Well being in Early Years, within an international school with a high percentage EAL of children

International schools, which have a high percentage of local native language speakers, there is a juxtaposition between the language of the school (English) and the first language of the children (Mandarin). To support these children, I have reflected and developed techniques of working with these students in a supportive way, valuing their native language, andContinue reading “Well being in Early Years, within an international school with a high percentage EAL of children”

Fulfilment @DiverseEducators #MonthlyWritingChallenge

This month is an interesting blog title. When I first reflected upon this word, I considered it as ‘happiness’. But is being fulfilled being happy? I decided to consult the dictionary definition: noun: fulfillment the achievement of something desired, promised, or predicted,”winning the championship was the fulfilment of a childhood dream.” the meeting of a requirement,Continue reading “Fulfilment @DiverseEducators #MonthlyWritingChallenge”

Presenting at 21CLHK Online: Wellbeing and Pedagogy in a EAL, young learners classroom

I am excited to announce that I will be delivering at this upcoming, 2 week conference, with a host of fantastic speakers, including Guy Claxton and Dr. Darya Yegorina, as well as Twitter colleagues, Annie-Jane Finch-Johnson and Louise Heard. I will be sharing this presentation with my school team also in November. Check the siteContinue reading “Presenting at 21CLHK Online: Wellbeing and Pedagogy in a EAL, young learners classroom”

Voice and Choice

This article, “What makes employees empowered to speak up”, is so interesting to me. It would appear that participation is based on choice.“We found that thinking about choices makes people feel stronger and more powerful, which makes sense because the act of choosing allows people to influence their environment while expressing their preferences, values, andContinue reading “Voice and Choice”

Amazing Amazon Countdown Deal

Do you fancy living in Dubai next year? Make it your reality by using the advice from my guide. My amazing offer day is fast approaching, on 21st September my digital copy of ‘Becoming a Successful International Teacher’ will be part of an Amazon countdown deal, so will be a fraction of the price atContinue reading “Amazing Amazon Countdown Deal”

Why I think Twitter is so important for Educators @WomenEdTW

A GUIDE TO USING TWITTER Why do we use Twitter? Access to a huge network of those involved in education: connections and advice is available from fellow teachers, leaders and experts and those who work towards social change (such as diversity and inclusion). These connections and discussions allow you to reach out to others globally.Continue reading “Why I think Twitter is so important for Educators @WomenEdTW”