Overnight Field Trips Help Our Upper Elementary Students Grow

Recently the current grade 6 teachers sent a notice home to the current grade 5 students letting them know some details about their Grade 6 Experience Week trip coming up this December, 2017. This notice reminded me of the numerous overnight trips to Hong Kong and China that I’ve been…

What Can Video Game Technology Tell Us About Language Acquisition?

Tom Rabbitt, ELL Coordinator To the chagrin of many educators and parents alike, technological games are more popular now than ever before and our children are obtaining expertise in these games at an unprecedented rate. Although the addictive quality of these games may be disconcerting for many of us, I…

Building Independence & Resilience in Our Children

It should be the goal of every parent and educator to develop young people who are independent, self-sufficient, and have the grit needed for success. The challenge for parents and teachers is finding the delicate balance between protecting our children and empowering them to manage the day-to-day challenges of school…

Winning at All Costs Isn’t Winning at All

In an ever-competitive world, the desire to win or come out on top exists in every facet of school life. Whether it’s latest test scores or the newest shoes, many of our students want to be better than the rest. Nowhere is this phenomenon more prominent than the world of…

Where Are You From?

Schools are full of questions. There are questions about geography; chemical reactions; questions about presidents, prime ministers and prime numbers; questions about dinosaurs, doctrines and dictators. In order to do well at school, we think we need to answer all of the questions correctly. But what about the questions that…

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