No Anti-Bullying Policy: Focusing on Building Healthy Relationships

Written by: Andrew Sherman We seek out and are motivated by positive social interactions. We are social by nature and want to connect with others and feel affiliated to groups, organizations and communities beyond our individual existence. When we navigate interpersonal relationships well we find happiness and personal success. The construction of positive relationships isContinue reading “No Anti-Bullying Policy: Focusing on Building Healthy Relationships”

What is homework when students are working from home?

Written by: Andrew Sherman, CEO What is homework when students are working from home all day long? At Colegio Menor,  we have been discussing how to answer this question during virtual learning, when all school work is  actually “homework.” At the leadership team level, we discussed aligning our thinking to research-based practices that demonstrate limited orContinue reading “What is homework when students are working from home?”

Green Ninja Film Festival

Today we are celebrating! Our 7th Grade students’ video was selected as a finalist for the Green Ninja Film Festival (GNFF)! GNFF is an international festival that encourages young adults to create films about environmental solutions.EAV congratulates all students and teachers engaged in this amazing project.#Greenninja #globaleducation #internationalschools

EAV and Chatta

At EAV we are constantly innovating. An example of this is the implementation of the Chatta, a tech tool that stimulates speaking/oral literacy, writing, vocabulary use, memory, and retention. This tool makes strong connections between images and language. Our objective is to improve our student’s oral narrative competence over time, as we believe that thisContinue reading “EAV and Chatta”

A Dynamic and Effective Approach to Classroom Observations

At the Live Curious, Go Beyond Innovation Conference Andrew Sherman and Maria Jose Teran presented on the development of a learning observation APP that promotes frequency data on observable aspects of transformational learning and provides immediate educator feedback on student engagement aligned to a set of indicators. 

By Teachers with Teachers

Collaborations to Design, Conduct, and Publish School- Based Research Relevant to Practice Andrew Sherman presents at the National Association of Independent Schools Annual Conference on teaching compassion with Harvard – Universidad San Francisco de Quito – Avenues School researchers. The project was a product of action research at Colegio Menor Quito and led to the developmentContinue reading “By Teachers with Teachers”

Covid 19 and Education in Contemporary Society

Covid 19 is having a devastating impact on humanity. In a crisis of this magnitude, educators are learning to be resilient and to search for opportunities to continue teaching. The delivery of academic material and the notion of school remain relatively unchanged for centuries. However, a global pandemic is calling into question how schools operate.Continue reading “Covid 19 and Education in Contemporary Society”

Becoming Future Ready…..

Andrew Sherman traveled to EAV this week and delivered a presentation to current EAV parents and prospective families on changes in the international education landscape and how to undertake a competency based approach where young people learn skills applicable to diverse academic situations as preparation to be “future ready.” The American School of Vitória isContinue reading “Becoming Future Ready…..”

Escola Americana Expands to New Campus in 2020

Impressive growth. A quality academic program with strong pedagogical principles rooted in student centered learning experiences make the difference. This is what Gamut Education adds to the project . the Maker Space and Learning Commons that enables interdisciplinary project based learning. Classes are structured in such a way as to allow teachers and students toContinue reading “Escola Americana Expands to New Campus in 2020”