8 Words to Live By in 2018

The start of a new year is a great time to reflect upon improvements we would like to make in our lives and to set some goals and aspirations for the next twelve months. While these goals and ambitions can be as big and momentous as you would like them to be, it is often…

Creativity – Action – Service: How the IB Diploma Creates Leaders of Tomorrow

Creativity, Action, and Service (CAS) is a core element of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, a global high school qualification that serves as an ideal pathway to top universities and lucrative employment opportunities the world over.  With its holistic approach, CAS is designed to strengthen and extend students’ personal and interpersonal learning in order to…

Five Tips for a Restful Sleep

Restful sleep is essential to human survival, just as important as food, water and air. It is during those precious night hours that our bodies and minds refresh and rejuvenate to keep us optimally productive for the rest of the day. While the amount of sleep required varies across age groups and individual circumstances, teenagers…

How Can We Nurture Children’s Mental Health? 

In the fast-paced, technology-infused, constantly evolving world we occupy today, stress is almost unavoidable. So much so that even young children can be commonly heard using phrases such as “I feel stressed,” “I am depressed,” “life is difficult,” etc. This casual use of language points to the worrisome rise in mental health issues among young…

Five Benefits of a School Makerspace

One of the new initiatives at AIS this academic year is the makerspace, currently available to students of grades 5-7. The purpose of the makerspace is to encourage students to unleash their curiosity and give free reign to their creativity. They are guided to design and make things in order to bring ideas to life…

Five Reasons Every High Schooler Should Do Model United Nations

Ahmedabad International School is hosting the second edition of the Ahmedabad International Model United Nations on 18-19 August, 2017, as part of Kairos, the annual fest organised by students of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. To register and participate, fill in the simple application form at  Model United Nations is an extracurricular activity that has…

Why and How To Cultivate a Growth Mindset

“Growth mindset” is a term coined by Stanford Psychology professor, Dr. Carol Dweck. It refers to an attitude wherein individuals realize that natural talent or intelligence is only a starting point, a baseline from which real progress begins. These people know that anyone can learn or do nearly anything through dedication and work. Such an…

The Seven Learning Styles and How to Identify Them

Since the 1970s, multiple psychologists and educational theorists have offered differing theories about various kinds of learning styles, that is, the unique ways in which individuals learn best, not only in the classroom but also in routine everyday life.  While the concept of learning styles is widely contested, it is still a significant factor to…

Introducing the AIS Makerspace

One of the highlights of the new academic year at Ahmedabad International School is the Makerspace, an initiative aimed at allowing students to explore and express their creativity. It is an innate human desire to give form to ideas through making things using our hands. This process in turn fuels engagement, creativity and curiosity, qualities…

5 Top Reasons Why the IBDP is Ideal Preparation for University

There are many ways in which the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme stands out as a top educational qualification the world over. It equips students with a unique blend of knowledge, skills and competencies that are especially essential for success in the dynamic 21st century world we live in. The IBDP lays a solid foundation for higher…