The JIS Podcast

Join Jakarta Intercultural School for discussions about education, developing the whole child, learning in Indonesia, and more on the official JIS Podcast.

 

 

JIS Studio Podcast: Talking About Mental Health Is Hard… But Not Impossible

The JIS Podcast is proud to present a series of episodes organized, produced, and hosted by Grade 8 students as part of their JIS Studio project titled “How Do We Tell Stories That Matter?” In this episode, Anna, Rahwia, and John discuss an issue that can affect people of all ages and backgrounds: mental health. While it has always been a matter of grave concern, mental and emotional wellness came under the spotlight during the pandemic as people struggled to cope with restrictions and isolation. Here’s a brief summary of the episode in their own words:

In this podcast, three teenagers went on a journey to have a conversation about mental health. While it required all of them to get out of their comfort zones, they were able to talk with each other, their peers, parents, and trained professionals. They found that talking about mental health is hard…. but not impossible. Join them on their journey by listening to this insightful episode!

JIS Studio Podcast: Video Games and Technology! Oh My!

The JIS Podcast is proud to present a series of episodes organized, produced, and hosted by Grade 8 students as part of their JIS Studio project titled “How Do We Tell Stories That Matter?” In this episode, Sangji and Richard find out what it means to be “addicted” to technology, especially in this digital era of working and learning from home. Here’s a brief overview of their discussion in their own words:

The pandemic has forced children and even adults to sit in front of a screen for hours upon hours a day, which has led some to casually use the word “addiction”. In this podcast, two middle students set out to explore their community’s relationship with video games and technology, with the hope of answering their big question: Are we really addicted?

JIS Studio Podcast: Who Am I… I Don’t Know Yet

The JIS Podcast is proud to present a series of episodes organized, produced, and hosted by three Grade 8 students as part of their JIS Studio project titled “How Do We Tell Stories That Matter?” In this episode, join Jessica, Finn, and Sabine as they explore what it means to have a sense of identity and how the road to self-understanding can be a long and bumpy one. In their own words, here’s a brief summary:

Many would think that going to and growing up in an intercultural school, surrounded by more than 1,900 students from over 70 different countries every day would make it easier to find your identity. Well, maybe it doesn’t. Three students went on a journey to find the formula for personal identity.


About the Host

 

 

Morgan Banino

Morgan is currently a music teacher in the JIS middle school. Previously she was a music teacher for middle school and high school students in New York and Shanghai. Morgan holds degrees in Economics from Wellesley College and Music Education from New York University. She is passionate about ensemble music-making, learning how to live sustainably, and amplifying the stories of diverse voices. Morgan lives in Jakarta with her husband Michael and her son Finch.

 

Mindy Slaughter

Mindy is the digital literacy coach at JIS’ Pondok Indah Elementary School. She was previously a classroom teacher and EAL teacher in Oregon, Taiwan, and Vietnam. Mindy holds degrees in Elementary Education, Curriculum & Instruction, and English as an Additional Language from Portland State University and Northwest Nazarene University, where she attended college on a soccer scholarship. She is passionate about creativity, design thinking, and personalized learning, and has led workshops on those topics for the International Baccalaureate (IB), East Asia Regional Council of Schools (EARCOS), and Learning2. Mindy is in Jakarta with her husband Dan, and her two children, Aubrey and Ian.