2018 iSC Fine Arts Festival

This past weekend, 49 band, choir, art, and drama students from our school went to Tianjin to participate in the 2018 Fine Arts Festival.  It was a landmark year for the festival, as it was the first year that drama has been included.  Under the direction of guest conductors and qualified clinicians, students were challenged…

8 Things You Should Ask at an International School in China: #5

#5 How is the school managed? 学校是如何管理的? It’s important to know who’s in charge of what at your child’s school.  At international schools, there are a number of different structures, and each has a different level of influence on student learning.  Let’s look at some key players. 了解您孩子所在的学校是谁在进行管理是十分重要的。国际学校中有许多不同的架构,每个分枝都会不同程度地影响着孩子的学习。让我们一起看看一些关键部门。 Administrative management.  Such leaders may be called…

8 Things You Should Ask at an International School in China: #4

How will you prepare my child for an uncertain future? 这所学校会怎样预备我的孩子来迎接不可预知的未来?  With the advent of the information age, the world is changing faster than ever before.  In education the goal for centuries was to prepare students for established careers,   but today educators know they must prepare students for careers that don’t even exist yet.  As a result, educators have had to rethink how they…

8 Things You Should Ask at an International School in China: #2

2. How do you handle different skills and abilities in one classroom? 2. 如何面对同一课堂内能力水平不同的学生? Students at international schools come from a variety of linguistic, cultural, and educational backgrounds.  Add to that normal differences between students in any classroom in styles of learning, previous experience and knowledge, and levels of mastery. As a result, it’s clear…