A Holistic Approach to Inclusive Education

Karine Estadieu, Inclusive Education Coordinator Over the past few decades, the world of neuroscience has provided groundbreaking discoveries regarding the brain. One of its main points is the plasticity of our brain - this extraordinary ability of the brain to change throughout life. The human brain has the amazing ability…

EC: The Extra-Curricular

As I walk around the campus of TIS at lunch or after school, I can’t help but see them: students engaged in an assortment activities that yield a variety of benefits - the extra-curricular activities. From athletic to academic, creative to cosmetic, TIS offers a wide range of extra-curricular activities…

Hidden Disabilities: How Aware Are We?

Rovanna Bawden, Student Support Department Head The TIS Inclusive Education team travelled to Japan for the annual SENIA Conference. SENIA was started by a group of international school teachers in China in 2002. The intention was to create a network forum for any professionals working with children with special educational…

Magical Lantern Festival

Helen Ku, Mandarin Department Head 元宵節 元宵節是中國的傳統節日,在農曆第一個月的第十五天,今年是2月11日。 元宵節主要的活動就是看燈。元宵燃燈的風俗起自漢朝,到了唐宋,除了皇宮裡和街道上處處掛燈以外,還建立高大的燈輪、燈樓和燈樹,賞燈活動要進行5天到10天;到了清代雖然改為3天,但規模仍然很大,除了燃燈之外,還放煙花助興。 猜燈謎是元宵節的另一項活動,出現在宋朝。南宋時,每逢元宵節人們在紙條上或五光十色的彩燈上猜燈謎。因為謎語能啓迪智慧又饒有興趣,所以深受歡迎。 元宵節還有吃元宵的習俗。元宵由糯米製成,餡有豆沙、白糖、山楂和各類果料等,食用時煮、煎、蒸、炸皆可。人們也把這種食物叫「湯圓」,取團圓之意,象徵全家人團團圓圓,和睦幸福。 隨著時間的推移,元宵節的活動越來越多,不少地方增加了耍龍燈、耍獅子、踩高蹺、划旱船、扭秧歌、打鼓等傳統民俗表演。元宵節不僅盛行於海峽兩岸,而且在海外華人的聚居區也年年歡慶不衰。 The Lantern Festival The Lantern Festival is a traditional Chinese festival celebrated on the fifteenth day of the first month of the lunar calendar (February 11th this year).  The lanterns are meant to ward off evil spirits and bring…

Supporting Student’s Passion

Mel Varga, Technology Integration Coordinator I am responsible for technology integration at TIS and it makes my day when I get to work with students who are eager to learn about computers, apps & technology in general. I’ve been able to engage students by creating a “Student Tech Guide Program”…

Google Camp is Coming to TIS

TIS is committed to the effective use of technology in the classroom and providing continued professional development opportunities to support our teachers in increasing their technology skills. As such, we are pleased to announce that TIS will be hosting a Macau Google Cloud Camp on August 28th. The one-day workshop…
Conference Highlights
TIS hosted its first Tech Conference on April 18, 2015