Round Up: Best Education Books of 2019

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

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Developing Agency: Supporting Teachers to Learn Continuously

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

Exploring the IB Learner Profile: How do we help students make meaningful connections?

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?

Continuous Professional Development for Teachers

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

Consistency and Choice: The Core of Good Teaching?

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?