PODtime

Online solution to a common problem for international schools

Concerned about various pressures on staff and students, Deira International School (DIS) in Dubai had been looking for a learning platform to support Year 10 and 11 (G9 & 10) GCSE and IGCSE students.  Linda Parsons, electronic learning coordinator and science teacher at DIS explains the solutions the school found.

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Written work

 The International Writing Project

The International Writing Project (IWP) has been encouraging teachers to develop their own skills and write for enjoyment for nearly 30 years. Apart from being fun, there is an underlying pedagogical rationale: the research suggests that better writers become better teachers of writing. Co-founder and Co-Director, Elly Tobin looks back.

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Inspire reading

Transforming libraries

Since being knee high to a grasshopper Sally Flint has been reading books. Writing and education have been her passions. It was inevitable that she would become an English teacher and librarian! Here she offers six tips for transforming a good library into a great learning hub.

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Mind the gap!

Bridging a divide through lifelong learning

Tony Dickenson believes the relationship between teacher and student is evolving. Today, a more holistic approach, centred on inquiry requires a “collective approach,” with teacher and student exploring these concepts side by side.

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Wholeness

Introducing holistic education to a new generation of international students

As Ziwei Luo herself is the first to explain, there is nothing new about ‘educating the whole child’. What is new, however, is the growing appeal of this approach for Chinese families. Here she suggests that with the right support, students from families unused to a holistic approach are able to develop skills that allow them to thrive beyond the classroom.

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