Behaviour · Child Development · Discussions · Hidden Curriculum · International-mindedness · PYP · Religious Education

Character education: why hide the ‘hidden curriculum’?

I have been inspired by my colleague’s blog post this week. Dickie Wada-Thomas thoughtfully reflected on the Manchester terror attack and the vital importance of the PYP Attitudes. You can read his post here. While you’re there, follow his new blog for regular updates. On that awful day, my social media feeds were full of… Continue reading Character education: why hide the ‘hidden curriculum’?

#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)

Action · Discussions · International-mindedness · Sharing The Planet

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

Ed Tech · International-mindedness · Professional Development · Social Media

Are you a connected educator?

I haven’t blogged for a while because I’ve been exploring Delhi, Jaipur and Agra (‘The Golden Triangle’, India). I got to see once in a lifetime sights such as Amber Fort and the Taj Mahal. However, the highlights of the trip were actually not touristy – they were professional. I posted an update on social… Continue reading Are you a connected educator?

Action · Hidden Curriculum · International-mindedness · Student-led

Action and Service Volunteers

It is with great pride that I share details of one of our school’s leadership programmes. Loosely based on the Duke of Edinburgh Award, our very own Action and Service Volunteers (ASV) programme encourages students to serve both the school community and the wider community. They are awarded for their hard work and dedication. I… Continue reading Action and Service Volunteers

Behaviour · Child Development · Discussions · Hidden Curriculum · International-mindedness · Maths

What have children learnt from the US election?

At the beginning of this week, I was thrilled to find out that many of my students (in Hong Kong) had been following the US election. They showed a genuine interest in politics and current affairs and they were able to articulate their opinions maturely and respectfully. Many of them used Newsela (without any prompting) as a source… Continue reading What have children learnt from the US election?

Ed Tech · Finding Out · Guest Blogging · International-mindedness · Social Media · Where We Are In Place And Time

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)