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Indonesian Teachers Score Low on Competency Test : Easy Targets ?

This article, “Indonesian Teachers Score Low on Competency Test: Big Surprise?” in the Jakarta Globe, should be renamed, “Indonesian Teachers Score Low on Competency Test : Easy Targets ?”. The article points out that of the less than 300,000 teacher … Continue reading

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iThink I need iPads in the classroom

Sure they’re bright and shiny, but are they really learning devices? We’ll take a close look at how exactly these technologies are being leveraged in the classroom and what the best Apps are for educational purposes. We’ll also explore some … Continue reading

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Classroom desk arrangements; Rows, Clusters or U Shape?

There are a several critical teaching behaviours that affect student behaviour. One of the most important is how a teacher plans the physical classroom environment ? When I was studying Education at University, in Australia, it was pretty much an … Continue reading

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What teachers really want to tell parents

(CNN) — This summer, I met a principal who was recently named as the administrator of the year in her state. She was loved and adored by all, but she told me she was leaving the profession. I screamed, “You … Continue reading

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Welcome back to a new year.

Part of the vision and mission of the International Baccalaureate is an emphasis on life long learning. So, last week all staff at our school from K through to 12 attended one of four different workshops. The secondary school workshops … Continue reading

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MYP Science Fair

Annual MYP Science Fair The MYP Science Fair this year has demonstrated again, how that our students are collaborative workers, critical thinkers, problem solvers, effective communicators,  and self directed learners. This year we only had one volcano and several water … Continue reading

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Educating our Parents

Or ensuring that all stake holders ‘buy in’ to our programme At our school we regularly hold workshops about our programme, workshops for new students, workshops for new teachers, workshops for current teachers, and, just as importantly workshops for our … Continue reading

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MYP Personal Project Fair

The MYP Personal Project is considered the culmination of the students MYP journey. The students are encouraged to choose an Area of Interaction to use as a driving force for the project. It is completed almost entirely out of class time and our … Continue reading

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Does Finland have the best schools in the world ?

They have no uniforms, no selection, no fee-paying and no league tables. Yet Finland’s education system consistently tops global rankings. Richard Garner finds out what we can learn from them The task is as hard as weeding out the brightest … Continue reading

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White Boarding

White boarding is a term used to describe the student use of a 3’ x 2’ sheet of tile board to record group work. White boarding was first used in physics classes (Wells, Hestenes, and Swackhamer, 1995). White boarding requires … Continue reading

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