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Your wellbeing

Wellbeing continues to be a hot topic in 2017: work demands are high and so to are the number of teachers leaving the profession. What pledge will you make for yourself to maintain or improve your work-life balance?  Continue reading “Your wellbeing”

Do international schools value quality teaching and learning?

The last day of the academic year and the last day at my second international school – it’s always the same – you’re wrapping up the year, clearing your office, delivering lessons, assemblies, planning for September and so on…you think you are in control and then boom! The final hour is here! Continue reading “Do international schools value quality teaching and learning?”

One of my most important teaching strategies – smiling!

Within seconds of getting out of my car I’ve smiled and said “good morning” to a colleague, by the time I’ve walked to my office at 07:00 I’ve smiled and spoken with three early bird students.  Continue reading “One of my most important teaching strategies – smiling!”

Lesson study 2016 – reflection

Having now been through one full lesson study I can confidently say that this CPD pathway has certainly bought advantages to our teachers and our school. Would I do lesson study again? Most definitely. Continue reading “Lesson study 2016 – reflection”

Are my students actually learning?

The most effective way to test student understanding is to do it while the lesson’s still going. Take advantage of the moment. Continue reading “Are my students actually learning?”

#15MinForum: Active learning

Deputy Head Jeff Ison got our #15MinForum active this week and shared theory and strategies for active learning in the classroom. Continue reading “#15MinForum: Active learning”

#15MinForum: Engaging their minds

As a trainee teacher on placement and often for most NQT’s the number of behaviour strategies you have in your toolkit is crucial. To have a variety of techniques to use depending on the student or students you are dealing with, the situation and environment is key to the amount of teaching and learning that takes place in your environment.  Continue reading “#15MinForum: Engaging their minds”

Year 11: are you ‘happy’ to be leaving?

I am not sharing how many years ago I left school but my last day at school involved the obligatory assembly, shirt signing, notebook messages and a lot of photographs taken with a camera. One of those cameras that you wound on with your thumb Continue reading “Year 11: are you ‘happy’ to be leaving?”

Showcasing CPD at Association of International Malaysian Schools

More than 260 teaching professionals, representing 26 schools from across Malaysia attended the inaugural conference of the Association of International Malaysian Schools [AIMS], at the Australian International School on Saturday 5 March 2016. Continue reading “Showcasing CPD at Association of International Malaysian Schools”

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