Creating a collaborative culture with staff

Schools that build a sense of community, encourage collaboration and recognise the power of their staff are, for me, the most enjoyable places to work. Vision, values and ethos may, to the more cynical among us, just seem like buzzwords that are banded around too often by educators but, they have the power to shift the alignment of a school community, tip the scales in the right direction and start bringing about real change that benefits our young people.

It’s a jungle out there – just remember the bare necessities.

Being an NQT is a unique thing. I remember arriving with the attitude of “I can make a difference” or “I have some great ideas”. I am really pleased to say that I still think that now because if I didn’t I shouldn’t be doing this job. There will be others far more long in the tooth that say to you as an NQT “get used to it” or “that’s just way it is” but as I’ll explain there are a whole host of characters you’ll meet in the ‘School Jungle’.

EdTech Change – Pedagogy First, Technology Second!

In the fast-paced 21st-Century world that we live in, technological change is constant. As educators, being technologically capable is no longer an added advantage but a must-have skill in order to keep up with our students and to add value to learning.

Creative Technology to Support Storytelling in Early Years

In her first #NexEdBlog, Anna Knowles uses her experience to talk about the use of creative technology to inspire an early years classroom.

Make the disadvantaged feel advantaged; it can be a Rocky road!

James Yates uses film again as the basis for another fantastic, thought provoking NexEdBlog. This time James looks at disadvantaged students using analogies from the Rocky films.

Bracing for the 2018 Education Roller Coaster

New Britannica CEO, Karthik Krishnan, lends his expertise and speaks about the future of education, and upcoming trends for 2018.

No role? Make one!

Moving to an International School is an exciting prospect, full of opportunity. But what if there is a position you would like but does not exist in the school? No role? Make one! Here are several factors to consider before proposing any role…

School Wars- Are you a Yoda or a Vader to students?

James Yates uses Star Wars to explain differing behaviour management techniques, ”When you hear the word behaviour, what do you think? I am willing to bet that most of you reading this thought negative behaviour first. Yet good and bad behaviour are two sides of the same coin.”

#PressforProgress what about the curriculum?

Time for another #NexEdBlog. This time, in light of #InternationalWomensDay and #PressforProgress, Hannah Underwood asks how much of our curriculum time is dedicated to women?