Liberal Arts College: What are the Benefits?
As many across the globe are social distancing due to the outbreak of COVID-19, a vast number professionals with Liberal Arts qualifications in varying fields are also working towards making sense of the virus and its effect on physical and mental health, the environment, and other aspects affecting society in general.
Keeping Everyone Safe in the Work Place: Part 2
Security personnel and the SMD Department at the Yew Chung International School of Beijing have been working tirelessly since the beginning of the lockdown to ensure that the campus follows international standards endorsed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) that will guarantee the safety and health of students and staff alike once the school reopens. Since the lockdown, Delia Wang, Head of SMD and her department have been preparing our campus by performing daily disinfections, purchasing relevant equipment and, in the past week, by seeking professional services from a certified company in Beijing which will see to the thorough decontamination of all areas of our campus such as the Auditorium, Playground A, Learning Communities and Libraries to name a few.
Approaching Maths Equations Creatively
Mathematics is considered one of the most difficult subjects to learn according to some, but with the advance in technology and individual teachers' approach to the subject, it has the potential to be one of the most enjoyable subjects. Sharee Hebert, YCIS Beijing Secondary Mathematics Teacher, considers it fundamental for students to incorporate their methods to lessons which is what she did during a lesson on "Equations of Lines and Inequalities" from the Functions unit of the IGCSE course.
Transitioning Back to School
As life slowly seems to be getting back to normalcy and we begin to think (or dream) about the reopening of school, many of us may have a few questions; How will my child feel about going back to school? How do I help to ensure they are emotionally ready to handle a normal school routine? Rachel George, YCIS Beijing’s School Councilor, shares some strategies with parents on how they can help smoothen the transition from online learning to the classroom in the near future.
Boosting Emotional Wellbeing through Music
Since late January the Yew Chung international School of Beijing Community has been diligently adjusting to the “new normal” which has been online teaching. This method has seen different subject teachers become inventive and use their experiences and resources to teach and somewhat bring normalcy to their lessons for their students.
The School Office: YCIS-BJ Front Liners
The key to running a school efficiently requires efforts in all parts of a whole and at the Yew Chung International School of Beijing, these efforts are made by the many departments, and in particular, the School Office. This team of five sees to the conveying of important school related information to parents and the day to day running of the administrative aspects of our school. They are essentially YCIS Beijing’s information center, communication center and service center.
A Message of Encouragement from Our Alumni
The Yew Chung International School of Beijing student body is made up of students from across the world who have certainly been affected by COVID-19 which has now been classified as a pandemic by the World Health Organisation. With over 100 countries inundated by the virus, there are also lessons to learn from this experience.
Equipping Students to Spot Fake News Online
Since the COVID-19 outbreak, there has been ceaseless platforms sharing information about the numbers of people infected, the recoveries, even about sources for protective equipment. Access to information has been essential and beneficial, however, it has also resulted in the rise of inaccurate online reports which have added to the angst around the virus.
YCIS Beijing Students Stay Creative During the Lockdown
Creativity is nurtured in many ways at YCIS Beijing as we continuously embrace and encourage our students to participate in and explore ways of expressing themselves through the arts. An example of this is regular visits from artists through our Fellow-in-Residence Programme. The Covid-19 outbreak has, however, limited access to art classes in the regular sense, but there have still been other ways in which creativity has continued to be facilitated, even during this time.