Innovate is the journal of the Institute of Teaching and Learning at Sevenoaks School. During 2020 – 21 ITM published seven articles from Innovate 2020 – 21.
Mark Beverley, Director of the Sevenoaks Institute of Teaching and Learning, explains why schools should rethink the idea of creativity.
Elen Harris looks at how Sevenoaks School has developed a model for giving high-impact feedback to students, while saving teachers time.
Julia Kiggell suggests that understanding connections between dyslexia and mastering a musical instrument can transform learning.
Charley Openshaw, IB teacher and Head of Art recommends the virtues of careful observation and drawing for wider learning.
Using the Field-Tenor-Mode matrix to support EAL writing and textual analysis
Language curricula in international education place increasing significance on student ability to produce and analyse a range of text types. The Language Acquisition and Language B Courses of the International Baccalaureate Middle Years and Diploma Programmes are good examples of this trend.
Chris Jay reports how the “Field-Tenor-Mode” analytical approach can build understanding of English texts.
How to avoid under-performance in IELTs
An increasing number of students in international schools, including those following IB Diploma courses are sitting the IELTS and similar examinations of language competence, but many under-perform. Chris Jay provides some useful guidance on how to avoid pitfalls and achieve success.