All first-grade students in Finland will start learning a foreign language beginning in 2020. Previously, students began learning a foreign language -- primarily English -- starting in the third grade.
Students at a primary school in New Zealand are learning about food and science through an environmental science programme. Teacher Mandy Veza says the programme, which features school gardens, teaches students problem-solving skills and how to improve the environment.
Teacher coaching works best when it is personalised, writes digital learning coach Annie Tremonte. In this commentary, she shares several strategies she has used in her role to assist new and veteran teachers.
Turn controversial topics into class discussions It is crucial that teachers acknowledge students' backgrounds and realities when approaching tough, and potentially controversial, topics and situations. So, what do you do when a tough topic comes up and how can it become a meaningful learning opportunity? Read more for tips and ideas.
The Programme for International Student Assessment for the first time will measure global competence this year. In this commentary, Andreas Schleicher of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development describes the new focus area and how schools might cover the subject in teaching and learning.
Digital tools can help educators collaborate within a school or across the globe, writes Kyleen Gray, a teacher in a rural part of Ontario, Canada. In this blog post, Gray shares how she uses tools such as Google Docs and Slides documents.
A school district in Canada is launching a Filipino bilingual programme in an elementary school. Believed to be a first in the country, the programme is registering kindergarten to third-grade students with a curriculum split between English and Filipino languages.
Last week's Annual ECIS PE conference was a spectacular 30th birthday and also celebration helping to make "Teachers teaching Teachers" a great success. You can catch up on the exciting workshops, the collective learning and great community vibe that was enjoyed by PhysEd teachers in Dusseldorf recently - watch the ECISPE18 highlights. Don't miss out on future events and the chance to be a part of this incredible, buzzing community. You can follow on Twitter and join their Facebook group now.
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Ben Jonson, playwright and poet
Founded in 1965, ECIS is a global membership organisation that provides professional development opportunities to its members who are comprised of international schools, individuals and educational organisations.