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  • Transitions: Lower Secondary Skills Week

    With the beginning of the 2016-17 academic year comes transitions to new grade levels, classrooms, teachers, and curriculums for all our new and returning students. One of the most challenging transitions is the transition from Primary School to Lower Secondary, where students are expected to become far more self-sufficient, organized, and independent than any time else in their academic studies.

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  • New Teacher Profile - Primary Music Teacher Anne Dwyer

    With the commencement of the Yew Chung International School of Beijing’s 2016-17 academic year, the school has welcomed a number of new teaching professionals to further enhance the learning experience of students. We spoke with the new ECE and Primary School music teacher Anne Dwyer on the the role that music plays at YCIS Beijing and in the lives of our students.

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  • YCIS Beijing Rewind: Chatting with a Tech Startup Entrepreneur at YCIS Beijing

    The 2015 – 2016 academic year was filled with countless classes, activities, and events. During the summer break, we’re featuring a new series titled YCIS Beijing Rewind. The series looks back at this past year and gives attention to various events and accomplishments that we didn’t get the chance to appreciate when they occurred. In this edition of YCIS Beijing Rewind, we highlight one of the more unique workshops our Secondary students participated in: a roundtable discussion with a tech startup entrepreneur.

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  • Gaining Global Perspectives in the YCIS Beijing IB Diploma Programme

    In 2012, YCIS Beijing was chosen as one of a group of 12 schools across the globe to develop and test the Global Politics course for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. The course, which is now in its first year in the worldwide mainstream IB curriculum, was developed in part by YCIS Beijing’s very own Global Politics teacher Gareth Evans. Below, Mr Evans shares how the course enhances each student’s IB experience and encourages global citizenship.

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  • 3 Tips to Make Reading Time Fun and Beneficial for Your Child

    It’s impossible to dispute the benefit that reading gives your children at a young age. One Google search yields thousands of results on the positive effects reading has on the development of a young child’s brain. But how do you ensure that children stay interested in and enjoy their reading time? YCIS Beijing Primary School Curriculum Coordinator Jennifer Mills offers three tips on how to make reading fun and beneficial for your child.

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  • 6 Ways to Teach Your Children How to Eat Healthy

    Last spring, registered dietician Leora Martin from Oasis International Hospital held an informative parenting seminar at the Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS Beijing). In case you missed this workshop, Ms Martin was thankfully kind enough to break her presentation down into six essential tips for how to instill healthy eating habits in your children!

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  • A Medley of Music and Multi-Cultural Education

    In this edition of Teacher Talks, Yew Chung International School of Beijing IGCSE Coordinator and Head of Music Lianne Yu goes into detail about how YCIS Beijing creates all-rounded musicians while at the same time teaching each student to embrace cross-cultural learning.

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  • Global Education: Educating Future Leaders for an Ever-Shrinking World

    When it comes to international schools abroad, expatriate parents are often bombarded with a long lists of school facts highlighting various aspects of each school; from curriculum to accreditation to achievements to facilities, each school has a myriad of reasons why they are the best fit for an expat child. One of the most common phrases mentioned is global education. But what does this actually mean? Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS Beijing)’s Superintendent Nanci Shaw discusses how the school’s education practices craft students ready to make a difference in the modern world.

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  • YCIS Beijing Rewind: Playing Check-up in ECE

    The 2015 – 2016 academic year was filled with countless classes, activities, and events. During the summer break, we’re featuring a new series titled YCIS Beijing Rewind. The series looks back at this past year and gives attention to various events and accomplishments that we didn’t get the chance to appreciate when they occurred. In this edition of YCIS Beijing Rewind, we take an in-depth look at one of our dynamic lessons in the Early Childhood Education section.

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