April 2022

April 2022

The war in Ukraine overshadows everything. Stephen Priest’s article describes staff evacuations from Dnipro and Kyiv and how the Black Sea Schools group are supporting each other.   

Also in this edition: recruitment, retention, inclusion, sustainability and Edruptors!
Shadow of war

Shadow of war

Stephen Priest looks at heroism in Ukraine and how schools in the Black Sea Group have supported each other.

Coping strategies

Coping strategies

Milena Tišma describes how a school in Zagreb helped children cope after two earthquakes during lockdown.

Authentic inclusion

Authentic inclusion

According to April Remfrey, international schools need guidance and clear standards in order to be more inclusive.

Assessment in PE

Assessment in PE

Assessment in PE has come a long way. Could it go further without detracting from the suibject? Yes says Mat Heaume.

The 'to don't' list

The 'to don't' list

Kevin Bartlett, argues we don’t need to ‘educate’ our parents. We do, however, need to co-create Learning Communities.

Teaching sustainability

Teaching sustainability

The University of Reading has developed a free online course for teaching sustainability, Dr. Helen Bilton reports.

Cognitive overload!

Cognitive overload!

For Elen Harris understanding Cognitive Load Theory can enhance learning, especially when introducing new ideas.

New opportunities

New opportunities

According to Adrienne Waller there are good reasons why BIPOC educators should consider working overseas.

Come and join us!

Come and join us!

It has become vital to retain great staff. Simon Dunford looks at building a school’s reputation as an employer.

Edruptors!

Edruptors!

Who are the biggest influencers in education? Ashley Kirk looks at the world of ‘edruptors’ and what they have to say.

Team healthcheck

Team healthcheck

Whether everyone is flying or flagging, more gets done if you look at how you work together, says Michael Iannini.

Going well?

Going well?

A survey by Tes shows international schools address wellbeing needs, but more can be done says Jon Romer-Lee.

AI & Assessment

AI & Assessment

Sometimes we think an innovation can be really good for international schools. Here's the pitch from Atom Learning.

JOBLINK 2022

JOBLINK 2022

ITM's convenient one page link to recruiters, agencies and school associations posting new jobs.

Write for ITM

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April 2021 ITM

April 2021

The IPC at 20, working in a for-profit school, encouraging student questions inc class and the unreliability of written exams.

 

Encouraging questions

Encouraging questions

Hélène Bonsall looks at the value of student questions, and examines why they are not asked more frequently in class.

Data share

Data share

Sam Fraser, leader of the ISC Research field team on how the pandemic is changing international education.

Unfair and unreliable

Unfair and unreliable

Ian Grove-Stephensen makes a strong case for abandoning paper-based summative assessments now!

The best for all

The best for all

Clare Taylor loved working internationally, but suggests that international schools could learn to be more inclusive.

Is this for me?

Is this for me?

Would teaching at a ‘for profit’ international school be for you? Sadie Hollins has some pointers.

COBIS invitation

COBIS invitation

Colin Bell, CEO of COBIS extends an open invitation to members and non-members to attend this year’s Conference.

Wellington EdFest '21

Wellington EdFest '21

Sign up for this year's Festival of Education organised by Wellington International, taking place April 17 - 23.

A drop of paint

A drop of paint

Holly Warren reflects on the nature of imagination and its connection with reality as a drop of paint falls from a brush.

IPC re-imagined

IPC re-imagined

Gregory Biggs describes how this popular curriculum is being re-imagined in the light of more recent research.

Winning the wait

Winning the wait

College counsellor Paul Yap looks at how G12 students can ‘win the wait’ as they plan during lockdown.

Self-directed

Self-directed

Using the principles of High Performance Learning, Neil Thomas enables students to be self-directed.

COBIS Conference 2021

COBIS Conference 2021

This year's conference, also open to non-members, looks at 'Leading in a climate of change.' Book your place here.

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December 2020

Picking up the baton for the Learning Revolution, intercultural-mindedness and is it time to start thinking about travel again?

We can all dream.

New revolutionary?

New revolutionary?

Andy Homden asks if the baton of the Learning Revolution has been picked up by a new champion.

Teaching on principle

Teaching on principle

How can we create effective, shared, learning cultures? Using principles, not rules, writes Kevin Bartlett.

Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan

After visiting Uzbekistan, Elly Tobin has no doubt it should be high on the bucket list of any serious traveller in 2021.

Leaders who learn

Leaders who learn

For Natalie Croome, the impact of professional development is enhanced if school leaders participate in staff training.

Borneo fieldtrip

Borneo fieldtrip

Having spent 10 years in Malaysia, foraging in the Borneo rainforest is a vivid memory for Hannah Rae.

Intercultural mindset

Intercultural mindset

Felicity Gunn suggests intercultural sensitivity can take any school community to new heights.

Reimagining our craft

Reimagining our craft

Daniel Shindler looks at the core values which have enabled him to take an optimistic view of what we all do.

Fully protected

Fully protected

Rachel Thorpe suggests how to secure the best cover for your staff when renewing a school’s medical insurance.

Think tank

Think tank

Holly Warren describes Think Tank, an innovative studio environment for young learners at a school in Italy.

World of Sport

World of Sport

Phil Mathe looks at how PE teachers from around the world have collaborated online to keep students active in 2020.

When I grow up

When I grow up

Who knows what jobs today's young people will be doing in 10 years? Ger Graus looks at how we can prepare them.

Gift of the Nile

Gift of the Nile

Mansoor Ahmed reminds us that many data indicate further growth in international education. Egypt is a case in point.

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June 2020

Adapting, responding, surviving and creating: how schools and teachers are coping with the pandemic.

Design principles

Design principles

Design Technology teacher Joan Brown looks at how schools in Wales became involved in the design and manufacture of PPE.

Storm resistant?

Storm resistant?

Will Bedford of ISC Research, asks how resilient the international schools’ market has been in historic times of crisis.

Being adaptable

Being adaptable

Education has become a rushed process with skills that students most need left behind. Time to recalibrate, says Robert Lloyd Williams.

Survival

Survival

Stephen Whitehead analyses key variables that will affect the ability of international schools to survive Covid-19.

Here and now

Here and now

For Stephen Walshe, engaging young learners in philosophical enquiry helps build constructive confrontational skills.

Expect the unexpected

Expect the unexpected

Janice Ireland talks to the Early Years team at Panaga School in Brunei as they reflect on the experience of distance learning.

Filling a gap

Filling a gap

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.

Hungry for Math

Hungry for Math

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.

Walk on

Walk on

Uma Shankar Singh describes the journey his Grade 9 students undertook, inspired by Paul Salopek and his “Out of Eden Walk”.

Home worked

Home worked

There were unexpected results when Munir Mamujee and his staff continued to run their recruiting agency from home.

Reporting to Parents

Reporting to Parents

As the academic year draws to a close Leah Davies has some useful hints to help write those all important report cards.

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