Here at AIS Kuwait we’ve recently moved to virtual school as part of local efforts to contain Coronavirus. As well as supporting the teachers I work with to design online learning, I’m also aware of the fact that this is a new experience for our families too. Over the next few weeks I’ll share some … Continue reading Virtual School for Families Step One: Schedules
Recently there has been increased coverage in the media, especially in the UK, of teachers deciding to move overseas to continue their careers. 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 easier than ever … Continue reading Is International Teaching Right for Me?
An amazing part of the life of an international teacher is getting to experience and participate in holidays and celebrations you’d probably never see at ‘home’. This week Kuwait celebrated National Day (25th Feb) and Liberation Day (26th Feb) as these are national holidays we had our school celebration late last week before the break. … Continue reading Celebrating Kuwait’s National and Liberation Day 2019
In a meeting discussing the implementation of a BYOD scheme recently I heard an argument from a senior colleague which genuinely surprised me. They were arguing that, in light of the rise of socratic style seminars in some of the world’s best schools, we should reduce the use of technology as it hampers students ability … Continue reading Blogging and Education – Why I really need to reconnect to blogging!
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