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ISP Staff to Present at the English Language Schools Association Teacher Development Day

On Saturday, 28 March ISP will host the English Language Schools Association (ELSA) Teacher Development Day (TDD)

Many of our own teachers will be presenting at the TDD, including a team presentation from Raj Bolla (Assistant Principal, Secondary School), Elisabeth Mailhac (Vice Principal, Wellbeing, Primary School) and Jo Pakulska (Vice Principal, Wellbeing, Secondary School). They lead the wellbeing team at the International School of Paris. Over the past three years they have worked towards improving the safeguarding culture at the school, incorporating research and best practice from around the world. 

The Creativity Code: Marcus du Sautoy Talks TOK With Grade 12 Students

Living in an age when machine learning and artificial intelligence are becoming ubiquitous in the technologies used in daily life, we can’t help but ask whether computers could extend their abilities from just being able to perform calculations to synthesizing creative work. It has been known for a while that performing calculations is something computers excel at; they can multiply long strings of numbers faster than any human can and find prime numbers with millions of digits. The ability to synthesize creative work, on the other hand, is something most people would consider a human ability. Surely only conscious humans could possess the extraordinary ability to compose symphonies, write compelling novels and paint impressionist artwork?

Sleep More & Remember More

Students often stay up late studying, doing homework assignments and trying to ‘cram’ their brains full of new information. But it is actually when we sleep that all this information is sorted by our brain and then committed to long term memory. So actually students need to sleep and sometimes work less to remember!

As sleep is often the first casualty of a busy schedule, plenty of homework and a long to-do list, many of us do not feel well rested and refreshed.

A visit to Station F

Excited and eager, four International School of Paris (ISP) students found themselves in front of Station F, an imposing structure once serving as a train station, now the largest startup campus in the world. Upon entering the group saw a main alley bordered by suspended pods, which are actually upcycled shipping containers, now fully equipped with furniture and technology to create ideal, isolated work spaces. The group waited for their host Olivier Malafronte, founder and CEO of PocketConfidant, in front of the amphitheater, the perfect setting for showcasing ideas developed in this truly remarkable collaborative working environment.