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.

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)

Autism: inclusion benefits everyone

Changing attitudes towards autism

Having devoted more than twenty years to promoting greater understanding of autism and providing support for families of children with autism, Dr Robert Naseef recognizes that international schools are becoming more inclusive but highlights the need for more teacher and support staff training.

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