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Teacher Insights

Feb 10
2020
Can We Stop Software From Eating School?

Can We Stop Software From Eating School?

Ross Parker is Director of Technology and Assessment at ICHK In 2011, Marc Andreessen, venture capitalist and co-founder of the venerable Netscape, observed that “software is eating the world”. His observation was intended to reflect the way that computers, and the software they run, were...

Jan 09
2020
The Guilin Adventure

The Guilin Adventure

Dave Addis is an Experiential Educator at ICHK So, what happens when a group of nine Yr8 and 9 boys are given the task of leading themselves around southern China? During December’s Deep Learning, a team of boys were given a 5-day itinerary to follow taking them from Hong Kong, up to the Longji...

Nov 26
2019
The Ninja Box

The Ninja Box" - Experiential learning in the Human Technologies curriculum at ICHK

Phil Morgan is Director of Creativity, Head of Human Technologies at ICHK As a serious student of ‘Creative Thinking’, few things interest me more than the mental state that Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi christened ‘Flow’. If you’re not familiar with the term, you’ll...

May 27
2019
Using Human Technologies to Achieve A Personal Goal

Using Human Technologies to Achieve A Personal Goal

Jamie Holden is a Teacher of Mathematics at ICHK As 2018 started to come to a close, I reflected on the previous year, as most people do, and started to think of the year ahead. Like most years, I was thinking about New Year and setting a New Year’s Resolution. A New Year’s Resolution, for

May 16
2019
The Shift from Student to Staff Member

The Shift from Student to Staff Member

Harry Merrett is an ICT Assistant at ICHK As you go through secondary school, people are going to start telling you about a magical place called university. This applies doubly if you don’t like school very much. They’ll tell you it’s the light at the end of the tunnel, the be-all and end-all,...

May 01
2019
Year 6 Rite of Passage

Year 6 Rite of Passage

Raymond Chan is Director of Creativity: Deep Learning, Head of PE & Activities at ICHK. Following on from Ross Parker’s previous post on the Art of Growing Up, I am pleased to report that The Making of Men and the work of Dr Arne Rubinstein continues to influence the development of our...

Nov 28
2018
What Does ICHK Stand For?

What Does ICHK Stand For?

Jamie Holden is a Teacher of Mathematics and Outdoor Pursuits Coordinator at ICHK I had just completed a PSHE session with my Year 7 form group and the outcome was too powerful not to share. We had been asked ito share a message with our students and I decided that I wanted to to use

Nov 26
2018
What is 'The Box'​ we're supposed to be thinking outside of?

What is 'The Box'​ we're supposed to be thinking outside of?

Phil Morgan is Director of Creativity and Head of Human Technologies at ICHK I used to have a poster on my classroom wall exhorting my students to “Think Outside the Box!” I’ve taken it down and I’m not putting it back up. Here’s why… When we ask people to...

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