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Posted on Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Second Day: A Walk Through Humid Wonder Today we hiked through the cloudy forest in Monteverde. The rainforest was humid, but despite its name it was a clear day and the only respite from the heat were the cool breezes and the shade of the trees. Flowers were everywhere. Vines hung to the ground, and moss covered everything we could see. Halfway through our walk, we found a metal tower set to the right side of the path. We climbed up in small groups, guided only by curiosity and a very well... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Eighth graders embarked on a great adventure; the first international trip for EBI middle schoolers.  We are very happy to share with you their experiences in a weekly series, make sure to come back to read all seven articles! All the articles were written by the students as well as great photos of their experiences. Enjoy!   First Day: Exploring New Lands|Traveling to New Places At Sarchi By Anabella and Truman This morning we enjoyed a buffet of delicious rice, beans, bread, eggs,... Read More
Posted by EBI Spanish Summer Camp on Tuesday, April 11, 2017
  By popular demand we've added additional spots in our first session (June 26- July 7). All sessions are open to EBI and non EBI campers! Spread the word!  
Posted by Jon Fulk, Head of School on Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Unsurprisingly, from time-to-time, I hear parents and even some educators ask: Why do we have so many students with learning differences now? While there is evidence that demonstrates an uptick in cases of ADHD and autism, the short answer to this question is twofold: we have a deeper understanding of learning and the different ways people learn, and we are better at identifying learning differences. The longer answer is that brain research and other advances in technology are driving us... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, March 22, 2017
We are always innovating our curriculum at EBI and Chinese in the Garden is a perfect example! The 3rd grade students are using their five senses in a three part series to explore gardening, arts and science while learning Mandarin Chinese. Part 1: "Chinese in the Garden: A sensorial learning experience" A note from the teacher: We started our series in circle time where we practiced introducing ourselves using greetings in Chinese. From there we talked about the names of the vegetables that... Read More
Black History Month Celebration at EBI 2017
Posted on Tuesday, February 21, 2017
On Friday February 17, 2017 at the Alcatraz Campus, the students had a wonderful learning experience to commemorate Black History Month. Our students came to school in their pajamas and started the day with a community breakfast in the cafeteria. The breakfast was designed to recognize and teach the children about the work of the Black Panthers in 1969. At this pivotal time in America, the Panthers had a message of self determination and established the very first organized free school... Read More
Posted by Escuela Bilingüe Internacional on Tuesday, January 17, 2017
When walking into a second grade classroom you might hear the Spanish teacher, Maria Luisa (Malu) Offermann ask "is there a different way of solving this problem?", "what is your way?", or "how is your method the same or different to your friend's method?". By asking these questions the teacher encourages students to explain, model, compare, and contrast their different problem solving methods. Educators implement this practice in their classroom as it is supported by cognitive science theory,... Read More
Posted by Laura Guevara, Coordinator of Academic Technology on Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Every Monday I work with our fifth graders on information literacy including APA citation. Yesterday we talked about the importance of these skills in light of the election and the fake news that circulated during this time. We looked closely at the font of the headline, author name and credibility. Max said, "They use different sizes in the font and specific words to click bait you." Our students are very tech savvy, they know that digital and information literacy are skills for success. At... Read More
Posted on Monday, November 14, 2016
It is 8:30 a.m. in the kindergarten class, and students are excited to start talking about math. Students have been keeping track of a very important event in their lives - the days they are in school! Their teachers, Paulina and Graciela, have been facilitating the mathematical discourse since the beginning of the year by helping students develop a morning routine. Through this routine, they make sure to guide students from the concrete (counting chain links that represent the days), to the... Read More
Posted on Monday, October 31, 2016
We would like to invite you to read an article published in Scientific American; "Why Math Education Does not Add Up". We are excited to share articles like this because they point out and confirm the amazing work that EBI teachers and mathematicians are doing in their classes exploring math concepts. This article describes the kind of math learning that takes place at EBI, and the importance of having math be "an open, conceptual, inquiry-based subject". All of us at EBI are also proud that... Read More