November 21, 2018, 10:21 am

We can all remember a time, as students, when we have had to sit quietly and just listen to someone talking at us. I believe most of us would have been bored, disengaged, demotivated or daydreaming for a lot of it!

It is for this reason I aim to use active learning styles in my lessons at ISC. When it comes to learning, people have different styles and retain information differently. For young children especially, I believe simply sitting still and listening to a teacher telling you informat...

October 12, 2018, 2:29 pm

“We are currently preparing students for jobs that don’t exist yet, using technologies that haven’t yet been invented, in order to solve problems we don’t even know are problems yet.” - Richard Riley

I think Mr Riley encapsulates the importance of education beautifully in this quote, especially as technology advances so rapidly in such a short amount of time. But how do we, as teachers, possibly teach children to prepare for a future that can offer so much? One o...

October 9, 2018, 8:36 am

How do teachers make learning fun and engaging for our students, whilst ensuring content and objectives? This question is definitely one of my main considerations when I am planning. The International School of Chonburi, I have come to learn, is a wonderful example of a school where active and reflective learning takes place. The children openly enjoy what they are doing. They ask open ended questions and extend their own learning.

Children can have short attention spans and different learnin...

October 9, 2018, 8:35 am

In my experience Maths is a subject that people either love or hate. Personally, I love Maths. I love manipulating numbers, finding answers and having that feeling that I ‘know’ something.

A lot of children are bored by Maths. This is something that really frustrates me! Maths is a subject that can create curiosity, the key is just asking the right questions. If a teacher’s Maths lessons consist solely of using a textbook and working in books, it is no wonder that students a...

October 9, 2018, 8:34 am

One of the things that really impresses me about ISC is how conscientious the children are in general. It is especially evident now with new students joining us at the beginning of the academic year. It’s been great seeing children making an effort to help others settle in, whether this be by showing them around or inviting them to join in games at playtime. Even more impressive, is that it is the children who initiate this themselves.

I think a large part of this can be attributed to the