New Year 2018

Happy New Year!

We take a fresh look at ideas for leadership and school improvement with Matt Harris, Kathryn A. T. Knox and Leah Davies. Meanwhile Susan Stewart makes a strong case for the development of home languages in international schools.

 

EdTech and leadership

EdTech and leadership

EdTech needs support from transformational leadership to light the flame of learning, argues Matt Harris.

Communicating improvement

Communicating improvement

It takes two to communicate - givers and receivers - says Leah Davies: listening is as important as talking.

Bringing language home

Bringing language home

Susan Stewart discusses how and why schools should face the challenge of promoting student home languages.

Connecting internationally

Connecting internationally

Matt Tighe's school in the UK has identified three ways to secure new international links.

Green Light Leadership

Green Light Leadership

Katherine A. T. Knox on how Green Light leadership keeps a school moving forward.

Fair play!

Fair play!

How to get the most out of a recruitment fair, by Delice Scotto.

What's write?

What's write?

How to write for the internet to raise your school's digital profile.

Step to Pre-school

Step to Pre-school

How Jessica Gosling opened a pre-school group in Ho Chi Minh City to meet a local need.

My sister Sandee

My sister Sandee

T. J. Coburn shares a very personal story with his students to illustrate the long-term effects of bullying.

Picture perfect

Picture perfect

This month Kate Shepherd reviews three very different picture books for 2018 - all featuring animals.

Comfort Zons

Comfort Zons

Elly Tobin takes a trip down memory lane in the Rhineland when visiting the little town of Zons.

Reads for 2018

Reads for 2018

Books selected by members of the ITM team to catch up with in 2018.

Wishes for 2018!

Wishes for 2018!

What are the people at Consilium Education and International Teacher Magazine wishing for in 2018?

Previously  in ITM

Previously in ITM

Articles from our November 2017 edition!

Consilium Education

Consilium Education

Find out more about the exciting new international education group who publish ITM!

November in ITM

November in International Teacher Magazine

With the recruiting season already under way, Matt Harris advises on building an EdTech portfolio, Andy Homden asks how you can  get the most out of your recruitment agent, while Andrew Kingham reflects on becoming a teacher after his career in engineering.
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October in ITM

October in International Teacher Magazine

Coding and construction for the Early Years, the new Masters programs from Endicott, learning to unlearn, and big questions from Oxford – just some of the articles in this month’s edition of ITM.

 

Growing by degree

Growing by degree

Sue Collins reflects on how Endicott's international M.Ed. programs have changed lives.

Time to build!

Time to build!

Think like an engineer in the Early Years (and sing and rhyme and have fun!) With 2 free PDFs.

Rewarding times?

Rewarding times?

The big debate: Leah Davies discusses how we acknowledge and motivate student work.

Early Years coding

Early Years coding

If experienced in the right way, coding is relevant to learning in the Early Years says Filippo Jacob.

Oxploring online

Oxploring online

Dr. Richard Lofthouse reports on a new digital outreach initiative from Oxford University, the "home of big questions".

All in the past

All in the past

Three historical books to engage young adult readers - reviewed this month by Kate Shepherd.

India international

India international

Demand for international education in India is growing rapidly, according to ISC Research, writes Anne Keeling.

Yes, you can!

Yes, you can!

Stephanie Martin looks to dispel some of the common myths about disability and higher education.

Raising the Bar

Raising the Bar

Danny Ritterman reports on the state of the union in Australian education.

Unlearn!

Unlearn!

Alastair McGregor discusses the benefits of the latest 21st century skill - 'unlearning'.

Helpership

Helpership

A student’s simple suggestion led to David Gregory questioning the essence of true leadership.

Stand out writing

Stand out writing

Andy Homden has ten ideas to help you engage an online audience as you raise your digital profile.

September in ITM

September in International Teacher Magazine

This month ITM examines the issue of cultural identity in schools, featuring articles by Uma Shankar Singh, who looks at the key role of the library, and Carolyn Savage who makes a strong case for promoting learning in a child’s mother tongue language.
In other stories, David Gregory takes us caving in Oz, Prue Walsh shows how to make the most of tiny play spaces and John Ryan examines the flip side of music.
Starting School!

Starting School!

Jan Homden has 10 things to think about to prepare children for their first day at school.

Digital danger

Digital danger

Can the digital revolution pose a threat to a school's cultural diversity, asks Uma Shankar Singh?

Mother tongue learning

Mother tongue learning

Carolyn Savage thinks regular use of a mother tongue language has huge benefits for learning.

Small playgrounds

Small playgrounds

Prue Walsh explains how to make the absolute best of the space you have for effective play.

Analytical thinking

Analytical thinking

Resources for teaching analytical thinking and writing in Years 12 & 13, with CPD update for October 2017.

Flip the music!

Flip the music!

John Ryan wants to personalise learning by using music as a flipped resource.

Breaking free

Breaking free

Teacher Adam Black describes how a unique therapy changed his life and cured his stutter.

On the dark side

On the dark side

David Gregory finds out more about learning in the dark when he takes students caving.

Wise words

Wise words

'Our words have a profound effect upon a child's attitude' says Leah Davies. 'Use them wisely'.

House, truck, jungle

House, truck, jungle

Kate Shepherd reviews three stunning art picture books from Pakistan and India.

Bears in the Early Years

Bears in the Early Years

Early Years Resources from Jan Homden. Fun packed ideas and activities to dip into!

Image of learning

Image of learning

Tucky Fussell believes images can have a real impact on learning across the curriculum.

Our featured image is from Pixabay – the high quality free image website

 

August in ITM

This month:
It’s vacation time for northern hemisphere schools: time to travel, read, chill and reflect.
Andy Homden

 

Philosophically disposed

Philosophically disposed

A new study sponsored by the Nuffield Foundation suggests Philosophy for Children can lead to non-cognitive benefits.

The Silk Roads

The Silk Roads

Peter Frankopan's "New History of the World" is a must-read for a 21st Century understanding of global affairs.

Conceptually influential

Conceptually influential

Reforms in Finland show the growing influence of concept-based learning, says Isabel du Toit

STEM eye-openers

STEM eye-openers

A group of educators in Australia collaborate to open student eyes to their future with STEM. Maree Timms reports.

Children and TV

Children and TV

Leah Davies advises us to help parents take control of screen time, and shows practical ways forward.

You take control!

You take control!

Giving students the opportunity to think for themselves and take control can reap rewards as David Gregory explains.

Sustainable education

Sustainable education

Kim Laizer saw a real need for a support project in Tanzania but had to learn a great deal first!

Journeys to inspire

Journeys to inspire

Kate Shepherd reviews two books for younger teenagers in which remarkable journeys are undertaken by the central character.

Cycling Circus!

Cycling Circus!

Having had to drop out of an ambitious cycle marathon, Charlie Ford now plans to run away with the Cycling Circus!

What elephant?

What elephant?

Should students learn more about the conceptual thinking behind modern technology? Sally Phillips thinks so.

Early Years safari

Early Years safari

Music, role play and language! New resources to download exploring the natural history and culture of the African savanna.

Playful learning

Playful learning

Don W. Brown wants to put an element of play back into classroom learning. Here he reflects on nine considerations for doing so successfully.

Thanks to Pixabay, the free image resource website for this month’s feature image of Oulu lighthouse in Finland!

April in ITM

This month, travel to Mozambique, sail in the Indonesian archipelago, save the environment and think about data!

Celebrate Earth Day

Celebrate Earth Day

Celebrate Earth Day this year on April 22 with this newly collated PDF of free primary and Early Years resources!

Overweight Children

Overweight Children

Leah Davies looks at how teachers can address the issue of child obesity.

Know your students

Know your students

Effective teachers really know their students, argues Paul Jackson.

The eyes have it!

The eyes have it!

Inspired by the most famous eyes in the world of art, Matthew Savage explores how data used effectively, transforms learning.

Go visit

Go visit

Grace Kelly believes that when it comes to international understanding, there is no substitute for direct experience.

Finland to Tanzania 2

Finland to Tanzania 2

Matias Hynynen's second diary extract recording the visit by 2016 Global Teacher of the Year Finalist, Maarit Rossi to Arusha.

Rolling Home: Part 2

Rolling Home: Part 2

Catherin Lorenzen describes her adventures in the Java Sea on board her family’s beloved yacht,

April book reviews

April book reviews

Kate Shepherd reviews new fiction and non-fiction from around the world for all ages.

Education for Sustainable Development

Education for Sustainable Development

Peter Milne looks at how to get "ESD" going at your school!

Making tracks

Making tracks

David Gregory describes a very different building project and the many benefits for those students participating.

Talking Turkey

Talking Turkey

Cyrus Carter reflects on working in Istanbul in the current climate, and opts to stay.

A question of balance

A question of balance

Art Teacher Natalie Catlett uses the calming influence of rock sculptures to balance the high energy of a Grade 1 class.

A teacher’s friend in Vietnam

A teacher’s friend in Vietnam

The story of an organisation that makes life just a little bit easier for new arrivals in Vietnam!

Mozambique? Go now!

Mozambique? Go now!

Mozambique - the hidden gem of Africa. Max Robinson makes a strong case for a visit, sooner rather than later.

Spring for the Early Years

Spring for the Early Years

Two great new free PDFs with a huge range of ideas for spring activities.

March in International Teacher Magazine

This month we lead with two stories from the Land of the Long White Cloud. Roz O’Shea sees in New Zealand’s Health Education (“Finding hauora”), a holistic model for promoting wellbeing, while Keryn West’s exuberant piece about collaborative art (“What we love to do”) shows just what can be achieved with the right “Big Idea” , enthusiasm and sheer hard work!  

Kia ora!

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February in International Teacher Magazine

Philosophy, psychology and listening: just three of our talking points in the February edition of ITM.
5 ways to improve your listening skills

5 ways to improve your listening skills

Listening, rather than talking, is the key to effective action planning for a school, according to Peter Hudson.

School for athletes

School for athletes

Several IB world schools are now involved in a joint IB/World Academy of Sport pilot scheme for elite athletes. Michael Carey reports.

Philosophical Teaching

Philosophical Teaching

Roger Sutcliffe suggests that using "P4C" infuses teaching with new meaning and energy.

Those who can, do

Those who can, do

We meet Ron Stones, one of the most influential British school leaders of the last 30 years and ask about his next project.

A pivotal year for COBIS

A pivotal year for COBIS

2016 was a high energy year for Colin Bell and his team at COBIS.

Connecting with your Parents

Connecting with your Parents

Greg Martin gives practical advice about using information management systems to connect with parents.

Positive psychology, positive education

Positive psychology, positive education

According to Moya O'Brien, a school really flourishes when it practises "positive psychology".

Educating refugee children in Greece

Educating refugee children in Greece

Rory Fox reports on why refugee children aren't getting the education they need.

The effects of tutoring

The effects of tutoring

Action research at The British School, Kathmandu, has looked at the impact of out-of-school tutoring.

Gifted Children

Gifted Children

Leah Davies discusses the need to provide programs that meet the educational needs of gifted students.

Wai Khru

Wai Khru

Neil Jarrett, looks at Wai Khru - the Thai ceremony in which students show respect for their teachers.

Sir Bani Yas Island

Sir Bani Yas Island

Kehkashan Basu reports on a Green Hope visit to an extraordinary conservation reserve.

Valentine's Day in Early Years

Valentine's Day in Early Years

Learning through play: Jan Homden has compiled resources to make this a special day.

British International School of the Year

British International School of the Year

TBS Kathmandu receives further honours in a high achieving year

School Vacancies

School Vacancies

ITM's new page with direct links to school recruitment pages.

January in International Teacher Magazine

As we welcome 2017 and the Year of the Rooster, in this month’s ITM, educators from around the world reflect on a range of learning, leadership, well being and . . . . . . travel issues!
Happy New Year and Gong Xi Fa Cai!

 

Gender and Mathematics

Gender and Mathematics

A new study suggests that "cognitive activation" may help girls enjoy mathematics rather more.

Gender, careers and stereotypes

Gender, careers and stereotypes

ITM talks to Dr. Ger Graus, Director of Education at the London KidZania.

Slow Education

Slow Education

Mike Grenier, one of the movement’s leading advocates, explains the ideas behind "Slow Education".

Happy Chinese New Year - Gong Xi Fa Cai!

Happy Chinese New Year - Gong Xi Fa Cai!

Jan Homden has compiled some of the best Early Years activities and resources to help your class celebrate!

10 ways to raise international mindedness

10 ways to raise international mindedness

Chris Muller explores how best to promote the idea in your school. .

Enjoy A Hygge Moment……

Enjoy A Hygge Moment……

It’s been listed as one of the words of the year for 2016: Jan Homden looks at “Hygge”.

Bring your recruitment up to scratch

Bring your recruitment up to scratch

ITM looks at a new on-line management tool that has the potential both to speed up recruitment and make it more personal.

School leadership in the post-truth era

School leadership in the post-truth era

The evidence of a new survey from the UK suggests that there is a significant problem to be addressed.

Teacher burn out

Teacher burn out

Kirstin Botter relates the perils of justifying the ludicrous and ignoring the warning signs.

Transformation of a village school

Transformation of a village school

Brian Ambrosio describes how a new approach to learning has transformed a school in rural Malaysia.

Branching out

Branching out

Schools aspiring to establish an international branch need to respect 10 principles, says Paul Cabrelli.

Visiting Luang Prabang

Visiting Luang Prabang

According to Brian Ambrosio, this town in Laos is Asia's best kept secret!

Two (or more) are better than one

Two (or more) are better than one

Grace Kelly links the benefits of collaborative learning with the ideas of Lev Vygotsky.

Service work in Nepal recognised

Service work in Nepal recognised

The Times Educational Supplement gives TBS Kathmandu a pat on the back!

Creating new learning spaces

Creating new learning spaces

A primary school in Switzerland plans expansion into secondary while staying true to itself.

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