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7 May 2020
T E A C H E R S R O C K
We are so grateful for you. Your daily efforts in normal times are herculean, to say nothing of the dedication required these past couple of months to ensure a semblance of continuity for our students in a world upturned.
Big love and respect.

By Josefino Rivera, Jr.

All schools in Hong Kong were suspended until 20 April 2020, but that did not stop students at the American International School (AIS) of Hong Kong from learning as AIS educators elaborated their innovative teaching strategies using various online tools... more

By Bettina L. Love, University of Georgia

Asking educators to understand how racism functions in their classrooms and to fight for social justice when they have so many issues to tackle every day may sound counterproductive, but many of their students' traumas are a direct result of oppressive systems and ideologies... more

By Shwetangna Chakrabarty
The Covid19 pandemic has been a turning point in the history of education, industry and technology. It has also ushered the best and worst in humanity. The African philosophy of Ubuntuism-- I am because we are--echoes in my conscience and makes me ponder what should have been the true face of humanity in this time of crisis. Let us envisage Ubuntuism as the educational philosophy for the future... more

By Francis T. Chapuredima

As an educator, my blood boils when I see job specifications that strongly state "all applicants except those from [insert host country] must be native English speakers from the U.S., Canada, U.K., Australia, New Zealand, or South Africa." Schools should not restrict the pool of applicants to those hailing from a handful of countries . .. more


Al-Rayan International School in Ghana is delighted to announce that it has received authorization to offer the fourth and final stream of the International Baccalaureate programmes: the IB Career-related Programme (IBCP)... more

By Paul Magnuson
In the previous post I mentioned that my daughter Emma's Kanban board was demonstrating three basic Kanban principles. These are making work visual, limiting the amount of work you are doing at one time, and managing workflow. But does putting all the work you intend to do in one spot bring on a whole lot of stress?... more

By Margriet Ruurs

I recently toured five countries in Europe with my book Stepping Stones. Every book that gets published is exciting for a writer, but some have more surprises in store than others. Nord Anglia International Schools around the world are currently using the book as basis for their annual Global Writing Competition... more

By Disha Gadhia

Collaboration gives educators an opportunity to share with one another their skills and knowledge in order to both engage and ensure the success of their multilingual learners Here are some different ways that educators can make the shift from isolation to collaboration. .. more

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As an educator, I have been part of a school of thought that was making noise about the need to act and stop talking about changing our educational space. Before I knew what had happened, it had happened. I am the first to raise my hand and say that I wasn't as prepared as I thought I was... more

By Heidi Laws & Donna Bracewell

The new Life-Centered Education program at ISK is designed to serve students who have a diagnosed intellectual or developmental disability and require individualized academic and social skill instruction... more

By Eric Hudson

Among the many essential questions the COVID-19 crisis has raised for schools, I want to address two: How do we best support student learning when our longstanding ideas about when, where, and how learning happens no longer apply? How might we continue to prioritize mastery and personalization when we are physically separated, relying on technology to communicate?.. . more
Listen & Learn
a regular roundup of education podcasts
In this episode we are sharing an excerpt all about the research behind screen time, from our new book, ' Integrating Technology: A School-Wide Framework to Enhance Learning', out now from Heinemann. We share our thoughts about why "screen time" isn't very helpful as a phrase, and explain what the research says - and doesn't say - about screen time and its effects on children. Listen here
TRAX is a network of curated and original high-quality podcasts specially designed for 9-13-year-olds.

When the Ventura twins are yanked into another dimension, they meet a distant cousin who gives them an extraordinary mission: travel through time to preserve their culture's true history. Alexa and Beni visit three continents across the span of five centuries, meeting people who have left their mark on Puerto Rican heritage. In the twenty-first century, the twins navigate school, friendship, and family while keeping their time-traveling quests a secret. Listen here
  • "Family" gatherings of older student mentors and students
  • Family Game night with classes/teachers
  • Padlet/Flipgrid where people could put affirmations and celebrations
  • Facebook group for teachers
  • Informal coffee talks...
International School Ruhr is two weeks into online teaching, and it's safe to say that hitting the ground running is not easy, and even less so when you're still delivering a full day of lessons. In this interview I talked to Maria Robalino, Secondary Years Principal at IS Ruhr, and she shared her thoughts on how the team there made online learning happen in just four days. Listen here

The TEACH-NOW Graduate School of Education announced today the appointment of Dr. Kevin J Ruth as the Vice President of Strategy. Dr. Ruth is an expert in international education and is the former Chief Executive Officer of the Educational Collaborative for International Schools (ECIS)... more

By Kim Marshall

In this National Geographic article, Julia Sklar reports that many K-12 and university teachers are finding remote instruction more exhausting than in-person teaching. Cognitive scientists say that virtual interactions are more taxing on the brain... more
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CHINA , CHANGCHUN AMERICAN INTERN , SOCIAL STUDIES
CURACAO , INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF C URACAO , CHEMISTRY
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC , ST. MICHAEL'S SCHOOL , ENGLISH / LANGUAGE ARTS
KOREA , TAEJON CHRISTIAN INTERNAT IONAL SCHOOL , OTHER
INDONESIA , SAMPOERNA ACADEMY , CLASSROOM TEACHER
MYANMAR , BRAINWORKS -TOTAL LEARNIN G ACADEMY , ESL / EFL
EGYPT , EL ALSSON INTERNATIONAL , DEPARTMENT HEAD
KUWAIT , UNIVERSAL AMERICAN SCHOOL , MUSIC
USA , INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF D ENVER , MATH
JAPAN , NUCB INTERNATIONAL JR & S R HIGH SCHOOL , DRAMA
CHINA , SINO BRIGHT SCHOOL , SCIENCE
ITALY , THE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL , CHEMISTRY
BAHRAIN , NASEEM INTERNATIONAL SCHO OL , DRAMA
VENEZUELA , COLEGIO INTERNACIONAL PUE RTO LA CRUZ , CLASSROOM TEACHER
AUSTRIA , AMADEUS INTERNATIONAL SCH OOL , SCIENCE
CZECH REPUBLIC , CARLSBAD INTERNATIONAL SC HOOL , HISTORY
BAHRAIN , NASEEM INTERNATIONAL SCHO OL , BUSINESS STUDIES
CHINA , ULINK COLLEGE OF SUZHOU I NDUSTRIAL PARK , PHYSICS
BRAZIL , SCHOOL OF THE NATIONS - B RAZIL , CLASSROOM TEACHER
MEXICO , SAN ROBERTO INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL , OTHER
GERMANY , BERLIN METROPOLITAN SCHOO L , ECONOMICS
TURKEY , TARSUS AMERICAN SCHOOL , ESL / EFL
SPAIN , AMERICAN SCHOOL OF VALENC IA , ENGLISH / LANGUAGE ARTS
HONG KONG , HKCA PO LEUNG KUK SCHOOL , CLASSROOM TEACHER
TAIWAN , VICTORIA ACADEMY , PHYSICS

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