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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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  • Celebrating International Women and Girls in Science Day

    by Charlotte Stace

    11th February is International Women and Girls in Science Day – a day to show students just how exciting a career in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) can be. And it gives all of us the chance to encourage young girls to pursue a career in one or more of these subjects.

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  • 5 ideas for setting New Year’s resolutions in class

    by Charlotte Stace

    Setting New Year’s resolutions is a popular tradition. They allow us to reflect on the previous year, and optimistically move into the year ahead. Perhaps your students didn’t meet their goals for 2020. But this January, we all have an opportunity to start afresh.

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  • Identifying and addressing the gaps

    By Kevin Hiatt

    Wherever you are, and whatever type of international school you’re in, it’s a fact that all students have had their learning affected by the school closures brought about by the global pandemic this year. It’s also true that all teaching professionals want to identify gaps...

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  • Taking online teaching techniques into the classroom

    by Maria Di Mario

    It is no exaggeration to say that teachers had an extremely tough time during the school closures this year, however, many found that teaching online created professional development opportunities they hadn’t expected. In fact, over half of teachers surveyed by the Centre for Education and Youth said that they feel that the new skills they developed while teaching online will be a useful addition to their skillset in the new school year.

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  • Evolving Education Delivery

    by Mark Levesley

    “NOW, what I want is, Facts. Teach these boys and girls nothing but Facts. Facts alone are wanted in life.” These are the opening lines of Charles Dickens’ Hard Times, in which schoolmaster Thomas Gradgrind outlines his educational philosophy. During the novel, Gradgrind is forced to re-consider this approach until he finally admits that “The ground on which I stand has ceased to be solid under my feet.”

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  • تدريب المعلّمي أ.د. هنادا طه من تقرير: العربية لغة حياة

    للدكتورة هنادة طه ثومور

    يشُّبه الكثيرون المعلّم الجديد بشخصية روبنسون كروزو الذي وجد نفسه قد طرح على جزيرة  نائية، وعليه وحده أن يجد طريقة تمكنّه من البقاء والاستمرار. ولذلك فإنّ المعلّم حديث التخرّج يحتاج إلى زميل متمرس وخبير في مجال تعليم اللغة العربية في المدرسة التي يعمل فيها  ليكون مصدر دعم وتوجيه وتدريب. هذا المعلم المتمرس يجب أن يتم اختياره من قبل إدارة المدرسة أو المشرف التربوي، لأن هذا المعلم الخبير سيكون رفيقا للمعلم الجديد الذي يتابعه ويكون مستعدا  للإجابة عن استفساراتة،  ولتخطيط بعض الدروس معاً، وتقديم دروس نموذجية  ولتعليم بعضها الآخر تعليماً مشتركاً، ولتحليل بعض المشاكل التي تواجه المعلّم الجديد والتفكّر بها وبالحلول المنطقية والواقعية لها.

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