A Brief Overview of Teaching Gifted and Talented Learners by Nafisa Ismail

Gifted students need support to develop their intellectual abilities. They need to be able to delve deeper into a topic and be allowed more freedom to research a topic in greater depth. Put simply, gifted students need the opportunity to be challenged. By giving them work that fits their zone of proximal development, that is… Continue reading A Brief Overview of Teaching Gifted and Talented Learners by Nafisa Ismail

The Importance of Global Learning and Strategies to Support Its Development by Helen D’Bouk

“Yet in spite of growing awareness of the importance of developing global skills, few students around the world have the opportunity today to become globally competent” (Reimers, 2009 para. 3). This statement resonates strongly with me, because it highlights the inequities and inconsistencies in education within and across countries. The Partnership for 21st Century Skills identified… Continue reading The Importance of Global Learning and Strategies to Support Its Development by Helen D’Bouk

Five Considerations for Effective Remote Learning by Michael Fletcher

The past two years have changed the educational landscape forever. As school closures and work from home arrangements were implemented across the world, remote learning was projected from a familiar but peripheral element of educational practice to a crucial, seemingly omnipresent aspect of education systems. Our own experiences indicate growing pains and prolonged challenges. However, if… Continue reading Five Considerations for Effective Remote Learning by Michael Fletcher

Three Questions to ask when Planning Lessons: Why? How? What? By Michael Fletcher

The purpose of the classroom is to facilitate learning. Therefore, an effective classroom is one in which learning can be demonstrated to have taken place. Following many years of well-intentioned ‘learner centred education’, I advocate a movement towards ‘learning centred education’, which reinstates quality learning at the very core of the educational endeavour. Few would… Continue reading Three Questions to ask when Planning Lessons: Why? How? What? By Michael Fletcher

O Level English – An Analysis of the Summary Text for Exam Writers and Teachers by Jason McCorrister

Have you ever thought about writing your own non-fiction text for the O Level note-taking and summary? When you’ve taught note-taking, have you ever wanted a deeper understanding of how Cambridge designs their text so you could help students find the content points?  Then this article is for you! The CIE non-fiction text and the note-taking… Continue reading O Level English – An Analysis of the Summary Text for Exam Writers and Teachers by Jason McCorrister

Is there a correlation between premature birth and language development in toddlers? by Edward Stones

Introduction The main focus of this qualitative study was to review research on the link between preterm birth and language development in toddlers.  Initially the purpose of the research was merely to establish links, but this morphed into a study of how researchers of language acquisition in toddlers were in agreement, where they differed in… Continue reading Is there a correlation between premature birth and language development in toddlers? by Edward Stones

What is the Impact of Assessment For Learning? by Nafisa Ismail

The main source of work about Assessment for Learning  (AfL) was undertaken by Paul Black and Dylan William in 1998 and their work, ‘Inside the Black Box’, was based on research on various assessment techniques in the classroom. Assessment for learning is any assessment for which the first priority in its design and practice is to… Continue reading What is the Impact of Assessment For Learning? by Nafisa Ismail

Year-end Activities at the Sports School by Preetha Babooram

Annually, following the year-end exams in November, many schools experience a general lull and dwindling attendance to the wind-down in the final weeks of the end of the school year. It can become stressful to think of ways to keep students engaged when they know there are only a few weeks left before they (and we!)… Continue reading Year-end Activities at the Sports School by Preetha Babooram

“Striving to make every learner thrive”: Strategies and Benefits of Inclusive Practice in Schools by Nafisa Ismail

Desmond Tutu aptly said: “Inclusive good quality education is a foundation for dynamic and equitable societies.” This begs the question – How do we strive to achieve this within the classroom? In this articIe, I will define the term ‘inclusive practice’, discuss different strategies which promote inclusive practice and highlight the benefits thereof. What is… Continue reading “Striving to make every learner thrive”: Strategies and Benefits of Inclusive Practice in Schools by Nafisa Ismail