The Maryknoll Sisters who founded our school believed in service to others. For them, service was more than just volunteering a few hours here and there a couple of times per year. It was a paradigm that guided their actions and decisions to seek the greatest benefit for others and create positive change in our community.
This article originally appeared in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser's "Raise Your Hand" opinion column facilitated by the Center for Tomorrow's Leaders on Sept. 2, 2018.
Even with an increasingly globalized world, it is still easy for people to view only the surface of countries separated by long stretches of ocean. For many, storied political tensions, like those between China and the U.S., distort our vision because many are without personal experiences in these foreign nations. Through Maryknoll School’s Common Goal Diplomacy Program, we not only experienced educational diplomacy among peers, but we also witnessed the significance of cultural exchange and the finding of common ground.
As the world becomes increasingly globalized, the benefits of being multilingual are constantly increasing. You may have heard that an educational model called immersion is spreading throughout the U.S. that offers families the option of an immersive approach to learning a new language that increases children's cognitive development and supports bilingual fluency from a young age.
An immersion program may be right for your family if you are seeking an alternative to traditional language classes and are considering making a long-term commitment for your child to learn a particular language.
Chaordic: A harmonious coexistence between chaos and order; from Dee Hock’s seminal book Birth of the Chaoridc Age.
In our opinion Hybrid Classes are the most effortless type of learning for students today. As teenagers we base everything around technology and the internet; we live on our phones, tablets, and laptops. Hybrid classes were first introduced to us this year; we had the opportunity to participate in hybrid classes with Marketing, Business, and Entrepreneurship classes as part of the Maryknoll Mx Business program. These classes implement a teaching and learning style where half of the time we are in class-face to face with teachers and the other half we are completing work online. This type of class taught us how to develop as an individual while learning time management, responsibility, and how to utilize components of technology in a productive way.