CBC News – New Canadian teachers head abroad amid tight job market

Newly qualified Canadian teachers frustrated with the over-saturated teaching market in many major Canadian cities are setting their sights on international schools abroad, where they say professional and personal benefits far outweigh those back home. Ontario to overhaul teachers’ college, halve admissions The Current: Changing the way teachers are taught in Ontario Fewer students interested in […]

A Letter to the Grandparents of My Third Culture Kids | Djibouti Jones

I remember telling you we were pregnant. We had spaghetti because that’s what you served your parents when you announced each pregnancy. I requested it, but you cooked it because I already felt sick. And so, almost before I told you, you knew. I remember telling you we were pregnant with twins. You knew I […]

Discomfort Shmomfort — Allegra Stein

Last week, I had just finished doing the dishes and clearing the kitchen from dinner. My husband, home from work, was relaxing and watching Planet Earth. Our house was quiet, dusk was falling, and it was a satisfying end to the day. At that moment, I pulled out my iPhone and googled expat boredom. (I guess that\’s what […]

Today’s Language Learning: More Than Ink

Literacy today is more than reading and writing. Reading today is more than print. Writing today is more than ink. To engage my second language learners, I developed a blended learning unit on picture books that utilised both traditional and new literacies, and both analogue and digital tools. The whole unit was delivered via Edmodo […]

What is the impact of geography on our ability to connect with the world? — THINK Global School

On December 6th, 2012, Buenos Aires’ name became ironic. While the morning routine of making coffee and walking to work was uneventful (aside from the rain and rolling thunder), those of us sitting in the staff room started to receive emails, phone calls and tweets about a toxic cloud that was covering the “City of Good […]

An eLearning Revolution, and It’s Starting in Rural Africa | Stephan Spencer

Meet Elizabeth, a twelve-year-old who walked over 10 kilometers to school and back every day. Despite her class being crowded — sometimes with 75 children for each teacher — and her teachers often being from outside the community, regularly overwhelmed and sometimes missing their teaching obligations — she was lucky to receive an education at […]

In Digital Age, Schools That Succeed are Schools That Connect | MindShift

A few months ago, I posted an article by Shelly Blake-Plock called 21 Things in Education That Will be Obsolete in 2020, which lists some of the ways in which the face of schools will change in less than a decade. In this op-ed, which originally appeared in the Baltimore Sun, he describes what exactly […]

Teachers: How Slowing Down Can Lead to Great Change | Edutopia

Sometimes, in order to gain perspective on a situation, I imagine myself zooming into outer space and looking down on whatever is going on. From a distance of thousands of feet above whatever craziness is happening I can see more clearly and determine the actions that are available for me to take. Over the last […]

Modern Trends In Education: 50 Different Approaches To Learning | Teach Thought

Education sprouts in many forms depending on how you look at it. Our views of what it should look like and how it should materialize depend on our value of it and our experience with it. What if a class consisted of words that led to information that whirled into blended realms of creativity set […]

The Evaluation of My Dreams

Carol Ann Tomlinson In the education job that exists always in my dreams—and sometimes in my reality—here’s what I’d encounter in terms of evaluation. My ideal evaluator would care deeply about the work I do and would have a vision for how that work, done artfully, contributes to the betterment of people. He or she […]


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

- John Maxwell