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
The Case for Athlete Friendly Education Centres
Michael Carey explains how several IB world schools are now involved in a joint IB/World Academy of Sport pilot scheme enabling high performing student-athletes to complete their IB Diploma in an extended programme of study while also training at the highest level.
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)
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.
Peter Hudson gives 5 reasons why listening is a vital skill for school leaders.
Jane Larsson, Executive Director of CIS speaks with ITM about a new source of support for international schools.
Inspired by Pokemon Go, students learn about observation, collaboration and social learning in art. Report by Natalie Catlett.
Ciaran McMahon explores why teachers are best placed to lead successful school improvement.
A report by Anne Keeling, who looks at a new regulation likely to affect international schools in China.
Tassos Anastasiades suggests that making haste slowly on the journey to outstanding is a good idea.
Roger Schultz talks to ITM about the school and its place in the history of international education.
ITM talked to Franz Schlindwein about Mathsweek in Ireland - one of the biggest MathFests in the world.
Have lots of fun in your classroom in the run up to Christmas: festive resources free to download!
Ginette Collin has learned that relocation can be a positive and life-affirming experience.
Brian Ambrosio, looks at the impact of an international "hardship post"on his life.
How three students created an amazing museum at their school in New Zealand.
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!
The challenge of “Intelligent Disobedience” might ruffle feathers
Best-selling author and thinker, Ira Chaleff is looking forward to his forthcoming appearance at the Asia-Pacific International Schools Conference (AISC) in Hong Kong this December. What he’s got to say is important, even though it might ruffle a few feathers . . .