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What is Translanguaging and Why We Celebrate It

September 7, 2020

Table Talk It is not uncommon to hear around any given dinner table of a bi-cultural English/Japanese family, including my own, “Salt wo totte”..

Designed for Our Mission

August 17, 2020

  A Need Met and A Dream Realized Over the past several years, as enrollment at NIS kept creeping up, the school needed innovative ways to..

Purposeful Design: How Space Enhances Learning

August 3, 2020

The NIS Experience Walk around the halls at NIS at any given time, and you will see the relationship that exists between students, their..

Everyone Needs a Hero

July 5, 2020

The Nagoya Action Heroes is a service action group at Nagoya International School, inspired and affiliated with Blank Noise, an organization based..

A Day to Remember

June 24, 2020

It was a historic day in an unprecedented year. It was a day that no one was certain would happen. But on Saturday, June 5 at 4pm, 31 students of..

Virtual Self Portraits from Home

June 15, 2020

There are so many subjects that, at first glance, would seem difficult to teach in a virtual world—some that come to mind are chemistry, physical..

Policy and Pillow Fights...

June 8, 2020

How a UoI on Democracy Can Come to Life

Inquiring, Inspiring, and Impacting Online (of course!)

May 25, 2020

As the COVID-19 situation started to unfold around the world, NIS, armed with international and local information and connections, began..

A Window of Opportunity in a Time of Crisis

May 11, 2020

As the world continues to experience the life-changing events of COVID-19, here at NIS we have had our own journey through the crisis, which..

Celebrating UN `Day of the Worker'

May 4, 2020

Regardless of where learning takes place, NIS teachers have always, if possible, tapped into the experience of experts to facilitate discussions..