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Tinker Toy Challenge and Collaboration

At the recent International School of the Peninsula faculty and staff retreat at the Sequoia Retreat Center, faculty members were asked to participate in a "tinker toy challenge."

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Welcome ISTP's New Faculty Members!

Join us in welcoming ISTP's new teachers for the 2011-2012 school year!

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Guest Bloggers

Stay tuned for posts from guest bloggers!

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Discovering the world

Today on the way to work, a few ideas I had been having clicked together, thanks to a “Perspective” on KQED.  It all centers around the idea of discovery as the key aspect of learning.

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Changes on Cowper

A lot of great new changes have happened on Cowper Campus! Over the summer, remodeling work went underway, and we're excited for the entire community to see the new and improved campus!

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Summer Suggestions

It is hard to believe that tomorrow is the last day of the school year! Part of my disbelief might come from the late arrival of summer weather, but I know much of it is because time just flies by these days. But even if we’re not yet feeling the...

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The Benefits of Bilingualism

I have recently read an article in the New York Times and have found it quite interesting, and mostly very relevant to what we, as parents and educators, experience with our children on a daily basis. Three years ago, as a Board member of the...

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My Top 10 Kermesse Survival Tips for Parents

1.Get there early. Secure your spot and get ready for a great show! Don’t forget to charge your camera and bring it with you!

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3 good reads for parents and teachers alike

This week I want to share what I’ve been reading lately – not that I cried through the beautiful ending of Cutting For Stone, but the reading related to teaching and learning. The three I’m highlighting fit with the discussions we’ve been having...

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Engaged and Active Learning in 2nd Grade

On Thursday night, I attended Charles and Guillaume’s classes’ performance. My smile grew and my eyes got a little damp as the show went on and I saw how motivated, engaged, and happy the students were as they demonstrated multitudes of skills they...

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