Linked by Literacy

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The American International School of Niamey (AISN) in Niger, where Marc Drummond, a graduate student in the New Hampshire Literacy Institutes teaches, enrolls 54 students, representing 17 nationalities.

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The school's campus.

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Drummond emphasizes collaboration, and students are always asked to share their thinking with a friend.

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At AISN students often use pictures with their writing to tell stories.

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Here Drummond's students make paper as a way to learn about recycling.

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Math is often a subject for active learning in Drummond's classes. Building blocks make it a hands-on experience.

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Sometimes students find learning easier when the teacher solves problems along with them.

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On Saturdays, Drummond coaches soccer. Kids from the community often join in.

Slideshow by Carrie Sherman, Editorial and Creative Services. Photos by Heidi Cavanagh 'G99, principal of AISN.