Join Jakarta Intercultural School for discussions about education, developing the whole child, learning in Indonesia, and more on the official JIS Podcast.
Passion-Based Learning at JIS Elementary
At JIS, students are encouraged to explore their personal interests, discover their passions, and then pursue them through hands-on learning experiences. But how does that look like with younger students at JIS Elementary School? This episode of the JIS Podcast is all about the passion for learning, with our hosts, Middle School Vocal Music Teacher Morgan Banino and PIE Digital Literacy Coach Mindy Slaughter. Their guests this week are Pattimura Elementary (PEL) Digital Literacy Coach Jay Graham and Pondok Indah Elementary (PIE) Early Years Teacher Neal Murphy, who talk about the interactive ways students are engaged in activities that are meaningful to them, as well as driven by their own interests and curiosity. What are Passion Projects? What do children do during iTime? How do they benefit from the “joy of struggle”? Find out and listen to the JIS Podcast!
The JIS Learning Center
What does it mean to be an inclusive school? At JIS, inclusion is inseparable from the values of diversity and equity, and together, they represent our commitment to providing an enriching educational experience to a variety of learners. This includes children with neuro-diversities or cognitive disabilities who require specialized support in both academics and life skills. Join our JIS Podcast hosts, Middle School Vocal Music Teacher Morgan Banino and PIE Digital Literacy Coach Mindy Slaughter, as they explore what learning inclusion currently looks like at JIS and our plans for the future. They are joined by Interim Head of School Maya Nelson and Education Specialist Donise Lyons, who go into detail about JIS’s student support services and an exciting new program called the JIS Learning Center. Don’t miss out on this very inspiring episode of the JIS Podcast!
Hybrid Learning at JIS Elementary School
The elementary years are a formative time for children to discover the fun in learning, explore their growing interests, and build connections with both their classmates and teachers. At JIS, students are guided by a passionate team of educators such as this week’s JIS Podcast guests, Grade 5 Teacher Janice VanHaltren and Grade 1 Teacher Jen Profrock. They join our hosts, Middle School Vocal Music Teacher Morgan Banino and PIE Digital Literacy Coach Mindy Slaughter, to talk about what hybrid learning looks like at JIS Elementary School, why community building is especially important during these challenging times, and various ways both Elementary campuses ensure students’ safety and wellbeing. Get to know Janice and Jen, as well as JIS Elementary School, by listening to the latest episode of the JIS Podcast!
The New Role of Libraries and Librarians
"Libraries store the energy that fuels the imagination. They open up windows to the world and inspire us to explore and achieve, and contribute to improving our quality of life." - Sydney Sheldon
A library is one of the greatest assets of any school, and the JIS community is lucky that we have not one but four extensive, up-to-date facilities and an amazing team of knowledgeable librarians. For this episode of the JIS Podcast, our hosts, Middle School Vocal Music Teacher Morgan Banino and PIE Digital Literacy Coach Mindy Slaughter, explore the magical world of libraries with Middle and High School Librarian Matt Schafer. They talk about the new information hub that is the revamped High School Library, the importance of media literacy and the role of technology in libraries, why we need libraries more than ever in an increasingly digital world, and much more! Don’t miss their discussion!
In the Middle: A Conversation With Middle School Principal Noah Bohnen
The JIS Podcast welcomes back Middle School Principal Noah Bohnen, a longtime International school educator with a passion for the crucial, developmental learning that happens in grades 6 to 8. What makes a great middle school program? What sets JIS Middle School apart? Listen along as he answers these questions and talks to our hosts, Middle School Vocal Music Teacher Morgan Banino and PIE Digital Literacy Coach Mindy Slaughter, about the new JIS Studio program, the JIS 2.0 learning model and its focus on students being “Future Ready”, as well as the silver linings of hybrid learning.
Going International: Choosing the Right School for Your Family
Did you know that Indonesia is home to nearly 200 international schools? And more than 60 percent of them are in Jakarta! The growing trend of international schools can be seen across the world, with more parents seeing them as the ideal environment for their children to develop and become more competitive as students and individuals. So, with so many options and possibilities, how can parents choose the right school for their children?
In this episode of the JIS Podcast, our new hosts, Middle School Vocal Music Teacher Morgan Banino and PIE Digital Literacy Coach Mindy Slaughter, discuss this very question and talk about the changing attitudes toward international schools. They are joined by JIS Head of Admissions Kathleen Ngkaion, who provides insights based on her many years of experience as an admissions officer, as part of a traveling expatriate family, and as a parent whose children have graduated from JIS.
So, sit back, relax, and enjoy this informative episode of the JIS Podcast!