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I am 21 and small matter. Beyond me, love is all there was.

I am 21 and small matter. Beyond me, love is all there was.

We are made of molecules, stardust and comets — small matter. I am 21, and I just want to love and be loved — because love is all there is. (Photo collage courtesy of Ange Theonastine Ashimwe) 1. I guess, now, I am twenty-one, and I still wonder what it means to be...

In many parts of the world, turning 21 years old is a milestone that signals a transition into adulthood. For Ange Theonastine Ashimwe, a student at Kepler in Rwanda, 21 is a “green-light number.” In her prose poem, she uses memory and metaphor to reflect on her lived experiences, contemplate our smallness in the universe and consider how much more there still is to learn.

Exercise: Ask students to reflect on a birthday that felt significant. What was happening in their lives? Why did it feel like a milestone? Then make a creative piece that explores those feelings.

Top educators hear News Decoder students at global meeting

Top educators hear News Decoder students at global meeting

Three students from News Decoder partner schools offered their thoughts on the future of international schools at a recent meeting of top educators. When one of the world’s prominent authorities on international schools wanted to hear students’ views on...

Diversity, inclusion and equity in education are top of mind for young people today. But how often are their voices heard at the top? Three News Decoder Student Ambassadors recently had the opportunity to speak directly to senior educators attending ISC Research’s virtual “Edruptors Conference.” Varlee Fofana of the African Leadership Academy in South Africa, Ioan Pristavu of Transylvania College in Romania and Giavanna Bravo of Greens Farms Academy in the United States emphasized the importance of a global-minded curriculum, diversifying admissions processes and encouraging equal participation among students.

Exercise: Ask students to identify how their school supports diversity, equity and inclusion, and where it could improve.

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