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.

Child protection in international schools

New standards and support for international schools

Child abuse is a difficult issue for any educator to confront and International School leaders face particular difficulties. Jane Larsson, Executive Director of the Council of International Schools (CIS) recently spoke to ITM about a new source of support for schools as they develop more robust safeguarding policies.

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Tanzanian Adventure

IMG_1443For the last fifteen years, Alison Mollel has been teaching EAL in international schools in Germany, Thailand, China and now Tanzania. She is currently at the International School Moshi – Arusha Campus. Her husband is also a teacher but is currently investing his time and energy into his safari company.

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Schools around the world say “Listen to Us!”

LogoDuring 2015, over 33,000 students from schools around the globe shared in a common musical learning experience – to master one of the vocal parts for a new song called Listen To Us, which united young people around the world as part of the Voices Around The World (VATW) project. This was the third year of the project and has involved over 1,400 national, independent and international schools.  For details about downloading Listen to Us, how to make a donation and to learn more about how your school can get involved in the special 2016 Olympic project, click on the VATW logo.

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Special Travel and Careers edition

ITM Vol. 1, #7, Summer 2015

ITM LogoOur last edition of the Northern Hemisphere school year reflects the fact that it’s time to go travelling, so this month, there’s an emphasis on play. After a hard working year we’d like to wish everyone associated with International Education, happy holidays and a safe journey. Now read on!

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Summer music

Buskers and Festivals: the memorable music of summer

DSCF3014 (2) (800x589)If you’re a music lover and in London or Edinburgh over the holidays it is unlikely you will have overlooked the dates of the Henry Wood Promenade Concerts (the “Proms”) at the Royal Albert Hall or the Edinburgh Festival. And then there’s the wonderful Boston Symphony orchestra season at Tanglewood – if you’re in New England.

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ITM reviews 4 budget airlines offering cheap flights

Cheap flights and good service? Too good to be true?

Love them or hate them, we all use them. Booking with carriers offering cheap flights has become part of the way international teachers do things, especially for short haul continental flights in July and August. It hasn’t always been a great experience, but although the airports are going to be crowded this year, we think that things are improving. So – how do Ryanair, EasyJet, AirAsia and Jetstar stack up in 2015?

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