The Way Forward for America

The Way Forward for America

Posted on Aug 25, 2017 in Editorial, Featured Content

It is now undeniably clear that the US is in full batshit crisis. As much as I dislike Trump, the ignorance of white supremacy, and cannot fathom how working class Americans could support the very people who are maintaining their oppression, I can with confidence say the mutual antagonism as it exists currently has ruined […]

The Art of Photography –

The Art of Photography –

Posted on Feb 9, 2017 in Featured Content, Presentations, Technology

February 6 and 7, 2017 – Three hour introduction to photography workshop for middle school and high school students. Offered as part of the 2017 Tech Days Conference for students at Yokohama International School Description: Bring your camera and computer to this hands-on session and work with the essential components of digital photography to take your image […]

Parenting in the Digital Age

Parenting in the Digital Age

Posted on Feb 7, 2017 in Featured Content, Parenting, Presentations

PARENTING IN THE DIGITAL AGE – Expert panelist for this exciting online course by Eduro Learning. 6 individual courses designed just for parents, featuring awesome educators and parents. How, what and why are kids sharing online? Learn about how your child interacts with social media in our “Parenting in the Digital Age” courses. ONLINE COURSES, […]

Harmony, Conspiracy, Serendipity – a tale of three great things in TOK

Posted on Dec 11, 2013 in Featured Content, Front Page, TOK

Three great things have happened over the past 24 hours. 1) Yesterday Emi Tamaru (YIS class of 2008) came in and spoke to my TOK class about her work as an artist in LA. This was completely unplanned but turned out to be an opportunity not to be missed. She has been involved in some amazing projects […]

Knowledge, Language, and Sense Perception in the News

Posted on Oct 16, 2013 in Featured Content, TOK

Find a news article with at least 500 words of written text and an accompanying embedded video (ie merely video news or written news will be insufficient for this assignment). As you read the article identify the knowledge claims made, the use of language, and the elements of the piece that utilize perception as a […]

TOK Typhoon Day October 16th 2013

Posted on Oct 15, 2013 in Featured Content, TOK

  Happy Typhoon day. I hope everyone is safe where you are. According to the assignment, here are the details: Outline due (in class) Wednesday October 16th This means you have a complete introduction, topic sentences for each point and supporting details (including evidence and examples) in bullet point form, at least, for each paragraph. […]

Evaluating Knowledge Claims

Posted on Sep 10, 2013 in Featured Content, TOK

As my year 1 Theory of Knowledge Class builds momentum I work with my students to identify Knowledge Claims within real life situations and begin to develop solid Knowledge Questions to challenge and examine those claims. For the uninitiated, knowledge claims are statements of apparent truth or fact related to a particular area of knowledge that […]

Do We Care Whether Our Beliefs are True?

Posted on Sep 3, 2013 in Featured Content, TOK

You’ve already written a response regarding the degree to which you can agree and disagree with the quote, “We see the world not as it is, but as we are” from the Talmud.  In this next section we are going to continue to examine how our biases influence the formation of knowledge and what we […]

Anything but Nonsense

Posted on Aug 29, 2013 in Featured Content, PSHE, Reflections on Counseling

This year we have added another year to our Personal Social Health Education program with the class offered to grade 10. Having worked with this year group in grade 9, it is great to be back together for another year. The program has been expanded and I am excited to approach the opportunities and challenges […]

You Among the Flowers: Perspective and Knowledge

Posted on Aug 28, 2013 in Featured Content, TOK

“We see the world not as it is, but as we are.” – Talmud In what ways would you agree with the above quotation? In what ways would you disagree with the above quotation?   Blog Reflection – Write a 250-500 word blog post that explains in what ways you would agree and disagree with […]