Welcoming Students with High Fives
Aug30

Welcoming Students with High Fives

Welcoming Students with High Fives By Esther Clark, Director of External Relations, Academia Cotopaxi, Quito Photos by Gabriel Cadenas Sometimes it’s the small things that make a big difference. A smile, a hug, a gesture of gratitude… On Monday, administration, parents, faculty and staff at Academia Cotopaxi created a “high five” line to receive students as they arrived for their first day of school. As the campus filled with...

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Pan American School of Porto Alegre Celebrates 50 Years
Aug23

Pan American School of Porto Alegre Celebrates 50 Years

Pan American School of Porto Alegre Celebrates 50 Years By: Jeffrey Michael Jurkovac, Ed.S Superintendent of The Pan American School of Porto Alegre, Brazil 50 years of PAS POA, thinking back and looking forward. As our 50th anniversary comes to an end, we have much to celebrate. The Pan American School of Porto Alegre (PAS POA) has been providing excellent personal and educational opportunities to our students since 1966. Fully...

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How Not to Be The Expert: One Coach’s Experience with Cognitive CoachingSM
Aug23

How Not to Be The Expert: One Coach’s Experience with Cognitive CoachingSM

How Not to Be The Expert: One Coach’s Experience with Cognitive CoachingSM By: Cailin Minor, Literacy Coach at The Columbus School in Medellin, Colombia cminor@columbus.edu.co When we think of coaches, many times the first word that comes to mind is “expert.” Coaches are thought of as the ones with all the answers and ideas and it is their job to give teachers that knowledge. If we have a question, they answer it. If we have a...

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Targeting Assessment to Improve Performance

Targeting Assessment to Improve Performance Mariana Bevilacqua Moreira, MSc mmoreira@panamerican.com.br Pan-American School of Porto Alegre (PASPOA), Porto Alegre, Brazil Assessment is crucial to education. Teachers must use assessment data to help guide their instruction in order to meet the needs of all learners. Educators who embrace this will be better prepared to meet student’s diverse needs through differentiation and students...

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Amplify Student Voice: Be a Facilitator of a TED-Ed Club at Your School
Aug23

Amplify Student Voice: Be a Facilitator of a TED-Ed Club at Your School

Amplify Student Voice: Be a Facilitator of a TED-Ed Club at Your School Author: Mara Pacheco Becker, MSc Multidisciplinary Studies English as an Additional Teacher, Pan American School of Porto Alegre -Brazil mbecker@panamerican.com.br Twitter: @marapach When I learned about TED-Ed Club, I got really interested in getting to know more about it. My connection with TED was through volunteer work as a translator and an organizer of the...

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