The International Education Chat Forum #IntEdchat on Twitter!

Originally posted on Principal of Thought:
International educators have unique concerns and issues when it comes to education. Connect with other global-minded professionals in the field of education. Moderated Discussion Every Wednesday 6:00pm Beijing time and 6:00pm Central European time. Topics to be discussed include (but are not limited to)… Curriculum Leadership Support Technology Relocation Job Fairs Culture Pro-D Best…

What Makes a School International? (TIE Online)

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose, by any other name would smell as sweet.” The Bard reminded us that a name by itself means nothing – it’s what’s behind the name that really matters. Does having the word international in a school’s name make it international? That is the question! Shakespeare references […]

Feedback for Effective Thinking | Nanjing International School

20th -22nd September 2013 Nanjing International School Keynote Speaker: Dylan Wiliam In 1998 Dylan Wiliam along with Paul Black authored the highly influential ‘Inside the Black box’: Raising Standards Through Classroom Assessment. Since then Dylan has worked with educators around the world in developing research based formative assessment strategies. Dylan Wiliam’s latest book, Embedded Formative […]

The International Education Chat Forum #IntEdchat on Twitter!

International educators have unique concerns and issues when it comes to education. Connect with other global-minded professionals in the field of education. Moderated Discussion Every Wednesday 6:00pm Beijing time and 6:00pm Central European time. Topics to be discussed include (but are not limited to)… Curriculum Leadership Support Technology Relocation Job Fairs Culture Pro-D Best Practice Networking Social Media Resources

Why Reading Aloud to Older Children Is Valuable

By Holly Korbey Educator and author Jessica Lahey reads Shakespeare and Dickens aloud to her seventh- and eighth-graders, complete with all the voices. Her students love being read to, and sometimes get so carried away with the story, she allows them to lie on the floor and close their eyes just to listen and enjoy it. Lahey reads […]

When teachers are the bully’s target – Schools of Thought – CNN.com Blogs

By Stephanie Goldberg, CNN (CNN) – Several years ago, Brendesha Tynes was taken aback when she received an e-mail from one of her former students. The note directed her to a Facebook event for an all-night bar crawl – an event with which Tynes, an assistant professor at the time, had nothing to do. But it featured an offensive image […]

Some Terrible Advice I got in College

Originally posted on A Step onto the Road:
Back in the days when I was a fresh young teacher, full of ambition and determination, I soaked up any bit of extra knowledge from the expert teachers around me. Any advice, no matter how ridiculous it sounded, I would try.  After a while, I began to…

25 Ways Teachers Can Use iPads In The Classroom

Learning Teaching: Becoming a Better Teacher Every Day

Originally posted on Higor's ELT blog:
In this comeback column, I’d like to discuss one of my favorite topics in ELT, which is that of Teacher Development (TD); or, as is often the case, the lack thereof. Jim Scrivener, in the book I borrowed this article’s title from, says that any teacher who has…

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“The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.”

- John Maxwell