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Online certification courses: five recommendations

I love online learning. Our professional development no longer has to rely on school priorities or budgets. Online courses have made it easy to organise our own professional learning. Apart from the Apple Teacher program (which I’m halfway through), I have completed all of the courses below. I highly recommend them. Yes, it’s nice to… Continue reading Online certification courses: five recommendations

Discussions · Growth Mindset · Inspirational Quotes · Professional Development

Public speaking F.E.A.R.

I am terrified of public speaking. This isn’t an exaggeration. I’m shy, introverted and have a slight speech impediment (it was much stronger as a child). A few years ago, I was asked to present some awards in an assembly. I was new to Victoria Shanghai Academy and overwhelmed by the size of its staff (it’s… Continue reading Public speaking F.E.A.R.

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Summer reading 2017: eight book recommendations for teachers

In an older post, Teacher workload: why less is more, I offered ten reasons why teachers’ workload should be lessened in places such as the England (still my most popular post to date). One of these reasons was to allow time for professional reading. I love it! Along with blogging, reading is something else that I do that… Continue reading Summer reading 2017: eight book recommendations for teachers

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Teachers’ trip to Tembak

For many years, my school (Victoria Shanghai Academy, Hong Kong) has supported the work of the Masarang Foundation, founded and led by Dr. Willie Smits. The aim of the foundation is to conserve nature and tackle environmental issues through collaboration with local people. One of their many projects is The Sintang Orangutan Center (SOC), where… Continue reading Teachers’ trip to Tembak