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This week's post on the weekly activities of TGS. Read last week's post here. I WAS BROUGHT UP in a school system when every day was more or less routine. Morning assemblies where the Principal talked and talked without bothering to even find out if we were listening. Classes were no different - teachers talked, we listened passively and everything was so predictable. But coming to TGS was like entering...

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TGS Students take turns journaling their weekly activities and experiences with their classmates. Read all journal posts here. This school week was truly TGS-tastic (a made up word, but a descriptive one)! We did so many things that were just...TGS experiences, and this week really sets the standard for the so-called "average" TGS week. On Monday, I went to the Aftonbladet Newspaper HQ in the morning. It was magnificent compared...

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TGS Creative Arts Teacher Sherry Zhang shared the poem, "Life Just Isn't," and asked the students to write a mirror piece, "Art Just Isn't," to give them the opportunity to think, reflect, and (re)define to what art is and isn't to them. Below is the poem that inspired the students' words, followed by the original lyrics each student composed for their first creative arts assignment. Note: the students have selected...

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The following blog post is part two of a series written by Marta Guevara, TGS Teacher, as she observed the ways in which the students interpreted their photography assignment in their presentations to the class. NOTE: the students have selected nicknames for themselves for security and privacy purposes; those nicknames are reflected here. To read part one of Marta's post, click here. POWER What is power through the eyes of...

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Photographer Jens Honore was on site this week working with TGS students, instructing them on some of the fundamentals of photography. He also conveyed to students how powerful a single image can be, especially if it exploits the elements of “composition, light and storytelling.” In order to fully grasp the concept of photographic storytelling, the students were asked to work in pairs and capture images that represented the following concepts:...

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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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