Outdoor Adventure Therapy: Tony Richards meets round the world adventurer Sarah Outen.

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thumb_1125_1024Tony Richards sat entranced as Sarah Outen recounted her adventures experienced during her recent epic round the world trip. She spoke of typhoons, vodka-fuelled proposals (!), encounters with bears, and days, weeks and months in searing heat, biting cold or at the mercy of the ocean. Your kind of thing? Read on!

 Language Profiling of International Students

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1393580852imagelanguageslanguagesSusan Stewart is Head of Languages at the International School of London (Surrey) and believes that students should not be expected to ‘park’ their languages at the door. By developing an academic level of their mother tongue language, in addition to English, at ISL (Surrey), these students are able to keep their future options open.

 

 

Finnish Mathematicals

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Maarit 1The recent GESS/GEF Dubai exhibition was a great opportunity for educators from all over the word to meet. ITM caught up with several members of the large delegation from Finland, among them Maarit Rossi, who has recently been nominated as a top ten finalist in the 2016 Global Teaching Prize Awards. Andy Homden reports.

 

New international newspaper for children  

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IMG_2357 (800x533)Quality newspapers for younger readers are becoming increasingly popular. First News UK was started in 2006 and has since acquired a readership of over 2 million and is subscribed to by over 50% of UK schools. Now First News is launching an International Edition in April: First News International.

 

 

From African Schools to French Safari

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vi-090716After successful careers in education and law, Natalie and Michel’s love of France, French culture and wine took them in a new direction, leading them to embark upon a exciting adventure they now share with others. Natalie Croome and Michel Croisier explain how it all began and has since developed.

 

 

The International Writing Project: great CPD from Elly Tobin

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objednavkyThe ability to speak, understand and write English is increasingly important as global communication and personnel movement expands exponentially. Elly Tobin, a founder director of the International Writing Project, explains the Project’s development and importance to students and teachers, particularly those in international schools.

 

 

Rebuilding update of The British School Charities in Nepal

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Spring_SeasonAlmost a year on from the first earthquake of 25th April, staff at the British School, Kathmandu have been working hard to ensure that students within their community projects can return to safe and secure buildings as soon as possible. Read the latest report from Isaac Robinson.

 

 

The International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IBCP) – the new branch on the IB-tree

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IB Tree Analogy Patric Elder 2016All too often we hear employers complaining that schools do not sufficiently prepare students for the careers they wish to pursue and for the workplace. Patric Elder explores how the new International Baccalaureate career-related programme is addressing this issue.

 

 

 

 

 

Developing Empathy in the Early Years – Caring for Pets

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Dog's_LoveSetting up your own veterinary clinic in the classroom or looking for ideas to encourage writing?  Jan Homden has compiled a bank of resources in two free downloadable PDFs, which also include  reviews of great stories to develop the theme. We think you’ll like one in particular – That Pesky Rat!

 

 

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy by Skype

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work picWhilst an often exhilarating adventure, heading overseas to teach is not without its stressful moments and demands. Joanna Burbury provides guidance on how to cope with these to ensure one makes the most of the exciting opportunities offered by international teaching. One option for teachers working overseas needing support is through the use of Skype.

 

 

A Fun Day of Colour

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1280px-Buttons_(504354910)Interactive activities to revise colour and colour mixing. Start the day in a splash of colour while raising money for charity and finish the day with a colourful lunch!

Jan Homden has collected resources in two free downloadable PDFs.

 

 

 

Effective Language in Planning = Higher Order Thinking

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AllenDeep into the second decade of the 21st century we’re still talking about how teaching can be moved away from a teacher-centred model, commonly referred to as “traditional” teaching. Allen McInnis discusses the global movement towards a student-focused, learning-centred approach in classrooms.  

 

 

 

 

 Creating a Global Music Community for Young People

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genc yetenekler LOGOA new on-line international piano competition for young people has just been launched, with global finalists to be invited to compete in one of the world’s great cultural capitals in June – Istanbul.

ITM met the competition organiser, former concert pianist, Benal Tanrisever – Şimşek.

 

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