On Wednesday, October 14, we had an online learning “drill” to determine our needs in case we have to shift to this model due to COVID-19. Hopefully that won’t be the case, but it’s good to practice nonetheless. Please help us better prepare by answering the questions to this short survey.
Delaney Ruston – We know that many young people are feeling disconnected from friends and at the same time, others have been able to maintain a sense of closeness to friends, if not many, at least a few. And, we, parents, are concerned about our kids in these incredibly challenging social times. I have spoken … More Friendships During COVID
Remember, we will have an online/distance learning practice day on Wednesday, October 14 following Educational Model #3 posted here on our newsletter under the Educational Models tab and on our website at http://www.qsi.org/papa/. See last week’s post on October 2. As we have recently seen, we are not immune to being exposed to COVID-19. If … More Reminder: Online Practice Day
by Carrie Callahan The great composer and music educator Zoltan Kodaly stated, “Music is a manifestation of the human spirit, similar to language. Its greatest practitioners have conveyed to mankind things not possible to say in any other language.” I received my training to become a Kodaly Master Teacher at the Hong Kong Baptist University … More The Language of Art and Music Inspires
Our teachers are looking forward to the upcoming online parent/teacher conferences Friday, October 9, beginning at 12:30. Remember, it’s an early dismissal day with students leaving at 11:42. Please contact Lena in the office beginning Monday to sign up for a slot to meet with your child’s teacher online. Also, please feel free to email … More Online Parent/Teacher Conferences
Of our 37 QSI schools worldwide, seven have been directly affected by COVID-19, with students, staff, or parents testing positive to the coronavirus. In some cases, the effect to the school was minimal, with individuals or small groups of children quarantined and the rest of the students still attending classes. But there have also been … More Distance Learning Practice
Our Fall Break (October 19-23) is coming soon, and our Winter Break two months later. These dates can be found on our website’s calendar as well. While there are many restrictions in place in Hungary, we hope you have happy and healthy holidays. Please keep in mind government requirements, particularly those that might require a … More Fall and Winter Breaks
Delaney Ruston – Helping our kids find reliable information in the vast swamp of misinformation, disinformation, conspiracies, and propaganda on the internet and social media right now is crucial. I recently spoke to Joel Breakstone, director of the Stanford History Education Group (SHEG). SHEG is studying and teaching young people to be discerning consumers of information … More How To Think Like A Fact-Checker