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Why Do We Fixate On the Bad?

Do you ever find yourself dwelling on something negative that happened a few days ago, even though most other aspects of your week were really positive? Turn on the news and you will see overwhelming negative content dominating TV, print, and online media. Why? Because negative news coverage grabs more attention (viewers) than positive content….

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Teacher Spotlight: Sam Croft

Introduce yourself in one sentence, please Hi, I’m Mr Croft and I teach English Language, Literature and Theory of Knowledge in High School. How long have you been at AAS? I joined AAS last August in 2021. My daughter Eliza and my son Joe are also at AAS – my youngest son, Jack, joins us…

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Life is a Field Trip

As students return from cultural trips, I’m reminded of the words of the great American author and teacher, John Gardner: “The business of education is to give the student both useful information and life enhancing experience; one largely measurable, the other not.” The importance of the above quotations has stuck with me since I first…

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The Most Beautiful Bulgarian Dams

Dear community, October break is just around the corner. Fall in Bulgaria is particularly beautiful and we would like to offer you some scenic nature getaways to enjoy its beauty. In Bulgaria there are many lakes, dams, and reservoirs. They offer breathtaking views and recreation opportunities, water activities and good food. In this Issue of…

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The Benefits of Reading to Children

“Reading should not be presented to children as a chore, a duty. It should be offered as a gift.” – Kate DiCamillo Earlier this month, the children’s classic Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown and illustrated by Clement Hurd celebrated 75 years in publication. Through the years, Goodnight Moon has been translated into many languages–unfortunately…

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Teacher Spotlight: Jude Little

Introduce yourself in one sentence, please I am Jude Little. I am a sporty, adventurous, mountain-obsessed, motivated and happy Grade 4 Teacher with a lot of wanderlust! How long have you been at AAS? This is Year 3 (already!) Share something we do not expect to hear from you? I get bored easily and have…

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Alumni Spotlight: Zehra Khan

Introduce yourself in one sentence, please. Hello! I’m Zehra, I’m 18, and I’m from Pakistan. I joined AAS in August of 2020, so I’ve been here for both 11th and 12th grade. Can you tell us a little bit about your experience at AAS and what you love most about the school? I was naturally…

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Encouraging a Self-Motivated Child

After a well-deserved summer break, the return to school required everyone to get back to structure and routines. This left many students, teachers, and possibly parents in a complete brain fog as the shift happened so quickly. And, as the excitement of the new school year drifts away and schedules get filled, some parents might…

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Teacher Spotlight: Rossi Anastassova

Introduce yourself in one sentence, please I toss up water for good luck and clear paths at the main AAS events and I teach Bulagrian language, literature, culture, history and CAS in IB. How long have you been at AAS? Since August,2003 – next school year will be my 20th Share something we do not…

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Flipping the Social Proof

Should I or shouldn’t I? There have been dozens of times these last couple weeks I’ve watched students peeking to the side, twisting their heads, and sometimes actually even doing a 360 survey of the crowd, all trying to answer one question… Should I or shouldn’t I? There’s this beautiful thing that happens every school…

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Trips Around Sofia & Upcoming Events

Dear community, Welcome (back) to AAS, Sofia, Bulgaria. We wish you a wonderful, healthy and peaceful year. In our first Culture spot for this year, you will find suggestions for day trips from Sofia (In the slides) and some upcoming events in Sofia and around. Sept 3, Antiquity Fest – Serdica is my Rome, Sofia…

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