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10th grader Danielle R. had the following to say about her reflection "Suitcases and shutters," which was written during her time exploring New Zealand's North Island: "I wrote the following while on a trip to the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua with the "Fellowsheep" (Editor's Note: fellow students and staff members who Danielle was traveling with). I noticed how many pictures we were all taking of something that was not particularly...

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While enrolled at THINK Global School, students are encouraged to be creative during the course of their studies and travels. In her poem "Nature and its marvels," 9th grader Utkarsha V. recounts her adventures traveling throughout New Zealand's North Island. Nature and its marvels I gaze up at the sky full of stars, And remember my loved ones afar. It’s said that stars indicate your past, And I look at...

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While enrolled at THINK Global School, students are encouraged to be creative during the course of their studies and travels. When the students document these thoughts, we are often delighted with the results. In her reflection "Shadows engulfing the mundane," 10th grader Danielle R. uses examples from her travels to help explain why a great back story can make a seemingly mundane activity seem exhilarating.   New experiences sell. It...

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While enrolled at THINK Global School, students are encouraged to be creative during the course of their studies and travels. When the students document these thoughts, we are often delighted with the results. In an assignment for Nick Martino's IB social and cultural anthropology class, 11th grader River W. opens up about her own experiences with culture shock, and why it is best to be a traveler, not a tourist,...

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To begin the 2014-15 school year, IB mathematics teacher Guillermo Machado asked his 11th grade students to consider THINK Global School’s seven values and how they relate to math. He then asked them to answer the following two questions: How do they help us as mathematics learners? How can mathematics help us with the development and practice of these values? One of his students, Fatima, went above and beyond, mixing...

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To begin the 2014-15 school year, IB mathematics teacher Guillermo Machado asked his 11th grade students to consider THINK Global School’s seven values and how they relate to math. He then asked them to answer the following two questions: How do they help us as mathematics learners? How can mathematics help us with the development and practice of these values? One of his students, Fatima, went above and beyond, mixing...

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While enrolled at THINK Global School, students are encouraged to be creative during the course of their studies and travels. When the students document these thoughts, we are often delighted with the results. In the following exercise for Guillermo Machado's mathematics class, ninth graders Danielle and Galek document their work in trying to determine how much money a Japanese claw machine requires before resulting in a win. Today, apart from...

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In using the countries and cultures we travel through as our place-based educational model, we have read, studied, imitated, been inspired by, and even met writers from around the world. For some, writing and reading have always been a part of their lives, while for others, writing creatively has been a way to step outside of their comfort zones and challenge themselves. Additionally, for half the class English is not...

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    Recent THINK Global School graduate Yada Pruksachatkun can add another feat to her growing list of accomplishments: as of June 10th, she can now refer to herself as a published author. That's because Yada is one is of a handful of boarding school students to have a chapter published in Justin Muchnick's new book, The Boarding School Survival Guide. In the book, Muchnick (a boarding student himself), Yada...

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Sharing and reflecting on our cultural and creative experiences is a core part of the TGS experience, and like all pursuits, this is something that typically gets better with practice. To facilitate their reflections, all students at THINK Global School are enrolled in NewMedia Lab beginning in grade 9. Beyond simply teaching our students how to visually and sonically reflect, NewMedia Lab provides a forum for them to process their...

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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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