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Fresh ideas for recruitment, more on the sustainabilty agenda, a new conference in Lisbon and online assessment. at 16+.
Michael Iannini on a mentoring program for aspiring leaders that has exceeded all expectations.
Think Tank leaves its birthplace as Holly Warren introduces its art-based values and concepts with other schools.
New thinking for an old problem - Andy Homden and Simon Harris look at ideas for new staff recruitment packs.
Does 'comparative judgement' provide a reliable and quick way to mark written work? Daisy Christodoulou thinks so.
Cindy Adair looks at what makes a great induction programme for international staff as they arrive in BKK.
Richard Tangye, João Paulo Feijoo and Pedro Neves invite you to Lisbon to develop a sustainability agenda.
Formal assessment at 16+ really is starting to change. Dr. Sarah Watson wonders how much further this can go.
With a teaching shortage looming Down Under, Tim Waley looks at the importance of PD for recruitment.
For Conrad Hughes, teachers who show they believe in their students can tranform lives in more ways thatn one.
Tash Hingston would like student opinions for the latest ISC Research survey.
We are looking for new articles - about what is happening in class, how you innovate or where you go on holiday!
Episode 3 - teaching and learning at Sevenoaks School, 2022. It's different here - as Mark Beverley explains.
If you haven’t put sustainabilty at the heart of your curriculum, now is the time to start. This month, we have 3 ways forward.
Charlotte Bouchier reports on the 2022 edition of 'The Wild Wisdom Global Challenge' for schools. Register now!
David Cole looks at how an art project has kept the BIS Ukraine community together during Ukraine's diaspora.
Retaining staff has never been more important. Having a planned approach is therefore vital, says Dr. Brooke Moran.
Governments should be rushing to get sustainability into the core curriculum. Apparently they're not, but help is here.
Despite the uncertainty of 2020 - 22, the demand for international education is still growing, as Sam Fraser reports.
Angela McCarthy tells the story of the $200,000 Earth Prize for schools and how your school can get involved.
Al Kingsley examines the digital pressures that affect student attention spans, suggesting ways to adapt accordingly.
If teaching depends on good relationships, these depend on empathy and listening skills according to Dr. Paul Parham.
For Uma Shankar Singh metaverse platforms need critical feedback, not instant adoption.
According to Matthew Savage, current forms of assessment do not get us anywhere near a full picture of a child.
The continuing challenge of recruitment, lessons from the Beatles, the importance of our working memory and working on Nauru.
Find the most recent international teaching jobs advertised by schools and international teaching agencies
We are excited to be partnering with the Outstanding Schools Middle East Conference on the 5 – 6 October in Dubai!
Tania Lattanzio and Dr Jennifer Chang Wathall look for unifying concepts we can all use to inform our teaching,
Durability is vital when procuring new equipment if schools are to meet carbon targets, argues Frank Campbell.
International teaching is a great passport to travel.. Susan Bennet reflects on the island that is currently her home.
IB teacher, Drew Thomas laments the narrowness of history courses offered by most international schools.
Holly Warren explores the roles of experience and habit as they shape our thinking, character, work and teaching.
High school graduate, Maryna Kiliachenkova tells how her family left their home town of Kherson in southern Ukraine.
Fab 4 fan Michael Iannini looks at lessons for leaders after binge watching the new Beatles documentary "Get back!"
IB teacher and Head of Physics at Sevenoaks School, James Tate looks at tablets, short-term memory and problem solving.
Now we understand learning better, Professor Douglas Fisher argues we can improve the impact of our teaching.
New surveys from COBIS and ISC Research confirm recruiting for international schools in 2022 did not get any easier.
When Katie Tomlinson and Stephen Priest talk about their jobs, you realise that leadership is all about people.
Coordinating support for children with disabilities is not easy. Anita Soni reports about a new initiative in Malawi.
School groups have existed for some time. Ashley Kirk of ISC Research reveals they are now growing in size and number.
Katy Gandon talks to Andy Homden about a new international pathway for TA's into the teaching profession.
Tony Child has news of the return of a much loved summer golf and networking event in the UK this July.
Pete Milne is leading a movement for schools that creates climate awareness while taking direct action.
'We built our school in the grounds of a care home.' Principal Jade Amalou reports from Reunion Island.
Kit Connell looks at how schools can reduce their carbon footprint in a revolutionary but realistic move to 'net-zero.'
Deborah Eyre argues a clear teaching and learning framwork should be in place from day 1 of a new international school.
Anna Azarova is the PR manager at BIS Ukraine. Here is her account of an epic trip from Ukraine with her friend's son.
The COBIS conference took place in London as a hybrid event in May. Andy Homden attended two interesting days.
Dr Fabienne Cheung wants to challenge approaches to teaching listening skills in Modern Languages.
Join a growing number of people who care about international education and want to write about it!
Max Simpson and Conrad Hughes discuss inclusive 'Pathways to the Future' for all teenagers.
Teacher-librarian Kim Klein explains how her school blends self-directed learning with UDL to support students.
The Times Education Commission reports soon on the state of education in the UK. Rachel Sylvester reports.
Lorna Conroy describes how her school has developed a 2-track approach to monitor secondary student wellbeing.
Approaches to live online teaching are becoming more sophisticated and ambitious. David Boddy reports.
Do you suffer from risk assessment anxiety? According to David Gregory, you are not alone! Help is at hand!
Eva Coddington presents the case for the active practice of Yoga in schools as time very well spent. Just breathe!
Katrina Daniels-Samasa suggests that if a school does not actively cultivate its climate, it will drift and problems arise.
Global digital poverty will only get worse unless more children have access to the internet according to Al Kingsley.
We are often urged to ‘reflect’. Holly B. F. Warren takes a visual approach to explore what it means. Go with it!
Keeping people safe in high-risk situations is what Phil Jones does. What can schools learn from his approach?
Stephen Priest looks at heroism in Ukraine and how schools in the Black Sea Group have supported each other.
According to April Remfrey, international schools need guidance and clear standards in order to be more inclusive.
Kevin Bartlett, argues we don’t need to ‘educate’ our parents. We do, however, need to co-create Learning Communities.
The University of Reading has developed a free online course for teaching sustainability, Dr. Helen Bilton reports.
It has become vital to retain great staff. Simon Dunford looks at building a school’s reputation as an employer.
According to Adrienne Waller there are good reasons why BIPOC educators should consider working overseas.
For Elen Harris understanding Cognitive Load Theory can enhance learning, especially when introducing new ideas.
Whether everyone is flying or flagging, more gets done if you look at how you work together, says Michael Iannini.
A survey by Tes shows international schools address wellbeing needs, but more can be done says Jon Romer-Lee.
Sometimes we think an innovation can be really good for international schools. Here's the pitch from Atom Learning.
Assessment in PE has come a long way. Could it go further without detracting from the suibject? Yes says Mat Heaume.
Milena Tišma describes how a school in Zagreb helped children cope after two earthquakes during lockdown.
Who are the biggest influencers in education? Ashley Kirk looks at the world of ‘edruptors’ and what they have to say.
Critical incidents cause distress. Responding in the wrong way makes things worse. Ian Gross looks at the issues.
Critical incidents cause distress. Responding in the wrong way makes things worse. Ian Gross looks at the issues..
Is the future of learning in safe hands? Not unless we follow three imperatives according to Sir John Jones.
The winning entry of the 2021 FOBISIA R4G Journalism competition from The British School in Tokyo
Ever had that moment when your words lack meaning? Diana Osagie makes the case for 'the leadership pivot'.
For Katie Tomlinson, addressing the gender disparity in school leadership is a matter of urgency. 7 steps are needed.
Dame Alison Peacock, considers the future of the profession during the post-Covid recovery.
Are schools only paying lip-service to international mindedness? Nalini Cook talks with Chris Allen & Anson Wong.
Is the future of learning in safe hands? Not unless we follow three imperatives, according to Sir John Jones.
Ever had that moment when your words lack meaning? Diana Osagie makes the case for 'the leadership pivot'.
The winning entry of the 2021 FOBISIA R4G Journalism competition from The British School in Tokyo.
Anita Soni reports on research at a district level in Malawi designed to support children with disabilities.
Isla Phillips describes how she uses the Harkness Method of discussion for student-lead interaction in Years 7 to 10.
We refer to the idea of curiosity routinely. What is it? Holly Warren’s prose poem provokes us to think more deeply.
For Nicholas Chaddock just talking about wellbeing in the classroom achieves little. Doing rather than talking is the key.
Dame Alison Peacock, considers the future of the profession during the post-Covid recovery.
Katie Tomlinson argues that seven steps should be taken now to address the gender disparity in school leadership.
How will education change in 2022? Sally Alexander looks at seven trends that are already emerging.
Serdar Ferit and Harriet Marshall look at how digital storytelling can build empathy and widen student horizons.
Rich Molloy looks for a middle path for coaching sport and finds it in Rosenshine's ten principles of pedagogy.
A prestigious UK award for a new centre in Bangkok prompts Andy Homden to reflect on international SEND.
Students are under threat online. Al Kingsley has some starting points for an approach to digital safeguarding.
Concerned that conventional assessment is not fit for purpose, Conrad Hughes suggests a different approach.
International teachers are in big demand for 2022. For Diane Jacoutot, schools face a very tough year recruiting.
Mark Beverley discusses the importance of finding the time to reflect on and discuss teaching practice.
Before your sign a contract, make sure you know what's included - timeless advice from Andrew Wigford.
For Abigail Reed, a new report from UNESCO is a clarion call for international schools to lead educational change.
Simon Dunford looks at the gaps in social learning that need to be closed on the return to on-campus learning.
A new report shows shifts in international school teacher recruitment and CPD. Anne Keeling has more.
A new report highlights key shifts in international school teacher recruitment and professional development. Anne Keeling has more.
Early Years creativity has been central to a project recognised at a major Milan design event, as Holly Warren reports.
Chika Kumashiro-Wilms tells how a simple question led to the mass-vaccination of refugees in Malaysia at ISKL.
Huma Shah wonders if we are doing enough to protect online privacy, despite recent strides in safeguarding.
How low cost live streaming from the classroom helped students still at home at one school in Dhaka.
A network of community projects in Ghana meets both global and local learning needs as Cat Davison reports.
What is the 'Internet of Things' and how can it be used in schools? Uma Shankar Singh looks at some of the issues.
If you want to find out how to change the world for the better, Margaret Rooke suggests listening to young people.
Does failure really toughen you up? Not without a process of healing, argues social psychologist Dr. Helen Street.
Nick Mooney looks at the benefits that Specialised Sports Academies are bringing to international schools.
Most of our articles are written by global educators - why not join them? We are always interested in new ideas.
7 articles from Innovate, the journal of the Sevenoaks School Institute of Teaching & Learning published by ITM in 2021.
The Institute of Innovation and Learning invites teachers to connect if you would like to be part of their ongoing work.
Do ‘inclusive’ leadership styles in teachers motivate students? A study by Paul Parham and Gloria Moss suggests there is a significant correlation
Charley Openshaw, IB teacher and Head of Art recommends the virtues of careful observation and drawing for wider learning.
Julia Kiggell suggests that understanding connections between dyslexia and mastering a musical instrument can transform learning.
Chris Taylor wonders if the ‘skills / knowledge’ divide is really so deep and, if not, what are the implications for learning and teaching?
Hélène Bonsall looks at the value of student questions, and asks why they are not asked more frequently in class.
Elen Harris looks at how Sevenoaks School has developed a model for giving high-impact feedback to students, while saving teachers time.
Mark Beverley, Director of the Sevenoaks Institute of Teaching and Learning, explains why schools should rethink the idea of creativity.
Educational interventions gaining the confidence of indigenous communities do work, as Susan Bennett reports.
Charlotte Bouchier has news of a WWF-linked competition for students exploring key issues in the lead up to COP26.
Using student-created video projects to assess learning is now mainstream, says Eddie Bradley. Time to hop on board.
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.
Holly Sullivan on how drama teachers in Asia found ways to collaborate online, setting up links that will now endure.
Allowing a post-Covid poetry opt-out from GCSE is wrong, according to Jill Pritchard who laments the move.
Bryan Gibson on evidence that gaming and Game-Based Learning will play an important role in education.
Nicholas McKie fuses three pedagogical styles with three ways of coaching to form 'a coaching way of teaching'.
Andreas Schleicher looks at the outcomes of the OECD 2018-20 global Survey of Social and Emotional Skills.
Asked to research what would be the 'sticky' changes in education after Covid, Anna Harrison found 5 big answers.
Nominations for the International School Awards 2022, hosted by ISC Research are open until 30th September.
Take back control! Despairing talk of ‘catching-up’ after Covid is self-defeating, argues Al Kingsley.
According to Kate McCallam, it’s worth considering the research about classroom design before setting up for the year.
Renee Rehfeldt thinks that Covid has made PD fairer and more accessible in international schools, despite a sense of loss.
Finding ways to measure the long-term impact of online professional development. Dr. Helen Bilton reports.
Dr. Natasha Ridge looks at 5 questions you should ask about yourself and the school that offers you an interview.
Anne Keeling on the latest report from ISC Research looking at emerging practice in international teaching.
A daily walk sparks off all sorts of connections for Andrew Tidswell about the link between curiosity and creativity.
Do ‘inclusive’ leadership styles in teachers motivate students? Research by Paul Parham and Gloria Moss suggests they do.
The message from Ashley Kirk and Doris Suchet in June was when planning strategically, don't guess - follow the data.
For Richard Gaskell the year had been a white-water ride - but ways are emerging to help schools steer their way through.
School design is more important than ever. In June, Ian Bogle looked at connections between spaces, inside and out.
According to Kirsty Knowles writing in June, teaching sustainability should be centre stage. Who would argue?
The time is right for new ideas. In May, Rachel Gillespie argued Occupational Therapy should be mainstream in schools.
At the COBIS conference in May, Andreas Schleicher of the OECD looked at the vital new skill of 'global competence'.
The year has seen chaos in the world of formal assessment. Time for change wrote Ian Grove-Stephenson in April.
In March, Elen Harris looked at giving high-impact feedback to students, while saving teachers time. Total win-win.
Kyra Kellawan and Andreu Gual i Falco asked schools to challenge attitudes that undermine student aspiration.
Looking back over an incredible year, Phil Mathe spoke from the heart about Covid and the lives of middle leaders.
By January 2021 Diane Jacoutot, was predicting a teacher shortage in 2021 – 22 and with very good reason.
Is Christopher Pommerening the new leader of the Learning Revolution? In December we looked at his ideas.
Kevin Bartlett showed in November that some of the old questions about education are still some of the most radical.
Professor Marcus Du Sautoy explained the mathematics behind the spreading of a virus in our October edition.
Are international schools culturally biased? Gwen Byrom thought we should ask ourselves some hard questions.
Ulrike Suwwan suggests including ‘Hublings’ - flexible spaces for self-directed learning – in the design of any school.
ISC Research Conference for the latest trends in international school education. July 8th, 2021: register here.
According to Sam Fraser, there is significant growth in the enrolment of medium-cost international schools.
Lewis Tatt questions whether textbooks are sufficient in themselves for the personalised 21st century ESOL classroom.
Head of Art, Charley Openshaw thinks careful observation and drawing are great techniques to help wider learning.
For Ciaran MacMahon, the magic of leadership is 'being present' for others and bringing out their leadership stories.
Julian McDougall places school libraries and effective media literacy in the front line to counter ‘fake news’.
In order to create brilliance in your organisation, focus on what's going well and the rest follows, writes Simon Dunford.
Glaucia Rosas and James Wilkinson see a ‘perfect storm’ for educational technology in schools. Here they explain why.
After a difficult year, Megan Flottorp and Cathryn Berger-Kaye explore how schools can build programmes in ‘21-‘22.
Flora Floris and three of her students describe their success when using the AR platform Moatboat to teach EAL.
Claire Sewell looks at courses which will help schools become more self-reliant in making a range of positive interventions.
Jess Gosling shows how student wellbeing and involvement in the Early Years an be monitored using the Leuven Scales.
Tom Richmond introduces EDSK, a UK think tank which aims to influence policy by the analysis of educational issues.
For Kirsty Knowles, bringing sustainability to the core of the curriculum just cannot be delayed.
Adam Seymour explores the impact of Barak Rosenshine's ‘10 Principles’ in real classrooms with his team at La Côte IS.
Rachel Coathup on two new video releases for teaching Relationships and Sex Ed, free to both schools and parents.
How do you review a popular international curriculum like the IPC? Gregory Biggs of Fieldwork Education reports.
For Ashley Kirk and Doris Suchet the use of data must be embedded in the strategic planning cycle for real impact.
Two keynotes. Two stories. One message from Floella Benjamin and Andreas Schleicher at COBIS21.
Sir Anthony Seldon reflects on five restorative practices with an impact both on ourselves and on those around us.
Dietitian Breanna Baildon knows how busy teachers are - but that's why what we eat has to change.
Architect Ian Bogle argues that a school’s interior must connect with its external environment for great learning to take place.
For Julia Kiggell understanding links between dyslexia and mastering a musical instrument can transform learning.
Stephen Walshe explains how P4C builds confidence and leads to early cognitive development.
Rachel Gillespie looks at how in-house occupational therapy is making a big difference to a school in Singapore.
Find out how the National Association for Special Educational Needs is now supporting schools overseas.
Alex Mirza has no doubt that digital assessment aligned to formative principles is set to change global education.
Fionna Heiton describes how an innovative training initiative is having a big impact on learning in rural Nepal.
When four complementary pedagogies come together, Early Years learning takes off, suggests Matthew Silvester.
Uma Shankar Singh looks at the huge potential for using a 3-D printer to stimulate interdisciplinary project work.
Andreas Schleicher looks at PISA 2018 and the importance of measuring 'Global Competence' as a core skill.
For Phil Mathe, he was one of the 20th Century’s greatest educational thinkers. Thoughts about Kurt Hahn.
Chris Taylor wonders if the skills/knowledge divide is really so deep and, if not, what are the implications for curriculum?
If objective testing data are to be useful, students have to understand their significance as Kawai Liu & Sharon Ma report.
Sign up for this year's Festival of Education organised by Wellington International, taking place April 17 - 23.
Clare Taylor loved working internationally, but suggests that international schools could learn to be more inclusive.
Hélène Bonsall looks at the value of student questions, and examines why they are not asked more frequently in class.
Using the principles of High Performance Learning, Neil Thomas enables students to be self-directed.
College counsellor Paul Yap looks at how G12 students can ‘win the wait’ as they plan during lockdown.
Ian Grove-Stephensen makes a strong case for abandoning paper-based summative assessments now!
Gregory Biggs describes how this popular curriculum is being re-imagined in the light of more recent research.
Sam Fraser, leader of the ISC Research field team on how the pandemic is changing international education.
Holly Warren reflects on the nature of imagination and its connection with reality as a drop of paint falls from a brush.
Would teaching at a ‘for profit’ international school be for you? Sadie Hollins has some pointers.
Colin Bell, CEO of COBIS extends an open invitation to members and non-members to attend this year’s Conference.
Richard Gaskell invites us to pause and listen as we prepare to take on the next section of the Covid white-water ride.
A survey for the 2021 COBIS Bursars and HR Staff Conference shows how schools are dealing with the pandemic.
Alex Cull looks at developing children’s conceptual understanding of mathematics before, during and after Covid.
By embracing the complexity of language provision, the International School of Paris aims to ‘go beyond bilingual’.
Elen Harris looks at how Sevenoaks School has developed a model for giving high-impact feedback.
Lisa Walsh thinks that schools should follow the green example of many businesses by adopting an ESG code.
Gail Schoppert reflects on a lifetime in international schools and the many changes he has seen since the late 1970s.
Ciaran McMahon suggests that leaders who ask good questions rather than provide all the answers add real value.
Janice Ireland and Marytina Osuchukwu describe how a school in the Niger Delta region has introduced inclusion.
Brendan Law identifies four elements for any modern curriculum, but everything must unleash a child's curiosity.
Rob Stokoe on self-aware leadership and the emerging pandemic legacy of resilient, positive headship.
Anne Keeling on the new ISC Research White Paper analysing what parents are looking for in an international school.
For Angelo Castelda, in order to help others effectively during the ongoing pandemic, make sure you look after yourself.
Matthew Savage and Helen Wright explore effective school governance, asking how schools can grow 'better Boards'.
Kevin Goggins thinks the Danish experience of Covid may point the way to more lasting educational change.
Phil Mathe takes off his hat to the middle leaders who are playing a crucial role in schools around the world during Covid.
Kyra Kellawan and Andreu Gual i Falco ask us to challenge the attitudes that undermine student career aspirations.
Imagining a ‘new normal’ is backward looking, argues Ger Graus. It’s time to build on what we have learned in 2020.
Robert Young thinks the idea of the balanced curriculum is under further threat as a result of Covid-19.
Gary Minnitt, Director of Accreditation at COBIS reviews a pilot series of online school visits. So far, so good.
Farida Danmeri looks at the link between constructionism and ‘making’, analysing how one enhances the other.
Colin Bell and Kamal Bodhanker want to raise the bar for Additional Educational Needs (AEN) in international schools.
Supporting local employees as they encounter “international school micro-culture shock” is vital, argues Henry Wong.
President of the School Library Association, Richard Gerver, explains why libraries are more important than ever.
Set up to provide a good education in sustainable schools, HUGS is a model for great low-cost learning.
ITM reviews a new guide to international education, a must add to your 2021 reading list.
ITM looks at R4G, a stunning service project that would not have taken place without lockdown.
Nicholas Chaddock looks at why reevaluating the importance of outdoor education is vital in 2021.
The way a school plans training is revealing, writes Peter Hogan, who looks at new CPD for TAs.
Far from being marginalised, sport moved centre stage at Giggleswick School during lockdown.
Frequent moves and family separation mean service children need support, writes Louise Fetigan.
Diane Jacoutot analyses the impact of Covid-19 on recruitment, predicting a teacher shortage in 2021.
Painting enhances a sense of being in the moment, but for Peter Hudson there may be more to it than that.
According to Doroteja Kostanjevec, schools play a vital role in preserving Slovenian culture.
Whatever you teach, argues Richard Evans building, emotional literacy transforms lives.
According to Helen Kelly, colleagues in leadership positions ended 2020 under massive pressure.
Mansoor Ahmed reminds us that many data indicate further growth in international education. Egypt is a case in point.
Who knows what jobs today's young people will be doing in 10 years? Ger Graus looks at how we can prepare them.
Phil Mathe looks at how PE teachers from around the world have collaborated online to keep students active in 2020.
Disenchanted with conventional approaches to education, the CGC wanted to co-create a smart and sustainable ecosystem for learning.
How to create effective, shared, schoolwide, learning cultures? The fourth in a series of four articles about the work of the CGC.
Kevin Bartlett explains how the Common Ground Collaborative focuses on learning that matters.
Having considered ‘Why’ the CGC set out to create a new paradigm for teaching and learning, the team ask ‘What is Learning?’
With a nod to Simon Sinek, Kevin Bartlett starts with ‘Why?’ he and a group of other like-minded educators founded the CGC.
Rachel Thorpe suggests how to secure the best cover for your staff when renewing a school’s medical insurance.
Felicity Gunn suggests intercultural sensitivity can take any school community to new heights.
Holly Warren describes Think Tank, an innovative studio environment for young learners at a school in Italy.
Having spent 10 years in Malaysia, foraging in the Borneo rainforest is a vivid memory for Hannah Rae.
After visiting Uzbekistan, Elly Tobin has no doubt it should be high on the bucket list of any serious traveller in 2021.
Daniel Shindler looks at the core values which have enabled him to take an optimistic view of what we all do.
For Natalie Croome, the impact of professional development is enhanced if school leaders participate in staff training.
Andy Homden asks if the baton of the Learning Revolution has been picked up by a new champion.
How can we create effective, shared, learning cultures? Using principles, not rules, writes Kevin Bartlett.
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Students in schools around the world are confronting Covid with music. Laurie Lewin invites your school to join in.
Matthew Savage considers what social and emotional masks international students will be wearing in 2020.
For Denny Berndt, simple ideas to stimulate engagement keep students ‘in the zone’ when online.
Gwen Byrom thinks we need to see school-home communication from a parent’s perspective.
Fionna Heiton looks at how a new approach to teacher training in a remote district in Nepal is making a difference.
Gargi Sarkar argues that student self-assessment enhances enagement during online learning.
A new book by Helen Lewis and Russell Grigg explores how animals can affect children’s learning and wellbeing.
When conducting a review of school values and philosophy, Roger Sutcliffe suggests that you do so philosophically.
Andy Homden looks at an innovative tender concept that connects schools with suppliers of resources & services online.
Roz O’Shea and family were trapped by quarantine and closed borders but still got through to their new school!
Alexis Anderson and Himani Sood describe how they have been using Social Media to support historical inquiries.
Kevin Bartlett explains how the Common Ground Collaborative focuses on the kind of learning that really matters.
Schools, teachers and other organisations writing for ITM are being noticed. Contact Andy Homden to find out more.
Reeling under the pressure of Covid-19, schools have shown resilience, but what in fact is going on? Will Bedford reports.
Experienced international teacher, Jess Gosling has advice for those starting an overseas career or contemplating a move.
In a quest to create a new pedagogical paradigm, Kevin Bartlett and the CGC ask ‘What is Learning?’
Rachel Thorpe looks at medical insurance as Covid-19 challenges basic assumptions about teaching overseas.
Elly Tobin, has been listening to teachers and students talking about the experience of online learning.
In the second of two articles Ger Graus argues for changes to the curriculum which will excite the imagination and raise aspirations.
Natalie Croome looks back at her own learning – as a child, as a trainee and as a teacher, and reflects on her ‘special teachers’.
Discovering Cognitive Load Theory was a eureka moment for Steve Garnett. Here are 4 key ideas for CLT in the classroom.
Matt Harris reports how a gap in safeguarding training for schools is being filled by a group of international educators.
Professor Marcus Du Sautoy explains the mathematics of exponential growth behind the spreading of a virus.
Esther Clark looks at how international schools can offer greater breadth and stronger continuity for their students.
When we are able to travel again, it will be the people we meet that make a place special, according to Susan Bennett.
Gwen Byrom thinks we all need to take a hard look at the cultural climate in which international learning is taking place.
Diane Glass of ISC Research looks at two important 2020 studies about edtech and inclusion trends in schools.
Kevin Bartlett explains why he founded the Common Ground Collaborative with other like-minded educators.
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.
Nicky Cook of the Worldwide Veterenary Service looks at a new animal welfare project and invites schools to get involved.
Jackie Beere reviews the ‘must-have’ skills as defined by the World Economic Forum in 2020 and how we can teach them.
Whether you are a teacher or a parent, wanting to protect your children is natural. But there are limits, says Nicola Pearson.
When living in Nepal, Fionna Heiton and partner Durga Aran could not ignore the challenges faced by local schools.
Derek Devine thinks that distance learning can be personalised without adding to the pressure that teachers are already under.
2020 has been a turbulent year, Stephen M. Whiteford thinks it will force us to face some difficult truths.
Stephen Cox reflects on the state of world education, using Covid-19 as a metaphor for outdated systems that need changing.
Stephen Walshe thinks we make time for ‘dialogue’ between children, as it can transform levels of literacy.
Andrew Wigford looks at teacher recruitment and sees the 2020 season extending into September.
For David Gregory, effective outdoor education risk management depends on the collective skillset at a school’s disposal.
Dr Stephen M. Whitehead looks at how the default position that ‘West is best’ is being questioned in Asia.
When lifelong international educator Ron Stones was issued his Work From Home (WFH) order, he wondered what would happen next.
Online chat expert, Kaitlyn Shipp explains how a 'live' chat feature can be used by admissions teams to build student numbers.
Two sisters in North London take advantage of lockdown to enter the world of digital publishing.
‘Dropping out of uni’ is getting worse. Do schools have a bigger role to play?
Daniel Shindler asks some important questions about teaching, and the whole point of being an educator.
What do parents, school leaders and operators see in the future for the United Arab Emirates? Mansoor Ahmed reports.
For Dr. Helen Bilton of the University of Reading, distance learning opens up new worlds for adults as well as for children.
There were unexpected results when Munir Mamujee and his staff continued to run their recruiting agency from home.
Uma Shankar Singh describes the journey his Grade 9 students undertook, inspired by Paul Salopek and his “Out of Eden Walk”.
For Stephen Walshe, engaging young learners in philosophical enquiry helps build constructive confrontational skills.
Education has become a rushed process with skills that students most need left behind. Time to recalibrate, says Robert Lloyd Williams.
Stephen Whitehead analyses key variables that will affect the ability of international schools to survive Covid-19.
Design Technology teacher Joan Brown looks at how schools in Wales became involved in the design and manufacture of PPE.
Janice Ireland talks to the Early Years team at Panaga School in Brunei as they reflect on the experience of distance learning.
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.
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.
Will Bedford of ISC Research, asks how resilient the international schools’ market has been in historic times of crisis.
As the academic year draws to a close Leah Davies has some useful hints to help write those all important report cards.
Orla Redmond's lockdown goal is compiling a list of favourite children’s books from around the world. She needs help!
The library is at the centre of any good school. Why should things be any different during lockdown, asks Sally Flint.
Janice Ireland talks with Henk van Hout, Global Head of Shell Education Services, about how families are coping in lockdown.
Jason Tait suggests that student wellbeing during lockdown is even more important than the online academic programme.
Whatever else changes in education after lockdown, according to Ger Graus, raising children's aspirations must be part of the ‘new normal’.
Does getting out of the classroom help you de-stress? Caroline Ferguson at Bangkok Patana School looks into CAS and stress levels.
Stephen Walshe argues that children as young as 5 can be introduced to a vocabulary to help them access their thinking.
Stephanie Quayle of ISC Research looks at how schools may be coming through the lockdown phase in China.
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!
Leah Davies outlines strategies to help children cope with their worries. These may be even more important than ever in 2020.
Ian Gilbert reflects on the nature of loss, and the contradictory ways in which it might be confronted with a bereaved child.
Robert Lloyd Williams looks at the needs of teachers and how they might be supported as they switch to online teaching during lockdown.
Recruitment for 2020 is still underway. See ITM's special page for positions advertised by international school associations and recruiting agencies.
Being published is great for your CV! Contact us to find out more about writing for ITM.
ITM speaks to three schools, two in China and one in Kuwait to find out how they have adapted to the lockdown.
When establishing a new website, Mike Khorev suggests that understanding the basics is the key to a quality outcome at the right price.
Primary Principal Graeme Chisolm looks at how his school took on the task of coordinating a consistent programme over four sites in Prague.
Jason Lasky looks at the techniques that have become central to his drama teaching repertoire, which help students ‘let go’.
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!
Mark Beverley, Director of the Institute of Teaching and Learning at Sevenoaks School explains why he thinks schools should rethink the idea of creativity.
Ger Graus, teacher, writer and social activist, thinks that young people can imagine their future confidently, if they know how.
While teachers provide a cornerstone that offers a daily structure to many children, they must also look afer themselves, says Leah Davies.
Establishing a routine for home schooling - tricky, but not impossible, according to Orla Redmond.
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.
How the Fortune Kindergarten in Shanghai is providing Early Years distance learning during the Covid-19 epidemic.
Being published is great for your CV! Contact us to find out more about writing for ITM.
Gavin McLean discusses how digital learning enhances access to high-quality education opportunities for all.
International teacher Susan Bennett contemplates that moment of greatness when travelling in Indonesia.
Ross Corker from Bangkok Patana School explains how Flipped Learning is being coordinated in the Secondary School at BPS.
Learn about Lunar New Year customs and traditions: 'ratty' stories to share & videos to dip into, compiled by Jan Homden.
Being published is great for your CV. Contact us to find out more about writing for ITM.
Sally Flint looks at the knotty problem of censorship in international school libraries.
Leah Davies offers guidlelines to help support children as they learn to cope with their feelings.
Emily Melynn Alexander considers how lack of sleep can impact on the lives of teens and young adults.
Becoming interested in starting a school with an overseas partner is one thing. Being ready for a project in China is quite another.
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.
Orla Redmond discusses some essentials about looking for a job overseas – including things the recruiters don’t tell you!
There were over 250 nominations for the International School Awards, 2020 : Anne Keeling previews the presentation evening for ITM.
Listening is invaluable in schools for teachers, school leaders, students and parents. Here, Peter Hudson explains the dividend of listening for leaders.
In the third of three articles on the development of language in schools, Orla Redmond examines the value of discussion as a learning tool.
Jasmine Spavieri looks at the inspirational work of Save the Med, and how international teachers and students can join an expedition in 2020.
Stephen Walshe suggests Philosophy for Children (P4C) can provide essential life skills for younger learners.
Linda Parsons, electronic learning coordinator at Deira International School explains the online solutions DIS found to support their IGCSE students.
Contact us to find out more - we'd love to hear from you in the New Year! Andy Homden
Online curriculum specialist Paul Daniell sees blended approaches as a way of providing affordable, high quality teaching in international schools.
Sally Flint talks about her new picture book in which she explores dementia from a child’s perspective.
According to Mark Schaub, a reflective and patient approach will help international partners avoid five common mistakes that can plague new projects.
Dip into these beautiful winter stories, narrated by some wonderful readers. Curated by Jan Homden.
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.
As former first lady Michelle Obama urged us, 'Let's get our kids to move!' Leah Davies shows how.
A new inititive? Doing something a bit different in the classroom? Tell us about what's making a difference for your school community.
Festivals and Fun Days to celebrate with your children in November. Jan Homden has put together a list of ideas for three special days.
Is the environment in China just too difficult for starting a new school with a local partner ? Not necessarily, according to Mark Schaub.
Matt Harris Ed.D discusses how safeguarding training can be provided for all adults in a school community.
The International Writing Project encourages teachers to write for enjoyment. Elly Tobin considers the benefits for their students.
Fed up with conventional professional development? So is Natalie Croome who suggests a radical, made-to-measure alternative.
Gavin McLean discusses how student-led learning can be implemented in international schools and why a one-size-fits-all approach is not good.
Leah Davies discusses how to overcome barriers to positive parental involvement in school and their child's education.
For School Librarian, Sally Flint, a great library is a living organism, and parents are an important part of the mix.
For Tessa Lochowski teachers should use their knowledge of developmental stages in the early years for effective English language acquisition.
Peter Hudson looks at how the work of Dr. William Rivers during WW1 influenced the development of modern counselling.
Why is listening important for teachers? Peter Hudson gives five really good reasons.
A new Facebook Group for teachers from British International Schools to share news and best practice.
Doing something a bit different in the classroom? We'd love to hear about what's making a difference for your students.
Melissa Etherton explores empathy as a leadership tool and how it can have a positive impact on a school community.
Orla Redmond's ideas for creating a communication-rich classroom by explicitly building student vocabulary.
Hannah Rae joins 20 strangers visiting successful social entrepreneurship projects in Manila.
Jan Homden has put together ideas for Diwali and not-so-scary Halloween activities for the Early Years classroom.
English teacher and librarian, Sally Flint offers six tips for transforming a good library into a great learning hub.
Leah Davies thinks by answering children honestly, they will learn that they are not alone in their concerns about war.
Can VLEs bridge learning gaps experienced by internationally mobile children moving from school to school? Gavin McLean thinks so.
Chris Jay tells the story of how Splash is helping a wide range of adults to take to the water in Hong Kong.
Mark Schaub suggests that the opportunity the educational scene in China presents to overseas schools is real – but that it requires understanding.
Andy Homden revisits the age-old issue of what is worth knowing, and asks 'Are subjects really dead?'
Grandparents Day? 'Read a Book Day'? Jan Homden has a lot to celebrate in class for September.
5 tips from Krista Harper that will help parents of children in your class get things off on the right foot this year.
Richard Campbell makes the case for tracking a student’s effort and application using a formative assessment system.
Anne Keeling brings us up to date on the data and trends shared at the ISC Research conference in Oxford this July.
Is accreditation really important for international schools? Gary Minnitt has no doubts.
If your brain hurts as you read this article about thinking, teaching and learning, Ian Gilbert has done his job!
Leah Davies discusses why girls usually differ from boys in the type of aggressive behavior they exhibit.
Grace Kelly relates the zone of proximal development to the effectiveness of groupwork in a classroom.
Becoming academically self-sufficient is invaluable for any student - but most have to be shown how.
When the going gets tough, we often turn to music. According to Curtis Dean, recent research confirms that music can motivate, energise and soothe.
Stephen Priest, Principal of the British International School of Tblisi reports from the Black Sea Schools group, who have just held their first conference.
Can primary age students grasp the key ideas behind atomic theory? Mark Verde, at Bangkok Patana School certainly thinks so.
Frank Opray considers the rationale for fundraising in international schools and key aims for a Development Office.
A new bakery in the UK is showing how a bridge to employment for students with learning disabilities can be built.
A project linking a team in New York with teachers and classes in Andhra Pradesh establishes principles for good VC practice.
International recruitment specialist, Rory Galvin, looks at the significant opportunities opening up for a ‘trailing spouse’.
In school libraries around the world, matching texts to levels of reading development is accepted practice. Should it be?
Blending on-line and in-class learning has clear advantages for international schools. But how can it be sustained in practice?
This new report commissioned by the Enrollment Management Association should be read by admissions staff and Heads.
A new bakery in the UK is showing how a bridge to employment can be built for students with learning disabilities.
Frank Opray considers the rationale for school fundraising and the key objectives of a Development Office.
According to Curtis Dean, recent research confirms that music can motivate, energise and soothe, and invites us to get playing.
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.
Can primary age students grasp key ideas behind atomic theory? Mark Verde AP at Bangkok Patana School certainly thinks so.
What support can international schools when their students apply to a university like Oxford?
Andy Homden reflects on the growing influence not only of COBIS, but of international education itself.
Learning support is often under-resourced in developing countries. Not always. Anita Soni reports from Malawi.
There are now more EAL learners in international schools than ever. They need the right support says Elly Tobin.
In a search for on-line resources to flip the classroom, Stephen Powell-Peterson found GCSEPod and has not looked back.
Four articles from ITM about governance and strategic planning in international schools.
Owen Henkel shares key, and perhaps surprising, insights from his team's report “Future of Skills: Employment in 2030”.
Matthew Savage looks at 'the Mona Lisa Effect' and the importance of the teacher-stiudent for effective learning.
New British international schools have created the need for EAL learners to master 'academic English' argues Nick Chaddock.
Lisa Smalls lists seven ways that sleep (or lack of it) impacts our effectiveness in and out of the classroom.
How three key planning elements can link to form a sustainable strategic plan.
Paul Cabrelli looks at the importance of sustainability for strategic planning.
Priya Lakhani gets out her crystal ball to look at EdTech trends and in the process dispels a number of myths.
Susan Hamilton, Executive Director at ‘Performability’, thinks it's time the curriculum was broadened in schools and looks to opera for inspiration.
Natassja Williams believes that student well-being depends on a strong school culture created by a committed team.
Demand for international education in China is growing – but how is the market changing, and what are the challenges when opening a new school?
Former Principal of Bangkok Patana, Mrs Nicolette Quekett is 100 years old on April 14. Andy Homden looks back on her remarkable life.
Do schools really need to find a different way to recruit? Beth Owen thinks so.
Orla Redmond examines ways of creating language-rich classrooms to encourage talk and stimulate thinking.
Rejection can be a professional blessing in disguise. as Jennifer Abrams realised after a conversation with a friend.
Four key ideas for teachers and TAs to consider for the classroom, from Helen Bilton at the University of Reading.
Ideas from Leah Davies to enhance children's social and emotional growth, as well as their academic knowledge.
Find out more about Consilium Education, the publishers of International Teacher Magazine.
Meet the ISC Research team and keep up to date with the latest trends in international education at Oxford in July.
Jasmine Spavieri looks at the marine biology research work of Alnitak, and invites schools to become involved this summer.
The blitz on your senses begins as soon as you land! What's not to enjoy about Havana? asks Jan Homden.
For Shimmi Sharma, discovering Skype in the Classroom opened up a range of experiences for her students and a sustained impact on learning.
Gavin McLean argues that when personalised learning is supported by good resources, administrative tasks can be lightened.
Sunil Nanwani looks at ways to prepare for the new IBDP maths courses being introduced in 2019.
Anne Keeling reports from the glittering award ceremony held in London earlier this year.
How should we react if appoached by a child who wants to talk about possible sexual abuse?
According to Helen Mills, poetry is not always given the prominence it deserves in English lessons.
Looking for a job? ITM has direct links to some of the best recruiting agencies around the world.
For Nick Chaddock, a student’s life skills are as important as academic achievement when it comes to making a university application.
New children's book releases - ITM's reading list for 2019 compiled by Jan Homden and reviewed on Amazon.
ITM looks at some of the outstanding nominees for International School of the Year 2019 being awarded n London this month.
David Gregory outlines the three types of risk factor that must be managed to ensure safety in every outdoor activity.
Anita Soni and Sarah Presswood explain how Video Enhanced Reflective Practice (VERP) can strenghten Early Years learning.
Andrew Wigford has put together his top ten teaching destinations for 2019.
Jon Gill, the Growth and Development coordinator of the British Scouting Overseas (BSO) Area wants to help schools set up new groups.
People and nature, it seems, can happily co-exist. Andy Homden reports from Teluk Datai in Langkawi.
Jan Homden has compiled resources to use in your classroom to celebrate this colourful 'Spring Festival'.
Leah Davies looks at how, as a profession, we might address what is becoming a pressing issue.
David Gregory recently faced a new challenge on Whistler Mountain that made him think.
David Gregory had always wanted to go to Vienna, and was not disappointed by his winter visit.
If schools promote Digital Citizenship, on-line safety can be transformed, argues Matt Harris.
Liezl van der Merwe, explains how her school changed its approach to Maths homework.
Celebrate Christmas in your classroom with lots of fun ideas free to download in two PDFs compiled by Jan Homden.
Kevin Ruth invites schools and educators around the world to join the ECIS Connect platform.
Peter Hudson looks at the work of Dr. William Rivers at Craiglockhart hospital during the First World War.
There are so many wonderful seasonal classics to choose from but here are a few to add to Santa's list.
Teachers make powerful impressions on children. Leah Davies thinks it is important to be memorable for the right reasons.
12 fabulous stories on video for Winter/Christmas narrated on-line by native English speakers,
Dr. Ger Graus makes a powerful case for experience-based learning as the key to social mobility.
Lots of ideas and activities to dispel those fears, in two free PDFs collated by Jan Homden.
Bill Hess thinks there are good reasons for schools to consider alternatives to the market leader.
Leah Davies suggests three steps to help children learn effectively by following our example.
Dr Alex Pryce suggests a deeper awareness of a university’s admissions process could benefit your students.
Proofreading is generally considered to be the last part of an editing process. Chris Jay thinks it can be much more.
Jules Fitzgerald argues that a good musical education gives children real advantages in their cognitive and social development.
John Landrum looks at a variety of ways in which new technology can provide a level playing field for all learners.
Children retain more information and gain greater understanding when they hear someone read to them, argues Stephen Murgatroyd.
During the summer of 2018, the first international school wellbeing research project was completed, reports Anne Keeling.
Andy Homden looks at how recruiting agents can help find your next job and what you should expect of them.
Andrew Hunter reflects on the value of UK style boarding schools and the establishment of a new school in Shenzhen.
In Part 2 of his headline analysis of UK exam results, Tony Stephens turns his attention to Key Stage 4 (GCSE).
Organise a day of fun on October 5 – there are lots of ideas collated by Jan Homden in this free to download PDF.
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.
A summary of the key stats about the 2018 A Level results from UK based exam expert Tony Stephens.
Helen Bilton and Richard Harris witness the motivating effect of a class visit to a Tudor country home.
According to Tim Belfield, using coaching to support positive behaviour policies can transform a school's culture.
Vanita Uppal puts digital technology, independent learning and community values at the heart of her school's award-winning approach.
Three new picture books published this year by Julia Donaldson reviewed by Jan Homden.
Jenny Silverstone discusses appropriate screen time for young children: just how much is "enough"?
Peter McCartney shows how to apply for UK tax refunds and make National Insurance payments when overseas.
Stephen Walshe looks at how P4C (Philosophy for Children) can help uncover children's "submerged" values.
Andrew Wigford suggests an answer to the shortage of British trained teachers: a global pool of talent.
Early Years Resources from Jan Homden. Fun packed ideas and activities to dip into and get the school year off to a great start!
New school leaders should be more like a lamb than a lion, suggests Ciaron McMahon. Find out why this approach works.
Two new ways in which the global British international community can share ideas, opportunities and best practice.
How can you achieve an authentic blend of co-teaching in a bilingual school, asks Stephen Walshe.
Nathan Still explains Technology Integration and examines cross-curricular tracking of progress.
The continued growth of international education has brought new opportunities for teachers, investors and schools writes Richard Gaskell.
Annabelle Fee offers 6 tips to students for fulfilling, safe and affordable travel in a gap year.
Supporting schools and learning around the world - training, planning and critical friendship.
Mathematics is still a male-dominated area. Nicola Pearson asks why and suggests how we might all bring about change.
Joan Weir thinks that guiding screen use during the holidays is better than banning it and shares some of her favourite apps.
Ideas for great PD on a budget, from Lural Ramirez, Director of Centro Educativo, Futuro Verde.
Chris Jay has found that the Field - Tenor - Mode approach to textual analysis has greatly improved student writing.
Holiday homework ideas for younger EAL students from Anita Bamberger - it's all about motivation.
Inspire your children to be astronomers or astronauts – Jan Homden has ideas to fire the imagination.
A G4 interdisciplinary unit of inquiry becomes a coding adventure, resulting in a live performance.
This collaborative project between DP Film and Literature students has wide potential.
Mike Izzard looks at future proofing education in a new learning paradigm based on "soft" skills.
Two old favourites and a new picture book - all suitable for 4 – 8 year olds. Reviewed by Jan Homden.
Diego Cardini looks at the benefits of learning a musical instrument - according to the research.
How does a child develop a sense of "self" and how does this affect self-esteem? Leah Davies looks at the implications.
A new project at the University of Manitoba looks at the LGBTQ experience of teaching internationally,
Mark Starbuck looks at cultivating and sustaining trust in a school, and why this is so important.
What classroom issues are raised by the presidential Tweetment of climate change?
David Gregory reassesses his limits in the mountains when facing a daunting ski-run.
Michel Leroux looks at transformational travel (or "TT") and opens up a world of possibilities.
Head of Science Chris Baker reviews a classic natural history study "Cuckoo" by Prof. Nick Davies.
Kate Shepherd reviews three novels with stories that will engage and challenge a reader.
Stephen Walshe thinks that philosophical discussion in the early years is a reasonable proposition.
Leading British international schools and educators are recognized at a gala evening in London.
Frank Thompson has found an on-line game, Kahoots! particularly effective in his EAL classes,
Jan Homden has assembled some spring resources to take you through to the end of term.
Tim Hill hopes to develop financial understanding as a life skill with the help of a new app.
Clive Davies looks at the importance of “mastery” and what it means in terms of mathematical understanding.
According to Anne Keeling, there is no sign of any slow down in the demand for international education.
If you understand your role you will know when to take the lead and when to let others take over.
Find out more about the exciting new international education group who publish ITM!
What are the people at Consilium Education and International Teacher Magazine wishing for in 2018?
Elly Tobin takes a trip down memory lane in the Rhineland when visiting the little town of Zons.
T. J. Coburn shares a very personal story with his students to illustrate the long-term effects of bullying.
EdTech needs support from transformational leadership to light the flame of learning, argues Matt Harris.
This month Kate Shepherd reviews three very different picture books for 2018 - all featuring animals.
Susan Stewart discusses how and why schools should face the challenge of promoting student home languages.
It takes two to communicate - givers and receivers - says Leah Davies: listening is as important as talking.
Katherine A. T. Knox on how Green Light leadership keeps a school moving forward.
How Jessica Gosling opened a pre-school group in Ho Chi Minh City to meet a local need.
Matt Tighe's school in the UK has identified three ways to secure new international links.
David Gregory thinks if we want to challenge students, we have also got to challenge ourselves!
International Student Counselor, Debbie Taylor describes a broad approach to EAL support.
The latest from Matthew Sayed, author of Black Box Thinking, is a must read for teachers.
Andy Homden has ten ideas to help you engage an online audience as you raise your digital profile.
A student’s simple suggestion led to David Gregory questioning the essence of true leadership.
Stephanie Martin looks to dispel some of the common myths about disability and higher education.
Dr. Richard Lofthouse reports on a new digital outreach initiative from Oxford University, the "home of big questions".
Demand for international education in India is growing rapidly, according to ISC Research, writes Anne Keeling.
If experienced in the right way, coding is relevant to learning in the Early Years says Filippo Jacob.
Think like an engineer in the Early Years (and sing and rhyme and have fun!) With 2 free PDFs.
Sue Collins reflects on how Endicott's international M.Ed. programs have changed lives.
Three historical books to engage young adult readers - reviewed this month by Kate Shepherd.
Resources for teaching analytical thinking and writing in Years 12 & 13, with CPD update for October 2017.
Tucky Fussell believes images can have a real impact on learning across the curriculum.
Early Years Resources from Jan Homden. Fun packed ideas and activities to dip into!
'Our words have a profound effect upon a child's attitude' says Leah Davies. 'Use them wisely'.
David Gregory finds out more about learning in the dark when he takes students caving.
Teacher Adam Black describes how a unique therapy changed his life and cured his stutter.
Can the digital revolution pose a threat to a school's cultural diversity, asks Uma Shankar Singh?
Jan Homden has 10 things to think about to prepare children for their first day at school.
Prue Walsh explains how to make the absolute best of the space you have for effective play.
Carolyn Savage thinks regular use of a mother tongue language has huge benefits for learning.
Peter Frankopan's "New History of the World" is a must-read for a 21st Century understanding of global affairs.
A new study sponsored by the Nuffield Foundation suggests Philosophy for Children can lead to non-cognitive benefits.
Don W. Brown wants to put an element of play back into classroom learning. Here he reflects on nine considerations for doing so successfully.
Music, role play and language! New resources to download exploring the natural history and culture of the African savanna.
Should students learn more about the conceptual thinking behind modern technology? Sally Phillips thinks so.
Reforms in Finland show the growing influence of concept-based learning, says Isabel du Toit
Having had to drop out of an ambitious cycle marathon, Charlie Ford now plans to run away with the Cycling Circus!
Kim Laizer saw a real need for a support project in Tanzania but had to learn a great deal first!
Giving students the opportunity to think for themselves and take control can reap rewards as David Gregory explains.
A group of educators in Australia collaborate to open student eyes to their future with STEM. Maree Timms reports.
Kate Shepherd reviews two books for younger teenagers in which remarkable journeys are undertaken by the central character.
Leah Davies advises us to help parents take control of screen time, and shows practical ways forward.
Five articles by "Islanders" as a unique school celebrates its Golden Anniversary.
A new collection from Kwame Alexander, Michael Rosen on poetry and short stories edited by Ellen Oh.
Paul Jackson reflects on a principle at the heart of the Island School experience.
Jennifer Wathall carries on the tradition of innovation and excellence in Maths teaching at IS
Sasha Haldane recalls Island School in the 1980s when the "Towering Inferno" was in charge!
Writing when travelling enhances the whole experience. Linda Lappin has 7 tips to get you started!
Read for Empathy is a new campaign to promote what is seen as a core life skill by many.
Chris Binge looks at how Island School continues to inspire a love for learning.
With the prospect of deregulation and economic growth, international education is set to expand in Vietnam.
It's tough being an expat dad. Here are 10 ways for dads to keep connected on Fathers' Day.
International teacher training works when the focus is on developing pedagogy, suggests Piia Parviainen.
Great play needs great playground design - but where to start? Prue Walsh enlightens.
Abigail Bryant looks at how interactive technology can enhance the effectiveness of flipping the classroom.
Richard Gaskell examines the growing pressure created by the demand for international education in China.
Matias Hynynen looks back at Maarit Rossi's visit to Arusha in 2016: has it had an impact on teaching?
Three books about the experience of Chinese children finding themselves as well as the world.
A Californian environmental educator, a Maasai warrior and an empowering project.
Jan Homden has been exploring the world of dinosaurs. Download your free PDF!
Learning to play an instrument provides a life-long pleasure, but there are other benefits too, says Sally Phillips.
Helen Thew has a unique chance to visit Antarctica and learns the importance of the year in question.
Sarah Waters examines a practice dating back to classical times, but still relevant today.
PLANNING & LEADERSHIP
SPORT & OUTDOOR ED
Cyrus Carter reflects on working in Istanbul in the current climate, and opts to stay.
Art Teacher Natalie Catlett uses the calming influence of rock sculptures to balance the high energy of a Grade 1 class.
Mozambique - the hidden gem of Africa. Max Robinson makes a strong case for a visit, sooner rather than later.
The story of an organisation that makes life just a little bit easier for new arrivals in Vietnam!
David Gregory describes a very different building project and the many benefits for those students participating.
Inspired by the most famous eyes in the world of art, Matthew Savage explores how data used effectively, transforms learning.
Celebrate Earth Day this year on April 22 with this newly collated PDF of free primary and Early Years resources!
Grace Kelly believes that when it comes to international understanding, there is no substitute for direct experience.
Kate Shepherd reviews new fiction and non-fiction from around the world for all ages.
Catherin Lorenzen describes her adventures in the Java Sea on board her family’s beloved yacht,
Matias Hynynen's second diary extract recording the visit by 2016 Global Teacher of the Year Finalist, Maarit Rossi to Arusha.
PD in Dubai, March 12 & 13 2017 for teachers of Linear A & IBD with Andy Homden. Booking details & resources.
Memorising a body of knowledge with sound conceptual understanding is still a vital skill.
The importance of developing 3 key language skills as the basis for true independence.
Six ways to ensure that your students are prepared for the rigour of the new exams.
Analytical thinking is the foundation for critical and creative thought. Find out why.
Join national and international delegates in Birmingham, July 6 & 7 at Joseph Chamberlain SFC.
Donovan Carroll and MYP4 students hunt for number clues in the architecture of Amsterdam.
Jan Homden has the last word on the big show at the Excel and is resting up for 2018!
Reviews of four recent titles for librarians and teachers around the world by Kate Shepherd.
Chris Jay describes a joint project for IB English Language B students in HK and Belgium.
Matias Hynynen and a group of Tanzanian teachers pick up new ideas from Maarit Rossi.
Sustainability and Financial Management, St. Julian's, February 10 2017.
Evidence for the positive impact of "Sustainable Schools". DCSF, 2010,
Professor Alma Harris examines the culture of sustainability. NCSL, 2008.
DfE, 2012. Great practical advice for procurement, travel and utilities.
The latest from schools who are members of the Federation of British International Schools in Asia.
Rory Fox reports on why refugee children aren't getting the education they need.
TBS Kathmandu receives further honours in a high achieving year
Listening, rather than talking, is the key to effective action planning for a school, according to Peter Hudson.
According to Moya O'Brien, a school really flourishes when it practises "positive psychology".
Learning through play: Jan Homden has compiled resources to make this a special day.
Kehkashan Basu reports on a Green Hope visit to an extraordinary conservation reserve.
Leah Davies discusses the need to provide programs that meet the educational needs of gifted students.
Neil Jarrett, looks at Wai Khru - the Thai ceremony in which students show respect for their teachers.
Roger Sutcliffe suggests that using "P4C" infuses teaching with new meaning and energy.
Action research at The British School, Kathmandu, has looked at the impact of out-of-school tutoring.
Greg Martin gives practical advice about using information management systems to connect with parents.
We meet Ron Stones, one of the most influential British school leaders of the last 30 years and ask about his next project.
Several IB world schools are now involved in a joint IB/World Academy of Sport pilot scheme for elite athletes. Michael Carey reports.
A new study suggests that "cognitive activation" may help girls enjoy mathematics rather more.
ITM looks at a new on-line management tool that has the potential both to speed up recruitment and make it more personal.
The evidence of a new survey from the UK suggests that there is a significant problem to be addressed.
A primary school in Switzerland plans expansion into secondary while staying true to itself.
Grace Kelly links the benefits of collaborative learning with the ideas of Lev Vygotsky.
Jan Homden has compiled some of the best Early Years activities and resources to help your class celebrate!
Brian Ambrosio describes how a new approach to learning has transformed a school in rural Malaysia.
Kirstin Botter relates the perils of justifying the ludicrous and ignoring the warning signs.
Chris Muller explores how best to promote the idea in your school. .
The Times Educational Supplement gives TBS Kathmandu a pat on the back!
It’s been listed as one of the words of the year for 2016: Jan Homden looks at “Hygge”.
Mike Grenier, one of the movement’s leading advocates, explains the ideas behind "Slow Education".
ITM talks to Dr. Ger Graus, Director of Education at the London KidZania.
Schools aspiring to establish an international branch need to respect 10 principles, says Paul Cabrelli.
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)
Neil Jarrett recommends some "fantastic tech tools" to enable more personalized learning in the classroom. (September)
Rod Murphy is the on-line coordinator at AIS Guangzhou. He explains how students at AIS get to grips with studying online. (February)
Paul Morris, of the International School of London looks at the rationale behind the project to write a new range of MYP texts. (October)
Laura Dortmans looks at how artworks and artefacts can be used across all areas of the curriculum to unlock new knowledge. (November)
Headmaster Harry Lynch explains why Newman School, a successful independent college prep school in Boston changed curriculum to the the IB Diploma. (February)
The critical importance of focusing on language and its use when teaching Mathematics to ELL students. (June)
A PYP candidate school experiments with a resource designed to develop a relationship with number through play. (September)
Jennifer Wathall suggests that deep learning of Mathematics depends on true conceptual understanding. (December 2015)
From sensory stimulation to open-ended activities & safety: Prue Walsh considers 5 essentials of playground design. (March)
Jan Homden looks at developing empathy in the early years by focusing on animals. Includes 2 downloadable PDFs. (April)
Janice Ireland considers how to strike a balance between teacher and child initiated activities in the early years classroom. (April)
Andrew Wooster reflects on his young students and the elderly learning together. (September)
Jan Homden reviews the new edition of Prue Walsh's innovative and inspirational book. (October)
A Christmas trip to the Canadian wilderness takes Brian Ambrosio back in time (January)
"It’s not that they’re stupid; it’s just that they don’t know anything!" The inspiring work of Jaime Escalante. (February)
Was now the time to try something new? Primary Head David Knott reflects on his move to Bali (August)
Peter Hudson looks at 5 reasons why listening is a crucial skill for teaching. (October)
Jane Larsson, Executive Director of CIS speaks with ITM about a new source of support for international schools (December)
SAPERE is a UK-based organisation supporting P4C. Bob House talks about their latest international initiative (September)
Y6 teacher and maths coordinator Neil Jarrett describes how he uses Minecraft to enthuse learning. (July)
Neel Shah is a Brit working in a Finnish school. Here he gives the inside story. (September)
Two schools in Scotland develop Growth Mindset with a radical approach to Mathematics. (July)
Sarah Whyte looks at the power of intrinsic motivation and how it can be developed in younger childdren. (May)
Elly Tobin takes a trip to Ali Baba’s Gate in Afghanistan when on a teacher training assignment. (March)
Island school HK chooses a radical path of curriculum reform to inspire learning. (March)
Catherine Routley looks at how to recognise APDs & what to do. (February).
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Peter Hudson gives 5 reasons why listening is a vital skill for school leaders.
Jane Larsson, Executive Director of CIS speaks with ITM about a new source of support for international schools.
Inspired by Pokemon Go, students learn about observation, collaboration and social learning in art. Report by Natalie Catlett.
Ciaran McMahon explores why teachers are best placed to lead successful school improvement.
A report by Anne Keeling, who looks at a new regulation likely to affect international schools in China.
Tassos Anastasiades suggests that making haste slowly on the journey to outstanding is a good idea.
Roger Schultz talks to ITM about the school and its place in the history of international education.
ITM talked to Franz Schlindwein about Mathsweek in Ireland - one of the biggest MathFests in the world.
Have lots of fun in your classroom in the run up to Christmas: festive resources free to download!
Ginette Collin has learned that relocation can be a positive and life-affirming experience.
Brian Ambrosio, looks at the impact of an international "hardship post"on his life.
How three students created an amazing museum at their school in New Zealand.
The recruiting season is fast approaching. Andrew Wigford explains how to prepare.
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!
HomePlace, the new centre celebrating the work of Seamus Heaney opened in September. Andy Homden thinks everyone should visit!
Activities for everyone at school to get involved with - Jan Homden has compiled the ultimate guide!
Chris Binge, Principal at Island School, Hong Kong, thinks that assessment is artificially narrow. What, he asks, is to be done?
Kyle Kopsick suggests the way MUN works is flawed and in need of a change.
Laura Dortmans looks at how artworks can be used across all areas of the curriculum to unlock new knowledge.
John Moore reflects on the remarkable projects undertaken by The British School of Kathmandu in the wake of the Nepal earthquake.
How can you ensure all your staff become champions of your new school information management system, asks Neil Butcher.
Malcolm Greenhalgh offers some advice about responding positively to regulators, while remaining unashamedly student–centred.
This Canadian Oscar - winning animation is the ultimate cross - curricular learning resource.
Sebastien Barnard champions the benefits of concept-driven, enquiry based learning.
What is the family to do? It's Saturday and the wi-fi is broken. Jan Homden reviews a very current picture book.
Neil Bunting gives us 10 Practical ways for educators to integrate digital solutions.
Dr Sarah Whyte discusses empathy, bullying and third culture kids.
Anni McTavish looks at positive ways to support the settling-in process.
If we don’t pay attention to both cognitive and emotional sources, we are compromising our decision-making ability, writes Sarah Whyte.
Voices around the World is a great music project involving students in schools around the world. Here's what they did during Olympic Year!
Sandie Linn, who started teaching adult level ESL classes in 1982, in San Diego, shows how carefully chosen reading texts can enrich learning.
In a build up to the International Day of Peace, youth organisation Green Hope conducted a new conference cum workshop on “Peace & Sustainability”.
Moya O’Brien explains significant aspects of ASD and, provides guidance for the identification and support of ASD students.
The world’s oil and gas slump has already impacted international schools in several countries this year. Report by Anne Keeling.
The first of a series of articles from Peter Hudson focusing on the importance of listening in schools, starting with teachers.
For US expatriates, investment options are narrowing. Andrew Hallam offers advice on the opportunities that are still out there.
Every child should have this right! Helen Bilton considers the impact of a well- run outdoor "explorers club".
Greg Martin shows how to ensure your system suits your needs.
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.
Setting up an inter-school competition is the perfect way to engage and inspire pupils says Neil Jarrett.
Jan Homden reviews the new edition of Prue Walsh's innovative, inspirational and influential book.
All schools aim to provide an efficient admissions procedure. Nancy Kroonenberg offers some practical guidance for schools and families.
6 top tips to give your students a head start for 2017 and beyond!
Partnering schools through the United Word Schools project. Jack Clark reports.
Paul Cabrelli reflects on how governors sustain excellence while enjoying their time in office.
Peter McCartney explains how UK teachers moving overseas can claim a tax rebate and continue their National Insurance.
A new topic for the new year - Jan Homden has compiled 2 free downloadable PDFs.
Gail Schoppert describes the action when Former Administrators and Retirees teed off in New Hampshire this July!
Neil Jarrett describes some fantastic tech tools to aid personalised learning.
Elaine Stallard on the joys and pitfalls of relocating abroad when you have children!
Robert Naseef argues that an inclusive approach to autism has wider benefits for all.
Brianna Hill Kastner gives her personal perspective on returning home to Colorado.
Was now the time to try something new? David Knott reflects on his move to Bali.
The Swiss International Scientific School, Dubai (SISD), tries out a new maths resource in PYP lessons.
Teaching Chinese as a second language using Gesture Related Teaching (GRT)
John Tranter shows how to get Maths lessons off to a great start with a new on-line resource!
Encouragingly, Jackie Harden informs us that support is available and easily accessible.
Andrew Wigford proposes that schools need to adjust their recruitment policies.
Ciaran McMahon argues that earlier training could help us avoid a leadership shortage.
Neil Jarrett is convinced that Minecraft can be an effective teaching resource.
Phil Jones recommends that schools regularly review services from providers.
Ed Goodwin outlines concerns about changes in the inspection of British Schools Overseas.
Ideas from Krista & Allen McInnis to make Math more accessible to ELL students.
"international teaching offers a wealth of opportunities", says Anne Keeling.
Resources for the Early Years from Jan Homden. 'Arrr . . . . Arrr . . . . Me Hearties!'
Andrew Hallam looks at active retirement planning, while still living well!
Is analytical thinking undervalued? Andy Homden thinks so.
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.
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
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!)
Janet Berg started living - and working - the dream when she went overseas to become an international teacher in Qatar 4 years ago.
Language teaching is evolving to meet the needs of students with a global outlook. Rob Stokoe & Gabrielle Zhou-Lang report.
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 know, do. Those that understand, teach". (Aristotle) Discuss. Grace Kelly does just that!
Sarah Whyte explores the benefits of optimism and its importance to students, especially "third culture kids".
When it comes to investing our hard-earned money, Andrew Hallam would prefer us to swim with dolphins rather than sharks!
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
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.
If your thinking is cluttered with detail, which is bogging you down, pause to consider this advice from Angela Lynch.
Brian Ambrosio asks what are the implications for education arising from the new book by Alec Ross, former innovation adviser to Hilary Clinton?
Private enterprise is having a positive effect on Indian Education. ITM looks at the impact of Ashish Rajpal and his company, XSEED.
Making them all smile and sweat! Jessica Krol-Mundio reports from London where global PE teachers recently gathered.
Matt Hall, Deputy Head at the British School, Muscat, describes a new student leadership scheme at BSM designed in partnership with COBIS.
Elly Tobin loves the way Shakespeare is performed around the world and recalls a memorable performance of Hamlet in the Philippines.