Teaching The Literacy Process in Preschool: My Impressions
Sep06

Teaching The Literacy Process in Preschool: My Impressions

BY ALECSANDRA MACIEL AMERICAN SCHOOL OF RECIFE When I wrote my graduation thesis at College about phonetics, I had no idea about how useful it would be to me when I started to teach in an international school some years later. I simply chose to write something about Phonology because I had always been fascinated by it. But when I had the opportunity to teach in an international school I finally found out how useful all of it was to...

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Are Two Heads Really Better than One?
Sep06

Are Two Heads Really Better than One?

Launching Co-Teaching By: Bianca Nunes (ELL Teacher, American School of Brasilia) How many times have we heard that “two heads are better than one?” True or not, there is a reason why this proverb is still alive. Co-teaching is now best practice in education and is starting to gain momentum across international schools. At the American School of Brasilia, teachers are working together to solidify and implement co-teach- ing models and...

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Extending Learning- Parent Involvement- Aprendiendo en Familias
Aug21

Extending Learning- Parent Involvement- Aprendiendo en Familias

cross posted to the Langwitches Blog by Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano Involving parents in their children’s learning has been proven to yield higher learning achievements. Our students learn with greater enthusiasm, motivation and the make deeper connections to their lives. As I am coaching a group of teachers at the Goethe Schule, a German school in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the topic of why and how to increase parent involvement is...

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Looking Into the Biological Basis of Learning
May12

Looking Into the Biological Basis of Learning

Looking Into the Biological Basis of Learning: Debunking Neuromyths and Understanding Key Concepts from Mind, Brain and Education by Nataly Bringas and Rocio Mendoza Fox, Colegio F. D. Roosevelt, Lima, Peru   Over the last 20 years, neuroscientific research has set the basis for many subject matters in the field such as the learning brain and its relationship with memory, attention and emotional systems. These topics directly...

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Purpose, Passion, and Connection through Global Ed
May05

Purpose, Passion, and Connection through Global Ed

By Christine Hodges, 4th Grade Teacher at Colegio Internacional Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela Intentional Promotion of Global Citizenship “The only myth that is going to be worth thinking about in the immediate future is one that is talking about the planet, not the city, not these people, but the planet, and everybody in it.” – Joseph Campbell, The Power of Myth Global education isn’t code for world history or geography units anymore....

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Process With Paper and Pencil, Produce With Technology
Apr29

Process With Paper and Pencil, Produce With Technology

By: Michael Paul Bland Kaufman, Carol Morgan School, Dominican Republic I sat on a Q&A teacher panel a few weeks back during a high school staff meeting about the upcoming expansion of our school’s Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program. A few teachers questioned, the same question that has come along at every step of our school’s journey to a full 6-12 implementation of BYOD, what is the balance between paper and pencil...

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