There are three main ways in which private schools in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, will remain "future ready," according to a report from the Education Development Trust. They include preparing students for the workplace, focusing on student happiness and well-being, and effectively integrating technology.
Students at a primary school in England use the Kaleidoscope programme in every class each day to improve their overall well-being. In this commentary, headteacher Tony Draper describes how the approach prepares students to learn.
Making science stick Hands-on learning in the science classroom sets objects and concepts within a real-world context. Students connect theory to experience and learning sticks. Get more insights on effective science instruction from the Smithsonian's Carol O'Donnell in this SmartFocus on Hands-on Science.
About 41% of elementary schools in Ontario have a "specialist music teacher" -- down from 48% 10 years ago -- according to a report from the nonprofit People for Education. The report finds that urban schools are more likely to have such teachers.
More than 52% of state primary-school students and 53% of secondary-school students in Victoria, Australia, are not attending their neighbourhood school, according to an Auditor-General report. However, some critics of the practice say school-choice programmes are leading to inequity in education.
Social media offers useful tools for enhancing language learning, writes Spanish-language instructor Kaitlin Thomas. In this blog post, she shares creative ways to use social media with language students, including scavenger hunts on Instagram and student-led cooking videos on YouTube.
Some students in Toronto have found a workaround to a recent district ban on accessing Snapchat, Instagram and Netflix at school. Officials say students are using Virtual Private Networking apps to mask their online activity.
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Thomas Jefferson, third US president
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.