Grade 10 students at Bavarian International School had the pleasure of engaging in a collaborative sculpture project with professional visiting artist Gavin Worth. With his guidance, students created “Sophia,” a beautiful 3D wire sculpture inspired by the goddess of wisdom. Sophia was the first work to be installed in the school's new Student Sculpture Garden.
Gavin Worth is a successful and established sculpture artist and an arts educator who has created, shown and installed large-scale public sculptures all over the world. View more of his work at www.gavinworth.com.
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We have entered a world where personal information aggregated over time is combined, analyzed, and generated into a profile. This rich set of information is then sold, traded, and curated by organizations, governments, and companies... what can we do? ..more
There is a misconception that specific internships will get students into their dream colleges, or that certain “unique” experiences will help to set them apart in the admissions process. But the question has to be asked: are these expensive programs really worth it in the long term? ..more
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Holistic evaluation is a system of review used by nearly all the university admission offices in the United States that employs a variety of factors when determining the admissibility of an applicant. Recently a new and controversial ingredient has been added to the already complicated “holistic formula:” Demonstrated Interest. ..more
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Founder of Khan Academy shares thoughts on the future of K-12 teaching and learning, "When a student gets a C on a mathematics test and the class moves on, that student has some missing pieces for the next step in the curriculum, and over a period of years, those holes accumulate." ..more
Kim Marshall reviews “The ‘New PE’ Aims to Build Bodies and Brains” by Laura Pappano, in which the author reports on new thinking about physical education, moving away from dodgeball and basketball to activities that promote fitness, fun, and fairness. ..more
At Bangalore International School, learners with various abilities attend school alongside their typically developing peers, in a safe, happy, and inclusive environment supported by the Learning Centre. ..more
Low-income students perform less well than high-income students when it comes to grades, high school completion rates, and test scores. Findings suggest that these income-related differences are growing more stark. ..more