Virtual School for Families: Working From Home

Here in Kuwait we're entering week 4 of working from home and virtual school. Whilst I love that I get so much time with my kids, finding a way to work, home school them and stay sane all while making sure the house is at least sort of tidy has been a challenge! Here's our … Continue reading Virtual School for Families: Working From Home

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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?

Virtual School for Families: Independent Learning Activities for Children 3-8

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links, meaning that I may make commission if you decide to make a purchase through my links, at no extra cost to you. In our post on achieving balance we briefly discussed having some independent/quiet activities your child(ren) could do by themselves. This is great for reducing screen time, encouraging … Continue reading Virtual School for Families: Independent Learning Activities for Children 3-8

Virtual School for Families: Achieving Balance

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links, meaning that I may make commission if you decide to make a purchase through my links, at no extra cost to you. In the move to Virtual School many families our online platforms are being used more than ever to support student learning.  Whilst this has been great to … Continue reading Virtual School for Families: Achieving Balance

Virtual School for Families Step One: Schedules

Here at AIS Kuwait we’ve recently moved to virtual school as part of local efforts to contain Coronavirus.  As well as supporting the teachers I work with to design online learning, I’m also aware of the fact that this is a new experience for our families too.  Over the next few weeks I’ll share some … Continue reading Virtual School for Families Step One: Schedules

International Teaching Interview Preparation: Tips and Tricks

Welcome to the third post in our series International Teaching: Everything you need to know, if you haven't yet read posts 1 and 2 you can find them here: Is International Teaching Right For Me? The International Job Search: What to look for and where In this post we’ll be taking a look at the … Continue reading International Teaching Interview Preparation: Tips and Tricks

Thinking Skills: Working towards in IB ATLs

Back in October 2019 Mark and I shared our work to break down the Research Skills ATL based on a combination of IB guidance, Principles to Practice, the amazing work of other educators and the experiences we were having in our own school. The work proved to be very popular and, hopefully, helpful to many. … Continue reading Thinking Skills: Working towards in IB ATLs

The International Teachers Job Search: What to look for and where.

Welcome to the second post in our series International Teaching: Everything you need to know. If you haven’t checked it out already we recommend you read the first post Is International Teaching Right for Me? This will help you decide if a move into international teaching is right for you.  Today’s post looks at the next … Continue reading The International Teachers Job Search: What to look for and where.