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Guest post: Four big words for quality relationships (by Ross Dawson)

Ross Dawson is the Primary Principal at Victoria Shanghai Academy (VSA), a bilingual IB World School in Hong Kong. Ross has lived in Hong Kong for over twenty years and has returned to VSA this year after studying Psychology of Coaching in Sydney, Australia, and running his own educational consultancy and coaching business. Ross has… Continue reading Guest post: Four big words for quality relationships (by Ross Dawson)

#pypbookstudy · Discussions · Ed Tech · Guest Blogging · International-mindedness · Professional Development · Social Media

The power of a professional learning network (collaboration with Kriti Nigam)

Kriti Nigam has taught different curricula over a journey of fourteen years. She has been facilitating PYP Grade Five for four years, currently working at Pathways School, Noida (India). Kriti loves collaborating, exploring new ideas and implementing innovative, interactive and constructivist teaching methods. Connect with her on Twitter @NigamKriti. Kriti and I are both passionate… Continue reading The power of a professional learning network (collaboration with Kriti Nigam)

Ed Tech · Guest Blogging

Guest post: A guide to cyber threats (by Alvin Kwok, Bryan Lam, Bryan Li and Michael Tong)

This post is contributed by Alvin Kwok, Bryan Lam, Bryan Li and Michael Tong. For their PYP Exhibition, they have inquired into various cyber threats, how they work and how we can protect ourselves. Along with my teaching partner, Fion Poon, I have been mentoring the boys. I am proud to share their work on… Continue reading Guest post: A guide to cyber threats (by Alvin Kwok, Bryan Lam, Bryan Li and Michael Tong)

Ed Tech · Guest Blogging · PYP

The role of technology in the PYP (Guest post for ‘EdTech 4 Beginners’)

EdTech 4 Beginners is one of my favourite blogs to follow. The brains behind it, Neil Jarret, is someone who I enjoy connecting with and learning from. Follow him on Twitter @edtechneil. Neil is curious about the PYP (Primary Years Programme of the International Baccalaureate) and the role that technology plays in achieving its aims. He… Continue reading The role of technology in the PYP (Guest post for ‘EdTech 4 Beginners’)

Guest Blogging · Reading · Thinking Skills

Guest post: Developing a critical thinking process model for literacy (by Brett Healey)

Brett Healey is an experienced primary school teacher who previously taught in Australia and the UK before moving to Hong Kong. He is passionate about literacy and thinking skills and is undertaking a research masters degree in children’s writing experiences. Follow Brett on Twitter @MrBWHealey. The problem: Children struggle to make abstract worldly connections to events… Continue reading Guest post: Developing a critical thinking process model for literacy (by Brett Healey)

Ed Tech · Google · Guest Blogging

Adam Hill on Google Apps for Education (Interview for ‘Teacher Tech Trials’)

Corey Engstrom is a Californian blogger who interviews teachers from around the world about educational technology and how it can be used to enhance learning. I was recently contacted by Corey who wanted to know more about G Suite (previously known as Google Apps for Education) and how I use it to promote collaboration and digital citizenship.… Continue reading Adam Hill on Google Apps for Education (Interview for ‘Teacher Tech Trials’)

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Guest post: An introduction to ‘Out of Eden Learn’ (by Tima Nisbet)

Tima Nisbet is a valued member of my PLN and an active member of our #pypbookstudy group. Originally from Canada, she is an experienced primary school teacher who currently teaches at an international school in Tanzania. With a background in humanities, a Masters in reading and literacy and a drama background, Tima brings enthusiasm and… Continue reading Guest post: An introduction to ‘Out of Eden Learn’ (by Tima Nisbet)