Grade 6 gets Creative by Practicing Awareness
Nov27

Grade 6 gets Creative by Practicing Awareness

by Felipe Calderon,  High School Music Teacher, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt, cross posted to Teaching Journal Blog.   The International Baccalaureate defines creativity as: ” The capacity to generate new ideas and think of existing ones from a new perspective as well as recognize the value of an idea in order to solve a problem or innovate”. Innovation and creativity are currently 2 of the big buzz words in education. There...

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Design Thinking with Social Economics and Music
Nov26

Design Thinking with Social Economics and Music

by Felipe Calderon,  High School Music Teacher, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt, cross posted to Teaching Journal Blog. Lessons learned from the 8hour-challenge project: In doing this project I learned about the creative output of students and how the word ‘challenge’ makes a huge impact on projects in and out of class. The first thing I realized when we finished, apart from the fact that we hadn’t actually finished, was that I had...

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International Teaching and Recruiting: An Interview with Amaris Obregon
Nov25

International Teaching and Recruiting: An Interview with Amaris Obregon

An Interview with Amaris Obregon. The Director of Teaching and Learning at Graded- The American School of São Paulo Brazil, shares tips and recommendations for teaching internationally and attending a recruiting fair. AASSA- An Interview with Amaris Obregon from AASSA on...

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Creating a High School Record Label
Nov25

Creating a High School Record Label

by Felipe Calderon,  High School Music Teacher, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt, cross posted to Teaching Journal Blog. Creating a high school record label It’s funny how ideas develop, just recently I asked a friend of mine who leads a band called Led Bib what he thought was relevant now to music education, I asked him: what’s an ideal music curriculum for you in light of were you are now in your career? This was his response: Hard...

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Teacher Recruitment- Recrutamento de Professores
Nov24

Teacher Recruitment- Recrutamento de Professores

by Barry Dequanne, Head of School at the American School of Brasilia, cross posted to Barry Dequanne’s Blog Featured image: cc licensed (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 ) flickr photo by Dieter Drescher: https://www.flickr.com/photos/cosmosfan/14628522324 Teacher Recruitment A common and defining characteristic associated with international schools is that of transience. The ephemeral nature of many our community members’ tenures in international...

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