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Happy Teachers’ Day on Confucius’s 2,573rd Birthday

Conventional wisdom has it that today, September 28, is Confucius’s 2,573rd birthday. That makes him even older than I am. In Taiwan, Teachers’ Day is also celebrated on Confucius’s birthday. …

Sep 28, 2022

Celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival, the CAIS Community and Belongingness

中美社区 ~ 归属中秋节特写 CAIS Community & BelongingnessFeaturing Mid-Autumn Festival When it comes to September, people in Asian countries look forward to celebrating one of the most important festivals, 中秋节 (zhōng…

Sep 18, 2022

Reimagining Our Importance in the World

This past weekend I experienced a confluence of conflicting emotions, an experience that my wise colleague Tim Reitz has pointed out has become somewhat emblematic of the times in which…

Sep 12, 2022

Chinese Curriculum Refinements

The joy and excitement that I felt at the start and 100-day mark of the year have continued all the way through as we wrap up my first year leading our outstanding Chinese Program. When I joined CAIS…

Jun 07, 2022

CAIS Teachers Presenting at NCLC 2022

CAIS has a long history of being well represented at the National Chinese Language Conference (NCLC) and this year’s contingent was particularly robust! Jeff Bissell joined a number of fellow educational leaders in a plenary session on…

Apr 24, 2022

Music Fostering Students’ Inquiry and Motivation

We hosted musicians from New Asia Chamber Music Society (including professional erhuist Andy Lin, who was our guest artist at Mass Greeting this year). Over two days, the four musicians worked with CAIS students…

Mar 22, 2022

Celebrating the Year of the Tiger

First 100 Days at CAIS In light of celebrating the Lunar New Year in a huge way tomorrow, it means so much to me and my fellow Chinese faculty to see our…

Jan 27, 2022

Shyu Laoshi Shares Expertise at CELIN Webinar

First Grade Chinese Teacher Jing-Tyng (Teresa) Shyu was invited to speak at webinar hosted by Chinese Early Language and Immersion Network (CELIN) held in October. Shyu Laoshi co-presented with a teacher from Washington YuYing…

Oct 02, 2021

Mid-Autumn Festival — A Festival in Our Heart

In September we celebrate one of the most important festivals in Asian countries, 中秋节 (zhōng qiū jié), the Mid-Autumn Festival. When life threw us a curveball last year, our whole school…

Sep 21, 2021