Monthly Archives: October 2016

Kindly Perfectionism

I have heard it said that the happiest person on the Olympic podium is usually the bronze medallist, and the saddest is usually the silver medallist.  The former is delighted with the medal he got, the latter distraught over the … Continue reading

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AASSA GIN Conference 2016

So we just finished hosting the AASSA regional GIN conference at our school, and it was 3 days of amazing! To see student leaders from all over South America come together to dream, plan, educate, and collaborate was one of the most … Continue reading

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Jobs, Careers and Callings

Love and work are the cornerstones of our humanness. Sigmund Freud For most adults, work constitutes more than one-third of waking life, and the psychological study of work is a large academic field. We know that there is huge variation … Continue reading

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What is Important is Seldom Urgent

By: Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato Presidential Planning Dwight David “Ike” Eisenhower was an American politician and general who served as the 34th President of the United States from 1953 until 1961. He was a five-star general … Continue reading

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Inspiration Projects

So last year we got rid of traditional homework in our upper elementary grades, and we replaced it with inspiration projects instead, as a way for kids to bring their passions and learning to life. We still ask kids to read every … Continue reading

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Students Helping Students

What does it feel like to be mentored by a national champion who is ranked among the best in the world? To find out, you are invited to visit the American School of Brasilia’s afterschool chess club. Meilin Hoshino (Grade … Continue reading

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