Building Community During Online/Virtual School

Understanding why This year, all of these are still true. However we also now have a whole generation of children who have been out of school, or at the very least disrupted, for a long time. We're going to have children who are all experiencing this very differently. Building community has arguably become even more … Continue reading Building Community During Online/Virtual School

5 Things to do if you are a teacher without a job for next year

Covid-19 has rocked the world of education in so many ways. For many, this means a lot of uncertainty for the year ahead. Whether it's because your international contract is no longer possible with travel restrictions, changes in student numbers, health concerns, or something else, if you are without a teaching post for next year … Continue reading 5 Things to do if you are a teacher without a job for next year

Self-Management Skills: Working Towards the IB ATLs

This week we're happy to share our latest IB ATL continuum; self-management skills. If you haven't already seen them, please check out our previous posts here: Research Skills Thinking Skills Communication Skills As we worked through self-management skills it was really interesting to see just how many of these are critical to a student's success … Continue reading Self-Management Skills: Working Towards the IB ATLs

Communication Skills: Working towards the IB ATLs

This is a post that's been sitting on my laptop waiting to be finished for a while now due to the rapidly changes circumstances under Covid-19. However, I've now had time to do final touches and am ready to share. Skills Continuum Much like our previous posts on Thinking Skills and Research Skills this is … Continue reading Communication Skills: Working towards the IB ATLs

Should We Assess During Virtual School?

I want to preface this post by acknowledging that there are many different perspectives regarding education during the CoVid-19 pandemic; from those who'd like to replicate face to face school to those who'd prefer formal education to be completely suspended until we are able to return and, I hope, many of us who fall between … Continue reading Should We Assess During Virtual School?

Repatriated Expat: Our experience of returning to the UK during Covid-19

Our time in Kuwait did not come to an end in quite the way we expected. I'm writing this a little over a week after it all happened, and mostly for my own sake. This has been a lot to process and writing helps. If, by chance, someone else finds it interesting/useful in someway that's … Continue reading Repatriated Expat: Our experience of returning to the UK during Covid-19

Virtual School for Families: Khan Academy Kids

In a previous post we recommended some great apps for supporting your child's learning at home during the Covid-19 outbreak. Today we're going to take a deeper look at one of our favourite, Khan Academy Kids. Khan Academy Family It's better known big brother, Khan Academy, has been supporting children and adults to learn math, … Continue reading Virtual School for Families: Khan Academy Kids

Virtual School for Families: Keeping Your Children Active

As of March 11th UNICEF is estimating that around 300-500 million children are home from school as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak. With so many children home, and communities increasingly being asked to stay home as much as possible keeping our kids active becomes increasingly challenging. Today we're going to pull together a few … Continue reading Virtual School for Families: Keeping Your Children Active

Virtual School for Families: How much should I help my child with their learning?

With so many parents now supporting their children to learn at home, it can be hard to judge when to let your child work through something challenging and when to step in to help. Here we explore a few ways to decide how much to help, and what kind of help to give. Understand the … Continue reading Virtual School for Families: How much should I help my child with their learning?