We all want to be heard and understood. Knowing that others are taking the time to actively listen to us helps build stronger bonds and more positive relationships with those around us. This rings especially true for young children, so it is important for parents to talk and listen to their child. In this article, early childhood teacher Anne Gribble shares ways to practice active listening that help strengthen bods and respect between parents and children.
In this article, high school teacher Dagne Furth with insights from a few university admissions counselors, explains why high school students should view service as more than a superficial activity.
If fostered early, a music education can lead to life-long learning. In this article, Concordia Middle School Choir Director Darcy Hendricks shares some of the countless cognitive benefits of studying music, from an academic and creative perspective and beyond.
Each spring, Concordia International School Shanghai hosts the Concordia World University Fair (CWUF), an event that gives high school students in Shanghai access to college reps and alumni from top universities around the globe. This year, in addition to the annual spring fair, the school will host a fall fair aimed at helping upper high school students further explore potential schools ahead of some of the early application deadlines.
The first priority we K-12 teachers have is to establish a positive relationship with all of our students. Our challenge is to prepare our students for a life of learning, growth, and collaboration in both formal and informal settings.To accomplish this task, we teach content and skills, model behaviors, and employ instructional strategies and tools that maximize the teaching/learning process and foster the teacher-student relationship.
An old African proverb states that “it takes a village to raise a child.” It has also been argued in more recent times that “it takes a family to raise a child.” But in the school environment, where we focus on education, what does it take? In reflecting on my experiences at Concordia, I believe the answer is clear— it takes a community to educate a child...
The 2019/2020 school year is off to a great start at Concordia International School Shanghai. We are extremely happy to have our returning families back with us this year, and we are excited to welcome many new faces to our school community...
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.
Early Childhood 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.