Today I was fortunate to participate in the Evaluator Development Program, part of CIS (the Council of International Schools) incredible commitment to the growth and success of education and educators globally. The session today, led by Paul Topping, was a interesting and thought provoking discussing on High Quality Teaching & Learning. The discussion covered some … Continue reading How do we know children are learning?
Dear Teachers, Below you can find, view, and download material from our joint professional development sessions in Portuguese and English. We will continue to update this as we move forward together. ENG_PYP-PDC-Literacy-Collaboration-1Download PORT_PYP-PDC-Literacy-CollaborationDownload Literacy-PD-Handout-EnglishDownload Literacy-PD-Handout-PortugueseDownload
Maths, Inquiry, Maths Programs and Finding Your Way Forward
Maths and the IB PYP do not always feel like they are comfortable partners. It’s an uncomfortable truth to read and acknowledge, and yet, speak to any number of PYP teachers across the world and you’ll find that finding a way to be student led, inquiry based, and yet confident you are equipping every child … Continue reading Maths, Inquiry, Maths Programs and Finding Your Way Forward
Lost Learning or Unmeasured Learning?
Is 'lost learning' the right term? As Covid-19 vaccination programs begin, children in many countries have begun to return to school. This has prompted wide discussion of the consequences of the time spent learning online. Much has been documented about the impact of lost school based learning on the world’s more vulnerable children (UNICEF), the … Continue reading Lost Learning or Unmeasured Learning?
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