By Nick Yates, ISB Communications
International School of Beijing (ISB) faculty are giving parents a great chance to discover more about what their students are learning and are explaining the school’s education philosophy to the ISB and wider community through annual Back to School Nights (BTSNs).
BTSN for ISB’s Middle School took place virtually on Monday, and the High School has made BTSN videos available online to ISB parents until October 12. The Elementary School’s BTSN will be on October 14.
While BTSNs are happening virtually this year due to Covid-19 and the resulting campus opening restrictions, they still provide parents and teachers with a face-to-face opportunity to discuss objectives for the year ahead and the principles behind a quality modern education. From academics to co-curricular activities to counseling, attendees are briefed on how ISB is an inspiring international community in which students are given plenty of opportunities to explore, serve others, and find their place in the world.
The Middle School BTSN saw a good turnout, and plenty of parents have logged on to watch the High School’s BTSN videos, demonstrating the strong relationship between school and home at ISB as the whole community pursues the best learning. BTSNs set out the rationale behind ISB’s programs – the curriculum is regularly assessed and updated to remain based on best practice in pedagogy, and teachers ensure their classes’ social and emotional well-being.
Here is a sample of BTSN presentations from ISB’s Middle School…