Weekly Feature: Admin Feature

November 30th, 2018

Admin Feature: Becca Hollis Where did you grow up?  I grew up in a small, small town in northern Wisconsin called Eagle River – lots of trees and lots of lakes. My time was often spent on the lake or adventuring in the snow. I’m always asked about the winters and yes, there is a Read More »

Word on the Curb: Kovics Family

November 30th, 2018

Parents, where are you from? My husband, Jarrett, is from New York, NY and I [Melissa] am from Dallas, Texas. What is/are your occupation? Jarrett is in Finance and has a coffee company… Melissa is a dance teacher/choreographer and works with horses. What hobbies do you enjoy? I enjoy being with animals, dancing, hiking, and Read More »

Weekly Feature: Window Into the Classroom

November 20th, 2018

Window Into the Classroom: Familia Thanksgiving Lunch Teacher Feature: Ismara Maidyd de la Asunción Partidas Aguilar Hola Ismara, thanks for taking the time to sit down with me. Can you start off by saying a few things about yourself?  Hola! Yes, my name is Ismara Maidyd de la Asunción Partidas Aguilar, I was born in Caracas, on Read More »

Word On the Curb: Schertz

November 19th, 2018

Parents, where are you from? Kelly: Matt is from Virginia and I grew up in Maine. What is/are your occupations? Kelly: Matt is an associate professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning at UM, where he teaches ethics, philosophy of education and elementary social studies methods. Matt also works as a herpetologist at MPG Read More »

Weekly Feature: Window Into the Classroom

November 14th, 2018

Window Into the Classroom: Aftercare MIS’ aftercare program is a drop-in program that continues the Spanish Immersion program and provides students with a healthy snack, outdoor time, a study hall for those who desire AND a twice-weekly art club with Loryn our art teachers. ​ Teacher Feature: John Avila Where did you grow up and how Read More »

Weekly Feature: Window Into the Classroom

November 7th, 2018

Teacher Feature: Linda Gazzola In short, how would you describe the way you teach math?  In the IB, all teachers are considered language teachers. I love linguistics and learning about language and I enjoy incorporating it into my teaching. Math is often compared to a language and I work hard to help my students understand Read More »

Weekly Feature: Window Into the Classroom

November 2nd, 2018

Window Into the Classroom: “I’m trying to incorporate more visible thinking routines into my classroom. We’ve practiced KWHLQ charts. These help us when we’re beginning a topic of study to find out our previous understandings, what we’d like to know and how we might find out the answers to our burning questions. I also jigsaw my students in Read More »

Word on the Curb: Key Family

October 24th, 2018

Spanish Adventures Where are you living and where do Ridley and Hudson attend school? We are living in the Ruzafa neighborhood of Valencia, Spain. (Spain’s 3rd largest city) Hudson goes to Ruzafa 100 the public school around the corner from our apartment and Ridley goes to the British school only two blocks away. Tell us Read More »

Weekly Feature: Window Into the Classroom

October 24th, 2018

Window Into the Classroom: Teacher Feature: Jennifer Ferguson Can you share a cherished moment as an MIS preschool teacher? I cherish the moment when a child finds materials and a way of working that really speaks to that child and allows that child to be expressive. What did you do before you came to MIS?   Read More »

Word On the Curb: Eisenstadt Family

October 17th, 2018

Where are you living and where do Spencer and Holly attend school? We just moved to Panama City! The first couple months we were in Las Lajas, Chiriqui, Panama in a small village near the beach. Spencer and Holly went to the village school. Las lajas has maybe 3,500 people in it and is mostly Read More »

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