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 · 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)