September 2020

Unconscious bias in international schools, what’s trending in international edtech and inclusion, teaching the 2020 WEF skills, role modeling for student aspiration

Fair balance?

Fair balance?

Gwen Byrom thinks we all need to take a hard look at the cultural climate in which international learning is taking place.

Trending 2020

Trending 2020

Diane Glass of ISC Research looks at two important 2020 studies about edtech and inclusion trends in schools.

Start with why

Start with why

Kevin Bartlett explains why he founded the Common Ground Collaborative with other like-minded educators.

Our role to play

Our role to play

Ger Graus looks at the role models we all look up to and asks how ‘heroes and she-roes’ affect the aspirations of young people.

Animal care

Animal care

Nicky Cook of the Worldwide Veterenary Service looks at a new animal welfare project and invites schools to get involved.

Teaching WEF 2020 skills

Teaching WEF 2020 skills

Jackie Beere reviews the ‘must-have’ skills as defined by the World Economic Forum in 2020 and how we can teach them.

Life models

Life models

Whether you are a teacher or a parent, wanting to protect your children is natural.  But there are limits, says Nicola Pearson.

Wishes for Nepal

Wishes for Nepal

When living in Nepal, Fionna Heiton and partner Durga Aran could not ignore the challenges faced by local schools.

Get personal

Get personal

Derek Devine thinks that distance learning can be personalised without adding to the pressure that teachers are already under. 

Total inclusivity

Total inclusivity

2020 has been a turbulent year,  Stephen M. Whiteford thinks it will force us to face some difficult truths.  

Education pandemic

Education pandemic

Stephen Cox reflects on the state of world education, using Covid-19 as a metaphor for outdated systems that need changing.

Special places

Special places

When we are able to travel again, it will be the people we meet that make a place special, according to Susan Bennett.

April 2020

Adapting to the lockdown, going digital with safeguarding, setting up a new website and just what does creativity mean?

 

Shut Down!

Shut Down!

An enforced school closure can present a range of daunting problems. James McDonald looks at what he learned as a Principal from two earlier periods of crisis.

Creative rethink

Creative rethink

Mark Beverley, Director of the Institute of Teaching and Learning at Sevenoaks School explains why he thinks schools should rethink the idea of creativity.

Music globally

Music globally

Voices Around The World is an on-going music project with young people around the world making an annual international music video. Get your school involved in 2020!

Home routine

Home routine

Establishing a routine for home schooling - tricky, but not impossible, according to Orla Redmond.

No straight lines

No straight lines

Ger Graus, teacher, writer and social activist, thinks that young people can imagine their future confidently, if they know how.

Virtually there

Virtually there

ITM speaks to three schools, two in China and one in Kuwait to find out how they have adapted to the lockdown.

Letting go

Letting go

Jason Lasky looks at the techniques that have become central to his drama teaching repertoire, which help students ‘let go’.

Safeguarding

Safeguarding

Primary Principal Graeme Chisolm looks at how his school took on the task of coordinating a consistent programme over four sites in Prague.

Recruitment 2020

Recruitment 2020

Recruitment for 2020 is still underway. See ITM's special page for positions advertised by international school associations and recruiting agencies.

Pressing on

Pressing on

When establishing a new website, Mike Khorev suggests that understanding the basics is the key to a quality outcome at the right price.

Look after yourself

Look after yourself

While teachers provide a cornerstone that offers a daily structure to many children, they must also look afer themselves, says Leah Davies.

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November 2019

Safeguarding for all adults in a school community, personalised Professional Learning and teaching English in the Early Years.

Shell shocked

Shell shocked

Peter Hudson looks at how the work of Dr. William Rivers during WW1 influenced the development of modern counselling.

Early English

Early English

For Tessa Lochowski teachers should use their knowledge of developmental stages in the early years for effective English language acquisition.

All aboard

All aboard

For School Librarian, Sally Flint, a great library is a living organism, and parents are an important part of the mix.

Safeguarding for all

Safeguarding for all

Matt Harris Ed.D discusses how safeguarding training can be provided for all adults in a school community.

Welcome

Welcome

Leah Davies discusses how to overcome barriers to positive parental involvement in school and their child's education.

Good fit

Good fit

Fed up with conventional professional development? So is Natalie Croome who suggests a radical, made-to-measure alternative.

Student-led

Student-led

Gavin McLean discusses how student-led learning can be implemented in international schools and why a one-size-fits-all approach is not good.

Written work

Written work

The International Writing Project encourages teachers to write for enjoyment. Elly Tobin considers the benefits for their students.

Sleep

Sleep

Are we getting enough? Emily Melynn Alexander stresses the importance of sleep for teachers.

November Days

November Days

Festivals and Fun Days to celebrate with your children in November. Jan Homden has put together a list of ideas for three special days.

Chinese realities

Chinese realities

Is the environment in China just too difficult for starting a new school with a local partner ? Not necessarily, according to Mark Schaub. 

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October 2019

Transforming libraries, building student vocabulary and Social Entrepreneurship in Manila.

Inspiring libraries

Inspiring libraries

English teacher and librarian, Sally Flint offers six tips for transforming a good library into a great learning hub.

Chinese mountain

Chinese mountain

Mark Schaub suggests that the opportunity the educational scene in China presents to overseas schools is real – but that it requires understanding. 

Between schools

Between schools

Can VLEs bridge learning gaps experienced by internationally mobile children moving from school to school? Gavin McLean thinks so.

Social entrepreneurs

Social entrepreneurs

Hannah Rae joins 20 strangers visiting successful social entrepreneurship projects in Manila.

Making waves

Making waves

Chris Jay tells the story of how Splash is helping a wide range of adults to take to the water in Hong Kong.

Children and war

Children and war

Leah Davies thinks by answering children honestly, they will learn that they are not alone in their concerns about war.

Fun Days in October

Fun Days in October

Jan Homden has put together ideas for Diwali and not-so-scary Halloween activities for the Early Years classroom.

Building vocabulary

Building vocabulary

Orla Redmond's ideas for creating a communication-rich classroom by explicitly building student vocabulary.

Listening in school

Listening in school

Why is listening important for teachers? Peter Hudson gives five really good reasons.

Making connections

Making connections

Melissa Etherton explores empathy as a leadership tool and how it can have a positive impact on a school community.

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British International Schools

British International Schools

A new Facebook Group for teachers from British International Schools to share news and best practice.