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The WAB Podcast

Join members of the Western Academy of Beijing community for conversations about innovative learning, activities, and community initiatives.

Jan 20, 2022

At WAB, Middle and High School students follow a nine-day rotation. The first eight are regular curricular classes, but on the ninth day, students have the opportunity to choose from a wide range of workshops or lead their own.

On today's episode, we're joined by two students and our Middle School Vice Principal who...


Jan 20, 2022

The term "learning community" can be understood differently in different contexts.

In Grade 3 at WAB, faculty have shifted away from the traditional structure of one teacher in one homeroom with one group of students. 

"This means all home-base teachers, all Learning Support, and all EAL teachers have a vested interest...


Jan 6, 2022

Precious Plastics is a new student group at WAB, joining a worldwide movement to upcycle plastic waste into new, usable products while also campaigning for the reduction of single-use plastics.

On today’s episode of The WAB Podcast, students Claire and Patrick discuss their inspiration for taking part in...


Dec 9, 2021

Language learning is often described as a way to gain new perspectives, connect people, and build relationships. In a school context, it can also be used as a tool to bridge academic disciplines.

On today's episode, WAB's Heads of Languages in the High School and Middle School, Ludivine Kennedy and Lynn Xing, describe...


Dec 2, 2021

The transition to remote learning due to the pandemic accelerated technology's growing role in the classroom. As schools strive to find ways to enhance the learning experience both remotely and on campus, applications like Toddle have become valued platforms with functionalities that cover every element of the learning...