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  • How to teach your students to recognise fake news

    By Maria Di Mario

    Before the advent of the internet, we knew where to find information: television, newspapers and libraries. But now, with a limitless world of information at our fingertips, the challenge is how to tell which information is trustworthy – and which isn’t.

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  • Post-pandemic, the kids are alright – and downright inspiring

    By Mickey Revenaugh

    They flashed like beacons against the long dark sweep of the pandemic: reports of teenagers helping their teachers, parents and siblings adapt to emergency remote learning. News stories about students lobbying their city government to allocate millions for broadband and devices to help close the digital divide. Images of young adults with masks and megaphones marching for social justice every night in cities around the world.

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  • Boosting creativity in the secondary classroom

    By Suzie Williams

    With the pace of innovation accelerating, creative skills are helping learners participate and succeed as they join the workforce. But how do you encourage your learners to use their imaginations? Creativity is one of the most important 21st century skills – and also one of the most misunderstood.

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  • Preparing international students for success at university

    By Lucy Hill

    An academic qualification is only part of what is necessary for university study. To ensure students are fully prepared for the rigour and demands of degree study and equipped with all the skills needed for success at university, the ultimate aim of educators and parents is to develop ‘well-rounded students’, which of course, goes beyond the achievement of A and A* results.

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  • Around the world: FlexEd at British School Muscat

    By Kai Vacher 

    In this article, Kai Vacher, Principal of British School Muscat in Oman explains how in early 2020, his school developed an idea that at the time seemed novel, innovative and creative: delivering a whole curriculum through a mix of online and face-to-face teaching. Of course, within a few months, the whole world was doing likewise. But what British School Muscat created was not about overcoming a pandemic, but something more fundamental: about international schools and their staff using their skills to help broaden access to education across their host country using a blended approach to teaching and learning they called FlexEd.

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  • Supporting learners aged 3 to 5 – why Reception matters

    By Kevin Hiatt

    Giving children a high quality Reception experience can have a positive impact on their future development and achievement. Extensive research shows that high quality early education plays a significant role in promoting children’s development, both cognitively and socially. Although this isn’t a useful measure for individuals, there is a correlation between achievement and learning outcomes at age 5 and later GCSE results – and by extension, later achievement as well. 

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  • 5 productivity apps every 21st century teacher should have

    By Charlotte Stace

    The life of a 21st century teacher is busy. You have to juggle teaching with course and lesson planning, parents’ meetings, marking homework – and much more. Thankfully, there are a number of digital platforms and applications out there to help you.

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  • Preparing your students for the world of work

    By Charlotte Stace

    The world is changing – fast. Developments in technology, advancements in communications and the global pandemic have driven huge change in the last twelve months and as a result, the future of work looks different to how we imagined it as little as a year ago. So, with so much doubt about what jobs will exist when your students graduate, how can you prepare them for their future careers?

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  • Five resources for practising mindfulness

    By Suzie Williams

    The practice of mindfulness is useful for managing personal stress and anxiety in a difficult situation, at home, at school or in a virtual classroom situation. To protect yourself and to help maintain a good work/life balance, we round up five resources to help you get started with mindfulness.

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