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New ITM Podcast

New ITM Podcast

Max Simpson and Conrad Hughes discuss inclusive 'Pathways to the Future' for all teenagers.

May 2022

May 2022

Risk management in uncertain times, The Times Education Commission on education in the UK & how to calm down with yoga.

'Most magnificent'

'Most magnificent'

Teacher-librarian Kim Klein explains how her school blends self-directed learning with UDL to support students.

State of the nation

State of the nation

The Times Education Commission reports soon on the state of education in the UK. Rachel Sylvester reports.

We've got their backs

We've got their backs

Lorna Conroy describes how her school has developed a 2-track approach to monitor secondary student wellbeing.

London calling

London calling

Approaches to live online teaching are becoming more sophisticated and ambitious. David Boddy reports.

Schools and risks

Schools and risks

Do you suffer from risk assessment anxiety? According to David Gregory, you are not alone! Help is at hand!

Calming influence

Calming influence

Eva Coddington presents the case for the active practice of Yoga in schools as time very well spent. Just breathe!

School climate

School climate

Katrina Daniels-Samasa suggests that if a school does not actively cultivate its climate, it will drift and problems arise.

Digital divide

Digital divide

Global digital poverty will only get worse unless more children have access to the internet according to Al Kingsley.

Reflection

Reflection

We are often urged to ‘reflect’. Holly B. F. Warren takes a visual approach to explore what it means. Go with it!

In harm's way

In harm's way

Keeping people safe in high-risk situations is what Phil Jones does. What can schools learn from his approach?

April 2022

April 2022

Schools and the war in Ukraine, building a reputation as an employer, authentic inclusion, sustainability and Edruptors

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Shadow of war

Shadow of war

Stephen Priest looks at heroism in Ukraine and how schools in the Black Sea Group have supported each other.

Authentic inclusion

Authentic inclusion

According to April Remfrey, international schools need guidance and clear standards in order to be more inclusive.

The 'to don't' list

The 'to don't' list

Kevin Bartlett, argues we don’t need to ‘educate’ our parents. We do, however, need to co-create Learning Communities.

Teaching sustainability

Teaching sustainability

The University of Reading has developed a free online course for teaching sustainability, Dr. Helen Bilton reports.

Come and join us!

Come and join us!

It has become vital to retain great staff. Simon Dunford looks at building a school’s reputation as an employer.

New opportunities

New opportunities

According to Adrienne Waller there are good reasons why BIPOC educators should consider working overseas.

Cognitive overload!

Cognitive overload!

For Elen Harris understanding Cognitive Load Theory can enhance learning, especially when introducing new ideas.

Team healthcheck

Team healthcheck

Whether everyone is flying or flagging, more gets done if you look at how you work together, says Michael Iannini.

Going well?

Going well?

A survey by Tes shows international schools address wellbeing needs, but more can be done says Jon Romer-Lee.

AI & Assessment

AI & Assessment

Sometimes we think an innovation can be really good for international schools. Here's the pitch from Atom Learning.

Assessment in PE

Assessment in PE

Assessment in PE has come a long way. Could it go further without detracting from the suibject? Yes says Mat Heaume.

Coping strategies

Coping strategies

Milena Tišma describes how a school in Zagreb helped children cope after two earthquakes during lockdown.

Edruptors!

Edruptors!

Who are the biggest influencers in education? Ashley Kirk looks at the world of ‘edruptors’ and what they have to say.

March 2022

March 2022

Leading in an era of change, being ‘I.M’, gender disparity at the top, and ‘do – don’t talk!’, an active approach to wellbeing.

Challenge & response

Challenge & response

Critical incidents cause distress. Responding in the wrong way makes things worse. Ian Gross looks at the issues.

Challenge and response

Challenge and response

Critical incidents cause distress. Responding in the wrong way makes things worse. Ian Gross looks at the issues..

Future imperative

Future imperative

Is the future of learning in safe hands? Not unless we follow three imperatives according to Sir John Jones.

One family at a time

One family at a time

The winning entry of the 2021 FOBISIA R4G Journalism competition from The British School in Tokyo

Leadership pivot

Leadership pivot

Ever had that moment when your words lack meaning? Diana Osagie makes the case for 'the leadership pivot'.

Room at the top

Room at the top

For Katie Tomlinson, addressing the gender disparity in school leadership is a matter of urgency. 7 steps are needed.

Ways forward

Ways forward

According to Lord Jim Knight, dealing with Covid came at a cost, but ways to improve teacher wellbeing are also here.

Compassionate Leadership

Compassionate Leadership

Dame Alison Peacock, considers the future of the profession during the post-Covid recovery.

Ways forward

Ways forward

According to Lord Jim Knight, dealing with Covid came at a cost, but ways to improve teacher wellbeing are also here.

Being I.M.

Being I.M.

Are schools only paying lip-service to international mindedness?  Nalini Cook talks with Chris Allen & Anson Wong.

Future imperative

Future imperative

Is the future of learning in safe hands? Not unless we follow three imperatives, according to Sir John Jones.

The leadership pivot

The leadership pivot

Ever had that moment when your words lack meaning? Diana Osagie makes the case for 'the leadership pivot'.

One family at a time

One family at a time

The winning entry of the 2021 FOBISIA R4G Journalism competition from The British School in Tokyo.

Coordinating inclusion

Coordinating inclusion

Anita Soni reports on research at a district level in Malawi designed to support children with disabilities.

Democratic discussion

Democratic discussion

Isla Phillips describes how she uses the Harkness Method of discussion for student-lead interaction in Years 7 to 10.

Mental wanderlust

Mental wanderlust

We refer to the idea of curiosity routinely. What is it? Holly Warren’s prose poem provokes us to think more deeply.

Action, not words

Action, not words

For Nicholas Chaddock just talking about wellbeing in the classroom achieves little. Doing rather than talking is the key.

Compassionate leadership

Compassionate leadership

Dame Alison Peacock, considers the future of the profession during the post-Covid recovery.

Room at the top?

Room at the top?

Katie Tomlinson argues that seven steps should be taken now to address the gender disparity in school leadership.

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Future of education

Future of education

How will education change in 2022? Sally Alexander looks at seven trends that are already emerging.

Digital storytelling

Digital storytelling

Serdar Ferit and Harriet Marshall look at how digital storytelling can build empathy and widen student horizons.

Rosenshine and sport

Rosenshine and sport

Rich Molloy looks for a middle path for coaching sport and finds it in Rosenshine's ten principles of pedagogy.

A world that sees us

A world that sees us

A prestigious UK award for a new centre in Bangkok prompts Andy Homden to reflect on international SEND.

Online safety

Online safety

Students are under threat online. Al Kingsley has some starting points for an approach to digital safeguarding.

Learner passport

Learner passport

Concerned that conventional assessment is not fit for purpose, Conrad Hughes suggests a different approach.

Seller's market

Seller's market

International teachers are in big demand for 2022. For Diane Jacoutot, schools face a very tough year recruiting.

Find the time

Find the time

Mark Beverley discusses the importance of finding the time to reflect on and discuss teaching practice.

What's in a package?

What's in a package?

Before your sign a contract, make sure you know what's included - timeless advice from Andrew Wigford.

Reimaging education

Reimaging education

For Abigail Reed, a new report from UNESCO is a clarion call for international schools to lead educational change.

Social Gaps

Social Gaps

Simon Dunford looks at the gaps in social learning that need to be closed on the return to on-campus learning.

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Recruitment trends

Recruitment trends

A new report shows shifts in international school teacher recruitment and CPD. Anne Keeling has more.

Recruitment trends

Recruitment trends

A new report highlights key shifts in international school teacher recruitment and professional development. Anne Keeling has more.

Circle and chairs

Circle and chairs

Early Years creativity has been central to a project recognised at a major Milan design event, as Holly Warren reports.

Rapid response

Rapid response

Chika Kumashiro-Wilms tells how a simple question led to the mass-vaccination of refugees in Malaysia at ISKL.

The cookie jar

The cookie jar

Huma Shah wonders if we are doing enough to protect online privacy, despite recent strides in safeguarding.

Classroom broadcast

Classroom broadcast

How low cost live streaming from the classroom helped students still at home at one school in Dhaka.

EduSpots!

EduSpots!

A network of community projects in Ghana meets both global and local learning needs as Cat Davison reports.

Internet of things

Internet of things

What is the 'Internet of Things' and how can it be used in schools? Uma Shankar Singh looks at some of the issues.

Changing the world

Changing the world

If you want to find out how to change the world for the better, Margaret Rooke suggests listening to young people.

The myth of falling

The myth of falling

Does failure really toughen you up? Not without a process of healing, argues social psychologist Dr. Helen Street. 

Sports Academies

Sports Academies

Nick Mooney looks at the benefits that Specialised Sports Academies are bringing to international schools.

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7 from Sevenoaks

7 from Sevenoaks

7 articles from Innovate, the journal of the Sevenoaks School Institute of Teaching & Learning published by ITM in 2021.

Innovate at Sevenoaks

Innovate at Sevenoaks

The Institute of Innovation and Learning invites teachers to connect if you would like to be part of their ongoing work.

Inclusive inspiration

Inclusive inspiration

Do ‘inclusive’ leadership styles in teachers motivate students? A study by Paul Parham and Gloria Moss suggests there is a significant correlation

Slow looking

Slow looking

Charley Openshaw, IB teacher and Head of Art recommends the virtues of careful observation and drawing for wider learning.

Music and dyslexia

Music and dyslexia

Julia Kiggell suggests that understanding connections between dyslexia and mastering a musical instrument can transform learning.

Knowledge or skills?

Knowledge or skills?

Chris Taylor wonders if the ‘skills / knowledge’ divide is really so deep and, if not, what are the implications for learning and teaching?

Encouraging questions

Encouraging questions

Hélène Bonsall looks at the value of student questions, and asks why they are not asked more frequently in class.

High-impact feedback

High-impact feedback

Elen Harris looks at how Sevenoaks School has developed a model for giving high-impact feedback to students, while saving teachers time.

Creative rethink

Creative rethink

Mark Beverley, Director of the Sevenoaks Institute of Teaching and Learning, explains why schools should rethink the idea of creativity.

Community success

Community success

Educational interventions gaining the confidence of indigenous communities do work, as Susan Bennett reports.

Wildly wise

Wildly wise

Charlotte Bouchier has news of a WWF-linked competition for students exploring key issues in the lead up to COP26.

Trending video

Trending video

Using student-created video projects to assess learning is now mainstream, says Eddie Bradley. Time to hop on board.

School to home

School to home

It was not an easy choice for Dallin Bywater to be a Stay at Home Parent, but it led to a broader perspective on life.

Dramatic response

Dramatic response

Holly Sullivan on how drama teachers in Asia found ways to collaborate online, setting up links that will now endure.

A defence of poetry

A defence of poetry

Allowing a post-Covid poetry opt-out from GCSE is wrong, according to Jill Pritchard who laments the move.

All a game?

All a game?

Bryan Gibson on evidence that gaming and Game-Based Learning will play an important role in education.

All ways coaching

All ways coaching

Nicholas McKie fuses three pedagogical styles with three ways of coaching to form 'a coaching way of teaching'.

Beyond the academic

Beyond the academic

Andreas Schleicher looks at the outcomes of the OECD 2018-20 global Survey of Social and Emotional Skills.

5 sticky changes

5 sticky changes

Asked to research what would be the 'sticky' changes in education after Covid, Anna Harrison found 5 big answers.

Call for nominations!

Call for nominations!

Nominations for the International School Awards 2022, hosted by ISC Research are open until 30th September.

Change the narrative

Change the narrative

Take back control! Despairing talk of ‘catching-up’ after Covid is self-defeating, argues Al Kingsley.

Classrooms by design

Classrooms by design

According to Kate McCallam, it’s worth considering the research about classroom design before setting up for the year.

No turning back

No turning back

Renee Rehfeldt thinks that Covid has made PD fairer and more accessible in international schools, despite a sense of loss.

Making it stick

Making it stick

Finding ways to measure the long-term impact of online professional development. Dr. Helen Bilton reports.

Right for you?

Right for you?

Dr. Natasha Ridge looks at 5 questions you should ask about yourself and the school that offers you an interview.

On the blend

On the blend

Anne Keeling on the latest report from ISC Research looking at emerging practice in international teaching.

Creative connections

Creative connections

A daily walk sparks off all sorts of connections for Andrew Tidswell about the link between curiosity and creativity.

Inclusive inspiration

Inclusive inspiration

Do ‘inclusive’ leadership styles in teachers motivate students? Research by Paul Parham and Gloria Moss suggests they do.

Data first

Data first

The message from Ashley Kirk and Doris Suchet in June was when planning strategically, don't guess - follow the data.

White water ride

White water ride

For Richard Gaskell the year had been a white-water ride - but ways are emerging to help schools steer their way through.

Outside in

Outside in

School design is more important than ever. In June, Ian Bogle looked at connections between spaces, inside and out.

Teaching sustainability

Teaching sustainability

According to Kirsty Knowles writing in June, teaching sustainability should be centre stage. Who would argue?

OT and learning

OT and learning

The time is right for new ideas. In May, Rachel Gillespie argued Occupational Therapy should be mainstream in schools.

Globally competent

Globally competent

At the COBIS conference in May, Andreas Schleicher of the OECD looked at the vital new skill of 'global competence'.

Unfair and unreliable

Unfair and unreliable

The year has seen chaos in the world of formal assessment. Time for change wrote Ian Grove-Stephenson in April.

High-impact feedback

High-impact feedback

In March, Elen Harris looked at giving high-impact feedback to students, while saving teachers time. Total win-win.

Inclusive careers

Inclusive careers

Kyra Kellawan and Andreu Gual i Falco asked schools to challenge attitudes that undermine student aspiration.

Leading in a whirlwind

Leading in a whirlwind

Looking back over an incredible year, Phil Mathe spoke from the heart about Covid and the lives of middle leaders.

Teacher shortage?

Teacher shortage?

By January 2021 Diane Jacoutot, was predicting a teacher shortage in 2021 – 22 and with very good reason.

New revolutionary?

New revolutionary?

Is Christopher Pommerening the new leader of the Learning Revolution? In December we looked at his ideas.

What to learn

What to learn

Kevin Bartlett showed in November that some of the old questions about education are still some of the most radical.

Viral maths

Viral maths

Professor Marcus Du Sautoy explained the mathematics behind the spreading of a virus in our October edition.

Fair balance

Fair balance

Are international schools culturally biased? Gwen Byrom thought we should ask ourselves some hard questions.

Hublings

Hublings

Ulrike Suwwan suggests including ‘Hublings’ - flexible spaces for self-directed learning – in the design of any school.

Edruptors

Edruptors

ISC Research Conference for the latest trends in international school education. July 8th, 2021: register here.

Happy medium

Happy medium

According to Sam Fraser, there is significant growth in the enrolment of medium-cost international schools.

Personalising ESOL

Personalising ESOL

Lewis Tatt questions whether textbooks are sufficient in themselves for the personalised 21st century ESOL classroom.

Slow looking

Slow looking

Head of Art, Charley Openshaw thinks careful observation and drawing are great techniques to help wider learning.

Magic of leadership

Magic of leadership

For Ciaran MacMahon, the magic of leadership is 'being present' for others and bringing out their leadership stories.

Critically literate

Critically literate

Julian McDougall places school libraries and effective media literacy in the front line to counter ‘fake news’.

Brilliance imperative

Brilliance imperative

In order to create brilliance in your organisation, focus on what's going well and the rest follows, writes Simon Dunford.

Tech threats

Tech threats

Glaucia Rosas and James Wilkinson see a ‘perfect storm’ for educational technology in schools. Here they explain why.

Future service

Future service

After a difficult year, Megan Flottorp and Cathryn Berger-Kaye explore how schools can build programmes in ‘21-‘22.

AR for EAL

AR for EAL

Flora Floris and three of her students describe their success when using the AR platform Moatboat to teach EAL. 

School first

School first

Claire Sewell looks at courses which will help schools become more self-reliant in making a range of positive interventions.

On the scale

On the scale

Jess Gosling shows how student wellbeing and involvement in the Early Years an be monitored using the Leuven Scales.

New perspective

New perspective

Tom Richmond introduces EDSK, a UK think tank which aims to influence policy by the analysis of educational issues.

Teaching sustainability

Teaching sustainability

For Kirsty Knowles, bringing sustainability to the core of the curriculum just cannot be delayed.

Theory into practice

Theory into practice

Adam Seymour explores the impact of Barak Rosenshine's ‘10 Principles’ in real classrooms with his team at La Côte IS.

RSE support

RSE support

Rachel Coathup on two new video releases for teaching Relationships and Sex Ed, free to both schools and parents.

Dynamic review

Dynamic review

How do you review a popular international curriculum like the IPC? Gregory Biggs of Fieldwork Education reports.

Data first

Data first

For Ashley Kirk and Doris Suchet the use of data must be embedded in the strategic planning cycle for real impact.

Opening minds

Opening minds

Two keynotes. Two stories. One message from Floella Benjamin and Andreas Schleicher at COBIS21.

Taking care

Taking care

Sir Anthony Seldon reflects on five restorative practices with an impact both on ourselves and on those around us.

Eating for teaching

Eating for teaching

Dietitian Breanna Baildon knows how busy teachers are - but that's why what we eat has to change.

Outside in

Outside in

Architect Ian Bogle argues that a school’s interior must connect with its external environment for great learning to take place.

Music and dyslexia

Music and dyslexia

For Julia Kiggell understanding links between dyslexia and mastering a musical instrument can transform learning.

COBIS Conference 2021

COBIS Conference 2021

This year's conference, also open to non-members, looks at 'Leading in a climate of change.' Book your place here.

Confident start

Confident start

Stephen Walshe explains how P4C builds confidence and leads to early cognitive development.

OT and learning

OT and learning

Rachel Gillespie looks at how in-house occupational therapy is making a big difference to a school in Singapore.

Equitable education

Equitable education

Find out how the National Association for Special Educational Needs is now supporting schools overseas.

Future continuous

Future continuous

Alex Mirza has no doubt that digital assessment aligned to formative principles is set to change global education.

Train first

Train first

Fionna Heiton describes how an innovative training initiative is having a big impact on learning in rural Nepal.

The right mix

The right mix

When four complementary pedagogies come together, Early Years learning takes off, suggests Matthew Silvester.

Print out

Print out

Uma Shankar Singh looks at the huge potential for using a 3-D printer to stimulate interdisciplinary project work.

Globally competent

Globally competent

Andreas Schleicher looks at PISA 2018 and the importance of measuring 'Global Competence' as a core skill.

Servant leader

Servant leader

For Phil Mathe, he was one of the 20th Century’s greatest educational thinkers. Thoughts about Kurt Hahn.

Knowledge or skills?

Knowledge or skills?

 Chris Taylor wonders if the skills/knowledge divide is really so deep and, if not, what are the implications for curriculum?

MAP work

MAP work

If objective testing data are to be useful, students have to understand their significance as Kawai Liu & Sharon Ma report.

Wellington EdFest '21

Wellington EdFest '21

Sign up for this year's Festival of Education organised by Wellington International, taking place April 17 - 23.

COBIS Conference 2021

COBIS Conference 2021

This year's conference, also open to non-members, looks at 'Leading in a climate of change.' Book your place here.

The best for all

The best for all

Clare Taylor loved working internationally, but suggests that international schools could learn to be more inclusive.

Encouraging questions

Encouraging questions

Hélène Bonsall looks at the value of student questions, and examines why they are not asked more frequently in class.

Self-directed

Self-directed

Using the principles of High Performance Learning, Neil Thomas enables students to be self-directed.

Winning the wait

Winning the wait

College counsellor Paul Yap looks at how G12 students can ‘win the wait’ as they plan during lockdown.

Unfair and unreliable

Unfair and unreliable

Ian Grove-Stephensen makes a strong case for abandoning paper-based summative assessments now!

IPC re-imagined

IPC re-imagined

Gregory Biggs describes how this popular curriculum is being re-imagined in the light of more recent research.

Data share

Data share

Sam Fraser, leader of the ISC Research field team on how the pandemic is changing international education.

A drop of paint

A drop of paint

Holly Warren reflects on the nature of imagination and its connection with reality as a drop of paint falls from a brush.

Is this for me?

Is this for me?

Would teaching at a ‘for profit’ international school be for you? Sadie Hollins has some pointers.

COBIS invitation

COBIS invitation

Colin Bell, CEO of COBIS extends an open invitation to members and non-members to attend this year’s Conference.

White water ride

White water ride

Richard Gaskell invites us to pause and listen as we prepare to take on the next section of the Covid white-water ride.

How are we doing?

How are we doing?

A survey for the 2021 COBIS Bursars and HR Staff Conference shows how schools are dealing with the pandemic.

See and understand

See and understand

Alex Cull looks at developing children’s conceptual understanding of mathematics before, during and after Covid.

Beyond bilingual

Beyond bilingual

By embracing the complexity of language provision, the International School of Paris aims to ‘go beyond bilingual’.

High-impact feedback

High-impact feedback

Elen Harris looks at how Sevenoaks School has developed a model for giving high-impact feedback.

ESG for schools?

ESG for schools?

Lisa Walsh thinks that schools should follow the green example of many businesses by adopting an ESG code.

An international life

An international life

Gail Schoppert reflects on a lifetime in international schools and the many changes he has seen since the late 1970s.

Unheroic leadership

Unheroic leadership

Ciaran McMahon suggests that leaders who ask good questions rather than provide all the answers add real value.

No barrier

No barrier

Janice Ireland and Marytina Osuchukwu describe how a school in the Niger Delta region has introduced inclusion.

Curiosity is key

Curiosity is key

Brendan Law identifies four elements for any modern curriculum, but everything must unleash a child's curiosity.

Pandemic legacy

Pandemic legacy

Rob Stokoe on self-aware leadership and the emerging pandemic legacy of resilient, positive headship.

What parents want

What parents want

Anne Keeling on the new ISC Research White Paper analysing what parents are looking for in an international school.

Self-care

Self-care

For Angelo Castelda, in order to help others effectively during the ongoing pandemic, make sure you look after yourself.

Better Boards

Better Boards

Matthew Savage and Helen Wright explore effective school governance, asking how schools can grow 'better Boards'.

Danish example

Danish example

Kevin Goggins thinks the Danish experience of Covid may point the way to more lasting educational change.

Leading in a whirlwind

Leading in a whirlwind

Phil Mathe takes off his hat to the middle leaders who are playing a crucial role in schools around the world during Covid.

Careers inclusion

Careers inclusion

Kyra Kellawan and Andreu Gual i Falco ask us to challenge the attitudes that undermine student career aspirations.

Pandemic reflections

Pandemic reflections

Imagining a ‘new normal’ is backward looking, argues Ger Graus. It’s time to build on what we have learned in 2020.

A question of balance

A question of balance

Robert Young thinks the idea of the balanced curriculum is under further threat as a result of Covid-19.

Virtual can be virtuous

Virtual can be virtuous

Gary Minnitt, Director of Accreditation at COBIS reviews a pilot series of online school visits. So far, so good.

Learning and making

Learning and making

Farida Danmeri looks at the link between constructionism and ‘making’, analysing how one enhances the other.

High standards for all

High standards for all

Colin Bell and Kamal Bodhanker want to raise the bar for Additional Educational Needs (AEN) in international schools.

Two-way process

Two-way process

Supporting local employees as they encounter “international school micro-culture shock” is vital, argues Henry Wong.

Transformational hub

Transformational hub

President of the School Library Association, Richard Gerver, explains why libraries are more important than ever.

HUGS Uganda

HUGS Uganda

Set up to provide a good education in sustainable schools, HUGS is a model for great low-cost learning.

Going international

Going international

ITM reviews a new guide to international education, a must add to your 2021 reading list.

Race4Good

Race4Good

ITM looks at R4G, a stunning service project that would not have taken place without lockdown.

The Great Escape

The Great Escape

Nicholas Chaddock looks at why reevaluating the importance of outdoor education is vital in 2021.

AISTA TA Training

AISTA TA Training

The way a school plans training is revealing, writes Peter Hogan, who looks at new CPD for TAs.

Fully focused

Fully focused

Far from being marginalised, sport moved centre stage at Giggleswick School during lockdown.

Little troopers

Little troopers

Frequent moves and family separation mean service children need support, writes Louise Fetigan.

Teacher shortage?

Teacher shortage?

Diane Jacoutot analyses the impact of Covid-19 on recruitment, predicting a teacher shortage in 2021.

Lost in time

Lost in time

Painting enhances a sense of being in the moment, but for Peter Hudson there may be more to it than that.

Fašenk!

Fašenk!

According to Doroteja Kostanjevec, schools play a vital role in preserving Slovenian culture.

Emotional literacy

Emotional literacy

Whatever you teach, argues Richard Evans building, emotional literacy transforms lives.  

SLT under pressure

SLT under pressure

According to Helen Kelly, colleagues in leadership positions ended 2020 under massive pressure.

Gift of the Nile

Gift of the Nile

Mansoor Ahmed reminds us that many data indicate further growth in international education. Egypt is a case in point.

When I grow up

When I grow up

Who knows what jobs today's young people will be doing in 10 years? Ger Graus looks at how we can prepare them.

World of Sport

World of Sport

Phil Mathe looks at how PE teachers from around the world have collaborated online to keep students active in 2020.

The CGC team

The CGC team

The Core Team, Learning Design Team and CGC Advisory Council.

CGC Home Page

CGC Home Page

Disenchanted with conventional approaches to education, the CGC wanted to co-create a smart and sustainable ecosystem for learning.

Co-created learning

Co-created learning

How to create effective, shared, schoolwide, learning cultures? The fourth in a series of four articles about the work of the CGC.

What to learn

What to learn

Kevin Bartlett explains how the Common Ground Collaborative focuses on learning that matters.

The DNA of learning

The DNA of learning

Having considered ‘Why’ the CGC set out to create a new paradigm for teaching and learning, the team ask ‘What is Learning?’

Start with why

Start with why

With a nod to Simon Sinek, Kevin Bartlett starts with ‘Why?’ he and a group of other like-minded educators founded the CGC.

Fully protected

Fully protected

Rachel Thorpe suggests how to secure the best cover for your staff when renewing a school’s medical insurance.

Intercultural mindset

Intercultural mindset

Felicity Gunn suggests intercultural sensitivity can take any school community to new heights.

Think tank

Think tank

Holly Warren describes Think Tank, an innovative studio environment for young learners at a school in Italy.

Borneo fieldtrip

Borneo fieldtrip

Having spent 10 years in Malaysia, foraging in the Borneo rainforest is a vivid memory for Hannah Rae.

Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan

After visiting Uzbekistan, Elly Tobin has no doubt it should be high on the bucket list of any serious traveller in 2021.

Reimagining our craft

Reimagining our craft

Daniel Shindler looks at the core values which have enabled him to take an optimistic view of what we all do.

Leaders who learn

Leaders who learn

For Natalie Croome, the impact of professional development is enhanced if school leaders participate in staff training.

New revolutionary?

New revolutionary?

Andy Homden asks if the baton of the Learning Revolution has been picked up by a new champion.

Teaching on principle

Teaching on principle

How can we create effective, shared, learning cultures? Using principles, not rules, writes Kevin Bartlett.

Consilium Education

Consilium Education

ITM is published by Consilium Education, specialist consultants for startup and emerging international schools.

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Music therapy

Music therapy

Students in schools around the world are confronting Covid with music. Laurie Lewin invites your school to join in.

Return of the mask

Return of the mask

Matthew Savage considers what social and emotional masks international students will be wearing in 2020.

State of flow

State of flow

For Denny Berndt, simple ideas to stimulate engagement keep students ‘in the zone’ when online.

Parent communication

Parent communication

Gwen Byrom thinks we need to see school-home communication from a parent’s perspective.

First steps

First steps

Fionna Heiton looks at how a new approach to teacher training in a remote district in Nepal is making a difference.

Digital motivation

Digital motivation

Gargi Sarkar argues that student self-assessment enhances enagement during online learning.

Classroom tails

Classroom tails

A new book by Helen Lewis and Russell Grigg explores how animals can affect children’s learning and wellbeing.

Whole school values

Whole school values

When conducting a review of school values and philosophy, Roger Sutcliffe suggests that you do so philosophically.

November momentum

November momentum

Andy Homden looks at an innovative tender concept that connects schools with suppliers of resources & services online.

One step ahead

One step ahead

Roz O’Shea and family were trapped by quarantine and closed borders but still got through to their new school!

Historic social media

Historic social media

Alexis Anderson and Himani Sood describe how they have been using Social Media to support historical inquiries.

What to learn

What to learn

Kevin Bartlett explains how the Common Ground Collaborative focuses on the kind of learning that really matters.

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The 2020 factor

The 2020 factor

Reeling under the pressure of Covid-19, schools have shown resilience, but what in fact is going on? Will Bedford reports.

The big move

The big move

Experienced international teacher, Jess Gosling has advice for those starting an overseas career or contemplating a move.

The DNA of learning

The DNA of learning

In a quest to create a new pedagogical paradigm, Kevin Bartlett and the CGC ask ‘What is Learning?’

Health risk

Health risk

Rachel Thorpe looks at medical insurance as Covid-19 challenges basic assumptions about teaching overseas.

Lockdown voices

Lockdown voices

Elly Tobin, has been listening to teachers and students talking about the experience of online learning.

Opening doors

Opening doors

In the second of two articles Ger Graus argues for changes to the curriculum which will excite the imagination and raise aspirations.

Leaders who learn

Leaders who learn

Natalie Croome looks back at her own learning – as a child, as a trainee and as a teacher, and reflects on her ‘special teachers’.

Keeping it simple

Keeping it simple

Discovering Cognitive Load Theory was a eureka moment for Steve Garnett. Here are 4 key ideas for CLT in the classroom.

ChildSafeguarding.com

ChildSafeguarding.com

Matt Harris reports how a gap in safeguarding training for schools is being filled by a group of international educators.

Viral maths

Viral maths

Professor Marcus Du Sautoy explains the mathematics of exponential growth behind the spreading of a virus.

Flexible admissions

Flexible admissions

Esther Clark looks at how international schools can offer greater breadth and stronger continuity for their students.

Special places

Special places

When we are able to travel again, it will be the people we meet that make a place special, according to Susan Bennett.

Fair balance?

Fair balance?

Gwen Byrom thinks we all need to take a hard look at the cultural climate in which international learning is taking place.

Trending 2020

Trending 2020

Diane Glass of ISC Research looks at two important 2020 studies about edtech and inclusion trends in schools.

Start with why

Start with why

Kevin Bartlett explains why he founded the Common Ground Collaborative with other like-minded educators.

Our role to play

Our role to play

Ger Graus looks at the role models we all look up to and asks how ‘heroes and she-roes’ affect the aspirations of young people.

Animal care

Animal care

Nicky Cook of the Worldwide Veterenary Service looks at a new animal welfare project and invites schools to get involved.

Teaching WEF 2020 skills

Teaching WEF 2020 skills

Jackie Beere reviews the ‘must-have’ skills as defined by the World Economic Forum in 2020 and how we can teach them.

Life models

Life models

Whether you are a teacher or a parent, wanting to protect your children is natural.  But there are limits, says Nicola Pearson.

Wishes for Nepal

Wishes for Nepal

When living in Nepal, Fionna Heiton and partner Durga Aran could not ignore the challenges faced by local schools.

Get personal

Get personal

Derek Devine thinks that distance learning can be personalised without adding to the pressure that teachers are already under. 

Total inclusivity

Total inclusivity

2020 has been a turbulent year,  Stephen M. Whiteford thinks it will force us to face some difficult truths.  

Education pandemic

Education pandemic

Stephen Cox reflects on the state of world education, using Covid-19 as a metaphor for outdated systems that need changing.

Dialogue

Dialogue

Stephen Walshe thinks we make time for ‘dialogue’ between children, as it can transform levels of literacy.

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Strange times

Strange times

Andrew Wigford looks at teacher recruitment and sees the 2020 season extending into September.

Skill gap

Skill gap

For David Gregory, effective outdoor education risk management depends on the collective skillset at a school’s disposal.

Is West best?

Is West best?

Dr Stephen M. Whitehead looks at how the default position that ‘West is best’ is being questioned in Asia.

New beginnings

New beginnings

When lifelong international educator Ron Stones was issued his Work From Home (WFH) order, he wondered what would happen next.

Online chat

Online chat

Online chat expert, Kaitlyn Shipp explains how a 'live' chat feature can be used by admissions teams to build student numbers.

Magnolia

Magnolia

Two sisters in North London take advantage of lockdown to enter the world of digital publishing.

Supporting independence

Supporting independence

‘Dropping out of uni’ is getting worse. Do schools have a bigger role to play?

What's the point?

What's the point?

Daniel Shindler asks some important questions about teaching, and the whole point of being an educator.

Fine balance

Fine balance

What do parents, school leaders and operators see in the future for the United Arab Emirates? Mansoor Ahmed reports.

Open up!

Open up!

For Dr. Helen Bilton of the University of Reading, distance learning opens up new worlds for adults as well as for children.

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Home worked

Home worked

There were unexpected results when Munir Mamujee and his staff continued to run their recruiting agency from home.

Walk on

Walk on

Uma Shankar Singh describes the journey his Grade 9 students undertook, inspired by Paul Salopek and his “Out of Eden Walk”.

Here and now

Here and now

For Stephen Walshe, engaging young learners in philosophical enquiry helps build constructive confrontational skills.

Being adaptable

Being adaptable

Education has become a rushed process with skills that students most need left behind. Time to recalibrate, says Robert Lloyd Williams.

Survival

Survival

Stephen Whitehead analyses key variables that will affect the ability of international schools to survive Covid-19.

Design principles

Design principles

Design Technology teacher Joan Brown looks at how schools in Wales became involved in the design and manufacture of PPE.

Expect the unexpected

Expect the unexpected

Janice Ireland talks to the Early Years team at Panaga School in Brunei as they reflect on the experience of distance learning.

Filling a gap

Filling a gap

Kevin Keller looks at the value of a Gap Year, which might appeal to even more students if universities are not fully open next year.

Hungry for Math

Hungry for Math

A group of Finnish educators want us all to be hungry for Mathematics. They know you will be sceptical, but that’s part of the problem.

Storm resistant?

Storm resistant?

Will Bedford of ISC Research, asks how resilient the international schools’ market has been in historic times of crisis.

Reporting to Parents

Reporting to Parents

As the academic year draws to a close Leah Davies has some useful hints to help write those all important report cards.

Global reading

Global reading

Orla Redmond's lockdown goal is compiling a list of favourite children’s books from around the world. She needs help!

Lockdown library

Lockdown library

The library is at the centre of any good school. Why should things be any different during lockdown, asks Sally Flint.

More than coping?

More than coping?

Janice Ireland talks with Henk van Hout, Global Head of Shell Education Services, about how families are coping in lockdown.

Keeping safe

Keeping safe

Jason Tait suggests that student wellbeing during lockdown is even more important than the online academic programme.

Raising aspiration

Raising aspiration

Whatever else changes in education after lockdown, according to Ger Graus, raising children's aspirations must be part of the ‘new normal’.

CAScape

CAScape

Does getting out of the classroom help you de-stress? Caroline Ferguson at Bangkok Patana School looks into CAS and stress levels.

Thinking Moves

Thinking Moves

Stephen Walshe argues that children as young as 5 can be introduced to a vocabulary to help them access their thinking.

Back to school?

Back to school?

Stephanie Quayle of ISC Research looks at how schools may be coming through the lockdown phase in China.

Laughter

Laughter

It’s official – laughing is good for you, and as far as Dave Keeling is concerned, the more we use humour in class, the better our teaching will be!

Dreamcatchers

Dreamcatchers

Leah Davies outlines strategies to help children cope with their worries. These may be even more important than ever in 2020.

Loss

Loss

Ian Gilbert reflects on the nature of loss, and the contradictory ways in which it might be confronted with a bereaved child.

Changing course

Changing course

Robert Lloyd Williams looks at the needs of teachers and how they might be supported as they switch to online teaching during lockdown.

Recruitment 2020

Recruitment 2020

Recruitment for 2020 is still underway. See ITM's special page for positions advertised by international school associations and recruiting agencies.

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Write for ITM!

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Virtually there

Virtually there

ITM speaks to three schools, two in China and one in Kuwait to find out how they have adapted to the lockdown.

Pressing on

Pressing on

When establishing a new website, Mike Khorev suggests that understanding the basics is the key to a quality outcome at the right price.

Safeguarding

Safeguarding

Primary Principal Graeme Chisolm looks at how his school took on the task of coordinating a consistent programme over four sites in Prague.

Letting go

Letting go

Jason Lasky looks at the techniques that have become central to his drama teaching repertoire, which help students ‘let go’.

Music globally

Music globally

Voices Around The World is an on-going music project with young people around the world making an annual international music video. Get your school involved in 2020!

Creative rethink

Creative rethink

Mark Beverley, Director of the Institute of Teaching and Learning at Sevenoaks School explains why he thinks schools should rethink the idea of creativity.

No straight lines

No straight lines

Ger Graus, teacher, writer and social activist, thinks that young people can imagine their future confidently, if they know how.

Look after yourself

Look after yourself

While teachers provide a cornerstone that offers a daily structure to many children, they must also look afer themselves, says Leah Davies.

Home routine

Home routine

Establishing a routine for home schooling - tricky, but not impossible, according to Orla Redmond.

Shut Down!

Shut Down!

An enforced school closure can present a range of daunting problems. James McDonald looks at what he learned as a Principal from two earlier periods of crisis.

Anti-virus!

Anti-virus!

How the Fortune Kindergarten in Shanghai is providing Early Years distance learning during the Covid-19 epidemic.

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Write for ITM in 2020

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To do or . . .

To do or . . .

Why teach Shakespeare? Sally Flint revisits a classic dilemma.

Fair access

Fair access

Gavin McLean discusses how digital learning enhances access to high-quality education opportunities for all.

Tattling Versus Reporting

Tattling Versus Reporting

Leah Davies suggests ways to help children define tattling and reporting.

Tick tock

Tick tock

Pete Milne looks at how the climate change debate moved on in 2019.

Timeless

Timeless

International teacher Susan Bennett contemplates that moment of greatness when travelling in Indonesia.

Outstanding

Outstanding

Who won what in the Intenrational School Awards 2020? Anne Keeling reports.

Flipped Learning

Flipped Learning

Ross Corker from Bangkok Patana School explains how Flipped Learning is being coordinated in the Secondary School at BPS.

Year of the Rat

Year of the Rat

Learn about Lunar New Year customs and traditions: 'ratty' stories to share & videos to dip into, compiled by Jan Homden.

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Write for ITM in 2020

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Banned books

Banned books

Sally Flint looks at the knotty problem of censorship in international school libraries.

Model emotions

Model emotions

Leah Davies offers guidlelines to help support children as they learn to cope with their feelings.

Sleep and study

Sleep and study

Emily Melynn Alexander considers how lack of sleep can impact on the lives of teens and young adults.

China ready

China ready

Becoming interested in starting a school with an overseas partner is one thing. Being ready for a project in China is quite another.

Phone ban

Phone ban

In 2020 smart phones will be banned from schools in the Australian state of Victoria. Sam Chester looks at arguments for and against such action.

Internationally ready

Internationally ready

Orla Redmond discusses some essentials about looking for a job overseas – including things the recruiters don’t tell you!

Leading edge

Leading edge

There were over 250 nominations for the International School Awards, 2020 : Anne Keeling previews the presentation evening for ITM.

Listening dividend

Listening dividend

Listening is invaluable in schools for teachers, school leaders, students and parents. Here, Peter Hudson explains the dividend of listening for leaders.

Talk about it

Talk about it

In the third of three articles on the development of language in schools, Orla Redmond examines the value of discussion as a learning tool.

Save the Med

Save the Med

Jasmine Spavieri looks at the inspirational work of Save the Med, and how international teachers and students can join an expedition in 2020.

Life Prep 

Life Prep 

Stephen Walshe suggests Philosophy for Children (P4C) can provide essential life skills for younger learners.

PODtime

PODtime

Linda Parsons, electronic learning coordinator at Deira International School explains the online solutions DIS found to support their IGCSE students.

Write for ITM in 2020

Write for ITM in 2020

Contact us to find out more - we'd love to hear from you in the New Year! Andy Homden

Right blend

Right blend

Online curriculum specialist Paul Daniell sees blended approaches as a way of providing affordable, high quality teaching in international schools.

I Love My Grandpa

I Love My Grandpa

Sally Flint talks about her new picture book in which she explores dementia from a child’s perspective.

China startups

China startups

According to Mark Schaub, a reflective and patient approach will help international partners avoid five common mistakes that can plague new projects.

Favourite festive videos

Favourite festive videos

Dip into these beautiful winter stories, narrated by some wonderful readers. Curated by Jan Homden.

Winter picture books

Winter picture books

Books to make you laugh, books that share a little magic and books to help us appreciate the world around us. Collated by Jan Homden.

Keep moving!

Keep moving!

As former first lady Michelle Obama urged us, 'Let's get our kids to move!' Leah Davies shows how.

Write for ITM

Write for ITM

A new inititive? Doing something a bit different in the classroom? Tell us about what's making a difference for your school community.

Sleep

Sleep

Are we getting enough? Emily Melynn Alexander stresses the importance of sleep for teachers.

November Days

November Days

Festivals and Fun Days to celebrate with your children in November. Jan Homden has put together a list of ideas for three special days.

Chinese realities

Chinese realities

Is the environment in China just too difficult for starting a new school with a local partner ? Not necessarily, according to Mark Schaub. 

Safeguarding for all

Safeguarding for all

Matt Harris Ed.D discusses how safeguarding training can be provided for all adults in a school community.

Written work

Written work

The International Writing Project encourages teachers to write for enjoyment. Elly Tobin considers the benefits for their students.

Good fit

Good fit

Fed up with conventional professional development? So is Natalie Croome who suggests a radical, made-to-measure alternative.

Student-led

Student-led

Gavin McLean discusses how student-led learning can be implemented in international schools and why a one-size-fits-all approach is not good.

Welcome

Welcome

Leah Davies discusses how to overcome barriers to positive parental involvement in school and their child's education.

All aboard

All aboard

For School Librarian, Sally Flint, a great library is a living organism, and parents are an important part of the mix.

Early English

Early English

For Tessa Lochowski teachers should use their knowledge of developmental stages in the early years for effective English language acquisition.

Shell shocked

Shell shocked

Peter Hudson looks at how the work of Dr. William Rivers during WW1 influenced the development of modern counselling.

Listening in school

Listening in school

Why is listening important for teachers? Peter Hudson gives five really good reasons.

British International Schools

British International Schools

A new Facebook Group for teachers from British International Schools to share news and best practice.

Write for ITM

Write for ITM

Doing something a bit different in the classroom? We'd love to hear about what's making a difference for your students.

Making connections

Making connections

Melissa Etherton explores empathy as a leadership tool and how it can have a positive impact on a school community.

Building vocabulary

Building vocabulary

Orla Redmond's ideas for creating a communication-rich classroom by explicitly building student vocabulary.

Social entrepreneurs

Social entrepreneurs

Hannah Rae joins 20 strangers visiting successful social entrepreneurship projects in Manila.

Fun Days in October

Fun Days in October

Jan Homden has put together ideas for Diwali and not-so-scary Halloween activities for the Early Years classroom.

Inspiring libraries

Inspiring libraries

English teacher and librarian, Sally Flint offers six tips for transforming a good library into a great learning hub.

Children and war

Children and war

Leah Davies thinks by answering children honestly, they will learn that they are not alone in their concerns about war.

Between schools

Between schools

Can VLEs bridge learning gaps experienced by internationally mobile children moving from school to school? Gavin McLean thinks so.

Making waves

Making waves

Chris Jay tells the story of how Splash is helping a wide range of adults to take to the water in Hong Kong.

Chinese mountain

Chinese mountain

Mark Schaub suggests that the opportunity the educational scene in China presents to overseas schools is real – but that it requires understanding. 

White light learning

White light learning

Andy Homden revisits the age-old issue of what is worth knowing, and asks 'Are subjects really dead?'

Back to school days

Back to school days

Grandparents Day? 'Read a Book Day'? Jan Homden has a lot to celebrate in class for September.

Going global

Going global

A new recruitment initiative from TES Global for COBIS schools. Andy Homden reports.

Wholeness

Wholeness

Ziwei Luo looks at the growing appeal of ‘educating the whole child’ to families in China.

On track!

On track!

5 tips from Krista Harper that will help parents of children in your class get things off on the right foot this year.

Making the effort

Making the effort

Richard Campbell makes the case for tracking a student’s effort and application using a formative assessment system.

Increasing demand

Increasing demand

Anne Keeling brings us up to date on the data and trends shared at the ISC Research conference in Oxford this July.

Mind the gap!

Mind the gap!

Tony Dickenson experienced a change in his teaching when he started writing himself.

Can you accredit it?

Can you accredit it?

Is accreditation really important for international schools? Gary Minnitt has no doubts.

Write now

Write now

Elly Tobin reflects on learning in a range of subjects using English as a second language.

Thunking!

Thunking!

If your brain hurts as you read this article about thinking, teaching and learning, Ian Gilbert has done his job!

Aggressive girls

Aggressive girls

Leah Davies discusses why girls usually differ from boys in the type of aggressive behavior they exhibit.

Eco-Schools

Eco-Schools

'To be successful the programme requires support from school leaders and the Board'.

Group power

Group power

Grace Kelly relates the zone of proximal development to the effectiveness of groupwork in a classroom.

Academic independence

Academic independence

Becoming academically self-sufficient is invaluable for any student - but most have to be shown how.

Music power

Music power

When the going gets tough, we often turn to music. According to Curtis Dean, recent research confirms that music can motivate, energise and soothe.

Black Sea conference

Black Sea conference

Stephen Priest, Principal of the British International School of Tblisi reports from the Black Sea Schools group, who have just held their first conference.

Atoms in primary

Atoms in primary

Can primary age students grasp the key ideas behind atomic theory? Mark Verde, at Bangkok Patana School certainly thinks so.

A time for giving

A time for giving

Frank Opray considers the rationale for fundraising in international schools and key aims for a Development Office.

Opportunity bakes!

Opportunity bakes!

A new bakery in the UK is showing how a bridge to employment for students with learning disabilities can be built.

Virtually connected

Virtually connected

A project linking a team in New York with teachers and classes in Andhra Pradesh establishes principles for good VC practice.

Trail blazer

Trail blazer

International recruitment specialist, Rory Galvin, looks at the significant opportunities opening up for a ‘trailing spouse’.

Level best?

Level best?

In school libraries around the world, matching texts to levels of reading development is accepted practice. Should it be?

Right blend

Right blend

Blending on-line and in-class learning has clear advantages for international schools. But how can it be sustained in practice?

Growing competition

Growing competition

This new report commissioned by the Enrollment Management Association should be read by admissions staff and Heads.

Opportunity bakes!

Opportunity bakes!

A new bakery in the UK is showing how a bridge to employment can be built for students with learning disabilities.

Time for giving?

Time for giving?

Frank Opray considers the rationale for school fundraising and the key objectives of a Development Office.

Music power

Music power

According to Curtis Dean, recent research confirms that music can motivate, energise and soothe, and invites us to get playing.

Black Sea Conference

Black Sea Conference

Stephen Priest, Principal of the British International School of Tblisi reports from the new Black Sea Schools group, who have just held their first conference.

Understanding atoms

Understanding atoms

Can primary age students grasp key ideas behind atomic theory? Mark Verde AP at Bangkok Patana School certainly thinks so.

Oxford bound?

Oxford bound?

What support can international schools when their students apply to a university like Oxford?

COBIS 2019

COBIS 2019

Andy Homden reflects on the growing influence not only of COBIS, but of international education itself.

Malawi differential

Malawi differential

Learning support is often under-resourced in developing countries. Not always. Anita Soni reports from Malawi.

 Getting EAL right

 Getting EAL right

There are now more EAL learners in international schools than ever. They need the right support says Elly Tobin.

Independent flip

Independent flip

In a search for on-line resources to flip the classroom, Stephen Powell-Peterson found GCSEPod and has not looked back.

Board resources

Board resources

Four articles from ITM about governance and strategic planning in international schools.

The future of skills

The future of skills

Owen Henkel shares key, and perhaps surprising, insights from his team's report “Future of Skills: Employment in 2030”.

Beneath the mask

Beneath the mask

Matthew Savage looks at 'the Mona Lisa Effect'  and the importance of the teacher-stiudent for effective learning.

Journey worth taking

Journey worth taking

New British international schools have created the need for EAL learners to master 'academic English' argues Nick Chaddock.

Big sleep

Big sleep

Lisa Smalls lists seven ways that sleep (or lack of it) impacts our effectiveness in and out of the classroom.

Five essentials

Five essentials

Paul Cabrelli identifies five essential qualities of effective school boards.

Planning for uncertainty

Planning for uncertainty

Why flexible strategic plans serve schools well in periods of uncertainty.

Vision, Mission, Strategy

Vision, Mission, Strategy

How three key planning elements can link to form a sustainable strategic plan.

Sustainability in schools

Sustainability in schools

Paul Cabrelli looks at the importance of sustainability for strategic planning.

Classroom robots?

Classroom robots?

Priya Lakhani gets out her crystal ball to look at EdTech trends and in the process dispels a number of myths.

Life skills and opera

Life skills and opera

Susan Hamilton, Executive Director at ‘Performability’, thinks it's time the curriculum was broadened in schools and looks to opera for inspiration.

Wellness warriors

Wellness warriors

Natassja Williams believes that student well-being depends on a strong school culture created by a committed team.

Education in China

Education in China

Demand for international education in China is growing – but how is the market changing, and what are the challenges when opening a new school?

Inspirational life.

Inspirational life.

Former Principal of Bangkok Patana, Mrs Nicolette Quekett is 100 years old on April 14. Andy Homden looks back on her remarkable life.

Recruitment Re-imagined

Recruitment Re-imagined

Do schools really need to find a different way to recruit? Beth Owen thinks so.

Language & learning

Language & learning

Orla Redmond examines ways of creating language-rich classrooms to encourage talk and stimulate thinking.

Thanks for nothing

Thanks for nothing

Rejection can be a professional blessing in disguise. as Jennifer Abrams realised after a conversation with a friend.

Ideas and PD for TAs

Ideas and PD for TAs

Four key ideas for teachers and TAs to consider for the classroom, from Helen Bilton at the University of Reading.

Enhanced primary learning

Enhanced primary learning

Ideas from Leah Davies to enhance children's social and emotional growth, as well as their academic knowledge.

Consilium Education

Consilium Education

Find out more about Consilium Education, the publishers of International Teacher Magazine.

ISC Conference 2019

ISC Conference 2019

Meet the ISC Research team and keep up to date with the latest trends in international education at Oxford in July.

Ocean classroom

Ocean classroom

Jasmine Spavieri looks at the marine biology research work of Alnitak, and invites schools to become involved this summer.

Havana mañana

Havana mañana

The blitz on your senses begins as soon as you land! What's not to enjoy about Havana? asks Jan Homden.

Skype learning

Skype learning

For Shimmi Sharma, discovering Skype in the Classroom opened up a range of experiences for her students and a sustained impact on learning.

Lighten the load

Lighten the load

Gavin McLean argues that when personalised learning is supported by good resources, administrative tasks can be lightened.

Moving numbers

Moving numbers

Sunil Nanwani looks at ways to prepare for the new IBDP maths courses being introduced in 2019.

Outdoors learning book reviews

Outdoors learning book reviews

Book reviews about Outdoor Learning, collated by Jan Homden.

International School Awards 2019

International School Awards 2019

Anne Keeling reports from the glittering award ceremony held in London earlier this year.

Keeping them safe

Keeping them safe

How should we react if appoached by a child who wants to talk about possible sexual abuse?

Why poetry?

Why poetry?

According to Helen Mills, poetry is not always given the prominence it deserves in English lessons.

Recruitment agencies

Recruitment agencies

Looking for a job? ITM has direct links to some of the best recruiting agencies around the world.

Fair play

Fair play

Delice Scotto looks at how to make the most of a recruitment fair.

Long Live the Duke

Long Live the Duke

For Nick Chaddock, a student’s life skills are as important as academic achievement when it comes to making a university application.

The magic of books

The magic of books

New children's book releases - ITM's reading list for 2019 compiled by Jan Homden and reviewed on Amazon.

Award Season

Award Season

ITM looks at some of the outstanding nominees for International School of the Year 2019 being awarded n London this month.

Risk triangle

Risk triangle

David Gregory outlines the three types of risk factor that must be managed to ensure safety in every outdoor activity.

Ultimate selfie

Ultimate selfie

Anita Soni and Sarah Presswood explain how Video Enhanced Reflective Practice (VERP) can strenghten Early Years learning.

Top 10 for Teaching Jobs

Top 10 for Teaching Jobs

Andrew Wigford has put together his top ten teaching destinations for 2019.

Be prepared!

Be prepared!

Jon Gill, the Growth and Development coordinator of the British Scouting Overseas (BSO) Area wants to help schools set up new groups.

An eco-success story

An eco-success story

People and nature, it seems, can happily co-exist. Andy Homden reports from Teluk Datai in Langkawi.

Celebrating Chinese New Year

Celebrating Chinese New Year

Jan Homden has compiled resources to use in your classroom to celebrate this colourful 'Spring Festival'.

Educating Homeless Children

Educating Homeless Children

Leah Davies looks at how, as a profession, we might address what is becoming a pressing issue.

High Performance Learning

High Performance Learning

Aim High - Fly Higher: the effect of "HPL" on Doha College.

Expert complacency

Expert complacency

David Gregory recently faced a new challenge on Whistler Mountain that made him think.

Ah - Vienna

Ah - Vienna

David Gregory had always wanted to go to Vienna, and was not disappointed by his winter visit.

 Integrating Digital Citizenship

Integrating Digital Citizenship

If schools promote Digital Citizenship, on-line safety can be transformed, argues Matt Harris.

Maths + fun = learning

Maths + fun = learning

Liezl van der Merwe, explains how her school changed its approach to Maths homework.

Early Years Christmas

Early Years Christmas

Celebrate Christmas in your classroom with lots of fun ideas free to download in two PDFs compiled by Jan Homden.

ECIS Connect

ECIS Connect

Kevin Ruth invites schools and educators around the world to join the ECIS Connect platform.

Listening to soldiers

Listening to soldiers

Peter Hudson looks at the work of Dr. William Rivers at Craiglockhart hospital during the First World War.

Books for Christmas

Books for Christmas

There are so many wonderful seasonal classics to choose from but here are a few to add to Santa's list. 

Be memorable!

Be memorable!

Teachers make powerful impressions on children. Leah Davies thinks it is important to be memorable for the right reasons.

Festive favourites

Festive favourites

12 fabulous stories on video for Winter/Christmas narrated on-line by native English speakers,

Broaden young horizons

Broaden young horizons

Dr. Ger Graus makes a powerful case for experience-based learning as the key to social mobility.

We're not afraid of the dark!

We're not afraid of the dark!

Lots of ideas and activities to dispel those fears, in two free PDFs collated by Jan Homden.

The Google alternative

The Google alternative

Bill Hess thinks there are good reasons for schools to consider alternatives to the market leader.

Teach by example

Teach by example

Leah Davies suggests three steps to help children learn effectively by following our example.

Applying to Oxford?

Applying to Oxford?

Dr Alex Pryce suggests a deeper awareness of a university’s admissions process could benefit your students.

Proofreading power

Proofreading power

Proofreading is generally considered to be the last part of an editing process. Chris Jay thinks it can be much more. 

The power of music

The power of music

Jules Fitzgerald argues that a good musical education gives children real advantages in their cognitive and social development.

Assistive technology

Assistive technology

John Landrum looks at a variety of ways in which new technology can provide a level playing field for all learners.

Read aloud!

Read aloud!

Children retain more information and gain greater understanding when they hear someone read to them, argues Stephen Murgatroyd.

Internationally well

Internationally well

During the summer of 2018, the first international school wellbeing research project was completed, reports Anne Keeling.

Change agents

Change agents

Andy Homden looks at how recruiting agents can help find your next job and what you should expect of them.

Scottish pioneers

Scottish pioneers

Andrew Hunter reflects on the value of UK style boarding schools and the establishment of a new school in Shenzhen.

Brit Stats 2018, Part 2

Brit Stats 2018, Part 2

In Part 2 of his headline analysis of UK exam results, Tony Stephens turns his attention to Key Stage 4 (GCSE).

World Smile Day

World Smile Day

Organise a day of fun on October 5 – there are lots of ideas collated by Jan Homden in this free to download PDF.

Learning from a war

Learning from a war

Dr. Huda Halawachy, never thought she would be able to tell the story of how her university came back to life after the dreadful occupation of Mosul.

Brit Stats 2018, Part 1

Brit Stats 2018, Part 1

A summary of the key stats about the 2018 A Level results from UK based exam expert Tony Stephens.

Educator's survival guide

Educator's survival guide

Leah Davies offers 10 tips for a happy and healthy life in teaching.

History made relevant

History made relevant

Helen Bilton and Richard Harris witness the motivating effect of a class visit to a Tudor country home.

Personal solutions

Personal solutions

According to Tim Belfield, using coaching to support positive behaviour policies can transform a school's culture.

Winning formula

Winning formula

Vanita Uppal puts digital technology, independent learning and community values at the heart of her school's award-winning approach.

Tall tales for small people

Tall tales for small people

Three new picture books published this year by Julia Donaldson reviewed by Jan Homden.

Screen Time

Screen Time

Jenny Silverstone discusses appropriate screen time for young children: just how much is "enough"?

UK Tax refunds & National Insurance

UK Tax refunds & National Insurance

Peter McCartney shows how to apply for UK tax refunds and make National Insurance payments when overseas.

Values and philosophy

Values and philosophy

Stephen Walshe looks at how P4C (Philosophy for Children) can help uncover children's "submerged" values.

Global talent pool

Global talent pool

Andrew Wigford suggests an answer to the shortage of British trained teachers: a global pool of talent.

Early Years bears

Early Years bears

Early Years Resources from Jan Homden. Fun packed ideas and activities to dip into and get the school year off to a great start!

Lions and lambs

Lions and lambs

New school leaders should be more like a lamb than a lion, suggests Ciaron McMahon. Find out why this approach works.

British school sharing

British school sharing

Two new ways in which the global British international community can share ideas, opportunities and best practice.

Teaching equality

Teaching equality

How can you achieve an authentic blend of co-teaching in a bilingual school, asks Stephen Walshe.

Bridge the Gap

Bridge the Gap

Nathan Still explains Technology Integration and examines cross-curricular tracking of progress.

International growth

International growth

The continued growth of international education has brought new opportunities for teachers, investors and schools writes Richard Gaskell.

Cooking shows

Cooking shows

David Gregory asks, "What happens when you replace adults with children?"

Student travel tips

Student travel tips

Annabelle Fee offers 6 tips to students for fulfilling, safe and affordable travel in a gap year.

Engaging dads

Engaging dads

Leah Davis describes ways to involve fathers in their children's education.

Consilium Education

Consilium Education

Supporting schools and learning around the world - training, planning and critical friendship.

Different for girls?

Different for girls?

Mathematics is still a male-dominated area. Nicola Pearson asks why and suggests how we might all bring about change.

Summer Apps!

Summer Apps!

Joan Weir thinks that guiding screen use during the holidays is better than banning it and shares some of her favourite apps.

Innovative PD

Innovative PD

Ideas for great PD on a budget, from Lural Ramirez, Director of Centro Educativo, Futuro Verde.

It's in the text

It's in the text

Chris Jay has found that the Field - Tenor - Mode approach to textual analysis has greatly improved student writing.

Learning on the move

Learning on the move

Holiday homework ideas for younger EAL students from Anita Bamberger - it's all about motivation.

Too young to lead?

Too young to lead?

Neil Bunting asks “How old do you think leaders need to be?”

Space in Early Years

Space in Early Years

Inspire your children to be astronomers or astronauts – Jan Homden has ideas to fire the imagination.

Cirque des Robots

Cirque des Robots

A G4 interdisciplinary unit of inquiry becomes a coding adventure, resulting in a live performance.

Interdisciplinary innovation

Interdisciplinary innovation

This collaborative project between DP Film and Literature students has wide potential.

Soft future?

Soft future?

Mike Izzard looks at future proofing education in a new learning paradigm based on "soft" skills.

3 picture books

3 picture books

Two old favourites and a new picture book  - all suitable for 4 – 8 year olds. Reviewed by Jan Homden.

You got the music

You got the music

Diego Cardini looks at the benefits of learning a musical instrument - according to the research.

A sense of self

A sense of self

How does a child develop a sense of "self" and how does this affect self-esteem? Leah Davies looks at the implications.

Out there

Out there

A new project at the University of Manitoba looks at the LGBTQ experience of teaching internationally,

Reason to trust

Reason to trust

Mark Starbuck looks at cultivating and sustaining trust in a school, and why this is so important.

All important tweet

All important tweet

What classroom issues are raised by the presidential Tweetment of climate change?

Knowing Your Limits

Knowing Your Limits

David Gregory reassesses his limits in the mountains when facing a daunting ski-run.

Travel outside the box

Travel outside the box

Michel Leroux looks at transformational travel (or "TT") and opens up a world of possibilities.

Cheating by Nature

Cheating by Nature

Head of Science Chris Baker reviews a classic natural history study "Cuckoo" by Prof. Nick Davies.

Novels for young adults

Novels for young adults

Kate Shepherd reviews three novels with stories that will engage and challenge a reader.

Diverse values

Diverse values

Leah Davies explores how administrators and staff can help students value diversity.

Early philosophy?

Early philosophy?

Stephen Walshe thinks that  philosophical discussion in the early years is a reasonable proposition.

Recognising excellence

Recognising excellence

Leading British international schools and educators are recognized at a gala evening in London.

Go international

Go international

Easy links to some of the best international recruiting agencies around the world.

Early learning

Early learning

What's new in the Early Years? Articles by teachers from around the world.

Game to learn

Game to learn

Frank Thompson has found an on-line game, Kahoots! particularly effective in his EAL classes,

Revealing conversations

Revealing conversations

What the strongest candidates say at leadership interviews.

Spring in their steps

Spring in their steps

Jan Homden has assembled some spring resources to take you through to the end of term.

Numbers game

Numbers game

Tim Hill hopes to develop financial understanding as a life skill with the help of a new app.

Recognising mastery

Recognising mastery

Clive Davies looks at the importance of “mastery” and what it means in terms of mathematical understanding.

Growing demand

Growing demand

According to Anne Keeling, there is no sign of any slow down in the demand for international education.

Three novels

Three novels

Kate Shepherd reviews three novels this month, for three different age groups.

Time to walk away

Time to walk away

If you understand your role you will know when to take the lead and when to let others take over.

Best buddies

Best buddies

Leah Davies looks at the benefits of a good buddy program - and how to set one up.

A Rewilding Zone

A Rewilding Zone

What is it - and how to create one in school. Chris Baker reports from Bucharest.

Consilium Education

Consilium Education

Find out more about the exciting new international education group who publish ITM!

Previously  in ITM

Previously in ITM

Articles from our November 2017 edition!

Wishes for 2018!

Wishes for 2018!

What are the people at Consilium Education and International Teacher Magazine wishing for in 2018?

Comfort Zons

Comfort Zons

Elly Tobin takes a trip down memory lane in the Rhineland when visiting the little town of Zons.

Reads for 2018

Reads for 2018

Books selected by members of the ITM team to catch up with in 2018.

My sister Sandee

My sister Sandee

T. J. Coburn shares a very personal story with his students to illustrate the long-term effects of bullying.

EdTech and leadership

EdTech and leadership

EdTech needs support from transformational leadership to light the flame of learning, argues Matt Harris.

Picture perfect

Picture perfect

This month Kate Shepherd reviews three very different picture books for 2018 - all featuring animals.

Bringing language home

Bringing language home

Susan Stewart discusses how and why schools should face the challenge of promoting student home languages.

Communicating improvement

Communicating improvement

It takes two to communicate - givers and receivers - says Leah Davies: listening is as important as talking.

Green Light Leadership

Green Light Leadership

Katherine A. T. Knox on how Green Light leadership keeps a school moving forward.

Step to Pre-school

Step to Pre-school

How Jessica Gosling opened a pre-school group in Ho Chi Minh City to meet a local need.

Fair play!

Fair play!

How to get the most out of a recruitment fair, by Delice Scotto.

What's write?

What's write?

How to write for the internet to raise your school's digital profile.

Connecting internationally

Connecting internationally

Matt Tighe's school in the UK has identified three ways to secure new international links.

Change agents

Change agents

What good recruiting agents can do for your career.

IBD and IELTS

IBD and IELTS

How can IBD students best prepare for their IELTS test?

Uncomfortable!

Uncomfortable!

David Gregory thinks if we want to challenge students, we have also got to challenge ourselves!

Career investment

Career investment

How to build an EdTech portfolio to enhance your career chances.

Nurturing language

Nurturing language

International Student Counselor, Debbie Taylor describes a broad approach to EAL support.

Early Years Christmas

Early Years Christmas

Bring Christmas to your classroom with Jan Homden's bumper pack of activities.

"The Greatest"

"The Greatest"

The latest from Matthew Sayed, author of Black Box Thinking, is a must read for teachers.

Loose parts

Loose parts

The importance of "loose parts" in children’s play is highlighted by Prue Walsh.

EPQ pain and gain

EPQ pain and gain

Badrika Bahadur reflects on Year 12 and the challenges of the EPQ.

Reading aloud

Reading aloud

Good listeners become good readers, according to Leah Davies.

Doctor on board

Doctor on board

The RSM takes the initiative to encourage more students to apply for medicine.

Engineering change

Engineering change

Andrew Kingham shares his experiences of adjusting from engineer to teacher.

Stand out writing

Stand out writing

Andy Homden has ten ideas to help you engage an online audience as you raise your digital profile.

Helpership

Helpership

A student’s simple suggestion led to David Gregory questioning the essence of true leadership.

Unlearn!

Unlearn!

Alastair McGregor discusses the benefits of the latest 21st century skill - 'unlearning'.

Raising the Bar

Raising the Bar

Danny Ritterman reports on the state of the union in Australian education.

Yes, you can!

Yes, you can!

Stephanie Martin looks to dispel some of the common myths about disability and higher education.

Oxploring online

Oxploring online

Dr. Richard Lofthouse reports on a new digital outreach initiative from Oxford University, the "home of big questions".

India international

India international

Demand for international education in India is growing rapidly, according to ISC Research, writes Anne Keeling.

Early Years coding

Early Years coding

If experienced in the right way, coding is relevant to learning in the Early Years says Filippo Jacob.

Time to build!

Time to build!

Think like an engineer in the Early Years (and sing and rhyme and have fun!) With 2 free PDFs.

Growing by degree

Growing by degree

Sue Collins reflects on how Endicott's international M.Ed. programs have changed lives.

All in the past

All in the past

Three historical books to engage young adult readers - reviewed this month by Kate Shepherd.

Rewarding times?

Rewarding times?

The big debate: Leah Davies discusses how we acknowledge and motivate student work.

Analytical thinking

Analytical thinking

Resources for teaching analytical thinking and writing in Years 12 & 13, with CPD update for October 2017.

Image of learning

Image of learning

Tucky Fussell believes images can have a real impact on learning across the curriculum.

House, truck, jungle

House, truck, jungle

Kate Shepherd reviews three stunning art picture books from Pakistan and India.

Bears in the Early Years

Bears in the Early Years

Early Years Resources from Jan Homden. Fun packed ideas and activities to dip into!

Wise words

Wise words

'Our words have a profound effect upon a child's attitude' says Leah Davies. 'Use them wisely'.

On the dark side

On the dark side

David Gregory finds out more about learning in the dark when he takes students caving.

Breaking free

Breaking free

Teacher Adam Black describes how a unique therapy changed his life and cured his stutter.

Digital danger

Digital danger

Can the digital revolution pose a threat to a school's cultural diversity, asks Uma Shankar Singh?

Starting School!

Starting School!

Jan Homden has 10 things to think about to prepare children for their first day at school.

Flip the music!

Flip the music!

John Ryan wants to personalise learning by using music as a flipped resource.

Small playgrounds

Small playgrounds

Prue Walsh explains how to make the absolute best of the space you have for effective play.

Mother tongue learning

Mother tongue learning

Carolyn Savage thinks regular use of a mother tongue language has huge benefits for learning.

The Silk Roads

The Silk Roads

Peter Frankopan's "New History of the World" is a must-read for a 21st Century understanding of global affairs.

Philosophically disposed

Philosophically disposed

A new study sponsored by the Nuffield Foundation suggests Philosophy for Children can lead to non-cognitive benefits.

Playful learning

Playful learning

Don W. Brown wants to put an element of play back into classroom learning. Here he reflects on nine considerations for doing so successfully.

Early Years safari

Early Years safari

Music, role play and language! New resources to download exploring the natural history and culture of the African savanna.

What elephant?

What elephant?

Should students learn more about the conceptual thinking behind modern technology? Sally Phillips thinks so.

Conceptually influential

Conceptually influential

Reforms in Finland show the growing influence of concept-based learning, says Isabel du Toit

Cycling Circus!

Cycling Circus!

Having had to drop out of an ambitious cycle marathon, Charlie Ford now plans to run away with the Cycling Circus!

Sustainable education

Sustainable education

Kim Laizer saw a real need for a support project in Tanzania but had to learn a great deal first!

You take control!

You take control!

Giving students the opportunity to think for themselves and take control can reap rewards as David Gregory explains.

STEM eye-openers

STEM eye-openers

A group of educators in Australia collaborate to open student eyes to their future with STEM. Maree Timms reports.

Journeys to inspire

Journeys to inspire

Kate Shepherd reviews two books for younger teenagers in which remarkable journeys are undertaken by the central character.

Children and TV

Children and TV

Leah Davies advises us to help parents take control of screen time, and shows practical ways forward.

Child perfectionsim

Child perfectionsim

Leah Davies looks at the causes and explores how "perfectionists" can be helped.

Island School at 50

Island School at 50

Five articles by "Islanders" as a unique school celebrates its Golden Anniversary.

Poetry for June

Poetry for June

A new collection from Kwame Alexander, Michael Rosen on poetry and short stories edited by Ellen Oh.

Know your students

Know your students

Paul Jackson reflects on a principle at the heart of the Island School experience.

Empathy and revolution

Empathy and revolution

Islander and philosopher Roman Krznaric on empathy in his 2014 publication.

Concept based learning

Concept based learning

Jennifer Wathall carries on the tradition of innovation and excellence in Maths teaching at IS

Critical inspiration in the 80s

Critical inspiration in the 80s

Sasha Haldane recalls Island School in the 1980s when the "Towering Inferno" was in charge!

Travel journals

Travel journals

Writing when travelling enhances the whole experience. Linda Lappin has 7 tips to get you started!

#ReadforEmpathy!

#ReadforEmpathy!

Read for Empathy is a new campaign to promote what is seen as a core life skill by many.

A passion for learning

A passion for learning

Chris Binge looks at how Island School continues to inspire a love for learning.

Vietnam takes off!

Vietnam takes off!

With the prospect of deregulation and economic growth, international education is set to expand in Vietnam.

Future Library?

Future Library?

Uma Shankar Singh looks at the future of school libraries as "makerspaces".

Fathers' Day

Fathers' Day

It's tough being an expat dad. Here are 10 ways for dads to keep connected on Fathers' Day.

Pedagogy and CPD

Pedagogy and CPD

International teacher training works when the focus is on developing pedagogy, suggests Piia Parviainen.

Teachable moments

Teachable moments

Taking calculated risks opens up learning opportunities says David Gregory.

Trauma, education, hope

Trauma, education, hope

A new school in Cambodia is transforming lives.

Environmental rights

Environmental rights

Are environmental rights a child protection issue? Pete Milne has no doubts.

International or postcolonial?

International or postcolonial?

Just how internationally minded is modern international education?

Rainforest resources

Rainforest resources

Resources and activities for the Early Years, Primary and Elementary!

Team kit

Team kit

A new solution to an old problem?

O 'Neills  International

O 'Neills International

Team kit for the new international school year direct from the UK.

Designed for play

Designed for play

Great play needs great playground design - but where to start? Prue Walsh enlightens.

Effective flipping!

Effective flipping!

Abigail Bryant looks at how interactive technology can enhance the effectiveness of flipping the classroom.

Dragon in the box!

Dragon in the box!

Richard Gaskell examines the growing pressure created by the demand for international education in China.

The AfterMath

The AfterMath

Matias Hynynen looks back at Maarit Rossi's visit to Arusha in 2016: has it had an impact on teaching?

Finding themselves

Finding themselves

Three books about the experience of Chinese children finding themselves as well as the world.

Empowerment and education

Empowerment and education

A Californian environmental educator, a Maasai warrior and an empowering project.

Dinosaurs in the Early Years!

Dinosaurs in the Early Years!

Jan Homden has been exploring the world of dinosaurs. Download your free PDF!

Learning guitar

Learning guitar

Learning to play an instrument provides a life-long pleasure, but there are other benefits too, says Sally Phillips.

Who's afraid of 2041?

Who's afraid of 2041?

Helen Thew has a unique chance to visit Antarctica and learns the importance of the year in question.

Peer learning

Peer learning

Sarah Waters examines a practice dating back to classical times, but still relevant today.

Boys & Risk

Boys & Risk

How do you deal with boys who want to jump off cliffs backwards?

CURRICULUM ENRICHMENT

CURRICULUM ENRICHMENT

WELLBEING

WELLBEING

PLANNING & LEADERSHIP

PLANNING & LEADERSHIP

BLENDED LEARNING

BLENDED LEARNING

SPORT & OUTDOOR ED

SPORT & OUTDOOR ED

Kingshill Education

Kingshill Education

On-line A Level courses

SAPERE

SAPERE

P4C (PHILOSOPHY)

WCBS

WCBS

DATA MANAGEMENT

CIALFO

CIALFO

COLLEGE COUNSELING

SARAH WHYTE

SARAH WHYTE

PSHE SUPPORT

PAMOJA

PAMOJA

ONLINE IB COURSES

KIDZANIA

KIDZANIA

ROLE PLAY

DAVID GREGORY

DAVID GREGORY

OUTDOOR EDUCATION

O'NEILLS

O'NEILLS

SPORTS KIT

INCYTE INTERNATIONAL

INCYTE INTERNATIONAL

SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT

ISC RESEARCH

ISC RESEARCH

MARKET RESEARCH

THE KEY

THE KEY

RESOURCES

MOTIVATED LEARNING TRUST

MOTIVATED LEARNING TRUST

LISTENING SKILLS

CBT LONDON

CBT LONDON

TEACHER SUPPORT

KELLY BEAR

KELLY BEAR

ELEMENTARY

EDTECH 4 BEGINNERS

EDTECH 4 BEGINNERS

EDTECH IN CLASS

PATHS TO MATH

PATHS TO MATH

MATHEMATICS

TARGET 4 GREEN

TARGET 4 GREEN

ENVIRONMENT

SING UP

SING UP

MUSIC

IZAK 9

IZAK 9

MATHEMATICS

Spring for the Early Years

Spring for the Early Years

Two great new free PDFs with a huge range of ideas for spring activities.

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.

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.

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!

Making tracks

Making tracks

David Gregory describes a very different building project and the many benefits for those students participating.

Education for Sustainable Development

Education for Sustainable Development

Peter Milne looks at how to get "ESD" going at your school!

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.

Overweight Children

Overweight Children

Leah Davies looks at how teachers can address the issue of child obesity.

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!

Go visit

Go visit

Grace Kelly believes that when it comes to international understanding, there is no substitute for direct experience.

April book reviews

April book reviews

Kate Shepherd reviews new fiction and non-fiction from around the world for all ages.

Rolling Home: Part 2

Rolling Home: Part 2

Catherin Lorenzen describes her adventures in the Java Sea on board her family’s beloved yacht,

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.

Know your students

Know your students

Effective teachers really know their students, argues Paul Jackson.

Analytical thinking

Analytical thinking

PD in Dubai, March 12 & 13 2017 for teachers of Linear A & IBD with Andy Homden. Booking details & resources.

Independent Learning, 3

Independent Learning, 3

Memorising a body of knowledge with sound conceptual understanding is still a vital skill.

Independent Learning, 2

Independent Learning, 2

Developing independent writing skills for the Extended Essay and exam hall.

Independent Learning, 1

Independent Learning, 1

The importance of developing 3 key language skills as the basis for true independence.

Ready for Linear A?

Ready for Linear A?

Six ways to ensure that your students are prepared for the rigour of the new exams.

Preparing for pressure

Preparing for pressure

Five steps to help your students think and write under pressure.

Analytical thinking

Analytical thinking

Analytical thinking is the foundation for critical and creative thought. Find out why.

Connecting teachers

Connecting teachers

Join national and international delegates in Birmingham, July 6 & 7 at Joseph Chamberlain SFC.

Sustainability!

Sustainability!

Paul Cabrelli places sustainability at the centre of strategic planning for schools.

Math in the city

Math in the city

Donovan Carroll and MYP4 students hunt for number clues in the architecture of Amsterdam.

To Tell the Truth

To Tell the Truth

Leah Davies gives us some ideas on how to encourage children to tell the truth.

What we love to do!

What we love to do!

Collaborative art work in NZ inspired by Brazilian artist Romero Britto!

Finding hauora

Finding hauora

Roz O’Shea looks at how she found her calling teaching Health Ed. in New Zealand.

Strategic wellbeing

Strategic wellbeing

Rob Thomas from Trinity All-Through School in London on planning for wellbeing.

International

International

Izak9 round the world!

Learning

Learning

Izak9 in action.

Ask for a demo!

Ask for a demo!

In person or on line?

Maths and Mindset

Maths and Mindset

Two schools in Scotland combine the use of Izak9 with Carol Dweck's ideas.

Izak9 & PYP

Izak9 & PYP

A PYP Candidate School in Dubai gets to grips with Izak9.

Research & Izak9.

Research & Izak9.

Research shows that Izak9 can change girls' attitude to Maths.

The buzz at BETT

The buzz at BETT

Jan Homden has the last word on the big show at the Excel and is resting up for 2018!

Fun with Water

Fun with Water

Jan Homden walks through muddy puddles and prepares for World Water Day.

New book reviews

New book reviews

Reviews of four recent titles for librarians and teachers around the world by Kate Shepherd.

Rolling Home

Rolling Home

Catherine Lorenzen looks back at life in Iran, Yemen and Jakarta - with a special boat.

Intercontinental EAL

Intercontinental EAL

Chris Jay describes a joint project for IB English Language B students in HK and Belgium.

Debriefing

Debriefing

David Gregory on an outdoor ed technique that is also powerful in class.

Finland to Tanzania

Finland to Tanzania

Matias Hynynen and a group of Tanzanian teachers pick up new ideas from Maarit Rossi.

Resources, links and ideas

Resources, links and ideas

More ideas about sustainable schools based on Paul Cabrelli's talk.

Paul Cabrelli's presentation

Paul Cabrelli's presentation

Sustainability and Financial Management, St. Julian's, February 10 2017.

The impact of sustainable schools

The impact of sustainable schools

Evidence for the positive impact of "Sustainable Schools". DCSF, 2010,

Leading sustainable schools

Leading sustainable schools

Professor Alma Harris examines the culture of sustainability. NCSL, 2008.

Sustainability in schools: "Top Tips"

Sustainability in schools: "Top Tips"

DfE, 2012. Great practical advice for procurement, travel and utilities.

FOBISIA

FOBISIA

The latest from schools who are members of the Federation of British International Schools in Asia.

COBIS

COBIS

Opportunities at leading British International schools from around the world.

School Vacancies

School Vacancies

ITM's new page with direct links to school recruitment pages.

Educating refugee children in Greece

Educating refugee children in Greece

Rory Fox reports on why refugee children aren't getting the education they need.

British International School of the Year

British International School of the Year

TBS Kathmandu receives further honours in a high achieving year

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.

Positive psychology, positive education

Positive psychology, positive education

According to Moya O'Brien, a school really flourishes when it practises "positive psychology".

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.

Sir Bani Yas Island

Sir Bani Yas Island

Kehkashan Basu reports on a Green Hope visit to an extraordinary conservation reserve.

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.

Philosophical Teaching

Philosophical Teaching

Roger Sutcliffe suggests that using "P4C" infuses teaching with new meaning and energy.

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.

Connecting with your Parents

Connecting with your Parents

Greg Martin gives practical advice about using information management systems to connect with parents.

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.

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.

A pivotal year for COBIS

A pivotal year for COBIS

2016 was a high energy year for Colin Bell and his team at COBIS.

Gender and Mathematics

Gender and Mathematics

A new study suggests that "cognitive activation" may help girls enjoy mathematics rather more.

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.

Creating new learning spaces

Creating new learning spaces

A primary school in Switzerland plans expansion into secondary while staying true to itself.

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.

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!

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.

Teacher burn out

Teacher burn out

Kirstin Botter relates the perils of justifying the ludicrous and ignoring the warning signs.

10 ways to raise international mindedness

10 ways to raise international mindedness

Chris Muller explores how best to promote the idea in your school. .

Service work in Nepal recognised

Service work in Nepal recognised

The Times Educational Supplement gives TBS Kathmandu a pat on the back!

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”.

Slow Education

Slow Education

Mike Grenier, one of the movement’s leading advocates, explains the ideas behind "Slow Education".

Gender, careers and stereotypes

Gender, careers and stereotypes

ITM talks to Dr. Ger Graus, Director of Education at the London KidZania.

Branching out

Branching out

Schools aspiring to establish an international branch need to respect 10 principles, says Paul Cabrelli.

On-line safety for kids

On-line safety for kids

Jackie Harden looks at some easy to use on-line resources that help keep children - even the youngest - safe when they are on-line. (October)

Personalizing student learning

Personalizing student learning

Neil Jarrett recommends some "fantastic tech tools" to enable more personalized learning in the classroom. (September)

Supporting on-line learning

Supporting on-line learning

Rod Murphy is the on-line coordinator at AIS Guangzhou. He explains how students at AIS get to grips with studying online. (February)

MYP textbooks? Surely not!

MYP textbooks? Surely not!

Paul Morris, of the International School of London looks at the rationale behind the project to write a new range of MYP texts. (October)

Visual investigation across the curriculum

Visual investigation across the curriculum

Laura Dortmans looks at how artworks and artefacts can be used across all areas of the curriculum to unlock new knowledge. (November)

An American IB journey

An American IB journey

Headmaster Harry Lynch explains why Newman School, a successful independent college prep school in Boston changed curriculum to the the IB Diploma. (February)

Mathematics & ELL students

Mathematics & ELL students

The critical importance of focusing on language and its use when teaching Mathematics to ELL students. (June)

Risk taking in PYP Math

Risk taking in PYP Math

A PYP candidate school experiments with a resource designed to develop a relationship with number through play. (September)

Concept - based Mathematics

Concept - based Mathematics

Jennifer Wathall suggests that deep learning of Mathematics depends on true conceptual understanding. (December 2015)

Designed for play

Designed for play

From sensory stimulation to open-ended activities & safety: Prue Walsh considers 5 essentials of playground design. (March)

Empathy & pets

Empathy & pets

Jan Homden looks at developing empathy in the early years by focusing on animals. Includes 2 downloadable PDFs. (April)

Capturing curiosity

Capturing curiosity

Janice Ireland considers how to strike a balance between teacher and child initiated activities in the early years classroom. (April)

Learning together

Learning together

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

Outside Learning Environments

Outside Learning Environments

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

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)

 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)

Teaching and listening

Teaching and listening

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

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)

Minecraft  & Learning

Minecraft & Learning

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

Ada Lovelace – STEM Role Model

Ada Lovelace – STEM Role Model

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

Swimming with Finns

Swimming with Finns

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

Maths and mindset

Maths and mindset

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

Intrinsic motivation

Intrinsic motivation

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

Radical travel

Radical travel

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

A passion for learning

A passion for learning

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

Auditory Processing Disorders

Auditory Processing Disorders

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

Dulwich Prep London

Dulwich Prep London

Dulwich Prep London is an independent preparatory school in Dulwich, south London, England for boys aged 3–13 years. Position/s:

Open the door to your perfect teaching job!

Open the door to your perfect teaching job!

Season's Greetings!

Season's Greetings!

From everyone at Consilium Education and International Teacher Magazine!

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.

Ready for recruitment?

Ready for recruitment?

The recruiting season is fast approaching. Andrew Wigford explains how to prepare.

Intelligent Disobedience in school!

Intelligent Disobedience in school!

Ira Chaleff is the key note speaker at the Asia-Pacific International Schools Conference in December. What he’s got to say might ruffle a few feathers!

Seamus Heaney's HomePlace

Seamus Heaney's HomePlace

HomePlace, the new centre celebrating the work of Seamus Heaney opened in September. Andy Homden thinks everyone should visit!

Celebrate World Kindness Day on November 13th

Celebrate World Kindness Day on November 13th

Activities for everyone at school to get involved with - Jan Homden has compiled the ultimate guide!

Assessment and the Learning Revolution

Assessment and the Learning Revolution

Chris Binge, Principal at Island School, Hong Kong, thinks that assessment is artificially narrow. What, he asks, is to be done?

MUN: call for a more critical implementation

MUN: call for a more critical implementation

Kyle Kopsick suggests the way MUN works is flawed and in need of a change.

Visual investigations in the curriculum

Visual investigations in the curriculum

Laura Dortmans looks at how artworks can be used across all areas of the curriculum to unlock new knowledge.

TBS rebuilding update

TBS rebuilding update

John Moore reflects on the remarkable projects undertaken by The British School of Kathmandu in the wake of the Nepal earthquake.

Mastering MIS

Mastering MIS

How can you ensure all your staff become champions of your new school information management system, asks Neil Butcher.

The Meaning of “Outstanding”

The Meaning of “Outstanding”

Malcolm Greenhalgh offers some advice about responding positively to regulators, while remaining unashamedly student–centred.

The Man Who Planted Trees (L’Homme qui Plantait des Arbres)

The Man Who Planted Trees (L’Homme qui Plantait des Arbres)

This Canadian Oscar - winning animation is the ultimate cross - curricular learning resource.

Concept-based learning for today’s students

Concept-based learning for today’s students

Sebastien Barnard champions the benefits of concept-driven, enquiry based learning.

The Day the Wi-Fi Broke by Sally Flint

The Day the Wi-Fi Broke by Sally Flint

What is the family to do? It's Saturday and the wi-fi is broken. Jan Homden reviews a very current picture book.

Teaching and learning to meet the digital demand.

Teaching and learning to meet the digital demand.

Neil Bunting gives us 10 Practical ways for educators to integrate digital solutions.

Empathy, international values and more

Empathy, international values and more

Dr Sarah Whyte discusses empathy, bullying and third culture kids.

Starting school with a smile

Starting school with a smile

Anni McTavish looks at positive ways to support the settling-in process.

Navigating emotions

Navigating emotions

If we don’t pay attention to both cognitive and emotional sources, we are compromising our decision-making ability, writes Sarah Whyte.

6 steps to a better website

6 steps to a better website

Andy Homden looks at the six steps needed to give your website the edge.

School choirs light up the flame

School choirs light up the flame

Voices around the World is a great music project involving students in schools around the world. Here's what they did during Olympic Year!

Halloween resources

Halloween resources

Not so scary ideas for the Early Years, and a two part PDF for Primary!

Teaching adult ESL students

Teaching adult ESL students

Sandie Linn, who started teaching adult level ESL classes in 1982, in San Diego, shows how carefully chosen reading texts can enrich learning.

Peace & Sustainability

Peace & Sustainability

In a build up to the International Day of Peace, youth organisation Green Hope conducted a new conference cum workshop on “Peace & Sustainability”.

Recognising Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Recognising Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Moya O’Brien explains significant aspects of ASD and, provides guidance for the identification and support of ASD students.

International schools and oil

International schools and oil

The world’s oil and gas slump has already impacted international schools in several countries this year. Report by Anne Keeling.

Five reasons why listening is important for teachers

Five reasons why listening is important for teachers

The first of a series of articles from Peter Hudson focusing on the importance of listening in schools, starting with teachers.

Investing in Index Funds

Investing in Index Funds

For US expatriates, investment options are narrowing. Andrew Hallam offers advice on the opportunities that are still out there.

Playing outside in the natural environment

Playing outside in the natural environment

Every child should have this right! Helen Bilton considers the impact of a well- run outdoor "explorers club".

Managing your MIS so that it doesn’t manage you

Managing your MIS so that it doesn’t manage you

Greg Martin shows how to ensure your system suits your needs.

MYP Textbooks? Surely not!

MYP Textbooks? Surely not!

A new range of textbooks MYP by Concept is now on the market. Paul Morris, of the International School of London looks at the rationale.

Running  on-line competitions

Running on-line competitions

Setting up an inter-school competition is the perfect way to engage and inspire pupils says Neil Jarrett.

Swimming with Finns

Swimming with Finns

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

Planning an Outside Learning Environment

Planning an Outside Learning Environment

Jan Homden reviews the new edition of Prue Walsh's innovative, inspirational and influential book.

The Admissions Scene: from inside and out

The Admissions Scene: from inside and out

All schools aim to provide an efficient admissions procedure. Nancy Kroonenberg offers some practical guidance for schools and families.

Writing under pressure

Writing under pressure

5 steps to help students acquire the planning habit!

Are you ready for Linear A Levels?

Are you ready for Linear A Levels?

6 top tips to give your students a head start for 2017 and beyond!

Learning together

Learning together

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

United World Schools: teaching the unreached

United World Schools: teaching the unreached

Partnering schools through the United Word Schools project. Jack Clark reports.

Five essentials to promote good school governance

Five essentials to promote good school governance

Paul Cabrelli reflects on how governors sustain excellence while enjoying their time in office.

Tax and saving tips for UK teachers overseas

Tax and saving tips for UK teachers overseas

Peter McCartney explains how UK teachers moving overseas can claim a tax rebate and continue their National Insurance.

Minibeasts for The Early Years

Minibeasts for The Early Years

A new topic for the new year - Jan Homden has compiled 2 free downloadable PDFs.

Golf in Support of The Children of Haiti Project

Golf in Support of The Children of Haiti Project

Gail Schoppert describes the action when Former Administrators and Retirees teed off in New Hampshire this July!

Make learning personal with EdTech!

Make learning personal with EdTech!

Neil Jarrett describes some fantastic tech tools to aid personalised learning.

Moving overseas with a family

Moving overseas with a family

Elaine Stallard on the joys and pitfalls of relocating abroad when you have children!

Autism: inclusion benefits everyone

Autism: inclusion benefits everyone

Robert Naseef argues that an inclusive approach to autism has wider benefits for all.

The Missing Three Years

The Missing Three Years

Brianna Hill Kastner gives her personal perspective on returning home to Colorado.

Philosophically speaking

Philosophically speaking

ITM recently spoke to SAPERE CEO, Bob House, about Philosophy for Children.

From Principal to Balinese 'Basil Fawlty'!

From Principal to Balinese 'Basil Fawlty'!

Was now the time to try something new? David Knott reflects on his move to Bali.

Innovation in PYP Math

Innovation in PYP Math

The Swiss International Scientific School, Dubai (SISD), tries out a new maths resource in PYP lessons.

Responsive Language Acquisition, Part 2

Responsive Language Acquisition, Part 2

Teaching Chinese as a second language using Gesture Related Teaching (GRT)

Maths games as lesson starters

Maths games as lesson starters

John Tranter shows how to get Maths lessons off to a great start with a new on-line resource!

Online safety for kids

Online safety for kids

Encouragingly, Jackie Harden informs us that support is available and easily accessible.

Maths and Mindset

Maths and Mindset

Katie Gardinier reviews Izak9 at her school in Scotland.

International teacher recruitment - time of change

International teacher recruitment - time of change

Andrew Wigford proposes that schools need to adjust their recruitment policies.

Train leaders earlier!

Train leaders earlier!

Ciaran McMahon argues that earlier training could help us avoid a leadership shortage.

Using Minecraft to engage students

Using Minecraft to engage students

Neil Jarrett is convinced that Minecraft can be an effective teaching resource.

Are you getting the best?

Are you getting the best?

Phil Jones recommends that schools regularly review services from providers.

Impossible inspection regulations!

Impossible inspection regulations!

Ed Goodwin outlines concerns about changes in the inspection of British Schools Overseas.

Math and the ELL Student

Math and the ELL Student

Ideas from Krista & Allen McInnis to make Math more accessible to ELL students.

The things international teachers do!

The things international teachers do!

"international teaching offers a wealth of opportunities", says Anne Keeling.

Pirates . . . . Yikes!

Pirates . . . . Yikes!

Resources for the Early Years from Jan Homden. 'Arrr . . . . Arrr . . . . Me Hearties!'

 Retirement? Use the 4% rule!

Retirement? Use the 4% rule!

Andrew Hallam looks at active retirement planning, while still living well!

The essential skill of analytical thinking

The essential skill of analytical thinking

Is analytical thinking undervalued? Andy Homden thinks so.

Environmental impact!

Environmental impact!

Kehkashan Basu reports on Green Hope's 2-day conference.

An international education in UK

An international education in UK

Mother of four, Stephanie Parkes discusses her choice of school.

3 new schools open in Nepal

3 new schools open in Nepal

Report and thank you from Isaac Robinson at TBS in Nepal.

Summer Reading

Summer Reading

The Consilium team have put together their list for summer 2016!

Independence. Resilience.

Independence. Resilience.

Consilium Education have combined with Gartan Outdoor Education and Training Centre to offer a new 3 day course to help students with the transition to higher education.

INDEPENDENT LEARNING AND RESILIENCE LEAVING SCHOOL SUCCESSFULLY

INDEPENDENT LEARNING AND RESILIENCE LEAVING SCHOOL SUCCESSFULLY

Consilium Education have combined with Gartan Outdoor Education and Training Centre to offer a new three day course to prepare students aged 15 - 19 for the transition between school and higher education. Set in the wild country of North West Ireland, courses run June 27th to June 29th and August 23rd to August 25th 2016

Golf, anyone?

Golf, anyone?

If you are a school Head and fancy playing in the masters in Wales this July, look no further than the International Schools Heads Masters! (sic!)

A dream realised

A dream realised

Janet Berg started living - and working - the dream when she went overseas to become an international teacher in Qatar 4 years ago.

Learning languages

Learning languages

Language teaching is evolving to meet the needs of students with a global outlook. Rob Stokoe & Gabrielle Zhou-Lang report.

UAE: still out ahead

UAE: still out ahead

The UAE and China are neck and neck as the leading countries for opening new schools, but the UAE is well ahead in terms of student enrolment.

Those that understand

Those that understand

"Those that know, do. Those that understand, teach". (Aristotle) Discuss. Grace Kelly does just that!

Glass half full?

Glass half full?

Sarah Whyte explores the benefits of optimism and its importance to students, especially "third culture kids".

Investment ideas

Investment ideas

When it comes to investing our hard-earned money, Andrew Hallam would prefer us to swim with dolphins rather than sharks!

Under the sea!

Under the sea!

All you need for life under water in the Early Years - ideas for role play, songs, activities, book reviews, videos and a Rainbow Fish assembly

Taking the plunge

Taking the plunge

John Chapman and his partner had a decision to make: continue up the ladder in teaching, or buy a dive camp. They took the plunge.

The Big Picture

The Big Picture

If your thinking is cluttered with detail, which is bogging you down, pause to consider this advice from Angela Lynch.

The industries of the future

The industries of the future

Brian Ambrosio asks what are the implications for education arising from the new book by Alec Ross, former innovation adviser to Hilary Clinton?

Changing India

Changing India

Private enterprise is having a positive effect on Indian Education. ITM looks at the impact of Ashish Rajpal and his company, XSEED.

ECISPE2016 Conference

ECISPE2016 Conference

Making them all smile and sweat! Jessica Krol-Mundio reports from London where global PE teachers recently gathered.

Student leadership pilot in Muscat

Student leadership pilot in Muscat

Matt Hall, Deputy Head at the British School, Muscat, describes a new student leadership scheme at BSM designed in partnership with COBIS.

Memorable Shakespeare

Memorable Shakespeare

Elly Tobin loves the way Shakespeare is performed around the world and recalls a memorable performance of Hamlet in the Philippines.