Talking about . . .

Talking about . . .

International Teacher Magazine presents The ITM Podcast: Talking about . . . Each month we bring together two innovators from very different fields of international education and, as they learn from each other, we learn from them. Aiming to spark discussion beyond the podcast itself, Talking about . . . is hosted by Andy Homden, Editor of ITM, and produced by teacher and artist, Jason Lasky, Creative Director of J. Lasky Voices.


May 7, 2023 29 mins

In the May 2023 edition of the ITM Podcast, Nalini Cook of and Mansoor Ahmed, two of the most respected observers of the international school scene talk to Andy Homden about the post-pandemic world of international education and the changes already shaping its future.

They agree: although international schools have faced real challenges in the early 2020s, a new paradigm for international education is emerging from a badly disrupte...

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Where are we with EdTech? Forging ahead? On pause? Or even moving backwards? Al Kingsley, CEO of NetSupport and Matt Harris Ed.D, Co-Founder and CEO of share contrasting views with Andy Homden in this edition of the ITM Podcast, Talking about EdTech.

Optimism and frustration

Al Kingsley has every confidence that the foundations have been laid for personalising the learning of any individual student who can get...

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November 3, 2022 31 mins

Beyond school Two initiatives apparently at the opposite end of the international education spectrum and half a world away from each other seem to have little in common. The Universal Learner Passport is being designed in Switzerland by Conrad Hughes and his team at the International School of Geneva. It aims to record the full range of student achievement upon graduation following a rigorous academic program at one of the world's ...

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October 29, 2022 26 mins


Visions of the future from the past

Future skills, Edtech, the metaverse, a curriculum for teaching sustainability are much talked about topics in contemporary education. All imply a need for change in what we teach and how we teach. Some would argue for radical change: Anthony Seldon has written about the need for a 'fourth education revolution'. 

But do the needs of  today's students have more in common wi...

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September 2, 2022 27 mins

Director of the Institute of Teaching and Learning at Sevenoaks School in the UK, Mark Beverley, talks about teaching and learning in 2022, and a different route being taken to staff development, which has had a profound difference on how everyone in the school learns. 

In the process he talks about the shortcomings of IGCSE, why the school has not adopted the MYP (yet?) and the balance between subject-centred and student-centred t...

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May 18, 2022 48 mins
Two leaders talk about their jobs Magic weaving, messy learning and 'relationships, relationships, relationships'

When you listen to Katie Tomlinson and Stephen Priest talk about what they do for a living, you realise that school leadership is all about people.

They discuss the influences on their careers (Sir John Jones, Sir Alex Clegg and a 'school head who saw something in me that I did not see in myself'), the nerves that never...

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