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The following reflection by Lin Cheng is part of a series of blog posts written by THINK Global School faculty members to showcase their thoughts and experiences from a recent weXplore trip to Washington, D.C. Lin's blog was written in his native Mandarin language, with the English translation following after. To view the entire conversation, visit us on Spot. Original Reflection in Mandarin: 为期一周的华盛顿游学活动结束了。坐在回波士顿的列车上,大家慢慢都睡着了。虽然在这一周内,我么走了很多路,起早贪黑。但是回想起来,我们在这一周内所看到的,听到的,学到的知识是那么的丰富,多样。而这些经历是无法从课本上学到的。包括自由新闻博物馆,二战集中营纪念馆,自然博物馆,艾未未艺术展,白宫,华盛顿纪念馆,总统大楼等等景点都给我们留下了深刻的印象。 当然,除了参观各种景点,我们也有幸和当地一些政府官员和学者们有所交流。学生们积极参与了讨论并提出了很多有深度的问题。我相信通过这些互动,学生们都为他们的研究课题找到了一些新的观点和证据。作为老师,我也从中收获不少。其中最让我记忆深刻的是和格雷格先生关于教育话题的讨论。在TGS,我们鼓励学生独立思考,而不是硬性地接纳知识。格雷格先生提到在教育中学生的创新能力和自主观点非常容易被教师的观点所影响。虽然我在教学中已经极力避开自己的观点影响学生,但是发现很多时候在不注意的情况下已经悄悄影响了学生的判断力。格雷格先生和我在这个问题上看法一致,觉得应该尽量为学生提出思考问题而不是简单的告诉他们什么是什么。因为学生在通过思考和检索的过程中,在筛选论证的过程中,他们会产生自己的看法和观点。而这正是一名国际化优秀学生所需要的能力。希望将来在教学中能够注意拓展学生思维,培养不同观点。 总之,在这一周的收获很多。希望不久后纽约之旅将会有更加丰富精彩的学习经历。 Translation: The weeklong Washington...

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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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