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AIS Students’ Insight into the Ancient Philosophy of Kaizen
What does lean production mean? How to optimize the space around you, to cut time off the daily routine and increase time for your favorite activities?

These issues were discussed with Artem Liebig, the chief engineer of “RMA Rus” LLC, a pipeline equipment company, and AIS students within the frames of Week Without Walls program. In course of interactive masterclass Mr. Artem brought to light the lean production basics and Kaizen philosophy principles that involve a 5S system implemented in TOYOTA manufacturing in Japan.

AIS students now are ready to give a reply that 5S is a lean production instrument comprising such components as “sorting”, “setting in order”, “shining”, “standardizing” and “sustaining”.

Our children show high interest for 5S and are actively mastering lean production system at their school places. The system has started to be implemented in the school canteen and classrooms.  
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IB Student Conferences: Opportunities for Empowerment

Student conferences within IB PYP programme were held at AIS to reflect the students’ progress in academic disciplines and core competencies under the new school strategy on April 10-11.

Students of KG1 - Grade 2 and their parents participated in the Three-Way Conferences that involved three parties: students, parents and teachers. The conference participants discussed students’ progress and achievements emphasizing on the strengths and areas for improvement as well as setting future goals for the next academic year and the ways to assist in their attainment. AIS students shared their thoughts and ideas on inquiries conducted, assessed their role in inquiry activities, demonstrated the works, selected by them well in advance with the teacher’s support, and their portfolios.

The format of Student Led Conferences for Grade 3 - Grade 6 allowed the students to arrange and run conferences on their own. The student portfolio was the main focus of the conferences as it compiles many great examples from different units of inquiry. It gives the students the chance to take full ownership of their work while making their parents proud of all that they have done throughout the year.

The days of student conferences turned to be special for the entire school community and gave our students the unique opportunities for empowerment and engagement. We would like to express gratitude to all AIS families for taking the time to recognize the full worth of a strong IB education!