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. Education publications move fast, and keeping up with new reads and great authors can be challenging at best! Here we round up some of the best releases … Continue reading Round Up: Best Education Books of 2019
This year a big focus for me as a PYP Coordinator is thinking about ways to increase agency in our school. With the Enhanced PYP comes a bold move from the IB to put agency and the centre of the way in which we consider learning. This is leading to some great reflections, ideas and … Continue reading Developing Agency: Supporting Teachers to Learn Continuously
Recently at school we've been talking a lot about culture building. The need to build strong relationships in our classrooms is always a major focus for educators at the beginning of a school year, and for good reason. I've also been talking to others at our school about how we support a positive staff culture. … Continue reading What if then…?
This week I began my new position as IB PYP Coordinator at AIS Kuwait. One of the most important (but also potentially most challenging) things I am working on during our Orientation Week is some staff training sessions. When I first started to think about what I should be covering in these I wondered how … Continue reading Exploring the IB Learner Profile: How do we help students make meaningful connections?
Next week I begin my next post-grad course at The University of Nottingham, I'm taking their relatively new PGCEi course. It's similar to the regular British PGCE (Post-Graduate Certificate of Education) only it's mostly delivered via distance learning as is specifically designed for those of us working in international education. I have a week long … Continue reading Continuous Professional Development for Teachers
New books!!! Sorry, that's really not how a blog post should start but I'm just so excited! Ahead of my move I decided to make the most of what is secretly one of my favourite things about India (sorry monuments, culture, history, food and people!) - books here are often really, really cheap! My son … Continue reading Summer Book Haul!
My school year here in India has come to an end and I'm off to pastures new over the summer. Before we head into the break here's a quick look into a few of the things I'll be reading this summer: The Learning Powered School - Guy Claxton This was recommended to us by our … Continue reading My Summer Reads 2015
Are you like me? As soon as the end of the school year is in sight you start browsing the shops (online and real) for things for next year in your spare time? The excitement of a new year, a new class is great and I'm always on the look out for a few new … Continue reading Summer Shopping Wish List
As a teacher I love to read about education, I know, I know it seems sad doesn't it! But, in my defense I love teaching, education, learning and all things connected to it! Whilst I love to read about education I sometimes feel like there is a disconnect between some of the broad theories of … Continue reading Consistency and Choice: The Core of Good Teaching?
As mentioned in an earlier post, I'm soon to be moving on from my current job and to a new school, country and challenge. I'm really excited about this move for a number of personal reasons (mostly quality of life for my young son) and professional reasons (I'm moving to a much more well established … Continue reading A word about the small school