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Author Archives: Emily Warde

Expressing "Who We Are" – ISTP Identity Project

As part of the "Who We Are" IB* Unit of Inquiry, our faculty & staff chose some meaningful objects & memoriesto visually represent their own unique identity & experiences. Each also contributed some thoughts about how they have been shaped by...

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Bilingualism Gives Students a Head Start in Learning a 3rd or 4th Language

As students progress through their bilingual journey at ISTP, their young, flexible minds acquire a second language naturally and effortlessly in our immersion environment. By the middle school years, when students are fluent in both English and...

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Soirée du Vin 2018: Uniting in Generosity for ISTP & Napa Fire Relief

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Middle School Advisory Program Supports Students Through the Challenging Years of Early Adolescence

The middle school years can be some of the most challenging and the most rewarding years of a young person’s life, as he/she makes the difficult but exciting evolution from child to teenager. 

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Introducing Flex Time – A New Outlet for Creativity in our International Middle School

Flex Time is an exciting new program at ISTP that combines innovation, design thinking, and the arts to provide our International Middle School students with new outlets for their creativity.

Through both teacher-led and self-directed projects,...

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What is Cultural Fluency and Why is it Important for My Child?

ISTP's rigorous bilingual education means that each student graduates fully fluent in two languages and proficient in a third.

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Ideas for a Preschooler-Approved, Healthy & Fun Snack Time

 

At ISTP's Early Year's Center, we have quite a lot of experience with snack time. Healthy snacks are essential for fueling developing young minds as they learn and grow throughout the school day. Offering a variety of snacks is important for...

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How to Help Your Preschool-Aged Child Manage Their Emotions

In the Early Years, children develop crucial social-emotional skills. By learning to handle themselves independently, respond to their feelings appropriately, and interact positively with others, students prepare themselves for the challenges of ...

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Design Beyond the MakerSpace

The Maker Education Movement has taken off in the past few years, as leading-edge educators have come to see the many benefits of creative, hands-on problem-solving. In 2015, ISTP opened its own MakerSpace on Cohn Campus, and last year we...

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Service Learning Reflection–Care Packages for the Palo Alto Homeless–by Claire Y.

Last month, our International Middle School 6th graders created their own service learning projects as part of their unit on The Giver by Lois Lowry. They thought about their personal interests and abilities and then located needs within their...

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