The Value of Teacher Identity

One of my favorite teacher books is Parker Palmer's Courage to Teach.  Palmer's work inspires teachers to recognize the nobleness and greatness associated with this profession.  Its premise is simple.  Teachers cannot teach unless they understand their own identity first.  And so, it made me reflect on the importance of teacher identity. Good teaching cannot be reduced … Continue reading The Value of Teacher Identity

Accountable and Collaborative

For transformational change to occur in international schools, common understanding within the school is critical.  Recently I reread a chapter from Stuart's  (2016) Global Perspectives.   In this section, Singapore American School teacher Joshua Curnett highlights  the challenges when international teacher cooperate.  These obstacles come from a different perspective  of how the Professional Learning Communities (PLC) model  (Dufour, Dufour, … Continue reading Accountable and Collaborative