Laura Faulk (elementary school teacher) details her fifth-graders’ recent language arts and social studies combination unit and how the high school debate team helped liven up the learning process. Continue reading
Eighth-grader Matthew Kaung writes on the Middle School Student Service Leadership Team’s (SSLT) yearly trip to Tohoku as part of the Tohoku Virtual English Classroom (TVEC) program in support of victims of the 3/11 earthquake. Continue reading
Lindsay Peak (middle school teacher) and Wesley Przybylski (middle school learning innovation coach) write on the middle school money smart class, in which students identify social issues or interests and develop their original ideas into “social startups.” The course culminates in students pitching their startups to potential “investors.” Continue reading
The Early Learning Center has a long history of embracing Japanese holidays and culture as a platform for activities that introduce children to Japanese arts and crafts, music, food, traditional clothing, children’s literature, games and toys. Although this rich study extends through the entire year, many of the cultural activities take place between January and March, beginning with mochi, sumo and taiko. Continue reading
Fourth-grade teacher Grant Rolls writes on a recent instructional visit by the Tokyo Fire Department.