the founder of New Light, a non-profit organization that provides shelter, food, education, and security to the children of sex workers and the victims of trafficking in Kolkata, India. Over the course of the thirty-minute podcast, Urmi shares some alarming truths regarding the harsh realities many women and children suffer through in India, where slavery and sex trafficking are...

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Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship Podcast Overview: On May 21st, 2013, Dr. Oliver Rothschild spoke to the students of THINK Global School about his experiences in social entrepreneurship and the benefits involved in taking a businesslike approach to solving the world’s problems. Over the course of the 45 minute talk, Dr. Rothschild explains how social lending has begun to mirror venture capitalism in that philanthropists such as Bill Gates now take...

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JapanStudent Roundtable Podcast Overview: Students Madeline, David, Julia, and Galek sit down at an underground cafe to discuss their initial impressions of Hiroshima, Japan, including their thoughts on the benefits and pitfalls of an ever-present language barrier, the stark cultural differences that exist between Japan and the rest of the world, and Julia's newfound desire to engage in a Japanese bow-off. Learn more about our term in Japan  

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Last Days of Summer Podcast Overview: In April of 2013, Steve Kluger sat down with the students of THINK Global School to discuss his epistolary novel Last Days of Summer. First published in 1998, Last Days of Summer tells the story of Joey Margolis, a downtrodden and roughed up twelve-year old living in 1940's Brooklyn. To help deal with the bitter pain of his parents' divorce, Joey begins corresponding with...

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Choice, flow and self control Podcast Overview: Nils Olsen is an Assistant Professor and the Program Director of Organizational Sciences at The George Washington University. During his talk, which was originally delivered to TGS students in New York City, Nils uses his background as a social psychologist and statistician to deliver an in-depth discussion on why we make the decisions that we do, even when they are ill-informed or irrational....

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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 Shasta, tell us a bit about yourself.  Hi, my name is Shasta Gray, and this is my first year teaching at THINK Global School. I received my master's in teaching from the University of Alaska and have been teaching since 2012. I consider Alaska home, but I spent three years living and teaching in Thailand before joining TGS.   I've always had an affinity for the great outdoors, and love...

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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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After spending their first two terms of the 2021-22 school year in the United Arab Emirates, our CM2 students had the opportunity to travel to one of Mexico's most colorful states, Oaxaca, for Term Three. Renowned for its cultural, artistic, and culinary legacies, Oaxaca has become one of Mexico's most visited states for those looking to experience indigenous cultures. This focus on culture was a primary factor in our selecting...

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Following terms in Botswana and Oaxaca, Mexico, our Changemaker Cohort 1 students had the opportunity to live and learn in a decidedly more cosmopolitan country for Term 3: The United Arab Emirates. Dubai, their host city and where they spent most of their time, holds the distinction of being the first Middle Eastern city recognized as a UNESCO City of Design. As part of this network, Dubai is committed to...

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Hi Effie, can you tell us a bit about yourself? I was born in China during the one-child policy and adopted into a Finnish-English family. I spent a lot of my childhood traveling between South America and Europe before settling in Finland to complete my primary education. I have a particular interest in literature and studying cultures. However, nothing beats a good time with a few good friends having a...

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At TGS, we approach education with an innovator's mindset, constantly exploring new ways to bolster our students' ability to wonder and learn. This approach is possible due to our unwavering commitment to our eight core values. These philosophies are drawn from countries across the world and inform every aspect of a TGS education. A key consideration to understanding core values at THINK Global School is our belief that they are not...

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With the first term of the 2021-22 school year officially in the books, we asked our CM1 students to share their thoughts regarding their time in Botswana. You can find their reflections below and a comprehensive overview of our Botswana term here. Rite of Passage "So many things happened here in Botswana, and so many more things were learned from the people and the places around us. Personally, I was...

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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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