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Intercultural Comedy with Jesse Appell“Intercultural comedian” Jesse Appell of Laughbeijing and the US-China Comedy Center guides Avenues students through an improv class – entirely in Chinese – and discusses why comedy is an act of cultural exchange: bit.ly/2lrYGWC ... See MoreSee Less
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It all started with a simple conversation about kindness back in September. With a new configuration of students, and some students brand new to Avenues, it was important to establish a classroom community of inclusivity and respect. We first created a list of classroom rules – child-generated ideas that everyone agreed on to help keep our bodies, our classroom and our school safe and happy.
'Tags: 'Early Learning Center, Pre-kindergarten, School Culture
Making community engagement more “normal” for Avenues students will be one of Brandon Bunt's primary goals as class president.
'Tags: '11th Grade, Community Engagement, School Culture, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program
On Community Engagement Day this past April, 12 Avenues Lower School families chose to spend their cold and crisp Saturday morning at the Hudson Guild Fulton Center garden. The Fulton Community Center helps to keep Senior Chelsea residents (“55 and better”) healthy, active and engaged through a range of educational, recreational and wellness-related activities.
'Tags: 'Community, Community Engagement, School Culture
Fatima Ptackek, class of 2018, discusses her experience working with UN Women, the United Nations entity responsible for gender equality.
'Tags: 'Middle Grades Program, School Culture, Students, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program
On the Friday before Halloween, Lower School students enjoyed a special afternoon assembly.
'Tags: '1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Lower Division, School Culture
Neil Ginsberg joined Avenues in the fall of 2013 as a Middle and Upper School vocal music teacher. In this short interview, Neil talks about collaborating with his young musicians and working in an environment that encourages risk taking.
'Tags: 'Middle Grades Program, Music, School Culture, Teacher Bio, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program, World Course
Learning goes beyond the classroom. On November 17, Sarah Davies from Avenues New York and Austin Volz from Avenues Beijing, with a group of National Geographic Explorers and educators from Chinese International School Hangzhou, Greentown School Hangzhou and Chenshan School, set out walking from Hangzhou, China. We planned to walk for a total of approximately 50 miles (80 km) over five days. Thus began the first Planetwalk Learning Journey Design Conference.
'Tags: 'Global, Mandarin Chinese, School Culture, World Course
Avenues was honored to host an evening with Tony Wagner, Expert in Residence at the Harvard Innovation Lab. At his lecture to our community, he spoke about preparing students for an “Innovation Economy.”
'Tags: 'Character, College, Construction, Curriculum, Global, Open Thinking, School Culture, Tony Wagner, World Course
“Wo Jiao Sophia, Wo Shi Shi Yi Nian Ji (My name is Sophia, and I’m an 11th grader),” Sophia introduced herself in Chinese. All the third grade students looked at her with their eyes wide, wondering how she could speak Chinese as well as if it were her native language.
'Tags: '2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, Global, Immersion, Language, Lower Division, Mandarin Chinese, School Culture, Students, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program, World Course
Saying “thank you” can be one of the best ways to learn.
'Tags: 'Character, Community Engagement, Early Learning Center, Humanities, Middle Grades Program, School Culture, Students, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program
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