I am in the very fortunate position of working in an international school that encourages innovation, creativity and forward thinking. As a Head of Dept in this school, with my team of 14 English teachers, we have transformed the curriculum for the students, invigorated ourselves, and renewed my sense of what it is to be a teacher. Using partition walls and team teaching IB classes is one of our achievements, collaborating on a new global qualification with Cambridge International Examination board is another, creating pathways for students in Year 10-11, and embedding Assessment for Learning, inquiry, learning technologies in our 1:1 laptop program- my years at this school have been full of opportunity and professional learning.
I have had the chance to work with fantastic VPs, who have led the ‘learning’ journey at my school- introducing me to the likes of Heidi Hayes Jacobs, Ken Robinson, H Lynn Erickson, Willingham, Senge, Dweck and so on, to add to my reading and understanding of pedagogy. Continue reading