In a blog post for @TeacherToolkit, Jack Gulston argues the case for sharing personal information with students. “I think with the children having an understanding of my life, they understand what obstacles I have had to overcome, so that can inspire them to overcome any obstacles they might face. I can see why not everyone will… Continue reading Must we hide our personal lives?
This week, I attended a two-day workshop about coaching and leadership, led by Jan Alen of Growth Coaching International. I went into the training knowing very little about coaching and I had no experience of coaching or being coached. I’m very new to this so it’s by no means expert advice. I just want to… Continue reading Beginning coaching
A few weeks ago, I published a post called My issue with Teachers Pay Teachers. I expected it to be controversial, but I didn’t expect the level of outrage that it sparked. Including my replies, that post has over one hundred comments and, admittedly, most of them are in disagreement. I like to think that the… Continue reading We’re all on the same team
Last summer, I published a post titled My aims for next year. A year later, it’s pleasing and satisfying to revisit that post, knowing that I achieved these aims. Admittedly, some were achieved to a greater extent than others, but I can confidently state that I have made progress with all of them. That post did… Continue reading My aims for next year (2017/18)
Our book study group for PYP teachers has been in action for one year already. During that time, PYP teachers from all over the world have been reading, learning and chatting together. It has been a wonderful collaboration and highly beneficial. I am the proud facilitator of the group and I would love to see… Continue reading Introducing #pypbookstudy slow chats
Zach Groshell has been teaching overseas for six years and is particularly fascinated with instructional coaching and technology integration. He currently lives in Sudan and, despite the challenges listed here, has fallen in love with the Sudanese people and culture. Follow him on Twitter @MrZachG. Teachers are notorious for bringing the work that we do… Continue reading Guest post: Balancing work and play in the sands of Sudan (by Zach Groshell)
That’s it! It’s all over! Another academic year has drawn to a close. What an unbelievably fast year it has been! I love working in a big school for many reasons, but the high number of teachers means that there will inevitably be sad goodbyes at the end of each year. This, unfortunately, includes Danielle… Continue reading Always be a risk-taker!