How do we learn at EAB?
October 29, 2020
Although our priorities this school year are certainly around ensuring that every member of our school community is healthy and safe, the teaching faculty have also been spending time discussing our other most important focus. This is what we want the learning experience to be for each of our students, regardless of whether it is via on-campus or distance learning.
Blended Learning Updates!
October 23, 2020
It is certainly a joy to see some students back on campus this week. I would also like to particularly congratulate all of our Middle School students who implemented their own student-led conference with their parents this week. I am so impressed with their ability to speak about themselves as learners.
NHS Virtual Induction
October 9, 2020
The National Honor Society is an organization for high school students in their sophomore, junior, or senior year designed to recognize students who excel in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. The Candangos Chapter at EAB currently has eleven members and works to develop service projects to benefit EAB and the wider community. Over the past school year, students in NHS have helped to organize blood drives, trash cleanups, programs for family program students, as well as the donation of hygiene supplies and a Christmas program at a rural school on the outskirts of the Federal District.
What makes a school great?
October 1, 2020
Last week, I had the pleasure of serving on a team with four other educators from around the world, as we reviewed another school as part of an accreditation process. International schools are reviewed for accreditation by a variety of organizations, some based in the United States, others in Europe. During the week, as I was part of the team moving through this review process, I could not help reflect upon what it is that makes one school more effective than another.
Blended Learning: Next Steps
September 25, 2020
At this point approximately 79% of our EAB families are indicating that they will choose to send their child/ren to face-to-face learning on campus for four consecutive school days, followed by six school days of distance learning, while the remaining percentage are choosing for their child/ren to be at home for four days and access the learning program through our audio visual equipment, followed by the same six days of distance learning. Both choices are good choices if they work for your family.
What is Blended Learning?
September 18, 2020
Blended learning is an approach to learning that combines both on campus face-to face learning with the at-home distance learning that we have all become accustomed to since March. Restricting the numbers of students on campus at any one time, along with mask wearing and physical distancing, are part of the health and safety measures that we are putting in place to mitigate risk.