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Encouraging students to read inside and outside of the classroom

How can we help students develop literacy and  reading skills for the 21st century? One example is the Amazing Readers project ran by Pearson in Italy in collaboration with the British Embassy.

Posted on: 4 Dec 2018

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Better together: The inclusion agenda at international schools

Supporting pupils with a special educational need or disability is a top priority, but is progress really being made?

Posted on: 22 Nov 2018

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Zombie Cow Party

Who runs the world? Zombie cows... Gemma Quirolo shares five uplifting moments of everyday celebration of diversity in her classroom. Just because...

Posted on: 12 Nov 2018

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Primary education comes first

What is the purpose of primary education? What should children learn if - as the author suggests - it’s not all about ‘reading, writing and mathematics’?

Posted on: 1 Nov 2018

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Truths, myths and misconceptions about Maths Mastery

Tony Staneff, series editor of Power Maths, lifts the lid on five of the most common misconceptions around this much-discussed approach to maths.

Posted on: 18 Oct 2018

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IB DP Maths - Are we ready for the next 7 years?

Missed Ibrahim Wazir's session at the IB conference in Vienna? Here's the summary to help you to get ahead of the upcoming changes to the IB DP Maths curriculum.

Posted on: 15 Oct 2018

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Students aged 13-17: Join our Global Student Forum

An exciting opportunity for your students to have a say on what works and doesn’t work with the new ideas we are developing to help students learn - and to earn $200 worth of gift vouchers!

Posted on: 11 Oct 2018

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Where do you stand on dyslexia?

1-7 October 2018 is Dyslexia Awareness Week and we are on a mission to put dyslexia on the CPD agenda for international schools teachers!

Posted on: 2 Oct 2018

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Teaching IB DP Maths for the next seven years

Pearson IB DP Maths author Ibrahim Wazir talks to us about his tips for supporting and encouraging students as they embark on the new Maths courses for 2019.

Posted on: 27 Sep 2018

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European Day of Languages: learning vital skills for the future

If you’re not doing it already, you may want to add the 26th September to the list of annual celebrations in your school: the European Day of Languages.

Posted on: 26 Sep 2018

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What do students need to break through the grade 4 "ceiling"?

Now that GCSEs are replacing letter grades with a numerical 1–9 grading system, it’s time to reflect on how we can really get our students moving up through those grades.

Posted on: 25 Sep 2018

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Motivating international students

One issue all teachers struggle with is student motivation, or rather lack of it. This article addresses the unique motivational challenges that International Schools face.

Posted on: 20 Sep 2018

Where assessment objectives, cognitive tasks and academic language meet

The perfect alignment

What we focus on in lessons is driven by the assessment objectives (AOs) for the exams in our subject. But how can we develop students’ language to express the cognitive complexity behind the tasks?

Posted on: 18 Sep 2018

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From Bunsen Burners to Robots: how Experiential Learning is Changing Science Education

International schools are striving to offer more practical experiences, but teachers face many challenges.

Posted on: 11 Sep 2018

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Let's talk about Oracy this International Literacy Day

How do you encourage the development of students' oracy skills? Edward de Chazal shares 7 ideas to maximize oral communication in the classroom.

Posted on: 6 Sep 2018

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The irony of the CO2 shortage

With the reality of global warming finally hitting home in the UK this summer with its scorching temperatures, how is it possible that the main culprit, carbon dioxide, is in short supply?

Posted on: 4 Sep 2018

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A whole-school approach to IELTS training

How can subject teachers help students boost their IELTS band score?

Posted on: 21 Aug 2018

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When unstoppable forces meet immovable objects

Does an international school guarantee an international education? Dr Christian Bryan makes a case for standing up for universal values and calls for more dialogue, more debate, more disputation.

Posted on: 14 Aug 2018

A "reading for pleasure" book list for teachers

Summer Reads – Enjoy your holidays!

A selection of brilliant voices from around the world – unputdownable novels that can take you worlds away without leaving your favourite reading spot or doing too much damage to your bank balance.

Posted on: 9 Aug 2018

Nick Thorner shares his reflections on a recent career move.

From ELT to history

Jumping from ELT to subject teaching? It can be daunting, but ELT teachers are a great asset in an academic classroom, combining language training with promoting student creativity and autonomy.

Posted on: 31 Jul 2018

Towards employability

Skills that international students will need and that employers will love 

Knowledge is increasingly being seen as less valuable than skills. Anyone can use the internet to find facts. The real test is in solving problems, showing up on time, and working as a team.

Posted on: 17 Jul 2018

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Your tips for developing a positive reading culture at school

Highlights from the submissions to the "Reading Culture in Schools" competition

Posted on: 28 Jun 2018

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Implementing the TOEFL iBT at British School of Monteria, Columbia

One school's journey towards international education

Posted on: 31 May 2018

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When one student wants Latin, or game design: online enrichment courses

Has your school adapted to digital learning?

Posted on: 31 May 2018

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Virtual school, real learning

Can you imagine a global school without walls?

Posted on: 23 Apr 2018