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Smiling Behind the Masks
October 12, 2020
Smiling Behind the Masks - Take a look at what happens on campus every day... Although Covid continues to challenge the way we function around campus, our students continue to thrive and learn together in their bubbles. One of the manychallengeswe face is that we really miss being able to have...
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Seesaw as a 21st-Century Learning Tool
October 7, 2020
Being a responsible user of technology is a crucial component of being a good digital citizen. As our children transition from primary to secondary school, emphasizing how our behaviour online can impact us is essential. At ISB, we believe that embedding digital learning experiences into lessons, offers an authentic learning...
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A Reflection On My Own Online Learning
October 7, 2020
A Reflection on my own Online Learning - If it’s challenging for me, what is it like for our students? I recently attended the very first CEESA ‘Virtual’ Conference, ‘Future of Learning: Inclusive, Challenging, Engaged’. Many of our teachers also attended. The line-up was impressive, with the keynote speaker, Mr John...
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Blogging for Learning
September 22, 2020
At The International School of Belgrade, we do not look at technology as a substitute for traditional learning forms. Instead, we embrace its ability to enhance and transform how our students learn. Teachers integrate technology within their lessons to develop the core skills required to succeed as they move on...
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Top 12 things, ISB Teachers Would Like Parents to Know
September 16, 2020
As I walk around school at the moment, I am immediately struck by how amazing our teachers are. Our teachers have always been amazing, but now more than ever. They are teaching outside, they don’t have their usual resources or spaces, they are often wearing masks and they are running...
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ISB Students Achieve Exceptional IB Diploma Results
August 26, 2020
This was an extraordinary year for our graduating class. With the campus closed from March, they had to complete all of their IB course work and their Internal Assessments as well as organize their university plans, all while in isolation. I am delighted that the Class of 2020 managed to achieve...
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Social Connections and School Culture in these Remote Times
May 29, 2020
Every educator knows that school culture weaves its way through everything we do. We nurture students' love of learning by making them love school. It's the greetings in the mornings and the farewells in the afternoon. In a primary school, it's the carpet time sharing with their friends and the interactions...
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World Class Students - PYP Exhibition at ISB
May 17, 2020
In the final year of the PYP, students carry out an extended, in-depth, collaborative project known as the PYP exhibition. This involves students working collaboratively to conduct an in-depth inquiry into real life issues or problems. It also provides teachers with a powerful and authentic process for assessing student understanding....
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ISB World Class Teachers
April 13, 2020
At ISB, our World Class Teachers are our greatest asset. Our students make extraordinary progress because we recruit the finest teachers from around the world. They are internationally minded, experienced and caring professionals who inspire their students every day. You want the world for your child, we search the world...
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Meet Kelly Throne
March 12, 2020
Meet Kelly Throne - one of our world class teachers at ISB Kelly joined ISB in 2018 from the Hong Kong Academy in Hong Kong where she taught MYP/DP Math. Having originally trained and practised as a lawyer specialising in child advocacy, Kelly retrained as a teacher and gained her Master's...
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COVID-19. Because it’s the right thing to do
March 7, 2020
…mostly, I'm scared about what message we are telling our kids when faced with a threat. Instead of reason, rationality, open-mindedness and altruism, we are telling them to panic, be fearful, suspicious, reactionary and self-interested. Dr. Abdu Sharkawy We all know that Covid-19 is coming to Belgrade sooner or later. As a...
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Meet Julia Denney
March 13, 2020
Meet Julia Denney - one of our world class teachers here at ISB Julia joined ISB as a PYP grade 4 teacher in 2016. She is a US citizen and earned her BA degree in Elementary Education from the Washington University and an MSc from Lesley University in Massachusetts. Most recently,...
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Parent Workshops in the Primary School of ISB
March 2, 2020
Parent Workshops in the Primary School of ISB By Warren Bowers and Bobbi Netzel One of the keys to a successful school is a positive relationship between home and school. Many things contribute to this, including an inviting physical environment, a strong and supportive Parent-Teacher-Association, connections on social media, and open communication...
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Meet Branka Sreckovic-Minic
February 12, 2020
Meet Branka Sreckovic-Minic - one of our world class teachers at ISB Branka has worked at ISB for over 20 years in a variety of leadership roles: MYP Coordinator, DP Coordinator and Head of Humanities Department, as well as Pamoja Education IB Site-Based Coordinator and DP Extended Essay Coordinator. An experienced...
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Meet James Kaunhoven
February 12, 2020
Meet James Kaunhoven - one of our world class teachers here at ISB James Kaunhoven is currently teaching Grade 3 here at ISB. James joined ISB in 2019 having previously been teaching Grade 2 at Hanoi International School in Vietnam. Originally from the UK, James began his professional career as a...
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Music Brings Us Together
February 12, 2020
They say that music is the international language and they are right. February 5-9, 2020 saw The International School of Belgrade’s upper school campus double in size as we welcomed 130 students, directors and chaperones for the annual Middle School CEESA Choir Festival. The music festivals are a unique part...
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Diversity is our Strength
January 31, 2020
What Makes Our Students Special? 'Our Community is our Village and our Diversity is our Strength'. We are proud of the fact that we have around 50 nationalities represented in our school. Even so, each one of us is still 99.9% genetically identical to everyone else. But, it’s the 0.1% that provides...
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Truly Personalized Learning
November 20, 2019
I am sure we have all heard schools say, we ‘Personalize’ learning, but what does this really mean, and do all schools mean the same thing when they use the phrase?The short answer, of course, is no. Many schools may use the term, but how many actually do it?So, let’s be...
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