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Sustainable Warrior- Crossing Borders

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What is the definition of a border? It is a question that we have been asking our students at the Eastern Mediterranean International School since the start of the academic year. It is a question with so many answers from so many perspectives. According to the Oxford Dictionary, it is: ‘A line separating two countries, […]

Compass Youth Camp 2017 Reflections

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During the last week of June 2017, high school students from seven countries met for seven days at the Traidhos Three Generational Learning Community in Mae Rim, Thailand for Compass Education’s annual Compass Youth Leadership Camp. Known to its alumni and team as CYC, this camp bonds together aspiring leaders from around Asia who are […]

Youth Leadership for a Sustainable Future: the start of CYC 2017!

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The Compass Youth Camp (CYC) is almost upon us! This year we have students from Indonesia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Japan and the Philippines. They will be taking part in activities involving system thinking, sustainability, and leadership for practical use in the Mae Kapiang Karen tribe village as well as in their home communities. The […]

CYC: My Source of Motivation

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I first went to my first CYC camp during the summer of 2015 and if I had to summarise my experience from that one week into one word, it would be “motivation”. I believe my change as a more ambitious student began from this camp that I attended. I specifically gained motivation from 2 main […]

DAIS 5th Grade Steps Towards Sustainability

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In Mid-January, our 5th grade class taught Chinese students visiting from Harbin and Dalian, about the 17 Goals for sustainable development. The 17 Goals are 17 problems around the world that the United Nations decided that need to be solved by the year 2030. Our experience teaching the kids was extraordinary. It made us think about how […]

SUSTAINABLE WARRIOR

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Investigating The Conflict in Jerusalem Through the Lense of the Compass When we set out on the Jerusalem Week project at the Eastern Mediterranean International School (EMIS), we wanted to gain real life experience of the issues faced on a daily basis in the city of Jerusalem- one of the most contested, fought over, complex and desired cities in the world. The issues surrounding […]

Introducing Systems Thinking in Fifth Grade Social Studies

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In January, 2017, many teachers at Colegio Maya had the fantastic opportunity to attend a two-day workshop run by our director, Michael Johnston, one of Compass Education’s master trainers, with assistance from several teachers who had previously completed the Level 1, Compass Practitioner training. I’m so glad I was able to participate and walked away […]