Weekly Notes

Amanda on December 8th, 2007

Tweet In November, students went through the student involved conference process which included sharing and setting goals with their parents. Before we leave for the winter holiday, students are revisiting these goals and setting two new goals to take them through the next quarter. SMART goals are just that… they are Specific, Measurable, Action oriented, […]

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Amanda on December 2nd, 2007

Tweet We’ve been talking a lot about blogging lately. In my advisory class, I’ve been sharing my daughter’s blog and I’ve been pulling up student blogs using my LCD projector so that they can see what their friends are writing about in their blogs. I hope that I’m inspiring them to sign up for a […]

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Amanda on November 21st, 2007

Tweet Dear Students and Parents, I would like to take this opportunity to tell you about The Giving Tree program at Shanghai American School this holiday season. The program is sponsored by the middle school Community Service group and all classes PK-12 are participating in this wonderful event. The Giving Tree program allows our advisory […]

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Amanda on November 14th, 2007

Tweet I’m not back yet but I couldn’t resist heading into school today to witness firsthand the great work our 8th graders have done through their NGO work. I’ve been listening to their speeches via their blogs which are on my Netvibes page. Last week I came into school to briefly listen to the founder […]

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Amanda on November 12th, 2007

Tweet One of the things that I have been doing while out on Maternity Leave is reading my student’s blog entries. When I first left to go on Maternity Leave, I spent my first week out creating blogs for every 8th grade student. I’m glad that I did and I am very proud of my […]

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Amanda on October 11th, 2007

Tweet   The ASMA Math Competition is an opportunity for all middle school students to receive mathematics enrichment. The American Scholastic Mathematics Association has created this contest for students to compete against stateside and other international schools around the world. The questions are challenging and SAS-Pudong has also made it a fun too by linking […]

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Amanda on September 21st, 2007

Tweet If you read the Shanghai Daily this week, you may have noticed an article about the Educational Technology Conference last weekend in Shanghai. The conference was planned through collaborative efforts between Shanghai American School, Concordia, and Shanghai Community International School. Over 80 teachers from Shanghai American School attended this conference to share, collaborate, and […]

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Amanda on September 15th, 2007

Tweet I’ve been given a unique opportunity in my career as an educator. I am a teacher who is not teaching right now, but I’m still keenly aware of the planning process that is going into most of the events at school. Now, because I am not teaching right now, I’m able to pay a […]

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