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Boundaries and Friendship

September 23, 2010 7 comments

Ms. Ashley and the students discussed what is meant by “our boundaries” and what happens when people “cross the line” or “go over the limit”.

They worked on the case-studies where they had to read different situations and then decide if someone in the situation has crossed a boundary.

Here’s some examples:

Josh’s coach hugs him for a really long time: The students thought this was not appropriate. The hug is fine, but “for a long time” is crossing a boundary.

Jose’s teacher cries on his shoulder and tells him about her problems: The students thought that the teacher was a bit immature and that it would be really “weird”.

Kendra and Alisa are best friends. Kendra tells Alisa about her parents’ divorce: The students had different opinions about this one, some felt that a boundary had been crossed and some didn’t. Ms. Ashley said that sometimes it depends on people’s personalities.

Tiffany tells Kim a secret that Maria told her: Samantha described that as a “violation”!

The conversation then moved on to touching. The students shared examples of “good touching” such as: a hug, a high-five, holding hands, leaning on someone nicely, kissing someone in your family, a gentle pat on the back, a touch on the arm. The students then shared examples of “bad touching” such as: a punch, a push, a kick, scratching, touching someone’s private parts.

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Bossiness vs. Leadership

September 18, 2010 16 comments

What is the difference between being bossy and being a leader?

Make a comment to explain your ideas.

6GD have been blogging about this question too, have a look: http://blogs.nist.ac.th/6gd/2010/09/17/leadership-verses-bossiness/#comment-900

Teachers Taking Action

September 1, 2010 10 comments

In October all the elementary teachers and academic assistants at NIST will be working for Habitat for Humanity in order to build houses for people with no homes.

We will do all the work… but we need to raise money to pay for all the materials. Please help us raise the money by bringing in your loose change (that’s the coins that are in your pocket or lying in a drawer somewhere).

We need to raise as much money as possible so we can build some great homes for people who need them.

Bring coins and drop them in the buckets tomorrow morning!

Facebook Safety

June 9, 2010 4 comments

Me and Johann have been studying about Facebook and the internet for the past few months and have been trying to get people to be safe on Facebook. We have setted up other people’s privacy settings on the exhibition date and made a group on Facebook for people to get newsfeed of the new updated privacy settings. Since March facebook Privacy settings have been changed and updated 2 times to make it easier for people to understand.

Here is the link of our group on Facebook:

Facebook Safety Consultancy Center

 We got over 100 people to set their privacy settings. So if you have Facebook join our group to be safer on Facebook

Need Help!

May 26, 2010 11 comments

For the hydroponics I’m going to plant the small seedlings on thursday. I need your help to do this. I will appreciate if anyone comes and help. It will only take a few minutes and we won’t get wet. This crop will be Thai vegetables so it will grow quickier than salad so we can harvest on the last week of school.

Extending the “Together We Can” Slogan

May 25, 2010 2 comments

6SS have been thinking about what is needed in order for Thailand to emerge from the current situation as a better and stronger country. Today, we shared all of our ideas for how to extend the “Together We Can” slogan that was used to generate interest in the “Big Cleanup” on Sunday. The  students discussed what all of the causes of last week’s events were and tired to look behind the media, the gossip, the rumours and the colours.

By sharing their ideas they have formed seven new slogans:

“Together we can rethink about the choices we make.”

“Together we can all have a voice.”

“Together we can respect and care for eachother.”

“Together we can earn the trust of other people in the world.”

“Together we can make Thailand a cleaner place than before.”

“Together we can bring back the land of smiles.”

“Together we can correct our mistakes.”

A question for our audience: what do you think about these slogans? What effect do you think they could have? Could they be improved? Are they clear enough?

“Big Cleanup” in the City

May 23, 2010 5 comments


Loads of BMA workers and volunteers have started to clean up the city. If you’re looking for a way to be part of a positive direction over the next few days/weeks why help? Speak to your parents about it:

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