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.
Sue Collins reflects on how Endicott's international M.Ed. programs have changed lives.
Think like an engineer in the Early Years (and sing and rhyme and have fun!) With 2 free PDFs.
If experienced in the right way, coding is relevant to learning in the Early Years says Filippo Jacob.
Dr. Richard Lofthouse reports on a new digital outreach initiative from Oxford University, the "home of big questions".
Three historical books to engage young adult readers - reviewed this month by Kate Shepherd.
Demand for international education in India is growing rapidly, according to ISC Research, writes Anne Keeling.
Stephanie Martin looks to dispel some of the common myths about disability and higher education.
A student’s simple suggestion led to David Gregory questioning the essence of true leadership.
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.
Jan Homden has 10 things to think about to prepare children for their first day at school.
Can the digital revolution pose a threat to a school's cultural diversity, asks Uma Shankar Singh?
Carolyn Savage thinks regular use of a mother tongue language has huge benefits for learning.
Prue Walsh explains how to make the absolute best of the space you have for effective play.
Resources for teaching analytical thinking and writing in Years 12 & 13, with CPD update for October 2017.
Teacher Adam Black describes how a unique therapy changed his life and cured his stutter.
David Gregory finds out more about learning in the dark when he takes students caving.
'Our words have a profound effect upon a child's attitude' says Leah Davies. 'Use them wisely'.
Early Years Resources from Jan Homden. Fun packed ideas and activities to dip into!
Our featured image is from Pixabay – the high quality free image website
It’s vacation time for northern hemisphere schools: time to travel, read, chill and reflect.
A new study sponsored by the Nuffield Foundation suggests Philosophy for Children can lead to non-cognitive benefits.
Peter Frankopan's "New History of the World" is a must-read for a 21st Century understanding of global affairs.
Reforms in Finland show the growing influence of concept-based learning, says Isabel du Toit
A group of educators in Australia collaborate to open student eyes to their future with STEM. Maree Timms reports.
Leah Davies advises us to help parents take control of screen time, and shows practical ways forward.
Giving students the opportunity to think for themselves and take control can reap rewards as David Gregory explains.
Kim Laizer saw a real need for a support project in Tanzania but had to learn a great deal first!
Kate Shepherd reviews two books for younger teenagers in which remarkable journeys are undertaken by the central character.
Having had to drop out of an ambitious cycle marathon, Charlie Ford now plans to run away with the Cycling Circus!
Should students learn more about the conceptual thinking behind modern technology? Sally Phillips thinks so.
Music, role play and language! New resources to download exploring the natural history and culture of the African savanna.
Thanks to Pixabay, the free image resource website for this month’s feature image of Oulu lighthouse in Finland!
June in ITM
There can can be no mistaking the enthusiasm and sense of commitment typical of life in an international school reflected in this month’s edition of ITM. International educators are innovative risk takers by their nature, and the schools they work in among the best and most stimulating in the world – for staff and students alike. Enjoy!
With the prospect of deregulation and economic growth, international education is set to expand in Vietnam.
Read for Empathy is a new campaign to promote what is seen as a core life skill by many.
It's tough being an expat dad. Here are 10 ways for dads to keep connected on Fathers' Day.
International teacher training works when the focus is on developing pedagogy, suggests Piia Parviainen.
Writing when travelling enhances the whole experience. Linda Lappin has 7 tips to get you started!
A new collection from Kwame Alexander, Michael Rosen on poetry and short stories edited by Ellen Oh.
Five articles by "Islanders" as a unique school celebrates its Golden Anniversary.
This month, travel to Mozambique, sail in the Indonesian archipelago, save the environment and think about data!
Celebrate Earth Day this year on April 22 with this newly collated PDF of free primary and Early Years resources!
Inspired by the most famous eyes in the world of art, Matthew Savage explores how data used effectively, transforms learning.
Grace Kelly believes that when it comes to international understanding, there is no substitute for direct experience.
Matias Hynynen's second diary extract recording the visit by 2016 Global Teacher of the Year Finalist, Maarit Rossi to Arusha.
Catherin Lorenzen describes her adventures in the Java Sea on board her family’s beloved yacht,
Kate Shepherd reviews new fiction and non-fiction from around the world for all ages.
David Gregory describes a very different building project and the many benefits for those students participating.
Cyrus Carter reflects on working in Istanbul in the current climate, and opts to stay.
Art Teacher Natalie Catlett uses the calming influence of rock sculptures to balance the high energy of a Grade 1 class.
The story of an organisation that makes life just a little bit easier for new arrivals in Vietnam!
Mozambique - the hidden gem of Africa. Max Robinson makes a strong case for a visit, sooner rather than later.
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!
Philosophy, psychology and listening: just three of our talking points in the February edition of ITM.
Listening, rather than talking, is the key to effective action planning for a school, according to Peter Hudson.
Several IB world schools are now involved in a joint IB/World Academy of Sport pilot scheme for elite athletes. Michael Carey reports.
Roger Sutcliffe suggests that using "P4C" infuses teaching with new meaning and energy.
We meet Ron Stones, one of the most influential British school leaders of the last 30 years and ask about his next project.
Greg Martin gives practical advice about using information management systems to connect with parents.
According to Moya O'Brien, a school really flourishes when it practises "positive psychology".
Rory Fox reports on why refugee children aren't getting the education they need.
Action research at The British School, Kathmandu, has looked at the impact of out-of-school tutoring.
Leah Davies discusses the need to provide programs that meet the educational needs of gifted students.
Neil Jarrett, looks at Wai Khru - the Thai ceremony in which students show respect for their teachers.
Kehkashan Basu reports on a Green Hope visit to an extraordinary conservation reserve.
Learning through play: Jan Homden has compiled resources to make this a special day.
TBS Kathmandu receives further honours in a high achieving year
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!
A new study suggests that "cognitive activation" may help girls enjoy mathematics rather more.
ITM talks to Dr. Ger Graus, Director of Education at the London KidZania.
Mike Grenier, one of the movement’s leading advocates, explains the ideas behind "Slow Education".
Jan Homden has compiled some of the best Early Years activities and resources to help your class celebrate!
Chris Muller explores how best to promote the idea in your school. .
It’s been listed as one of the words of the year for 2016: Jan Homden looks at “Hygge”.
ITM looks at a new on-line management tool that has the potential both to speed up recruitment and make it more personal.
The evidence of a new survey from the UK suggests that there is a significant problem to be addressed.
Kirstin Botter relates the perils of justifying the ludicrous and ignoring the warning signs.
Brian Ambrosio describes how a new approach to learning has transformed a school in rural Malaysia.
Schools aspiring to establish an international branch need to respect 10 principles, says Paul Cabrelli.
Grace Kelly links the benefits of collaborative learning with the ideas of Lev Vygotsky.
The Times Educational Supplement gives TBS Kathmandu a pat on the back!
Some of our best from the past 12 months
We look back at some of the articles from 2016 that has made International Teacher Magazine one of the fastest growing on-line journals for teachers around the world.
A Christmas trip to the Canadian wilderness takes Brian Ambrosio back in time (January)
"It’s not that they’re stupid; it’s just that they don’t know anything!" The inspiring work of Jaime Escalante. (February)
Catherine Routley looks at how to recognise APDs & what to do. (February).
Island school HK chooses a radical path of curriculum reform to inspire learning. (March)
Elly Tobin takes a trip to Ali Baba’s Gate in Afghanistan when on a teacher training assignment. (March)
Sarah Whyte looks at the power of intrinsic motivation and how it can be developed in younger childdren. (May)
Two schools in Scotland develop Growth Mindset with a radical approach to Mathematics. (July)
Y6 teacher and maths coordinator Neil Jarrett describes how he uses Minecraft to enthuse learning. (July)
Was now the time to try something new? Primary Head David Knott reflects on his move to Bali (August)
Neel Shah is a Brit working in a Finnish school. Here he gives the inside story. (September)
SAPERE is a UK-based organisation supporting P4C. Bob House talks about their latest international initiative (September)
Andrew Wooster reflects on his young students and the elderly learning together. (September)
Peter Hudson looks at 5 reasons why listening is a crucial skill for teaching. (October)
Jan Homden reviews the new edition of Prue Walsh's innovative and inspirational book. (October)