For most kids, the idea of summer is fun and exhilarating. It's a time to be outdoors, take family vacations and participate in other fun activities. However, over the long summer holiday there is a chance for kids to regress from “summer learning loss.” In this article Concordia ES counselor Ben Fishman shares tips on how to keep kids learning all summer long...
Concordia International School Shanghai has been granted the Excellent Organization Award in the 10th Annual Pudong New Area International Student Writing Competition Award Ceremony.
Recently, students in Concordia’s Social Entrepreneurship class participated in a lively discussion about cleaning products. To the casual observer, teenagers discussing home care products might seem unusual, but for this particular group, the discussion was a necessary part of their design thinking process, a tool they use to solve complicated problems.
Everyday experiences provide children with opportunities to develop understandings of their world, relationships with others, and confidence within themselves as contributing members of a community. Your perspective on how you view your child, his potential, and his thinking greatly impacts your child’s ability to learn from the experiences you provide.
Last Friday, the elementary school welcomed in some new teachers, assistant principal, and principal for the day. These teachers were professional, well prepared and took their responsibilities very seriously. It was a day filled with new experiences, some challenges and plenty of learning.
EC Art Specialist Stephanie Barenz-Wiegman discusses how the early childhood and high school art departments used zines to generate to a cross-divisional artistic collaboration and the "branches" that sprouted as a result of this creative exchange.
Every human needs food, water, and shelter to survive physically. Likewise, every human has two basic emotional needs that must be met as well: the need to be an individual, and the need to be social. In this article, EC teacher Anne Gribble explains how to address these needs with young learners...
Back in the fall, grade one students at Concordia embarked on a scientific study of sound. In pursuit of answers to their science unit queries, students underwent an integrated learning activity with their art teacher, which revealed that when it comes to sound there is so much more than meets the ear.
The Cicadas have focused on being respectful, responsible, and safe all year. So, when the Pre-K teachers discussed concerns regarding children’s safety on the playground, all agreed that the children were essential members of the discussion. What resulted is an authentic example of the creative, dynamic power of children!
The goal of physical education at Concordia is to encourage a student’s enthusiasm for physical activity and channel it toward improving motor skills, building sportsmanship and having fun. With nine health and physical education specialists across four school divisions at the school, students are exposed daily to the benefits that physical activity has on both their physical and emotional health...