Concordia Chronicle

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Strategies to Avoid Summer Slide: Keeping Kids Learning, Active & Engaged

For most kids, the idea of summer is fun and exhilarating. Summer is the only time of the year where children get to spend a lot of time outside of school to do the things they love and enjoy. Read More

How to Ensure Your Family Continues to Thrive During Shanghai Lockdown

As the Shanghai lockdown continues, Concordia remains proud of our employees and parents who have been partnering with one another through these challenging times in order to meet the learning needs of our students. Their shared support and resilience have made it possible for the school to successfully and seamlessly pivot towards a Distance Learning environment. Though teachers are continually seeking new ways to keep their classes... Read More

Visit to DJI Leaves These Concordia Students Awestruck

Over the summer, Shreyas S. & Marcus C., two extremely bright and intrepid middle school students at Concordia Shanghai, made their way to the R&D headquarters of Da-Jiang Innovations (DJI) in Shenzhen, China. Read More

Academic Success Through Mental and Emotional Resilience

At Concordia, we believe that balance is integral to academic and general life success. From a mental wellness perspective, our school counselors and teachers work hard to build resilience in our students so that they have confidence in their ability to adapt to changes, persevere in the face of challenges, and learn new skills. Read More

Students Use Creative Learning to Make Positive Change

It is within the classroom that creative learning and its ally, the skill of creativity, are blended together to provide learning experiences designed to address the needs of students to become transformational change agents within the context of their world. Read More

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Upgrades to Concordia Library Inspire Student Learning

With all the benefits reading provides to children—helping develop intellect and communication skills, augmenting academic performance, and stirring imagination—it’s no wonder parents and educators alike look to encourage a love of reading in their children.  Read More

New School Year, New Normal: Concordia Campus Life Amid Covid-19

The start of a new school year brings with it a range of feelings. Whether it is a parent dropping off their child for the first day of preschool, a former middle schooler entering high school as a freshmen, or a teacher eager to engage a new class of students in the learning process, emotions run the gamut from anxiety to excitement. This year, school communities are faced with many changes and new challenges brought about by a global pandemic,... Read More

What Parents Can Do to Encourage Good Reading Habits

Educators teach the technical aspects of reading, but it is parents who have the most influence when it comes to inspiring a love of reading. In this article, Mrs. Lisa Toner, Concordia Shanghai's early childhood and elementary school librarian, imparts a few tips to help your young child develop a love for reading to last a lifetime. Read More

Ideas to Encourage Learning During the Holiday Break

Winter break is a great time for students to relax, enjoy some freedom, and spend time with family and friends. However, keeping students busy, engaged and energized during this time requires some creative thinking and planning. Below you will find a few tips for keeping young minds active and learning during this holiday season. Read More

Concordia 5th Grader Joins the Cast of Broadway's Evita

Have you ever dreamed of being in a Broadway musical? Amazingly, that happened to me! Would you like to hear about it? Read More

Building Better Relationships Through Better Listening

We all want to be heard and understood. Knowing that others are taking the time to actively listen to us helps build stronger bonds and more positive relationships with those around us. This rings especially true for young children, so it is important for parents to talk and listen to their child. Read More

What Do Colleges Really Look for When It Comes to Service?

Raise your hand if you are a high school student who has completed “service hours” in the recent past. Did you complete them for eligibility reasons, because they’re highly encouraged, to build your resume, or because… it was necessary to make you look good for your prom-posal? Read More

The Cognitive Benefits of Studying Music

There are countless studies showing the cognitive benefits of studying music, especially at an early age, when the brain is still developing. There are also benefits from participating in school music ensembles throughout the primary and secondary years of academic study. Read More

Everything You Need to Know about Concordia's New Fall University Fair

Concordia International School Shanghai will host the 2nd Annual Concordia Fall University Fair (CFUF), an event that gives high school students in Shanghai access to college reps from top universities around the globe. Last year over 125 universities attended. Below, are some of the unique features of the new fall fair and some advice to students on how to best prepare for their encounter with representatives from prospective universities. Read More

Today's Teaching Powered by Tech

Life is fundamentally relational. This understanding is key to the teaching profession. The first priority we K-12 teachers have is to establish a positive relationship with all of our students. Our challenge is to prepare our students for a life of learning, growth, and collaboration in both formal and informal settings. We seek to guide our charges toward success while becoming insightful and conscientious citizens of the world. To accomplish... Read More

It takes a Community to Educate a Child

An old African proverb states that “it takes a village to raise a child.” It has also been argued in more recent times that “it takes a family to raise a child.” But in the school environment, where we focus on education, what does it take? In reflecting on my experiences at Concordia International School Shanghai, I believe the answer is clear- it takes a community to educate a child. Read More

Start of School Message From Our HOS, Dr. Mary Scott

The 2019/2020 school year is off to a great start at Concordia International School Shanghai. We are extremely happy to have our returning families back with us this year, and we are excited to welcome many new faces to our school community. Read More

Seventh Graders Use Zines to Shed Light on Social Injustice

During the 2019 spring semester, Concordia students in Mr. Andre DeKoker’s grade seven humanities class explored a social studies unit on justice. Through this unit and its different components, students had an opportunity to experience a small variety of media avenues through which they can share and make an audience aware of the issues surrounding various justice-related topics. Read More