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.

2016 in International Teacher Magazine

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.
Consciously disconnecting

Consciously disconnecting

A Christmas trip to the Canadian wilderness takes Brian Ambrosio back in time (January)

Extraordinary Math teacher

Extraordinary Math teacher

"It’s not that they’re stupid; it’s just that they don’t know anything!" The inspiring work of Jaime Escalante. (February)

Auditory Processing Disorders

Auditory Processing Disorders

Catherine Routley looks at how to recognise APDs & what to do. (February).

A passion for learning

A passion for learning

Island school HK chooses a radical path of curriculum reform to inspire learning. (March)

Radical travel

Radical travel

Elly Tobin takes a trip to Ali Baba’s Gate in Afghanistan when on a teacher training assignment. (March)

Intrinsic motivation

Intrinsic motivation

Sarah Whyte looks at the power of intrinsic motivation and how it can be developed in younger childdren. (May)

Ada Lovelace – STEM Role Model

Ada Lovelace – STEM Role Model

STEAM in practice: dramatic portrayal of a computing pioneer. (May)

Maths and mindset

Maths and mindset

Two schools in Scotland develop Growth Mindset with a radical approach to Mathematics. (July)

Minecraft  & Learning

Minecraft & Learning

Y6 teacher and maths coordinator Neil Jarrett describes how he uses Minecraft to enthuse learning. (July)

 Life after teaching

Life after teaching

Was now the time to try something new? Primary Head David Knott reflects on his move to Bali (August)

Swimming with Finns

Swimming with Finns

Neel Shah is a Brit working in a Finnish school. Here he gives the inside story. (September)

Philosophy for Children - P4C

Philosophy for Children - P4C

SAPERE is a UK-based organisation supporting P4C. Bob House talks about their latest international initiative (September)

Learning together

Learning together

Andrew Wooster reflects on his young students and the elderly learning together. (September)

Teaching and listening

Teaching and listening

Peter Hudson looks at 5 reasons why listening is a crucial skill for teaching. (October)

Outside Learning Environments

Outside Learning Environments

Jan Homden reviews the new edition of Prue Walsh's innovative and inspirational book. (October)

 Safeguarding in international schools

Safeguarding in international schools

Jane Larsson, Executive Director of CIS speaks with ITM about a new source of support for international schools (December)

December in ITM

Resources, opinion and news from teachers around the world.

We look at why leaders should be good listeners, and why teachers should be recognised as leaders. Pokemon Go ! inspires a social art project in Sao Paulo, while Jane Larsson, Executive Director of CIS brings news of a new initiative for child protection in international schools.
The Listening Dividend

The Listening Dividend

Peter Hudson gives 5 reasons why listening is a vital skill for school leaders.

Child protection

Child protection

Jane Larsson, Executive Director of CIS speaks with ITM about a new source of support for international schools.

Mutant Go!

Mutant Go!

Inspired by Pokemon Go, students learn about observation, collaboration and social learning in art. Report by Natalie Catlett.

Teacher Leadership

Teacher Leadership

Ciaran McMahon explores why teachers are best placed to lead successful school improvement.

Regulation change in China

Regulation change in China

A report by Anne Keeling, who looks at a new regulation likely to affect international schools in China.

From good to outstanding

From good to outstanding

Tassos Anastasiades suggests that making haste slowly on the journey to outstanding is a good idea.

Alice Smith: school with soul

Alice Smith: school with soul

Roger Schultz talks to ITM about the school and its place in the history of international education.

Mathematics without borders

Mathematics without borders

ITM talked to Franz Schlindwein about Mathsweek in Ireland - one of the biggest MathFests in the world.

The Light Between Oceans

The Light Between Oceans

Reviewed by Chris Boden. Worth watching, but the book outshines the movie.

Christmas in the Early Years

Christmas in the Early Years

Have lots of fun in your classroom in the run up to Christmas: festive resources free to download!

Redefine and shine!

Redefine and shine!

Ginette Collin has learned that relocation can be a positive and life-affirming experience.

The  "Hardship Post"

The "Hardship Post"

Brian Ambrosio, looks at the impact of an international "hardship post"on his life.

 Curl up with a good book.......

Curl up with a good book.......

The Consilium Team recommends some great holiday reading!

Pukerua Bay School Museum

Pukerua Bay School Museum

How three students created an amazing museum at their school in New Zealand.

Relocation and learning

Relocation and learning

Jane Barron investigates the impact of international mobility on learning.

Season's Greetings!

Season's Greetings!

From everyone at Consilium Education and International Teacher Magazine!

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November in ITM

Teaching and Learning. Travel and Culture. For teachers globally.

This month we visit the new Seamus Heaney centre, HomePlace in Northern Ireland, reflect on different approaches to student well-being, and wonder if the Learning Revolution can be advanced by radicalising assessment. Just click on any of our new articles for November!
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September in ITM: back to school!

Teaching and Learning. Travel and Culture. For teachers globally.

As the northern hemisphere goes back to school and the south moves into spring, ITM returns with some great new articles from around the world!
Personalised learning with EdTech; innovation in PYP Maths; Preparing for Linear A Levels; a new life in Bali after teaching and much more! Just click the links below!
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July & August in ITM – time to breathe out!

Bookmark this page on your mobile for the holidays!

All the reading about education (and more) you’ll need for the next couple of months in one place!
Minecraft in the classroom; Maths, Mindset & ELL; “Thank you” from Nepal; Training leaders earlier; Pirates and Analytical Thinking (!)
. . . and the books we enjoyed this year and you should be taking to the beach!

Just some of this month’s stories for July & August: we’ll be back on September 1st. Have a great two months!

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