Entries by ECIS

Leadership in Athletics

Andrew Koene, Physical Education Head of Faculty British School of Bucharest Leadership in Athletics   When thinking about sports and leaders one thinks about the captain or coach of a team. But the real leader is usually behind the scenes watching their efforts unfold during each game, season and year; the athletic director. Athletic directors […]

Using Computational Thinking in a Modern Language Classroom

Isabelle Wolfe Language Teacher, International School Aberdeen Using Computational Thinking in a Modern Language Classroom   Computational Thinking describes the thought process of formulating problems and their solutions in a way that can be carried out by a computer. More than just a classroom strategy, it is also a life skill that our students can […]

Keeping Students Active with Dance

Melanie G. Levenberg, M.Ed. Physical Education Consultant | Chief PLAY Officer at PL3Y International Inc   Keeping Students ACTIVE with DANCE Dance can be a fun and engaging way to get students active in your Physical Education class. For many educators, teaching dance is intimidating – there’s a part of us that makes us feel […]

Planning for Language Development

Planning for Language Development Beth Skelton Presenter | Coach | Consultant   Much of my work with teachers this past school year has focused on the power of lesson planning for language development. In this blog post, I will explain how to use a simple tool to add a language focus to any lesson plan […]

Multilingualism in schools. Yes or No?

Multilingualism in schools. Yes or No? Valentina Spyropoulou, Teacher of English / EAL / Dyslexia Specialist Optimist International School   Many people believe that when you move to a different country, you should try to exclusively practice the host country’s language in order to learn that language faster. This notion has also been adopted in […]

How Social Determinants Affect Young Adults with Autism and Learning Differences: Creating a Plan for Future Success

How Social Determinants Affect Young Adults with Autism and Learning Differences: Creating a Plan for Future Success Jenna Knauss, MS, LMFT, Program Director, The College Internship Program Social determinants of behavioral health (SDBH) can have a significant impact on young adults on the autism spectrum, especially as they enter adolescence and young adulthood. Research indicates […]

What is Agile?

Paul Magnuson, Director of Educational Research, Leysin American School.   What is Agile? ECIS and several partners recently launched the Agile Research Consortium for Schools, or ARC. Agile is relatively new on the educational scene. If you as an educator are not familiar, you are in the majority. Its origins are in the software industry, […]

Leading with Courage in Education

Leading with Courage in Education Joe Lumsden, Secondary School Principal, Stonehill International School   Every school is torn apart by three conflicting demands from the world and the community that it serves.  Firstly, there is the ‘economic’ demand for high scores and university placements that promise financial returns for parents. Secondly, there is the ‘social’ […]

A Contemporary Problem of Practice in the Classroom: Linear Classrooms

A Contemporary Problem of Practice in the Classroom: Linear Classrooms Sarah Graham, English Language Acquisition teacher, Leysin American School Characteristics of Linear Classrooms Linear classrooms are commonplace among educational institutions. Linear learning and instruction are derived from the notion that students learn uniformly and dissimilarly. “We remain in a culture that promotes one curriculum for […]