June 2019

Innovative learning support in rural Malawi, EAL in new international schools, the importance of sleep and the Future of Skills.

Journey worth taking

Journey worth taking

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

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”.

COBIS 2019

COBIS 2019

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

Big sleep

Big sleep

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

Malawi differential

Malawi differential

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

Lost socks!

Lost socks!

Jan Homden has compiled a list of amusing books -featuring socks - pairs or otherwise!

Beneath the mask

Beneath the mask

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

Space for Early Years

Space for Early Years

Inspire your children to become astronomers or astronauts – lots of great ideas from Jan Homden to blast their imagination.

Board resources

Board resources

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

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.

 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.

Write for ITM

Write for ITM

Wherever you are in the world - we'd love to hear from you. Raise your profile with an international audience.

April 2019

Language and enriched learning, an inspirational teaching life, life skills through opera, a new recruiting platform and educational developments in China.

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.

Earth Day 2019

Earth Day 2019

Protect our Species - Jan Homden has collated resources to bring students, staff and parents together on Earth Day.

Wellness warriors

Wellness warriors

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

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.

Enhanced primary learning

Enhanced primary learning

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

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.

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.

Language & learning

Language & learning

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

Recruitment Re-imagined

Recruitment Re-imagined

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

Magical creatures

Magical creatures

Ten of the best books for children about mythical creatures compiled by Jan Homden and reviewed by Amazon.

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?

March 2019

Visiting Havana, personalised learning resources, Skype in the classroom and Early Years resources for Spring.

Moving numbers

Moving numbers

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

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.

International School Awards 2019

International School Awards 2019

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

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.

Why poetry?

Why poetry?

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

Outdoors learning book reviews

Outdoors learning book reviews

Book reviews about Outdoor Learning, collated by Jan Homden.

Ocean classroom

Ocean classroom

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

Lighten the load

Lighten the load

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

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.

Keeping them safe

Keeping them safe

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

Spring in their steps!

Spring in their steps!

Jan Homden has assembled lots of ideas and resources to celebrate Spring in your Early Years setting.

Consilium Education

Consilium Education

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

January 2019

Educating homeless children, getting the most out of recruitment fairs and the stories behind the nominations for International School of the Year!

 

Ultimate selfie

Ultimate selfie

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Top 10 for Teaching Jobs

Top 10 for Teaching Jobs

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

Risk triangle

Risk triangle

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

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.

Fair play

Fair play

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

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.

Recruitment agencies

Recruitment agencies

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

November 2018

Join ECIS Connect, download Early Years resources and find out more about the growing links between International Schools and Oxford – just three new items from our November edition.

 

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.

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.

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.

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. 

Teach by example

Teach by example

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

Broaden young horizons

Broaden young horizons

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

Applying to Oxford?

Applying to Oxford?

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

ECIS Connect

ECIS Connect

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

The Google alternative

The Google alternative

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

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.

Listening to soldiers

Listening to soldiers

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

October 2018

With updates and ideas from teachers around the world, and an inspiring story from Iraq.
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.

History made relevant

History made relevant

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

Values and philosophy

Values and philosophy

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

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.

Personal solutions

Personal solutions

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

Screen Time

Screen Time

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

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.

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).

Tall tales for small people

Tall tales for small people

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

Scottish pioneers

Scottish pioneers

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

Educator's survival guide

Educator's survival guide

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

Change agents

Change agents

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

September in ITM

With the Mooncake Festival approaching in September, click below for all our latest articles
Bridge the Gap

Bridge the Gap

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

Engaging dads

Engaging dads

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

Cooking shows

Cooking shows

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

Teaching equality

Teaching equality

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

British school sharing

British school sharing

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

Student travel tips

Student travel tips

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

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.

International growth

International growth

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

Winning formula

Winning formula

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

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.

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!

Global talent pool

Global talent pool

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

Ireland- School resources, International Teachers Magazine

July and August in ITM

Click the images below for any of our July and August  articles!
Reason to trust

Reason to trust

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

Out there

Out there

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

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.

You got the music

You got the music

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

Consilium Education

Consilium Education

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

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.

Soft future?

Soft future?

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

Learning on the move

Learning on the move

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

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.

Innovative PD

Innovative PD

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

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.

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.

Bastei Bridge- Early learning resources, Primary resources, International Teachers Magazine

June 2018

Crossing the divide

How resistant are subject areas to interdisciplinary initiatives?  Cross-curricular projects require imagination and energy to organise effectively, especially in a secondary school. This month we feature two innovative interdisciplinary units of inquiry that offer models for others to use.

Also in this edition
Can Early Years children learn to converse philosophically? Stephen Walshe thinks so,
Interdisciplinary innovation

Interdisciplinary innovation

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

Cirque des Robots

Cirque des Robots

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

Early philosophy?

Early philosophy?

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

All important tweet

All important tweet

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

Cheating by Nature

Cheating by Nature

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

Diverse values

Diverse values

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

Recognising excellence

Recognising excellence

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

Travel outside the box

Travel outside the box

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

Novels for young adults

Novels for young adults

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

Space in Early Years

Space in Early Years

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

Knowing Your Limits

Knowing Your Limits

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

Too young to lead?

Too young to lead?

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

 

 

 

Spring / Autumn 2018

Taking wing

With the Equinox approaching and nature visibly on the move, it’s time to reflect about what a well-balanced curriculum really means.  Chris Baker’s article about Rewilding at the British School in Bucharest suggests that observing the natural world should be an essential ingredient. Meanwhile Tim Hill and Frank Thomson put technology centre stage as new ideas continue to take wing in the latest edition of ITM.
A Rewilding Zone

A Rewilding Zone

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

Numbers game

Numbers game

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

Spring in their steps

Spring in their steps

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

Best buddies

Best buddies

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

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.

Three novels

Three novels

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

Growing demand

Growing demand

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

Game to learn

Game to learn

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

Go international

Go international

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

Recognising mastery

Recognising mastery

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

Revealing conversations

Revealing conversations

What the strongest candidates say at leadership interviews.

Early learning

Early learning

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