Professor. Ye Yi
MA TESOL, University of Leeds, UK
Let Children Meet the Best of Themselves
Teachers have borders, but education has no borders. Globalization needs globalized language training, globalized vision, globalized personality, globalized thought process, and globalized education. MIS Mandarin International School was born to meet the demand of such times and shares that global vision, combining the modern concept of oriental wisdom and western education philosophy together. Through leveraging an immersive English and Chinese bilingual curriculum, supplemented by excellent teaching credentials and teaching experiences, with an entrepreneurial spirit in mind, we bring to children a unique educational experience to help them grow to be competitive individuals.
A renowned Chinese educator Mr. Tao Xingzhi said, “Health is the starting point of life, and also the starting point of education.” Dante Alighieri, the Renaissance pioneer, also said, “Love is the seed of virtue.” I could not have agreed more. Shaping a moral character and awakening the kindness within a child’s heart is the first and foremost point that education needs to address. To be compassionate is to shine lights onto hearts of others, not just one’s own. Kindness conquers all. MIS Mandarin International School’s mission is to spread kindness and plant moral flowers all around us.
Love and respect go hand in hand. Every child is unique in his or her own existence–talents, hobbies, and strengths. In order to maximize a child’s proactiveness and allowing them to be more assertive, education needs to give children the independent space to develop. Hence, MIS Mandarin International School has established measures around cultural immersion, infrastructural development, management coordination to help children to be more proactive in managing their education, life, and capabilities, helping them to maximize their highest potentials.
Who will dominate the new world? In this informational 21st century, “communication”, “collaboration”, “critical thinking”, and “creativity” are essential skills to possess. MIS Mandarin International School utilizes innovative teaching methods and dynamic community events, to help develop their collaborative spirits, igniting sparks amongst cultural exchanges to craft a unique mindset and increase innovative capabilities. At the same time, the school engages in an open mentality, encouraging children to question, to communicate, to imagine, and to express themselves.
Amongst today’s technologies, students not only need knowledge to open their minds, but they also need to have an exploratory spirit. There is a Chinese proverb: If you don’t hike, you don’t know how high the sky can be; if you don’t go deep into the stream, you don’t know how thick the earth can be. Bold assumptions and diligent verification of such assumptions can lead to fulfilling life’s challenges. MIS Mandarin International School leverages STEAM education as the basis of the curriculum, crossing limitations of various subjects, to provide an exploratory foundation for children that are passionate about exploration. We want children continuously to try, to experiment, to accumulate experiences, and to become talents with comprehensiveness scientific research capabilities.
The world has become a global community and it is important to have a global view. Vision drives the height of the future. Be tolerant of diversity; tolerance is a virtue. MIS Mandarin International School aims to provide a multifaceted platform that combines a blended curriculum of Chinese, Cambridge English, and Thai to help children to become multilingual and become winners at the beginning of the race. The established long-term collaborations with various universities are also enablers for exchange programs in China and study abroad opportunities in Europe and America.
Persistence allows one to walk further; a thinker conjures up new ideas; a reader extracts reasons through sundry readings and applies these reasons after the accumulation of knowledge. Education is a lifelong journey and its pursuit shall be endless. We strive to be virtuous, studious, practical, and innovating as our march on the journey continues.