Exchange of Ideas Between Colleagues
On March 10th and 11th, RAS teachers welcomed our American School of Marrakech colleagues in the elementary school and secondary school Math departments on campus to observe classes and exchange ideas regarding math teaching philosophies and pedagogies. Topics of conversation included: constructivist and student-centered teaching practices; the use of diagrams, manipulatives, and other sensory modal […]Read more
Elementary STUCO Shows Appreciation
Thank you to Ms. Duffy-Nour for sharing how our ES STUCO celebrated Valentines – “Elementary students took advantage of the spirit of Valentines Day to express their heart-felt appreciation for all the wonderful things the RAS Workers do to keep our camp, safe, learning environment. The interaction among students and the workers at each grade level […]Read more
Read Across RAS!
Read Across RAS was a magical day! This special event could not have happened without everyone who pitched in. Parents, teachers, assistants and secondary students supported our elementary students as guest readers, buddy readers, activities facilitators and behind the scenes support. Over 50 students were “caught” reading over the February break and got to enjoy Green […]Read more
Have You Heard About YCC?
YCC stands for Young Citizens Club – The Club is open to elementary students in grades 3 to 5 as an after school activity lead by Mr. Says, our grade 4 Instructional Assistant. The program includes maintaining an RAS vegetable garden, overseeing the collection of recycled papers on campus and providing educational services for Omar Ibnou […]Read more
100th Day of School Celebration
Elementary School students had a fun day celebrating the 100th day of school! They dressed up like they are 100 years old…Read more
MAMUN 2017 Under Way
The 7th Maroc Model United Nations (MAMUN) is under way: the opening session was held at the Maroc Telecom Tower yesterday afternoon, with speeches from the ambassadors of the delegations. The whole group then moved to the school for dinner in the working committees, with each committee having guest speakers to prompt discussion. A huge […]Read more
Trade routes and communications!
Grade 8 has been studying West African trade routes across the Sahara in social studies. As part of this, the students are trading salt and gold in a game: they had to trade without speaking just as people did back then!Read more
Old RAS Playground Equipment Installed in Two Moroccan Schools and an NGO
During the last month RAS, in cooperation with JIWAR, the Diplomatic Circle Rabat and some private donors, worked on relocating the old playground from RAS, which was taken down two years ago, when the new play ground for elementary students were installed. The old play ground was big enough to be installed in three different […]Read more
Physics is fun!
Watching from the second floor of S-Block yesterday I saw Grade 8 students in the garden working on their laptops and moving about in all sorts of ways: then as I approached Mr Bistretzan’s classroom I came across two groups dropping a glue stick from shoulder height onto the floor. My curiosity piqued, in a friendly […]Read more
Check Out Our Kindergarteners!
In Kindergarten students are enthusiastically learning how to create concept webs using our new Popplet iPad application. They are excited to be typing, drawing and inserting photos into their webs. Next they will be transferring their creations to the Explain Everything application, where they will be recording themselves reading their ideas. Their final projects will be […]Read more