International College Hong Kong

Teacher Insights

Nov 07
2018
How a Growth Mindset Helped to conquer the sport of polo

How a Growth Mindset Helped to conquer the sport of polo

Jon Rees is a teacher of English, Human Technologies and Theory of Knowledge at ICHK In the last 11 months, Jon Rees took up the challenge of learning to ride a horse so that he could participate in the first ever Hong Kong Polo Beginners Cup in Tianjin, China. That tournament took place last...

Nov 05
2018
Bamboo Creativity

Bamboo Creativity

Phil Morgan is Director of Creativity and Head of Human Technologies at ICHK A few years ago I visited The Green School in Bali. In educational terms it is an almost-mythical ‘Shangri-la’ of a school – the world’s most beautiful and ecologically aware institution....

Aug 14
2018
Deep Learning at ICHK

Deep Learning at ICHK

Ray Chan is Head of PE, Activities & Deep Learning at ICHK As I reflect upon the year, my mind naturally tends towards the Deep Learning programme that we have initiated this year.  As the coordinator of this programme, I feel privileged to have worked with staff on a wide-ranging curriculum...

Aug 13
2018
The Neverheard Beforechestra

The Neverheard Beforechestra

Phil Morgan is Director of Creativity and Head of Human Technologies at ICHK The thing I appreciate most about working at ICHK is the uncommon attitude to risk-taking, experimentation, and the very real possibility of failure in the pursuit of learning. If you don’t work in education you...

Jun 21
2018
The art of growing up

The art of growing up

Ross Parker is Director of Technology, Pedagogy & Assessment at ICHK The process of becoming an adult is one of life’s main preoccupations: it takes a long time, and requires the investment of a considerable amount of personal, familial, societal energy. As a secondary school teacher I feel...

May 14
2018
A mesocosm study at ICHK

A mesocosm study at ICHK

Jamie Holden is a Teacher of Maths at ICHK If you happen to visit ICHK and climb to the top of C block to visit c307, you may be lucky enough to see two things. The first is the amazing view over Starling Inlet, a view unique to ICHK. The second is several jars on

Dec 06
2017
Making school fit for its 21st century purpose

Making school fit for its 21st century purpose

Toby Newton is Head of School at ICHK. This was his greeting to the ICHK community in the Winter newsletter. The year started with the news that we have been included in Cambridge University’s list of the 100 most innovative schools worldwide. Lists of this kind always give rise to questions...

Nov 27
2017
CAS Week Adventure Challenge

CAS Week Adventure Challenge

Ray Chan and Chris Holland are the ICHK teachers who led the challenge. The 2017 CAS Week Adventure Challenge lived up to its name and then some this year. Undoubtedly, the week has been extremely tough which led Aoi to remark one evening that the week should not be named the Adventure Challenge...

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