A Much Needed Break

By Martin Brown, High School Vice Principal As we return from the holidays, refreshed and recharged, it can be valuable to reflect on how important this time away is for the wellness of staff and students. We are very fortunate to have breaks throughout the year that allow us to…

Is Emotional Intelligence More Important Than IQ?

By Dominic Masters, Middle School Vice Principal “Watch your thoughts, they become your words; watch your words, they become your actions; watch your actions, they become your habits; watch your habits, they become your character; watch your character, it becomes your destiny” (Lao Tzu). This is a quote I shared…

Developing Lifelong Readers with Student Choice

By Laura Sherriff, Teacher Librarian I often get asked to recommend a “good book” but whether or not a book is good depends on who is reading the book.  Recommended reading lists and reviews can have some great book suggestions but to really hook students into reading, the book has…

Collaboration at TIS: Beyond Four Walls

By Nick Chignall, Elementary Vice Principal Collaboration is a vital part of a successful school. At TIS, it is a fundamental part of our practice as teachers and a part of integrating and contributing to the wider community. Collaboration is not just about meeting and sharing ideas, but about making…

Global Citizenship in the Early Years

By Hiede Schmidt, Early Childhood Education Coordinator (PK/JK) At this time of year at TIS for the second year in a row, we have been blessed with a school wide Activist-in-Residence Program. This month, TIS welcomes Songqiao Yao along with Inspire Citizens to plan, motivate and celebrate the children’s learning…
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