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There’s much discussion about STEM, and you might wonder how relevant it is for the twenty-first century. Education in STEM fields extends far beyond the classroom. It involves implementing a modern learning strategy to holistically develop students and bring them up to speed and industry standards. The main goal is to support students in developing creative and critical thinking abilities, which are highly valued by all businesses and essential for overcoming the challenges of the modern world. STEM education can give students an edge regarding career prospects, as most STEM jobs require computers and other digital technology in

Did you know that research shows education impacts a person's future income? It is not just the potential of becoming a high-income earner. A child must also learn the correct values and mindset to become a responsible global citizen. Importantly, this includes the process of developing soft skills such as teamwork and resilience. Parents often want their children to attend the best international school possible so that they can have a wholesome childhood with nurturing teachers to guide them. That is why choosing a reputable international school is essential.  Why choose an international school? Firstly, the numerous international schools in Malaysia give

IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) is the world’s most popular international qualification for 14 to 16-year-old pupils. It offers breadth in terms of the subject offering and the curriculum covered, and teaches pupils to an appropriate depth, supporting them for further study. The design of the qualification supports the study of a range of different subjects in order to explore them further before narrowing down subject choices at higher level study, and to develop a full range of skills such as critical thinking, public speaking, essay writing, scientific analysis, and technical abilities. Repton International School encourages pupils to

How To Engage Shy Students In Online Learning

This is surely one of the greatest challenges for teachers internationally at the moment. When we first went online, teachers everywhere joked about what a wonderful device the mute button would be in Google Meet. The sad reality is that children generally seem intimidated by the online environment and feel shy to speak out. So, what do we do at Repton to ensure that our students are still participating and verbalising their thinking?

Firstly, fun activities. It's amazing how an exciting game can encourage children to speak (or shout!) out.
Secondly, direct questioning- this is not to put children on the spot, but to give them a chance to answer when the teacher knows that they are confident to do so.

Round robins are another method- everyone in the class has to give an answer. Less confident children can share someone else's idea, but usually they rise to the occasion and want to say something new.Small group meets also give the children the opportunity to speak more. We split into smaller groups at least once a week, where the children can work collaboratively on a JamBoard to share their ideas. Many of the children also like to complete independent tasks in small groups where they can discuss ideas with their friends.

I'm sure I speak for many teachers when I say we are looking forwards to returning to noisy face-to-face classrooms, but in the meantime I am incredibly proud of the level of interaction my class are maintaining online. Stay unmuted, 6B, let your voices be heard!