Banyan Global Learning

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Americastle – Our TV Show for Kindy Kids!

BGL is excited to announce the premier of Americastle, an educational show built around our BRIDGES kindergarten curriculum. For those of you who know BGL […]

A Year in Pictures: Teacher Joanna’s Kindergarten Class in Taipei

Upon finishing up her tenure at Tsai Hsing School in Taipei, Taiwan, BGL’s Teacher Joanna created a photo essay that paints a pretty accurate picture […]

Investigating themselves: Students are data detectives in crowd-sourced Big Dayta Project

Over 800 participants worldwide and growing every day Big Dayta is an international collaboration of students sharing what they do every hour for one typical […]

Junior High Distance Learning Students Use the Latest Technology to Express Their Original Ideas

The students in Tsai Hsing’s distance learning think that learning with the iPads is the best. Most everyone in modern society loves using smartphones and […]

The Biodiversity Project: An International Student Collaboration

Students at Tsai Hsing have collaborated with students from all over the world on topics such as Confucianism in the modern world, surveys of the […]

Twitter-Stalking EdTech Conferences: BGL’s Top 8 #notatISTE17 Takeaways

While we’d all love to make it to the nation’s biggest education technology conference, ISTE, sometimes the cost and location can make it a challenge. […]

BGL’s LingoLoop Partners with IRC to Give Free English Lessons to Refugees

BGL has been using technology to deliver quality English instruction to Asian classrooms since 2007. Last year we started a new consumer-facing venture – LingoLoop […]

8th Grade Students Meet Rocket Scientist; Use Physics and Economics to Design Cars

The following was published in Tsai Hsing School’s bimonthly magazine as written by BGL: Just a few years ago, self-driving cars seemed like science fiction. […]

BGL Teachers Rock “Parent Day” in Kunshan, China

Parent Day in Asia is a big deal. The preparation for teachers can seem endless to the point that we almost lose sight of how […]

We Love Classcraft! A BGL Review

Here at BGL, we love Classcraft! It’s a free classroom management system a la Class Dojo but with deeper options and a fantasy-based theme that the students […]

Teacher Jane’s Summer in Taiwan

As summer approaches, BGL would like to share Teacher Jane’s video about her experience teaching abroad at Tsai Hsing School in Taipei, Taiwan in the […]

Teacher Chad’s Top 5 Funniest Classroom Moments While Teaching in Taiwan

Teacher Chad is an astoundingly popular teacher at Tsai Hsing and recently decided to stay at the school indefinitely past his two-year contract. (Check out […]

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