Unconscious bias in international schools, what’s trending in international edtech and inclusion, teaching the 2020 WEF skills, role modeling for student aspiration
Gwen Byrom thinks we all need to take a hard look at the cultural climate in which international learning is taking place.
Diane Glass of ISC Research looks at two important 2020 studies about edtech and inclusion trends in schools.
Kevin Bartlett explains why he founded the Common Ground Collaborative with other like-minded educators.
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.
Nicky Cook of the Worldwide Veterenary Service looks at a new animal welfare project and invites schools to get involved.
Jackie Beere reviews the ‘must-have’ skills as defined by the World Economic Forum in 2020 and how we can teach them.
Whether you are a teacher or a parent, wanting to protect your children is natural. But there are limits, says Nicola Pearson.
When living in Nepal, Fionna Heiton and partner Durga Aran could not ignore the challenges faced by local schools.
Derek Devine thinks that distance learning can be personalised without adding to the pressure that teachers are already under.
2020 has been a turbulent year, Stephen M. Whiteford thinks it will force us to face some difficult truths.
Stephen Cox reflects on the state of world education, using Covid-19 as a metaphor for outdated systems that need changing.
Adapting to the lockdown, going digital with safeguarding, setting up a new website and just what does creativity mean?
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.
Mark Beverley, Director of the Institute of Teaching and Learning at Sevenoaks School explains why he thinks schools should rethink the idea of creativity.
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!
Establishing a routine for home schooling - tricky, but not impossible, according to Orla Redmond.
Ger Graus, teacher, writer and social activist, thinks that young people can imagine their future confidently, if they know how.
ITM speaks to three schools, two in China and one in Kuwait to find out how they have adapted to the lockdown.
Jason Lasky looks at the techniques that have become central to his drama teaching repertoire, which help students ‘let go’.
Primary Principal Graeme Chisolm looks at how his school took on the task of coordinating a consistent programme over four sites in Prague.
Recruitment for 2020 is still underway. See ITM's special page for positions advertised by international school associations and recruiting agencies.
When establishing a new website, Mike Khorev suggests that understanding the basics is the key to a quality outcome at the right price.
While teachers provide a cornerstone that offers a daily structure to many children, they must also look afer themselves, says Leah Davies.
Safeguarding for all adults in a school community, personalised Professional Learning and teaching English in the Early Years.
Peter Hudson looks at how the work of Dr. William Rivers during WW1 influenced the development of modern counselling.
For Tessa Lochowski teachers should use their knowledge of developmental stages in the early years for effective English language acquisition.
For School Librarian, Sally Flint, a great library is a living organism, and parents are an important part of the mix.
Matt Harris Ed.D discusses how safeguarding training can be provided for all adults in a school community.
Leah Davies discusses how to overcome barriers to positive parental involvement in school and their child's education.
Fed up with conventional professional development? So is Natalie Croome who suggests a radical, made-to-measure alternative.
Gavin McLean discusses how student-led learning can be implemented in international schools and why a one-size-fits-all approach is not good.
The International Writing Project encourages teachers to write for enjoyment. Elly Tobin considers the benefits for their students.
Festivals and Fun Days to celebrate with your children in November. Jan Homden has put together a list of ideas for three special days.
Is the environment in China just too difficult for starting a new school with a local partner ? Not necessarily, according to Mark Schaub.
Transforming libraries, building student vocabulary and Social Entrepreneurship in Manila.
English teacher and librarian, Sally Flint offers six tips for transforming a good library into a great learning hub.
Mark Schaub suggests that the opportunity the educational scene in China presents to overseas schools is real – but that it requires understanding.
Can VLEs bridge learning gaps experienced by internationally mobile children moving from school to school? Gavin McLean thinks so.
Hannah Rae joins 20 strangers visiting successful social entrepreneurship projects in Manila.
Chris Jay tells the story of how Splash is helping a wide range of adults to take to the water in Hong Kong.
Leah Davies thinks by answering children honestly, they will learn that they are not alone in their concerns about war.
Jan Homden has put together ideas for Diwali and not-so-scary Halloween activities for the Early Years classroom.
Orla Redmond's ideas for creating a communication-rich classroom by explicitly building student vocabulary.
Why is listening important for teachers? Peter Hudson gives five really good reasons.
Melissa Etherton explores empathy as a leadership tool and how it can have a positive impact on a school community.
Doing something a bit different in the classroom? We'd love to hear about what's making a difference for your students.