Professional Development

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Mindfulness: you asked, we answer

Mindfulness is definitely a thing in education. Over 1000 people registered for our mindfulness webinars - AND you asked to learn more about it. Here are the answers plus resources for your classroom!

Posted on: 7 Dec 2018

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Mindfulness for the classroom and you

Mindfulness can be very powerful in growing resilience, patience and confidence in teenagers. Discover how to bring it into your classroom and send your students off on a journey of self-esteem.

Posted on: 27 Nov 2018

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How to grow a confident next generation: the science behind student brains

What's actually going on in the teenage brain and what can we do to improve its health? Surely it’s all hard-wired now anyway? The answers to the above are: an awful lot; yes; and not at all actually!

Posted on: 20 Nov 2018

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How to grow a confident next generation: the reality around mental health

In the face of a mental health epidemic in education, how can we ensure we grow a confident and resilient next generation? What can we do to make teachers and pupils happier? Let’s find out.

Posted on: 15 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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Disrupting Education Systems to Develop a New Generation of Problem Solvers

With automation, artificial intelligence and digital technology pervading our everyday lives, the key question to ask is: How do we prepare our learners for a future world governed by technology?

Posted on: 30 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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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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A whole-school approach to IELTS training

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

Posted on: 21 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

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How to support children in sport

Kristina Pfeffer, a dancer and sports psychologist, helps teachers and parents understand how sport can foster positive psychological, social and emotional development of children.

Posted on: 24 Jul 2018

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Dynamic learning workshop that expanded educators' teaching methods

A highly engaging PD workshop in Ghana.

Posted on: 17 May 2018

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6 tips for new teachers

Nothing can truly prepare you for the life of a teacher, but we can give you a head start with our top tips.

Posted on: 16 Aug 2017

Your main resource as teachers should be other teachers.

The importance of Continuing Professional Development

Online learning is a flexible way for anyone with a demanding work schedule to acquire new skills.

Posted on: 5 Jun 2017

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The importance of English language skills in international teaching

English language skills are important for all subjects in international teaching.

Posted on: 31 May 2017

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Adapting to technology – in relation to mathematics teaching and learning

Is technology there to help students get ‘the answer’ more quickly and accurately, or to improve the way they learn mathematics?

Posted on: 19 Apr 2017

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The language barrier

Posted on: 19 Apr 2017

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Adapting to technology

How do we make the most out of social media and online resources?

Posted on: 13 Apr 2017