Katie and Julie are in China for two weeks in April 2016. This is the first of many blog posts sharing their adventures talking to students, teachers and community members in Beijing, Shanghai and more!
Our first day in China started with a midnight arrival to the hotel, a few hours sleep, scrambled (almost frantic) setting up of technology, before setting out to visit our first school. Beijing BISS International School was the school I worked at for 3 years (2009-2012) as E-Learning Coordinator and (for the last year) MYP Coordinator. Many teachers at the school, including the administration, are new, however quite a few, including the Head of Elementary School, Shannon O’Dwyer from Sydney, are still there.
Our morning was spent talking to Grade 3 and 4 students; presenting to a small group of teachers from across the elementary and secondary school levels; and talking more specifically to Kindergarten teacher Lara Ronalds and to Shannon. Some of these discussions will feature in future blog posts. For now I want to feature sights of Beijing and our student discussions.
What is it like living in Beijing?
If you want to know about life in Beijing – ask students in Grades 3 and 4! That’s what we did today at BISS.
Talking about pollution in this enormous city we learned that:
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