How Classroom Debate Fosters Real-World Learning
Classroom debate is a tried and true learning exercise that instils in students critical thinking, reasoning, and global awareness skills, key pieces to the education that the Yew Chung International School of Beijing offers. Jon Mellen, our Global Politics teacher, recently contributed to a piece on how to effectively foster in-class debates for City Weekend Parents and Kids, explaining that despite the prevalence of volatile international issues (think Trump, Brexit, and more), debate remains a valuable exercise for student learning.
Love and Charity: Combating Education Inequity Throughout China
As part of our motto of “Align with Love and Charity,” Yew Chung International School of Beijing students frequently volunteer their time with a variety of charitable causes. One such organisation is the Yew Chung Education Foundation’s very own charity, the Seeds of Hope, an organisation dedicated to fighting education inequity in rural China through the creation of schools and educational facilities throughout the country.
Why Physical Education Matters
In the most recent edition of the foundation-wide publication YC Links, the Yew Chung International School of Beijing’s Primary PE programme was featured. In the piece, longtime PE teacher Tom McCabe details the importance of physical education for young children and the myriad benefits it brings.
Veterinary Volunteering with YCIS Beijing
Students at the Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS Beijing) tend to be heavily involved in charity thanks to our unique Character Education model and the CAS programme in Secondary School. In a recent City Weekend Parents and Kids article, we highlighted Year 13 student Lucia Finochietti and her experience volunteering at a local veterinarian clinic.
The Yew Chung Education Foundation: Spreading Seeds of Hope
YCIS Beijing was featured in the American Chamber of Commerce's recent Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives handbook. We took the opportunity to highlight our Seeds of Hope project, an initiative that combats education inequity in Greater China through the construction of Hope Schools in rural and impoverished areas.
Real-World Applications in YCIS Beijing's IB Economics Courses
Local magazine Beijing Kids recently created a publication highlighting the Yew Chung International School of Beijing's IB Diploma Programme Coordinator Prachi Gupta. In addition to being one of the driving forces behind student academic success in the IBDP at YCIS Beijing, Ms Gupta's inspiring Economics courses teach students not just the fundamentals of the subject but also they can apply what they learn in their lives after graduation in a real-world setting.
Raising an Optimistic Child
A person’s success in life is based largely on the foundation they receive at a young age. While academics are undoubtedly a critical piece of this foundation, a positive and happy attitude is also essential. Learn how to cultivate this mental mind-state in your child through the Yew Chung International School of Beijing’s recent feature in City Weekend.
I Want to Be a Startup Entrepreneur
As part of YCIS Beijing’s enterprise class, Secondary School students were invited to attend a talk with productivity expert and Saent co-founder Tim Metz. The session was an invaluable opportunity for students to learn tips on how to start their own businesses from a successful working professional.
From Brush to Paper
It is well documented that immersion in a culture’s traditions and practices is the best method of acquiring cultural and language learning. Year 2 students at YCIS Beijing were given the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with one of China’s oldest and most respected art forms: Chinese brush painting.