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Tanzania student roundtable Podcast Overview: Global Studies and Social and Cultural Anthropology teacher Nick Martino sits down with seven of his students to discuss their recently concluded intersession in Moshi, Tanzania. Over the course of the hour-long conversation, Nick and the kids discuss what they saw and accomplished during their trip, their thoughts on conservation and globalization as it pertains to Tanzania, and their volunteer experiences building schools in the...

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Water, food and energy Podcast Overview: Yolanda Kakabadse is the former Ecuadorian Minister of Environment and current World Wide Fund for Nature's (WWF) International President. Over the last thirty years, she has served as a liaison between corporations and international environmental agencies, helping to shed light on conservation issues being faced throughout Latin America and the rest of the world. In her lecture, "Water, food and energy," Yolanda leads a...

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North India student roundtable Podcast Overview: Students Emma, Cameron L., Gillian, and Hudson sit down for a teatime chat about their recent eight day trip in the north of India. They kick things off with a discussion about their time in the city of Amritsar, where the tranquility of the Golden Temple provides a stark contrast to the bombastic flag lowering ceremony at the India/Pakistan border. The topic switches to...

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First impressions of India Podcast Overview: Arriving in a new country can be both exhilarating and overwhelming, especially when it is your first year in a new school. This is the position that TGS students River, Chau and Jonah found themselves in upon their arrival in Hyderabad, India for the start of the 2013-14 school year. Recently, they sat down with TGS 12th grader Liam to share their first impressions...

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Beasts of the Southern Wild Podcast Overview: Anyone who has seen the popular indie film "Beasts of the Southern Wild" has had the chance to step into the magical backwoods world co-created by Benh Zeitlin and Lucy Alibar. It is a dark and fantastic place, populated by larger-than-life characters who take viewers on a visceral journey deep into Louisiana's bayous. Learn more about Lucy Alibar as she discusses her own...

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War, politics and mass media. Podcast Overview: Professor Noam Chomsky has been a subject of great acclaim during his lengthy career. Once referred to by Paul Robinson of the New York Times Book Review as "possibly our greatest intellectual alive," Mr. Chomsky is best known for his contributions as a linguist, writer, and political activist. As the author of over 100 books and countless columns and essays, Mr. Chomsky's writings...

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The importance of the International Baccalaureate   Podcast Overview: Since its introduction in 1968, the International Baccalaureate® (IB) has seen widespread adoption throughout the world, with over 3,600 schools in 146 countries now utilizing its curriculums in the classroom. The challenging programmes are well known for their high quality of education, and enrolled students, like those at THINK Global School, are cultivated into independent learners with advanced critical thinking skills...

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Citizen journalism in the 21st century Podcast Overview: With a combined 45 years of experience in the field of reporting between them, BBC correspondents Richard Lister and Philippa Thomas are no strangers to the harsh realities encountered during the news gathering process. Lister and Thomas draw upon these experiences to help explain the role that citizen journalism has come to play in the 21st century media and to provide insight...

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Students discuss theirvisit to NYC   Podcast Overview: 10th graders Joseph, Gawa, Alejandro, and Liisa sit back down for a postXplore roundtable talk concerning their recent trip to New York City. During the episode, they discuss whether their impressions of the city have changed after visiting, how they got around the five boroughs and their opinions of New Yorkers. Joseph, Gawa, Alejandro, and Liisa's impressions prior to visiting NYC can...

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New York Citystudent roundtable   Podcast Overview: 10th grade students Joseph, Gawa, Alejandro and Liisa hold a roundtable discussion ahead of their weXplore trip to New York City. The trip marks the first time visiting the Big Apple for all four students. During the roundtable they discuss their preconceived notions about New York and New Yorkers, what made New York such a famous city, and how they plan on getting around...

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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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