Happy Holidays to all our community members! Catch up on 2019's most popular posts and give your suggestions for what you want to see here in 2020!
The holiday season is here and we’re fast approaching the end of the year. With the final push as we near the end of a busy term, before you head off for a well-deserved festive break, take a few minutes to catch up on what you might have missed and read our top 10 blog posts of the year!
1. Ideas for celebrating International Mother Language Day in your class
How do you celebrate International Mother Language Day? Here are some ideas for your classroom.
2. Mindfulness and exam stress - webinar recording
Watch the webinar and download the slides. We hope you will find our resources helpful and useful.
3. Should smartphones be banned in schools? The big debate
Are mobile phones in schools a distraction or can they be beneficial to students?Read More
4. Teaching learners with dyslexia: small changes which make a big difference
In this article we speak to dyslexia awareness specialist Martin Bloomfield who shares his advice for how to make your lessons more dyslexia-friendly.Read More
5. Promoting home language use: How do we make a difference?
How can we change the pattern of choosing higher-status languages over the natural mother tongue? Explore how parents, teachers and policy makers can make a difference to language priorities.Read More
6. Teaching children with autism: Strategies for the international school classroom
We spoke to autism expert Stacey Melifonwu to find out more about autism spectrum disorder and what strategies you can employ to create an inclusive learning environment for all your students.Read More
7. 12 resources to help your students revise for their International GCSEs
Revising for important exams can often be overwhelming for students. Here are 12 resources to help them get organised, stay focused, and get their revision done and dusted.Read More
8. Ready-to-Learn: A ‘restorative practice’ approach to behaviour management
Oliver Omotto tells a story of how Greensteds International School’s approach to transforming student behaviour.Read More
9. Is there a potential pandemic of language loss in international schools?
With the continued growth of English-medium international schools, are we entering into a neo-colonial phase, where the instrument of the conqueror is language?Read More
10. Why transferable skills are good for you – not just at school or university!
How can transferable academic skills like critical thinking, academic writing and assessment literacy assist in the process of shaping, presenting and building knowledge?Read More
What was your favourite blog post this year? Are there any issues or topics would you like to see more of in 2020?
Let us know in the comments below.
Happy Holidays to you and your family and have a fantastic New Year - See you all back on here in January!