Growing links between Oxford University and International Schools
Dr Alex Pryce, Head of Student Recruitment at the University of Oxford, reflects on how gaining a deeper awareness of a university’s admissions process could benefit your students make the transition to Higher Education.
Leah’s quick survive and thrive tips!
School professionals are often blamed for the ills of society. Yet, there are countless administrators, teachers and counselors who challenge and inspire students to do their best and strive for excellence. Leah Davies suggest 10 ideas educators may want to consider as they continue their work.
A Journey for new school leaders
Taking up a principal’s role for the first time – or taking over at a new school – is tough for anyone. Ciaran McMahon suggests that you have to adjust, be patient, listen, get the right people on your side and acquire “the knowledge”, and thinks they should be more like lambs than lions.
New Facebook and LinkedIn groups for British teachers
The expansion of British international education is now a global phenomenon. International educator, Andy Homden, looks at two new ways in which this growing community can share opportunities, news and ideas with each other.
Having spent six years teaching at a leading international school in South-East Asia, Matt Tighe was delighted to be appointed International Link Coordinator at Farlingaye High School in the UK. A central focus of his work now is developing an international mind-set that is both meaningful and practical for a school in semi-rural Suffolk.
Writing for online publication – what works?
A well written article, shared actively online demonstrates authority and will get a school noticed in the right kind of way. Andy Homden looks at different types of article that engage, entertain and inform. Almost all are written by practising educators.
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.
Developing an EdTech portfolio
Educational technology has long been acknowledged as a valuable learning and teaching tool. Many teachers are highly skilled in this field but failure to document these skills often means their achievements go unrecognised. Matt Harris, Ed.D suggests a way forward.