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Each school approached this year very differently, so before I get to my observations and what students had to say about the year, let me provide an overview of what our year looked like for context.

This article was originally published at reimaginedschools.com on July 1, 2021. To say this past year …

I never thought that something as wild as playing with Legos in Paris would be an opportunity for me to explore.

I’ve always dreamed of combining my passions of STEAM and traveling. I was born in South …

Let’s dive in a little deeper so we can actually start making the internal shift we need to feel more calm, focused, and energized to accomplish the things we set out to do. 

My students often look at me incredulously when I share mindfulness tools and practices for the …

Emotion coaching is an empathetic approach to classroom management and discipline.

Most educators agree that classroom management and discipline are significant factors in educational success. Without it, …

Picture Book About Sensory Processing Disorder Educates and Inspires

Sensory Processing Disorder makes life challenging. It also changes the way a family functions in their …

The team have helped him with his social skills and through challenging him academically, he has worked successfully through a GCSE curriculum...

Caleb* came to Brookways with a background of repeated exclusions from previous schools. He was extremely …

For this article I focussed on some key questions as to how International School Rheintal, Switzerland supports displaced students entering Switzerland.

The current historic moments as they unfold in Europe is of utmost importance to show a …

As an international teacher of sixteen years and four different continents I thought I had a good grasp of the challenges and opportunities faced when moving between international schools.

It didn’t take long for that feeling of not understanding what was being discussed to sink …

Think about some of the best teachers you ever had or have seen. Did they just teach content? Were they empathetic and caring just for the sake of it? Did they just show you how to get from step A to B?

Welcome back! Everyone settle in and settle down. Before we even get started: think about this …

This section offers new ideas and reminders on how school leaders and their staff can use data as a tool for improvement. 

Bold Instructional Leadership is a decision a school leader makes every single day. Some of those …

Many people don’t understand the term gradeless because in most circumstances a grade must be issued, it is not the way most of us experienced education, making it unfamiliar and uncomfortable, and not knowing how to hold students accountable.

I always knew grades were embedded in the fabric of education, but I didn’t realize how …

I love being in the classroom, but if I’m being honest, this is the toughest year I’ve ever had.

I’m going to try not to make this post all doom and gloom because that’s not …