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Oops! They Did it Again...The Media Narrative About Me Has Changed!

November 24, 2021

What does it mean to be a star? Is it your popularity? Is it the quality of your work? Your ability to make news? The values you promote? The ideas..

Because Parenting Doesn't Come With A Manual

November 12, 2021

Parenting is difficult in any culture, and because parenting doesn’t come with a manual, it is easy to get bogged down with second-guessing our..

SDGs Inspire Students During MYP Project Days

November 11, 2021

What would you do if you were given two whole days off of your regular schedule to work on a passion project? That is precisely what Gr. 6 - 9 did..

Building Self-Awareness - How Does It Make You Feel?

October 30, 2021

As part of their Unit of Inquiry on Who We Are, the ELC Kindergarteners have been exploring how to recognize, manage and express their feelings.

What Does it "Matter?" Science in Grade 5!

October 29, 2021

Is an "empty" PET bottle really empty? Why doesn't a cup full of water overflow? What is a molecule and what is an atom?

Changing Our Minds

September 10, 2021

Have you ever had a conversation with a friend who has different beliefs than your own? Maybe you feel as though that friend shrugs off the..

Oh No! Endangered Species!

July 21, 2021

As a part of their UOI “Sharing the Planet,” Gr. 1 students were inquiring into living things and what they need to survive. What do plants and..

Economic Systems and Classroom Libraries

July 6, 2021

The traditional Grade 3 Market Day took a twist this year when the Grade 3s identified a big problem - their classroom libraries were a mess! There..

Nurturing Creative and Resilient Problem Solvers

June 30, 2021

If you're like most people, you didn't enjoy mathematics in school. Some topics were confusing, while others made good sense, and everyone around..

Seven Great Reads to Dive into this Summer

June 22, 2021

The dog days of summer are upon us, and whether you are trying to survive another steamy Nagoya holiday or you are off on some adventure, the NIS..

Cracking the Code: NIS Student Shines at National Competition

June 15, 2021

Maki did her homework. As a Gr. 9 student in Shanghai she knew she was heading for NIS for the 20-21 school year. What would Gr.10 at Nagoya..

Careers Week: Exploring the Concept of Ikigai

May 10, 2021

Did you know what you wanted to do growing up? Maybe some of you did, but we didn’t. How do we prepare for the future if we don’t know if we want to..

Seeking Science: Inquiry Based Learning and Students Who Embody It

May 6, 2021

Two Gr. 11 students set out on a mission...to see what more they could do with their curiosity and penchant for learning, especially in the field of..

Families Amidst a Sea of Change - A Grade 8 English Unit

April 21, 2021

When we read history, we often focus on major declarations, devastating battles, and how leaders shape and reshape the world. But this view of..

Little Dolphins Club - Serving the Needs of NIS Families

April 15, 2021

After eight months working as the program director for Little Dolphins, I reflect on how this new program has developed with feelings of joy and..

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