Guest Bloggers Erin O'Rielly & Liz Evans: Teachers as Learners

A little over a month ago, we had the exciting (and much appreciated) opportunity to attend the PYP Teaching and Learning workshop in Singapore. The IB workshops in Asia are particularly suited to ISTP’s needs as a multilingual, multicultural...

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Guest Blogger Ya-Ching Chang: 4th Grade Cultural Exchange and Experiential Learning in China

4th Graders in the Chinese Program traveled to China for a 10-day cultural exchange trip to experience Chinese life and culture firsthand. Students explored Hangzhou and Shanghai, lived with Chinese host families, and attended Qiu Shi Elementary...

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Guest Blogger: The Thales Theorem, by 8th Grader Klavie G.

Klavie G. explains how she applied the Thales theorem that she learned in 8th grade math class to solve a problem in the real world.

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Guest Bloggers Chu Hsi Tseng & Shu Chun Tai: An Inquiry-Based Approach to Chinese Language and Literacy

As we have incorporated more and more inquiry-based learning into our 2nd grade classrooms, we have focused on harnessing our students’ natural curiosity to build up and reinforce their Chinese language and literacy skills. We want our students...

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Guest Blogger Jacqueline Cody: Collaborative Planning at ISTP

Over the last several months ISTP teachers have spent a great deal of time in collaborative meetings, close to 16 hours a week. As ISTP elementary school teachers prepare for the transition to the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program...

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ISTP's Standout Volunteers

The strength of ISTP’s community can be brought back to the many outstanding volunteers who give of their time and talent. Although these dedicated individuals are many, we’d like to recognize some special volunteers, who have proven to be...

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Guest Blogger Ying Liang: Taking A Deeper Look Into The Nursery Cooking Activities

Cooking is fun, children can learn so much from cooking activities such as developing their fine motor skills, learning the language from the recipe, inquiring math and science concepts by using the measuring tools, and getting a sensory...

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Guest Blogger Annie Madigan: Inquiring Into the Ways We are Balanced

Last week, Pre-K English was asked, “What makes you balanced?” The students, with a confused look, asked, “What is balanced?” They shared a few ideas such as yoga, skiing and hopping. The class stood up and practiced several poses to show...

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Guest Blogger Ying Liang – Journal Sharing: Scaffolding Children’s Second Language Acquisition through Meaningful Conversations

“你要看我的嗎?” Do you want to read my journal?

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4th and 5th Graders Learn About the U.S. Electoral Process with Mock Election

The 4th graders served as "campaign managers" and prepared presentations about each candidate.
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