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+ 2021
By Neil Morgan Griffiths
29-Sep-21
The evaluation of individual student physical literacy levels feels like an imprecise practice…. Perhaps we could pause right there and consider a solution. ..more
By Jill Alali
06-Jul-21
Fairgreen International School is the first school in Dubai to introduce a revolutionary, data-driven system of movement screening and remediation to promote optimal physical wellbeing for its students. ..more
By Dr Karen L. Taylor
22-Jun-21
Thanks to developments in neuroscience we now know much more now than we did in the past about the interplay of emotion and cognition, feeling and thinking. What could this interconnectedness mean for us in terms of our classroom practice? ..more
By Dr Karen L. Taylor
08-Jun-21
As important a pedagogical tool as scaffolding may be, we should not oversimplify its relationship to the zone of proximal development. The two concepts are not mutually exclusive, but they are also not synonymous. ..more
By Dr. Rachel Ball
13-Apr-21
Formative assessment presents a powerful opportunity for improving student outcomes. Here are several practical suggestions for providing formative feedback to students in hybrid and virtual learning settings. ..more
By Adelina Holmes
03-Mar-21
Initially when leading trainings, Adelina Holmes was giving fast lectures and expecting participants to absorb the information she was "gifting" to them—a common mistake. Everything shifted when she started designing her workshops in the same way she planned a class. ..more
By Chip Barder
22-Jun-21
TIE is uplifting the profession by presenting a more substantial view of what an outstanding educator looks like. Those seeking positions can now showcase their candidacy through a standards-based lens, supported by evidence of their own choosing. ..more
By Elizabeth Stark
02-Feb-21
Last spring, Elizabeth Stark was dumbfounded to learn that the IBDP exams had been canceled and those all-important "points" were suddenly rendered meaningless. But it wasn't long before this eclipse allowed her to see things in a new light. ..more
By Bambi Betts
29-Mar-21
Standards for teachers is not a new idea. Standards for teachers reflecting the unique international needs? Gathering steam. What is new? Truly using them as drivers for learning in view of keeping an outstanding teacher in every classroom every day. ..more
By Kristen MacConnell
19-Jan-21
What classroom assessment practices will contribute most to understanding and improving student learning? And what is the role of the teacher leader in supporting student learning through effective assessment practices? Here are some effective strategies and tools. ..more
By Kim Marshall
13-Apr-21
Including students in shaping what will be assessed by co-constructing success criteria has proven an effective way to improve student writing, according to Jennifer Gonzalez. “It’s essentially backward planning with students for success.” ..more
+ 2020
By Dr. Tiffani Betts Razavi
08-Dec-20
Critical thinking skills are cited as one of the key strengths of the International Baccalaureate, vital to the core mission of IB programs. Recent research has found that students of the program have significantly greater critical thinking skills than their non-IB peers. ..more
By ACS Press Office
08-Dec-20
ACS International School Hillingdon has become the first school in Europe to offer the Global Citizens Diploma (GCD), a qualification that acknowledges all of the exceptional citizenship and service-related activities students undertake to become global citizens.  ..more
By Dr. Tiffani Betts Razavi
11-Nov-20
After some seven months of covid-19, educators and researchers are asking: what progress has been prompted by the pandemic? Are any of the lockdown-induced adjustments here to stay? Are there any old ways that won’t survive the virus? ..more
By Colin Brown and Lindsay Prendergast
14-Oct-20
Standards-based grading practices proved to be a critical element of consistency and stability in guiding our focus around student learning and in providing accurate, meaningful, and proactive feedback to our learners and their parents during these turbulent, complex times. ..more
By Carlos Minuesa
17-Feb-20
The 21st-century school aspires to teach through comprehension, but how do teachers know when students have understood a topic? ASV is using various indicators to renovate their academic programs and to respond to challenges in contemporary education. ..more
By Matt Piercy
05-Feb-20
What does “learning” really mean? It seems essential that we define it—if not as a society, or as an international school community, then at least at the institutional level. How do we expect students to think critically if we are not providing them the necessary time and space in which to do it? ..more
+ 2018
By Matt Harris
19-Oct-18
Are STEM, STEAM, and coding programs having the desired effect of building intrinsic technical skills among students that will be used in university and beyond? My travels and experiences have shown the answer to be… maybe. But we can do better. ..more
By Chris McCarthy
14-Oct-18
After implementing the Teachers College Reading Writing Project program, I noted measurable progress in the quality of my students' writing and their ability to read both fiction and non-fiction with incisiveness. But is a workshop model compatible with the inevitable high-stakes exams students must take in high school? ..more
By Diana Martinez
02-Nov-18
This year in my classroom I struggled with a couple of students who were experiencing difficulty staying on-task. I decided to create a more comfortable classroom environment and give them options as to where to work, with whom, and in what order to complete their tasks. ..more
By Jason Hicks
13-Apr-18
We failed Cody. As I reflect on my development as a teacher leader, I now believe that we failed this student not because our team lacked efficacy or consciousness, but because we did not understand, and I did not apply, practices related to effective teacher leadership. Effective leaders understand how to develop collaborative groups. ..more
By Mike Simpson
07-Jun-18
Resilience, along with perseverance, diligence, self-discipline, positivity, and a love for learning, is a success skill that we are working hard at our school to develop in all of our children. I believe that the development of all of these success skills are dependent upon a child’s sense of capacity—the belief that they are capable of achievement. ..more
By Bonnie Billak
19-Jan-18
It is common practice for schools to test student proficiency levels in a variety of subject areas at all grade levels. Should assessing the English proficiency level of Early Childhood students be added to this battery of testing? ..more
By Neil Morgan Griffiths
13-Jan-18
I’m not sure what amazes me more, the relentless conviction demonstrated by educators in their desire to still use grades or the abject failure of educators, demonstrated through their inability to stop using them? Through physical education we probably find one of our greatest opportunities to embrace a paradigm shift. ..more
By Chloe McMath
08-Mar-18
Over 1,300 delegates convened in Jordan on 3 and 4 March 2018, for the fourth annual Teacher Skills Forum to hear renowned international education experts discuss key trends in education under the theme of Growth beyond Grades. ..more

LIFESTYLE

What’s the Rush?
By Natasha Winnard
Nov 2022

The Importance of Play
By Dr. Ben Fishman
Nov 2022

PEDAGOGY & LEARNING

Sample Lessons for Centering Social Media in Our SEL Conversations
By Jeff Utecht and Tricia Friedman
Nov 2022

The Future of Reading in the Digital Age: The Shift to “Bi-Literate” Brain
By Aberra B. Belayneh
Nov 2022

PROFESSIONAL LEARNING

Key Takeaways: ISC Research [email protected] Conference
By Nalini Cook
Jul 2022

Data Visualizations for Schools
By Piotr Olczak
Mar 2022

STUDENT VOICE

Transforming the Colorblind Picture
By Connor Rule, Grade 12
Oct 2022

Day 9: Making Time for Student-Driven Learning
By Chris Clark
Nov 2022

THE PRINCIPALS' TRAINING CENTER

Congratulations to the 2022 PTC Graduates
By Sue Easton
Nov 2022

A Summer of Learning With the PTC
By Sue Easton
Oct 2022

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