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June 4, 2019

School leaders have a big job, by any measure. In international schools this can be compounded, as they often have other duties alongside traditional leadership duties. Nonetheless, approaches to teaching and learning fall firmly within the duties of a school leader. L...

December 5, 2018

This is the second post about grammar and language learning and teaching (the first can be found here), as the first caused quite a stir in some circles... It is true, in my first post I advocated for the use of grammar terms in classrooms, and the development of a met...

May 1, 2018

Bilingual education is a hot topic these days, in both state and international education. On the whole, I support (obviously!) most bilingual education efforts, and increasing provisions for such. There is a danger, however, in trying to apply a one-size fits all menta...

April 17, 2018

One of the first things I say when working with a new group of teachers of "host country language" in international schools is: You guys have the hardest job! And, without maligning any of the other hard-working international school teachers, this might very well be th...

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