In this episode I had the privilege of speaking with Nunana Nyomi, Associate Director of Higher Education Services, Council of International Schools. In this episode we discuss how Higher Education has had to respond to the challenges of the pandemic by finding ways to holistically assess students, and not rely on traditional mass assessment methods.Continue reading “WISEducation Podcast – Episode 10 is OUT NOW!”
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WISEducation Podcast – Episode 9 is OUT NOW!
In this episode I had the privilege of speaking with Tricia Friedman, Creative Content Director with Shifting Schools and creator of the Be A Better Ally podcast. We discuss the often unasked question of ‘what is it like to be a queer educator?’ and Tricia candidly shares some of her experiences. We also talk aboutContinue reading “WISEducation Podcast – Episode 9 is OUT NOW!”
WISEducation Podcast – Episode 3 is OUT NOW!
In this episode I had the privilege to speak with Kristin Daniel, Ed.D, President and Co-Founder of the Circulus Institute. We explored how the pandemic has impacted upon international teachers’ wellbeing in unique ways, what resilience is and what it’s not, and how Kristin’s background in Special Education has informed her work which now centresContinue reading “WISEducation Podcast – Episode 3 is OUT NOW!”
[Guest blog] 5 Reasons Why the ‘Catch-up’ Narrative is Harmful to Children’s Mental Health
Guest blog by Ava Shabnum Hasan & The Mentally Well Schools Team There is no doubt that the last year has had a huge impact on the education of our children and young people. Lockdowns with extended periods of learning remotely, and the many challenges of adjusting to that, have had a significant effect on theContinue reading “[Guest blog] 5 Reasons Why the ‘Catch-up’ Narrative is Harmful to Children’s Mental Health”
Teachers, wellbeing and the ‘Laziness Lie’
‘If you do more, you are more’. That’s right, isn’t it? This week I really enjoyed reading ‘Laziness Does Not Exist’ by Dr Devon Price, which explores this idea in depth. In the book Price dispels the myth of what they term the ‘Laziness Lie’; the idea that success requires nothing more than willpower, thatContinue reading “Teachers, wellbeing and the ‘Laziness Lie’”
Wellbeing in international schools: Are we missing the bigger picture?
Having been interested in the subject of wellbeing for the past year, and spending much time researching this area through reading, listening to podcasts and attending webinars, I often can’t shake the feeling that many of these discussions, whilst helpful, neglect some of the biggest challenges to student wellbeing within the international school context; safeguarding,Continue reading “Wellbeing in international schools: Are we missing the bigger picture?”
Managing exam time stress: How to help students harness their inner ‘Chatter’
This week I had the chance to read Ethan Kross’ book Chatter: The voice in our head, why it matters, and how to harness it, and it struck quite a few chords with me. The premise of the book is to examine the silent conversations that people have with themselves, and consider how to channelContinue reading “Managing exam time stress: How to help students harness their inner ‘Chatter’”
School Counselling and the importance of getting it right
The other day I was speaking to my wife about the role of counsellors in international schools. When I first started working in an international school, I remember it feeling quite strange to have a ‘counsellor’ working at a school. Particularly in a British school. I always felt like this was more of an ‘American’Continue reading “School Counselling and the importance of getting it right”
Supporting whilst unsupported: Navigating pastoral provision in international schools
Working in a pastoral role at an international school is an enlightening experience. I distinctly remember interviewing a candidate for a pastoral position at our school who was UK-based and had never worked in an international context before. When discussing how they might deal with a number of different safeguarding situations, they said they wouldContinue reading “Supporting whilst unsupported: Navigating pastoral provision in international schools”
Rethinking our thinking: The tale of the preacher, the prosecutor and the politician
In order to grow, ‘unlearning’ can be just as important, if not more so, than learning. That feels like a funny thing to say as someone who works in education. Schools are in the business of learning. It’s where we learn how to read, how to write, how to pass exams, how to make friends,Continue reading “Rethinking our thinking: The tale of the preacher, the prosecutor and the politician”