THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

Adaptive teaching – Why we need to be 5 steps ahead

Maddison Cooper, Early Years Teacher at Australian International School, Singapore explains what it means to be an ‘adaptive teacher’ and…

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Teaching our teachers: The Learning Pod redefines professional development

Jon Wayth, Head of MFL at El Limonar International School (ELIS) Murcia, explains how The Learning Pod is helping teachers develop…

 Posted 7 months ago
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Who benefits most from the “all-through school” model?

Cognita schools are as diverse as the students they educate. We encourage our educators to develop approaches to education, based…

 Posted 1 year ago
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Why is handwriting still so important in this day and age?

The sense of pride in writing created by hand can be instilled in children from a young age, says Warren…

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Why the co-ed vs single-sex debate may have limited shelf life

Single-sex schooling versus co-education is a sensitive and recurring debate, particularly in the independent sector where gender separation rises to…

 Posted 2 years ago
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Could gender-neutral education lead to true equality for our children?

Education is fundamental to changing attitudes towards gender discrimination, says Warren Honey, Headmaster of Hydesville Tower School in the UK….

 Posted 2 years ago
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Moving away from ability grouping

All Cognita schools are different, reflecting the needs of the families and communities they serve. We encourage our educators to…

 Posted 2 years ago
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Why I love noisy classrooms

Research shows that children are most successful when teachers talk less, but the myth that a noisy classroom is an…

 Posted 2 years ago
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The new GCSEs aren’t about cramming knowledge – they’re about having fun with the subject

The introduction of more rigorous GCSEs has understandably been challenging for teachers. But if they try to teach them in…

 Posted 2 years ago
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Few professions can match teaching for sheer joy

Can evidence-based practice help to reignite the brilliance of being a teacher? Introducing initiatives backed by evidence will ultimately lead…

 Posted 2 years ago
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Schools should not be mistaken for workplace training grounds

 It is common for people to fall into the trap of viewing a school as simply a place of preparation…

 Posted 2 years ago
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What is “Cooperative Learning” and why should you introduce it to your classroom?

Amy Melton, Grade 1 teacher at the International School Saigon Pearl (ISSP) in Vietnam, contests that by introducing Cooperative Learning…

 Posted 2 years ago
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Teaching all over the world. Why pursue an international career in education?

From newly qualified teacher to Head of a school rated Outstanding before the age of 33, Melissa McBride, Headteacher at…

 Posted 2 years ago
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What does it take to be a “leader” in education?

Simon Camby, Cognita’s Group Education Director argues all great leaders in education demonstrate five consistent qualities. I’ve been in a leadership role…

 Posted 2 years ago
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Highlights from Cognita Leading Education 2016 Conference

As Cognita announces its second annual Leading Education conference for school leaders from across the Cognita world, we share video…

 Posted 3 years ago
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