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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.

Jun 9, 2022

Vex Robotics is an international robotics program for students in Elementary, Middle, and High School. They also host the world’s largest robotics competitions, in which students around the globe can compete to design, build, program and drive robots to complete specific challenges.

One Grade 12 student at WAB...


Jun 1, 2022

To build confidence and get the most out of their learning experience, students need to feel connected to a sense of identity. Today on the WAB Podcast, we are joined by Jodie Zuccato and Meng Tao. Jodie and Meng are teachers who have joined forces to create China and Me, a Chinese and English Bilingual Poetry Unit for...


May 26, 2022

Jimmy Chen joined WAB as a Grade 5 student and graduated in 2012. He attended the University of Southern California and earned both a bachelor's and a master's in electrical engineering. Jimmy then went on to work as a software development engineer at Amazon for more than 4 years and is now progressing his career in the...


May 19, 2022

In a school workshop, Grade 6 students were invited to collaborate directly with teachers to create a new interdisciplinary study, covering multiple subject areas.

The outcome was a unit in math, science, and humanities classes that resulted in the construction of a vegetable garden on campus.

Today we’re joined by...


May 12, 2022

Things got pretty groovy in the Middle School Math and Design classes last month, as students learned to do the robot.

No, the students themselves weren’t dancing, but an interdisciplinary unit created by teachers in the Math and Design departments had them programming robots to weave their way through mazes or...