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Tuesday, 21 November 2017


This year marks UNIS Hanoi's 30th year in operation, 20 years as the first IB school in Asia and the Head of School’s 10th year at the helm.

By Proserpina Dhlamini-Fisher
Professional development opportunities have expanded exponentially in the last few decades. I am starting to wonder, however, if our intentions as school leaders are clear when it comes to the rationale behind PD. ..more
By Todd Cherner
Though the availability of educational technologies is growing, teacher training in this area has not kept pace in many regions with these emerging technologies or begun to lessen the Digital Divide. ..more
By Brett D. McLeod
Those who possess the “gift” of oratory continue to command our attention and influence outcomes that affect us all, be it at work, with the technologies we use, the beliefs we hold, or the votes we cast. But oratory is no “gift.” ..more
Staff at the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) and the Department for Education will combine into one team to help better align effo ..more
Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, has directed Dubai's Knowledge and Human Development Authority to draft a pla ..more
Will Frankfurt be a Brexit winner? The central German city — the nation’s financial hub — is certainly hoping that the UK’s impending exit from the EU ..more
Chris Jansen was a surprising choice to head a private school chain. As a former chief executive of the AA who had also held management roles at Briti ..more
Instead of spending our time, energy and intelligence on the slow, steady construction of a school learning culture shared by students, parents, lead ..more
OK, it's obvious. Schools are full of living people, so they are living organisms. Sure, superficially, but most of the time we don't treat them that ..more
Ask any parent, teacher, student, they'll all confirm one simple truth: all children are different. Despite that simple, undisputed truth we treat chi ..more
Growing up a working class youngster in the agricultural East of England, the height of my annual ambition was to secure a Summer job at one of the lo ..more
We've all heard the expression, whenever we sense our community may not be quite with us on a particular educational direction. I must admit my reacti ..more
By Janine Stegall
A servant leader is a servant first. She enriches the lives of other individuals. She builds better organizations. A servant leader creates a more caring environment. The PTC has offered a great opportunity to develop the servant leadership attributes that I strive to embody. ..more
By Gary Worth
The Principals’ Training Center (PTC) is going back to its roots. The 2018 PTC Summer Institutes will be held in the very city where the organization held its inaugural event 30 years ago. ..more
By Gini Rojas
The time has come for international schools to distinguish between ‘inclusion’ vs. ‘immersion’ for English learners. Rather than pull out English learners for compensatory services, classroom teachers need to be positioned as teacher leaders to ensure that all classrooms are responsive learning environments for English learners. ..more
By Martin Walsh
With Donald Trump’s election a fait accompli it is time for counselors to grapple with the impact Trump’s administration could have on the college admission landscape. Like many educators, this is a conversation I never wanted to have. ..more
By Martin Walsh
Over the last five years, web-based classes—especially massive open online courses (MOOCs)—have begun to change the way students interact with the education process. It is clear that MOOCs are having an impact on higher education and are evolving to meet the needs of students and institutions. But how do they factor into the college application process? ..more
By Martin Walsh
Every winter students and parents approach me with the same questions: “What is the most effective use of my summer?” “Which programs do the colleges favor?” “How do I choose a summer program?” ..more
By Gordon Eldridge, TIE Columnist
I have heard people say in recent years that there is no longer a need to retain facts, since they can be so easily and quickly looked up on the internet. While this may be true for superficial pieces of information, the retention of a well-selected fact base can still play a hugely important role in learning. ..more
By Gordon Eldridge, TIE Columnist
In one study, where more than 3,300 teachers were surveyed, researchers found that 46 percent of teachers reported that more than half of students entering kindergarten did not have the social and emotional skills deemed necessary for success in school. Researchers investigated class-wide interventions to support students in developing necessary social skills. ..more
By Gordon Eldridge, TIE Columnist
A previous article I reviewed here suggested that inventing a solution prepares students well for subsequent direct instruction. But was the positive learning effect due to the process of inventing the solution? Or was it simply that inventing the solution caused students to compare the cases more thoroughly and thus enabled them to notice the deeper structure of the concept? ..more
By Kim Marshall, TIE columnist
“Okay, people,” the teacher said, louder this time. “Let’s keep it down.” Now it was a game. Someone needed to visit the pencil sharpener. And another person. More conversations. “And then I yelled,” says Gonzalez. ..more
By Kim Marshall, TIE columnist
In this article in AMLE Magazine, Anita Stewart McCafferty says she realized several years ago that in her middle-school and university teaching, she was asking lots of What, Why, How come, and So what questions, but rarely What if…? ..more
By Kim Marshall, TIE columnist
There are a lot of cooks in the kitchen. At least 66 different educators work with each student through the grades, and that doesn’t include pullout and push-in teachers, administrators, athletic coaches, nurses, counselors, custodians, cafeteria attendants, security officers, tutors... ..more
By Eloïse Engel
When I joined my current school in August of 2016, I was told I was becoming part of a family. It was something I had never heard in my 14-year teaching career. What does it mean, to become part of a family? Why do we use this metaphor when talking about a school community? ..more
By Chloe McMath
Twenty-four state schools across Kent are now authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) Career-related Programme (CP), with first teaching starting this term. This equates to almost 30% of state schools in the county. ..more
By Johanna Schiller
BIS will begin accepting children from the age of 3 into our Early Childhood programme beginning in 2018. The new Early Years Centre for children aged 3-6 uses the Reggio Emilia approach. ..more
By Meadow Hilley, TIE Editor
We encourage heads, teachers, counselors, students, and other staff to submit stories on any topic relevant to the international education community. Our simple submission guidelines tell you everything you need to know. ..more