Five Earth-Friendly Ways to Stay Cool This Summer

As the temperature soars, so does our impact on the Earth and it’s resources, what with increased power and water consumption. Electricity bills can run high to meet air conditioning and refrigeration needs and this exerts a greater strain on the environment, particularly in the long run.  Scientists have confirmed increasing global temperatures and climate…

The Mindful Way to Study – 3 Strategies for the 21st Century Learner

Exams have been around for centuries, and consequently, so have study strategies and advice. But much of the conventional wisdom about how we learn is actually being disproved by latest research. As education evolves faster than it ever has before, the way that students learn has got to change too. While memorising facts and working through…

Understanding the PYP Exhibition

Coming up this Saturday, February 3rd 2018, is the PYP Exhibition, a grand culmination of the educational journey of our seventh graders.  The Primary Years Program of the International Baccalaureate is a world-leading curriculum that emphasises inquiry and encourages students to become active and compassionate lifelong learners and responsible citizens of the world.  Drawing on…

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…