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

Looking After Your Mental Health During Lockdown

With over a third of the world's population currently on some form of lockdown many people will be wondering how to stop themselves going 'stir crazy'. But looking after your mental health is especially important during this time. My Experience As a person who has anxiety and panic disorder, my mental health fluctuates regularly. I … Continue reading Looking After Your Mental Health During Lockdown

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

Customized Home Schooling Plans

As educators we recognize that not all schools have provided an adequate amount of work or support during school closures. We want to ensure that children continue to receive the best education they can by giving parents the tools and plans necessary to provide this at home. We will take your child's age, curriculum, work … Continue reading Customized Home Schooling Plans

Virtual School for Families: Free Access Resources

In this time of crisis we are seeing many education companies offer free access to their resources. To make life simpler for you as parents we have compiled a list of the companies we have seen offering free resources and how you can access it. (This is a working post and we will continue to … Continue reading Virtual School for Families: Free Access Resources

Virtual School for Families: Alternative Learning Experiences

With most children now home from school for the foreseeable future many parents will be facing the ongoing battle of trying to engage their children in home school. As teachers we are in a fortunate position to be able to access resources and provide an environment for our children to continue their learning at home … Continue reading Virtual School for Families: Alternative Learning Experiences