Top 5 Read Alouds to Build Community

This post contains affiliate links to products. We may receive a commission for purchases made through these links. Shared reading experiences are a powerful way to build community. When we share stories we share journeys, emotions and more. As we look to build community in our classrooms, here's our run down of some great read … Continue reading Top 5 Read Alouds to Build Community

Is International Teaching Right for Me?

Recently there has been increased coverage in the media, especially in the UK, of teachers deciding to move overseas to continue their careers in international teaching. Such as this story run by The Guardian; https://www.theguardian.com/education/2019/nov/13/why-british-teachers-fleeing-overseas-international-schools A number of factors such as high pressure to perform, under-funding, long hours, and poor workplace culture are combining with … Continue reading Is International Teaching Right for Me?

Learning Together While We’re Apart

Tackling the isolating feeling of learning online is a huge challenge for so many of us right now. With millions of children not yet back in school full time (or at all) and learning happening through a mixture of on and offline activities how do we help our children connect with each others as well … Continue reading Learning Together While We’re Apart

Teach Happy: Embedding well being during online learning

As the impact of Covid19 on education continues to be felt around the world, a growing number of educators, thinkers and leaders are calling for a long term reconsideration of the purpose of school. The concept of teaching well being, and happiness, in schools has been steadily gaining traction for a few years. With the … Continue reading Teach Happy: Embedding well being during online learning

Remote Learning and Reading

As it becomes clear that school won't 'return to normal' for a while yet and many of us will be remote or hybrid the pressure on the curriculum continues to mount. Whilst student and staff safety and well-being must come first, some estimates place effective curriculum delivery at anywhere from 30-60%. Certainly for our school, … Continue reading Remote Learning and Reading

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?