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Who Am I? Who Are You?

Play and socialization are the most important “work” of early childhood as they are essential to healthy development for children. Research shows that 75% of brain development occurs after birth….

Nov 14, 2022

Sharing Our Best Practices

Second/Third Grade Green Chinese Teacher ChiChi Su, Third Grade Red/Gold Chinese Teacher Wei Song and I presented at a national forum in October, sharing our expertise with ground-breaking work on “Standards-Based Reading and Writing…

Nov 11, 2022

The Journey to 19th Avenue

“Yesterday’s News” (spoiler alert, scroll down if you want today’s news):October 7, 2020“机不可失时不再来” I receive an email notifying me that the Sisters of Mercy have put the campus of recently shuttered Mercy…

Nov 10, 2022

Learning Math and Science in Preschool

Ever wonder how children learn math and science in preschool? Preschool children learn the best when they have a problem in mind that really interests them and they must look for…

Nov 04, 2022

Forming Our First Ever DEI Ambassadors Team

In the five years since the CAIS community’s creation of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Vision Statement, the school has iterated a variety of approaches to organizing and leading our vital…

Oct 26, 2022

CAIS Resuming Global Learning Experiences

Students and parents gathered at the 888 Campus to hear about the exciting plans to resume travel to Taiwan this school year for 7th & 8th Grade (5th Grade, too,…

Oct 20, 2022

19th Avenue Opportunities

Last week we hosted consultants Simon Jeynes and Jenny Knight with whom we have been working since last spring to assist us with designing a school calendar and schedule for…

Oct 15, 2022

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