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by Dr. Jeff Devens

Perfectionism is sometimes viewed as a positive personality trait that increases a person's likelihood of success; however, perfectionism, when accompanied by self-defeating cognitive distortions and corresponding maladaptive behaviors, actually makes it more difficult to achieve goals. High school personal academic counselor and psychologist Jeff Devens shares some suggestions on how you can help your child who might be struggling with perfectionism.

by Hasan B.

Our middle school Classroom Without Walls program extends student learning beyond experiences they can gain at school. The primary goal is for students to build positive relationships, trust, and cooperation with their peers and teachers by facing unique challenges and experiences outside of the classroom. Seventh grade student Hasan B. shares his highlights from his recent CWW experience.

by Dr. Jennifer Sparrow

Welcome to our new article series, Learning at SAS! Deputy superintendent Dr. Jennifer Sparrow delves into the nuts and bolts of teaching and learning at Singapore American School through our new series.

QUEST: MY TOP 10 TAKEAWAYS FROM WORKING AT URBAN JOURNEY
by Alessia Simmen

Quest student Alessia Simmen started her institution partnership with Urban Journey, an online lifestyle magazine, as a graphic designer. She did the sourcing, editing, and uploading of images into articles. She also created graphics and advertising banners for special events, including a giveaway event. Simmen shares her top 10 takeaways from her time at Urban Journey.

  • high school
  • organizational skills
  • partnership
  • Quest
  • responsibility
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WE ARE MANY, WE ARE ONE
by Stephen Ly

As a community that puts character at the forefront of students' learning journeys and consistently reaches out across differences, our Eagles are committed to serving one another and people around the world. High school principal Stephen Ly talks about strengthening this culture at Singapore American School.

  • community
  • culture
  • diversity
  • high school
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MAKING MIDDLE SCHOOL FEEL SMALL
by Didi Hari Krishnan

Extraordinary care is at the core of what we do at Singapore American School. We strive to create an atmosphere where students feel safe and connected as they maneuver their way through the daily academic and personal challenges they may face at school. How do we help make our large school feel smaller so students can feel known, valued, and like they belong?

  • advisory
  • extraordinary care
  • house system
  • middle school
  • peer council
  • social emotional
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MORNING MEETINGS IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
by Charlotte Hewson

Morning meeting is one of many practices used in elementary school
 to develop social emotional skills. As part of the Responsive Classroom approach that aims to build a safe, joyful, and engaging learning environment, morning meetings help students feel known and cared for within their classroom. Morning meetings boost empathy and teamwork, prepare students for the day ahead, and support all aspects of learning— academic, emotional, and social. Let's take a look at some examples of how our elementary teachers incorporate these fun and purposeful practices into their morning meetings.

  • activity
  • elementary school
  • greeting
  • message
  • morning meetings
  • responsive classroom
  • sharing
  • social emotional
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QUEST: MY TOP 10 TAKEWAYS WORKING AT THE INSTITUTE OF MOLECULAR AND CELL BIOLOGY (IMCB@A*STAR)
by Katie Zhang

Quest student Katie Zhang spent one semester with the Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB) at A*STAR as a research assistant. Zhang shares her top 10 takeaways from her attachment period. 

  • biology
  • institution partnership
  • life lessons
  • molecular cell
  • Quest
  • takeaways
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BECOMING AN EAGLE
by Kinjal Shah

No matter who we are, where we live, or what our goals may be, we all have one thing in common: we are all Eagles! Relationships are fostered at every step of the journey and last beyond time on campus. Whether our students, faculty, parents, and staff have been at Singapore American School for two years or 12, they are forever part of the Eagle family. And as we say, once an Eagle...

  • becoming an Eagle
  • community
  • Eagle
  • students
  • teachers
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THE LION CITY THE EAGLE WAY
by Charlotte Hewson

There's only one way to experience the Lion City—and that’s the Eagle Way! The communications team embarked on a creative campaign that leverages the city’s iconic landmarks and features the hallmarks of an Eagle education.

  • advertising campaign
  • communications
  • Eagles
  • scott woodward
  • the lion city the eagle way
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CLASSROOM WITHOUT WALLS (BINTAN) 2019: LOOKING BACK
by Hasan B.

Our middle school Classroom Without Walls program extends student learning beyond experiences they can gain at school. The primary goal is for students to build positive relationships, trust, and cooperation with their peers and teachers by facing unique challenges and experiences outside of the classroom. Seventh grade student Hasan B. shares his highlights from his recent CWW experience.

  • advisory
  • classroom without walls
  • CWW
  • Indonesia
  • middle school
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DESTRUCTIVE PERFECTIONISM
by Dr. Jeff Devens

Perfectionism is sometimes viewed as a positive personality trait that increases a person's likelihood of success; however, perfectionism, when accompanied by self-defeating cognitive distortions and corresponding maladaptive behaviors, actually makes it more difficult to achieve goals. High school personal academic counselor and psychologist Jeff Devens shares some suggestions on how you can help your child who might be struggling with perfectionism.

  • counseling
  • counselor
  • high school
  • parent tips
  • perfectionism
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TECH TIPS: A PURPOSEFUL WINTER BREAK
by Stan Richards and Todd Norton

The approaching winter break is an ideal time for families to enjoy some well-deserved downtime and reconnect with friends and family. Many parents dream of tech-free family fun but succumb to allowing more tech use than intended. Here are some fun and purposeful holiday projects to have your child take ownership of or assist you with!

  • holiday
  • tech free
  • techonology
  • tech tips
  • winter break
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SAS STORYTELLING CLUB: STORIES DRIVEN BY PASSION (DECEMBER)
by Ana Sousa Gavin

You (think!) never told a story before and would like to get started? The Story Telling Club at SAS is the perfect safe space to get started. Join like-minded people from the SAS community, to discover the storyteller within you and have fun in our workshops and meetings. Read all about the storytelling session held in December.

  • community
  • passion
  • storytelling
  • storytelling club
  • writer
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HOW TO STAY PRODUCTIVE OVER THE HOLIDAYS
by Alisha Bhandari

Winter break is just around the corner! Sometimes the hardest part is figuring out what to do during the four-week break. Instead of spending the days sleeping in and binge-watching shows on Netflix or Hulu, communications intern Alisha Bhandari shares 10 alternative ways to spend your holidays productively. 

  • holiday season
  • productivity
  • student life
  • winter break
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ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE: MIKE ROGERS
by Alisha Bhandari

In November, Singapore American School hosted Mike Rogers (Class of 2000) during IASAS Cultural Convention: Art and Film to be the guest artist for the film students. Rogers and his company—Persistent Productions—also produced two SAS documentaries, Changing Education from the Inside Out and Inside Change.

  • art
  • cultural convention
  • film
  • Video
  • visitors in residence
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THE DIVERSITY THAT IS SAS
by Alisha Bhandari

The Singapore American School student body is made up of 60 nationalities with over half of the students being United States citizens. Having such a wide range of nationalities allows students to share their values, beliefs, and cultures.

  • community
  • core values
  • culture
  • diversity
  • dslo
  • nationalities
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SINGERS GO WITH THE FLOW
by Reika Herman and Ahan Kaul

You've seen and heard our very own Singapore American School Singers—an auditioned high school choral group of 15 students. They have been working tirelessly on their new project—an album for our SAS community. Be sure to take a listen to their album, Flow, available on Spotify and Soundcloud on Saturday, December 7!

  • Eagles
  • Flow
  • high school
  • SAS Singers
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MIDDLE SCHOOL TECH: BUILDING THE FUTURE OF THEATER
by Alisha Bhandari

It takes more than talented performers to produce a successful theater production. It is as important to have theater tech crew who are able to merge the various elements of the production seamlessly. Communications intern Alisha Bhandari shares how the middle school tech after-school club provides our middle school students with the opportunity to learn more about technical theater.

  • high school
  • middle school
  • stage production
  • technical theater
  • theater tech
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