November 2020 ITM

November 2020

Student engagement in the online classroom, the benefits of animals in the classroom, what kind of learning really matters, and a new online suppliers directory for international schools.

Music therapy

Music therapy

Students in schools around the world are confronting Covid with music. Laurie Lewin invites your school to join in.

Whole school values

Whole school values

When conducting a review of school values and philosophy, Roger Sutcliffe suggests that you do so philosophically.

November momentum

November momentum

Andy Homden looks at an innovative tender concept that connects schools with suppliers of resources & services online.

What to learn

What to learn

Kevin Bartlett explains how the Common Ground Collaborative focuses on the kind of learning that really matters.

Historic social media

Historic social media

Alexis Anderson and Himani Sood describe how they have been using Social Media to support historical inquiries.

One step ahead

One step ahead

Roz O’Shea and family were trapped by quarantine and closed borders but still got through to their new school!

First steps

First steps

Fionna Heiton looks at how a new approach to teacher training in a remote district in Nepal is making a difference.

Classroom tails

Classroom tails

A new book by Helen Lewis and Russell Grigg explores how animals can affect children’s learning and wellbeing.

Digital motivation

Digital motivation

Gargi Sarkar argues that student self-assessment enhances enagement during online learning.

Parent communication

Parent communication

Gwen Byrom thinks we need to see school-home communication from a parent’s perspective.

State of flow

State of flow

For Denny Berndt, simple ideas to stimulate engagement keep students ‘in the zone’ when online.

Return of the mask

Return of the mask

Matthew Savage considers what social and emotional masks international students will be wearing in 2020.

JOBLINK

JOBLINK

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October 2020

October 2020

Kevin Bartlett on the DNA of learning, medical insurance in the Covid age, Marcus du Sautoy on pandemic maths, Ger Graus wants to raise aspiration and the launch of ChildSafeguarding.com

The DNA of learning

The DNA of learning

In a quest to create a new pedagogical paradigm, Kevin Bartlett and the CGC ask ‘What is Learning?’

The 2020 factor

The 2020 factor

Reeling under the pressure of Covid-19, schools have shown resilience, but what in fact is going on? Will Bedford reports.

Keeping it simple

Keeping it simple

Discovering Cognitive Load Theory was a eureka moment for Steve Garnett. Here are 4 key ideas for CLT in the classroom.

Viral maths

Viral maths

Professor Marcus Du Sautoy explains the mathematics of exponential growth behind the spreading of a virus.

Opening doors

Opening doors

In the second of two articles Ger Graus argues for changes to the curriculum which will excite the imagination and raise aspirations.

Flexible admissions

Flexible admissions

Esther Clark looks at how international schools can offer greater breadth and stronger continuity for their students.

ChildSafeguarding.com

ChildSafeguarding.com

Matt Harris reports how a gap in safeguarding training for schools is being filled by a group of international educators.

Health risk

Health risk

Rachel Thorpe looks at medical insurance as Covid-19 challenges basic assumptions about teaching overseas.

Leaders who learn

Leaders who learn

Natalie Croome looks back at her own learning – as a child, as a trainee and as a teacher, and reflects on her ‘special teachers’.

Lockdown voices

Lockdown voices

Elly Tobin, has been listening to teachers and students talking about the experience of online learning.

The big move

The big move

Experienced international teacher, Jess Gosling has advice for those starting an overseas career or contemplating a move.

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