Mangrove café
International Teacher Magazine
by jan123
5d ago
School Café design project Jenny Mollon looks at how a new café design has united schools with different identities across an international school group in the UAE. Design and school identity Every international school leader will know the vital importance of upholding and communicating their unique school brand, especially in the current highly dynamic international education market.  At Kidzink + Koda, we invest a great deal of time in understanding how our architectural, interior and furniture designs help to elevate and reinforce branding in the schools we work with. Our focus on thi ..read more
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EDITORIAL: June 2024
International Teacher Magazine
by jan123
5d ago
The essential value of other professions Why the help and advice of professionals who have trained in different disciplines and traditions are so important to any good school. Teachers and school leaders have a great deal to learn from members of other professions who work with children in our schools. During my teaching career I have been significantly influenced by the psychotherapists, counsellors, librarians, occupational therapists, educational psychologists, music therapists and medical professionals with whom I have been fortunate enough to have worked. Their methodologies have their o ..read more
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Connection is key
International Teacher Magazine
by jan123
5d ago
Regulation and dysregulation in the classroom Occupational therapist Dave Jereb invites us to consider the idea of ‘dysregulation’ and the sensory condition of our classrooms in seeking to enhance student engagement. Introduction Children come to our classrooms each day ready to learn, at unique developmental levels and with individual differences and backgrounds. Some settle in effortlessly, while others, particularly those with additional needs, may struggle to attain the level of alertness required for classroom tasks. Recognising and understanding a child’s need for ‘regulation’ and the t ..read more
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Partnerships for India
International Teacher Magazine
by jan123
5d ago
The potential for partnered international education in India Andy Homden sets the enthusiasm in the UK for starting new partnered international schools in India into context. The push factors for UK schools Throughout the 2023- 2024 school year, India has become a country of increasing interest for independent schools in the UK looking to establish new partnered international schools. With good reason – there are major push and pull factors that are drawing UK schools towards the sub-continent. So far as the ‘push’ factors are concerned, there should be additional clarity after the result of ..read more
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Formative first
International Teacher Magazine
by jan123
3w ago
Assessment for effective learning Malcolm Greenhalgh adds weight to the argument that top-down assessment in high-stakes end-of-course  examinations damage effective learning. Constantly evaluating learning I have no doubt that the ability to set effective formative assessment is the most important skill that any teacher can possess.Coaching skills of self-assessment is in turn vital.  In a top down teacher/school dominated assessment arena, it is not possible to know, at any one time, exactly where each learner is on their learning journey. Only the learner, if given the right tool ..read more
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Building partnerships
International Teacher Magazine
by jan123
3w ago
Service and outreach Kathy O’Donnell, Director of the Institute of Service and Partnerships at Sevenoaks School, looks at the key elements of a modern service and outreach programme. Historical ethos At Sevenoaks School, our Service and Partnerships work is a cornerstone of our educational philosophy and purpose. The vision of our founder, William Sevenoke, was to establish a school that would transform his community by providing access to education, and this very much remains at the heart of the school’s objectives today, as we approach our 600th anniversary. Sevenoaks School established its ..read more
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Havening
International Teacher Magazine
by jan123
3w ago
Reducing stress, increasing calm Psychotherapist and former school social worker, Erika Neil, reports on an initiative to enhance well-being among Tanzanian teachers and their students through the use of Havening techniques. What is Havening? Havening® is a psychosensory technique that helps with stress reduction and mood improvement through self application. It also can be used by a Havening provider to resolve trauma. Havening uses the sense perception of soothing touch (on the hands, shoulders, and face) to generate calming brain waves, and the release of soothing neurotransmitters and hor ..read more
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Bridging the gap
International Teacher Magazine
by jan123
3w ago
AI and the quest for relevant education Darren Coxon, keynote speaker at this year’s IPSEF conference on June 27th,  argues that the use of AI in education is a rational way to make learning more relevant in our classrooms.   The school must represent present life – life as real and vital to the child as that which he carries on in the home, in the neighbourhood, or on the playground. John Dewey Dewey is still right Philosopher and educational reformer, John Dewey believed that schools should reflect the realities of the world outside the classroom walls. However, a stark contrast ..read more
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The right kind of sustainable
International Teacher Magazine
by jan123
3w ago
Sustainability and school design Award-winning architect Harry Hoodless reflects on working with schools in order to help them design the kind of sustanable school that is right for them.  Defining sustainability For me, ‘sustainability’ is a catch-all word designed to help us form some sort of purpose with regard to environment, our place in society and its operational mechanisms. That’s huge! All good architects will have an approach to sustainability and in my view, many will have great ideas that will be unique. This is not a bad thing given differentiation is key to great internatio ..read more
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The Earth Prize
International Teacher Magazine
by jan123
3w ago
Celebrating teen innovation Angela McCarthy looks back at the development of the Earth Prize competition and  how it supports young people developing solutions to environmental problems. How it works Our foundation’s aspirations are simple yet profound: to ignite a global movement fueled by the creativity and passion of teenagers. We aim to provide a platform for young innovators to showcase their brilliance in meeting the challenges of climate changes and sustainability, and inspire others to join the cause. The Earth Prize itself is a global $100,000 environmental sustainability compet ..read more
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