We have announced over 40 sessions for the inaugural Thailand Festival of Education, including our Festival Keynote, Jassa Ahluwalia. You can view a summary of the sessions taking place below. Further content will be announced in the coming weeks, and we will shortly publish the Festival App.

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Both Not Half: Fostering belonging in a divided world

In 2019, Jassa Ahluwalia went viral with a comedy video of himself speaking Punjabi, a language he has spoken since childhood by virtue of his mixed British-Indian heritage. In an attempt to articulate his sense of self to viewers confused by his white appearance, he originated the hashtag #BothNotHalf – a rewording and a reimagining of mixed identity. This story became the focus of his 2020 TEDx talk and his BBC One documentary – Am I English? – in 2022. Both Not Half has since evolved into a rallying cry for a new and inclusive future, a campaign for belonging in a divided world.

Jassa Ahluwalia

British actor, writer and filmmaker

Jassa Ahluwalia is a British actor, writer and filmmaker. Born in Coventry, raised in Leicester, he came to prominence as loveable badboy Rocky in the hit BBC Three series Some Girls, followed by starring roles in Unforgotten, Ripper Street, and Peaky Blinders. Jassa is the creator of the hashtag #BothNotHalf, which he uses to explore mixed identity and his own British-Indian heritage. His TEDx talk has clocked up over 150k views and his BBC One documentary – Am I English? – won an Asian Media Award in 2022. He is currently writing his first book – Both Not Half – to be published in 2024 by Bonnier Books UK.

Session location and time will be published via the Festival App in late October.

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Letting Data Benefit Learners

“Heads want data on students to drive instruction, but teachers are wanting to provide the best learning for students in the classroom and beyond. Whilst there is significant overlap, there is a subtle difference in focus.
By creating streamlined, automated systems it is possible to get the data that teachers must record, or rather the useful parts of it, in front of the students so that they can take ownership of their progress and become more engaged.
The aim of this session is to explain methods using Google Sheets that allow data to be visible up and down the ladder, from students to head teachers.”

Graeme Sheppard

Teacher of Physics and Upper School Data Specialist, Harrow International School Bangkok

Session location and time will be published via the Festival App in late September.

Teaching with AI

Having worked with ISB to create an AI Usage Policy, we have been able to move from information to application. This training focuses on ways to use AI with students, to make the work of education easier, and hopefully make life easier.

Christopher Bell

Technology Coordinator and Librarian, International School Bangkok

Session location and time will be published via the Festival App in late September.

Teaching Tomorrow: Exploring AI's Influence on Schooling

“Teaching Tomorrow: Exploring AI’s Influence on Schooling” is a dynamic exploration of how Artificial Intelligence is revolutionizing education. Discover how AI is customizing learning experiences, enhancing academic outcomes, and preparing students for a rapidly changing future. This session offers practical insights into AI applications in classrooms, discusses policy considerations, and delves into ethical implications. Join us for an engaging discussion that empowers educators, parents, and policymakers to navigate the evolving landscape of AI-driven education. Don’t miss this opportunity to shape the future of learning in an AI-infused world.

Sanjeeva Kumar Sinha

Head of School, Jain International Public School

Session location and time will be published via the Festival App in late September.

How STEAM education can bring all learners and educators a fulfilment of success

Have you ever wondered why STEAM education is so important and the skills it can develop in all young learners as well as educators? Join me in this session to find out the success that STEAM education can bring young learners and educators and how to build a successful STEAM and Robotics program in your community.

Rob Parker

Data Protection and Security Compliance Manager/Teacher of Computer Science, St Andrews International School Bangkok

Session location and time will be published via the Festival App in late September.

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Early Years Maths

Sign up for an engaging Maths Workshop tailored specifically for Early Years educators. Discover innovative teaching strategies to nurture mathematical development in young learners without the need for counting. In this interactive session, you will learn effective techniques, best use of resources, and activities that foster numeracy skills, critical thinking, and problem-solving abilities in preschool and kindergarten aged children, with a special focus on subitising. Explore hands-on approaches to make math fun and accessible, promoting a strong foundation for future learning. Move away from rote-learning and enhance your teaching toolkit and empower young minds with a love for mathematics.

Debbie Fineberg

Maths co-ordinator and Head of Reception, Rugby School, Thailand

Session location and time will be published via the Festival App in late September.

The importance of embedding real life skills from a young age.

In this presentation, we will being discussing the development of age-appropriate learner profiles, thoughtfully created by teachers and catering to the needs of diverse student demographics, starting from as young as 2 years old. The importance of learner profiles being designed to make real-life skills relatable regardless of the student’s age, and being aligned with school’s philosophies, as well as exploring practical ways of incorporating these learner profile characters into daily lessons will be included in the presentation.

Kirsty Burkhill

Deputy Head Academic, Rugby School Thailand

Session location and time will be published via the Festival App in late September.

Word Wizards: Aiding and Inspiring Young Learners Through Vocabulary Enrichment

This session, inspired by the book “Bringing Words to Life: Robust Vocabulary Instruction,” addresses the imperative role vocabulary plays in language development. It will discuss how to bridge language gaps by improving reading and language comprehension through science-based research. Discover inventive methodologies and counterproductive pitfalls and become empowered to use strategies to invigorate vocabulary acquisition. From practical in-class techniques to creating reading-friendly environments, this session fuels a passion for language exploration. Attendees gain inspiration to transform classrooms into thriving linguistic hubs, fostering articulate, confident, and linguistically adept individuals.

Shelbi Wiken

EAL Specialist, American School of Bangkok Green Valley

Adam Potter

Grade 4 Homeroom Teacher, American School of Bangkok Green Valley

Session location and time will be published via the Festival App in late September.

Embedding STEAM & Sustainability into the curriculum, through the use of project based learning

The session will look at Project Based learning principles and how we at St Andrews International school have embedded real life STEAM & Sustainability projects in our curriculum. We will take a deep dive into some of the projects that we have run:

β€’ Artificial reef project, Year 9 – A real life project where we work alongside AOW THAI MARINE ECOLOGY CENTER (ATMEC) to learn about the importance of coral and issues coral faces in thailand, students design and make artificial reefs with support from ATMEC, then our trained student divers help place them with support ATMEC researchers, students present ideas at EXPO and raise awareness within our school community.
β€’ Group 4 Science Project, Year 13 – β€œWhat extent can we understand the impact of our school’s physical and natural environment on our school community?”” In their quest for answers, our students used a multidisciplinary approach, drawing from various scientific fields. The event launched with a presentation by the head of school, who discussed the developments of the primary campus green spaces and the re-installation of waterways and wildlife. This provided context for the students, who were then tasked with assessing past developments, evaluating their effectiveness, and proposing solutions to create a school environment that promotes the well-being of all. The Expo provided a platform for them to showcase their research findings and innovative proposals to their teachers and Year 12 students, who reviewed and will continue this project next year.
β€’ 3 Day MIT challenge, Years 7 & 8 – A 3 day event where students will be off timetable taking on the Better Build challenge. They will have both external speakers and internal subject specialists delivering content on plant life cycles, epigenetics, plants and environmental stressors specific to Thailand. The event will conclude with an expo that will be open to our STA community.

Through this session I will discuss the success and failures I have had and how we have embedded the MIT approach.

Holly Sheppard

STEAM and Sustainability Lead High School, St Andrews International School

Session location and time will be published via the Festival App in late September.

How to improve creative writing by using sentence models

As a teacher, have you ever read an incoherent sentence and asked the pupil what they were trying to say, only to get the response,’I don’t know’? Join Chris Youles, the author of Sentence Models for Creative Writing (John Catt Ed), to look at practical advice on effectively teaching different aspects of story writing. Chris will demonstrate using sentences as creative writing exercises, inspiration for your exemplary text, or ideas for writing lessons.

Chris Youles

Teacher & Author, Taipei European School

Session location and time will be published via the Festival App in late September.

Theory of Knowledge: the primary vehicle to successfully deliver the main aims of the IBDP

While the IB’s Theory of Knowledge course sits at the very heart of the IB Diploma, how it is brings IB Core aims to life may not be clear. In this talk John will simplify the IB Core aims and then explore how the driving TOK concept of β€œknowledge communities” can enable any IB teacher to bring the Core aims to life.

John Sprague

TOK Coordinator, Tanglin Trust School, Singapore

Session location and time will be published via the Festival App in late September.

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Youth empowerment through education for sustainable development

The UN climate report’s recent release states, β€œThere is a rapid closing window of opportunity to secure a liveable and sustainable future for all.” Education becomes a central factor in working towards sustainable development. We need to go further and faster to implement core concepts about sustainability, sustainable development, climate, circular economy, green politics, etc., in teachers and educators to prepare and empower young people as global citizens with a set of competencies that will allow them to act.

Wellington College students have been embracing the concepts of Action for Climate Empowerment (ACE) from the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to feel empowered to be part of the efforts to transition to a low-emission, climate-resilient world. To achieve this as an institution we adopted the SEEd Young Changemakers programme, which has helped us to develop a series of student and educator-led initiatives that now are a source of inspiration for our Wellington College education provision internationally and nationally.

The SEEd’s Young Changemakers Programme focuses on learning and developing a sense of agency, is not a competition, and can engage any student. The reflections back from students have shown how transformative it has been in both deepening their understanding of sustainability and how they can help.

Ana Romero

Head of Sustainability, Wellington College International

Session location and time will be published via the Festival App in late September.

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When leading and coaching combine : the power of a coaching mindset

An honest discussion of the leadership skills and style needed to address today’s global challenges. By establishing a coaching mindset, or by introducing structured coaching support, senior figures can bring huge benefits to the performance and culture of an organisation. This is even more important in academic institutions where young people expect open, accessible and empowering leadership.

Sara Beck

Independent coach and consultant

Session location and time will be published via the Festival App in late September.

Community coaching in Early childhood education

This session will explore what engaging in community coaching with young learners means. We will consider how to take children’s play, working theories and problems to the group to create opportunities for metacognition, cross-pollination of ideas and increased empowerment. Practical examples will illustrate simple, manageable ways to enhance our practice and use pedagogical documentation to build a community that notices and creates a sense of belonging for all.

Lynsey Briek

EY Teacher & Chair of the ECIS early childhood committee, Shrewsbury international school & ECIS

Session location and time will be published via the Festival App in late September.

Coaching: what's the real truth?

I will outline the ways in which coaching is misrepresented, the truth about what it really is, and the efficacy of a truly non-directive approach, all explained in the context of the range of ways in which we can help others. Attendees will see and discuss a live and unscripted coaching session, and there will be a chance for questions.

Iain Henderson

Director of the Bridge/ Co-Director of the Festival of Education, Wellington College

Session location and time will be published via the Festival App in late September.

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Using Better Questions to Accelerate Learning

Questions have the ability to enhance learning. They are probably the most effective tools teachers have to accelerate embedding information into long-term memory. But what does the research actually say about the different types of questions we can ask, the timing of them, and most importantly, how do we get high quality answers from our students. As well covering seminal research, this session will also give practical tips and suggestions

Edward Watson

Director, InnerDrive

Session location and time will be published via the Festival App in late September.

The Science of Learning

This highly interactive and engaging session will explore the latest and greatest research into how students actually learn. We will explore the limitations of working memory, as well as covering what the evidence suggests are the most effective ways to help students learn. As a bonus, it will also cover what popular learning and studying strategies that students choose that actually tend not to be all that helpful.

Edward Watson

Director, InnerDrive

Session location and time will be published via the Festival App in late September.

The Gamechanger: Cognitive Science in the classroom

In this session we will spend some time looking at memory and cognitive architecture. Why cognitive load is a gamechanger for teachers and how it affects learning in each phase of the lesson. How we plan through the lens of cognitive load and why this is better for us and students in the long run.
We will look at the multi store model of memory and the processes of forgetting and remembering.
We will also look at retrieval practice, dual coding and interleaving and how these link back to cognitive load, memory and the practical classroom implications.

Ryan Woolaston

Head of Maths and Teaching and Learning Lead, Denla British School Bangkok

Session location and time will be published via the Festival App in late September.

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Translanguaging as a right and as the key to success for EAL students

Our EAL students are emerging multilingual and international citizens. They are best served by developing a high level of proficiency in English as well as maintaining a high level of competence in their home language. This presentation introduces translanguaging as part of a pedagogy that not only ensures EAL students achieve greater success in English language lessons but also contributes to their greater wellbeing and international mindedness. At the same time it positions schools and educators to be pioneers in the evolving world of international education.

Andy Nicolaou

Coordinator of EAL, Rugby School Thailand

Session location and time will be published via the Festival App in late September.

Navigating Inclusion and Equity in a Primary International Context After the Covid-19 Pandemic: An Intersectional Approach

This presentation titled “Navigating Inclusion and Equity in a Primary International Context After the Covid-19 Pandemic: An Intersectional Approach” emphasizes the creation of an inclusive and equitable curriculum that caters to the needs of all learners, which is crucial in international settings. The presentation highlights the significance of using an intersectional approach while making changes for inclusion and equity. It also discusses the changes that have occurred since the pandemic and the importance of rethinking learning approaches. Lastly, it offers practical strategies for creating an inclusive and equitable learning environment, making it a valuable resource for educators seeking to reflect on their practice and to consider the needs of all learners from an inclusion and equity lens.

Melissa Meyers

Head of Junior School, Wellington College International Tianjin, China

Session location and time will be published via the Festival App in late September.

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Great Teaching Strand

What makes great teaching, and what does it look like in the classroom? Come find out! All sessions that form part of the strand are linked to the research evidenceΒ on the things that teachers know and do that have the biggest impact on learning. This stand is curated in partnership with Evidence Based Education.

Great Teaching: naming it, seeing it, and getting more of it

In this session, Stuart will share insights into The Great Teaching Toolkit project that he and colleagues at EBE have been working on for the past five years. He will talk about the power of schools using a common language of pedagogy, as well as the ‘lightbulb’ moments generated by granular, personalised feedback on a teacher’s practice. He’ll also highlight the huge potential of structured collaboration within schools, and across networks of schools. Finally, Stuart will show those attending how they can access the Toolkit for free to receive confidential, personalised feedback on their teaching.

Stuart Kime

Director of Education, Evidence Based Education

Dr Hannah Bickerdike

Head of GTT Experience, Evidence Based Education

Session location and time will be published via the Festival App in late September.

(Why) Should every classroom be a TOK classroom?

The session will be an exploration of how ideas from TOK (Theory of Knowledge) can help all teachers, not just IBDP/post-16 teachers, work with their students to think about the nature of knowledge in different subjects. The session will include opportunities to think about and discuss a variety of Knowledge Questions.

This links to current educational dialogue about the needs for β€œknowledge-rich” curricula, β€œpowerful knowledge” and β€œthe knowledge of the powerful” and wider discussions of the need for metacognition and critical thinking – TOK is all about both thinking about our thinking and thinking about how we know what we know.

Roo Stenning

Head of High School, St Andrews International School, Bangkok

Session location and time will be published via the Festival App in late September.

Unlocking the Power of Professional Development in International Schools

Learn how to bridge the gap between research and practice in Professional Development (PD). Drawing on the Education Endowment Foundation’s evidence-based recommendations, this workshop will not only provide actionable strategies for designing and selecting effective PD programmes but will also delve into the unique challenges faced by international schools, such as high rates of teaching and leadership turnover.

What Will Attendees Learn?
1. Mechanisms of Effective PD: Gain an understanding of the evidence-based mechanisms that make professional development effective. This will be tailored to address the unique challenges and opportunities present in international schools.
2. Sustainable PD in International Schools: Sustainability in PD is often overlooked. Learn why it’s crucial and acquire actionable strategies to ensure its longevity, especially in the context of international schools where teacher and leadership turnover is high.
3. Interactive Scorecard: Attendees will receive a free scorecard for evaluating their current professional development offerings. This includes an interactive scorecard that can be immediately implemented to assess and improve PD in your school.

By the end of this session, participants will have gained a nuanced understanding of how to elevate PD in international schools, ensuring it is not just effective but also responsive to the specific challenges of your international settings.

Shane Leaning

Organisational Development Coach for International Schools, ShaneLeaning.com

Session location and time will be published via the Festival App in late September.

Questioning: The importance of Whole-Class Response

This session will provide an outline of the evidence behind the centrality of questioning to effective teaching and the different purposes of questioning. In particular, Eoin’s session will focus on ways of moving students from surface-level to deeper thinking through the use of questioning.
The importance of questioning in activating hard thinking will be highlighted, and the role of different formats and techniques – such as MCQs, mini whiteboards, choral response, cold calling, and A-B-C-D cards – will be discussed alongside concrete examples from Eoin’s practice.

Eoin MacCarthaigh

Head of English St. Andrews International School, Bangkok

Session location and time will be published via the Festival App in late September.

Empowering Teachers through Evidence Based Education

This session will explore the big picture strategic moves we have made as a school over the last 2 years to lean into Evidence Based Education. We have used the tools of the Great Teaching Toolkit, Instructional Coaching and re-imagined our approach to Performance Management, handing back the reigns to our Teachers and Leaders. Through these strategies we have focused on autonomy, mastery and purpose for better student outcomes and staff experience.

Luke Jones

Assistant Principal Secondary Curriculum, Assessment and Learning, Bangkok Patana School Thailand

Cindy Adair

Assistant Principal Professional Learning and DEIJ Lead, Bangkok Patana School Thailand

Session location and time will be published via the Festival App in late September.

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Innovating Global Education: Leadership, AI, and Inclusive Excellence

Discover the pillars of tomorrow’s educational landscape in an unmissable session: “Innovating Global Education: Leadership, AI, and Inclusive Excellence.” This crucial talk demystifies the transformative impact of dynamic leadership, artificial intelligence, and inclusive policies. Benefit from a wealth of real-world experiences and actionable insights that promise to be not just theoretical but immediately applicable. Ideal for educators, policymakers, and tech enthusiasts, this session serves as an invaluable toolkit for anyone committed to leading meaningful change in education. Seize this unparalleled opportunity to equip yourself for the challenges and triumphs of 21st-century education.

Iram Myford

CEO, ILM Education Consultants

Session location and time will be published via the Festival App in late September.

AI Curriculum MasterChef

Indulge in the world of AI Curriculum MasterChef! Join us for a thrilling workshop where educators collaborate, compete, and cook up AI-infused learning experiences. Armed with cutting-edge curriculum tools and pedagogical approaches, participants will craft captivating educational dishes that leverage the power of AI. It’s a hands-on, collaborative culinary adventure that blends teaching expertise with the secret ingredient of AI technology. Discover how to revolutionize your teaching, explore new horizons in education, and become a true AI Curriculum MasterChef. Don’t miss this opportunity to shape the future of education with us!

Liam Murphy

Lead Teacher of Innovation, Kellett School

Session location and time will be published via the Festival App in late September.

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Flourishing for All: A Whole School Approach to Character Education

Drawing on the latest world-leading research from the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues (University of Birmingham) as well as examples of best practice from more than 450 schools and organisations worldwide, I will provide an introduction to the concept of flourishing in schools, how this is underpinned by a whole-school approach to character education and share practical insights into how to make this a reality. I will introduce the research-informed framework for character education I co-authored last year and how this free resource can be used to develop an authentic, sustainable approach which leads to lasting and meaningful impact.

Andrew Pettit

Director of Schools, Engagement and Partnerships, Association for Character Education

Session location and time will be published via the Festival App in late September.

A Curriculum for Excellence and Managing Change

Designing, implementing and delivering a brand new curriculum is no small feat and requires a clear vision and intent. In 2022, work began on designing a curriculum that would challenge learners and set the highest of expectations whilst developing enduring understanding of particular themes. This is complimented by providing students with the opportunity to affect and implement change in the school alongside a thoughtful approach to wellbeing. Change is never easy and this presentation aims to dissect what we do and how we do it (and the journey so far).

Kyle Meadows

Director of Studies, Harrow International School Bangkok

Session location and time will be published via the Festival App in late September.

'Breaking Through - effective school marketing in a competitive market'

In an increasingly competitive market, an effective marketing strategy is an essential tool in attracting and recruiting students to your school. In this session, you’ll gain insights into what makes a successful marketing strategy and how school leaders can support their Marketing teams to carry out their strategies, maximizing every opportunity to secure students. This session will take school leaders through the essential elements of a great marketing strategy and share some case studies of successful marketing campaigns – hopefully generating some good ideas for their schools along the way.

Harriett Gething

Director of Marketing, Communications and Alumni, International School Bangkok

Session location and time will be published via the Festival App in late September.

Evaluative Leadership - Assessment for Learning for grown-ups!

The session will provide tools and ideas for evaluative leadership in your school and provide an opportunity to reflect on drivers of effective evaluation. We will explore how monitoring activities provide information but connecting that evidence and digging deeper into why it is happening provides a deeper understanding of what is working well, what needs to be adapted in order to improve learning even further.
Participants will have opportunity to use the KAA Online platform and explore key levers for evaluative leadership. The session will be interactive, providing activities you can take with you back into your school.

Jayne Bennion

Director, Karen Ardley Associates

Session location and time will be published via the Festival App in late September.

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Extended Mind: Can Learning Spaces Think For You?

How the principles of Extended Mind (Anne Murphy and others) can accidentally help us to develop joy, social skills and deep thinking ability, in any school.

Chris Nicholls

Master, Wellington College Bangkok

Session location and time will be published via the Festival App in late September.

How are the British international schools in Thailand changing?

What is the culture of British international schools in Thailand? This session offers you the opportunity to reflect and join the discussion on what makes these schools tick. How will the changing landscape of education affect their culture and recruitment in the future? This session would open up with a presentation of findings from my research and then hold a discussion around potential pathways for schools. The purpose is to promote reflection, inspire, and provoke thought.

Tyla Arabas

Director of Teaching and Learning, Harrow Bangkok

Session location and time will be published via the Festival App in late September.

From Feedback to Feedfoward - approaches to feedback and policy implementation

Approaches to feedback and marking, if not carefully crafted, can often produce unnecessary workload for teachers and result in minimum impact on student progress. The intention of this session is to consider some key research and evidence-based practice on feedback linked to whole class, verbal, and coded approaches to marking and feedback, with the emphasis placed on effective input for maximum output and progress for students. It will consider putting feedforward at the centre of policies to ensure that feedback is both purposeful and progress driven. A reflection on the process of implementation related to feedback policies to ensure sustained success will also be discussed.

Bryony Owen

Head of Humanities Faculty and Upper School Lead for High Performance Learning, Harrow International School Bangkok

Session location and time will be published via the Festival App in late September.

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Implementing Effective One-to-One Learning Conversations

One-to-one learning conversations between educators and students are extremely effective but usually employed as a supplemental strategy. Philip developed a flexibly structured pedagogical approach to these conversations that is ranked in the top 5% of educational interventions. Learn why these conversations are so important and how to leverage them in your classroom as a primary vehicle for learning.

Philip Bowman

Learning Specialist, International School Bangkok

Session location and time will be published via the Festival App in late September.

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Nurturing People of Passion: Perspectives from Positive Psychology

Are you looking for ways to improve overall staff wellbeing and reignite teachers’ innate passion? This session is designed to help educators and leaders apply positive psychology principles and coaching tools to enhance staff well-being and performance. Participants will learn about the importance of a strengths-based approach and will discover practical ways to nurture their people of passion.

Dean Clayden

Head of Primary Support, Wellington College China

Safeguarding on the ground: what prevention and response looks like in schools

Many people use the terms β€œchild protection” and β€œsafeguarding” interchangeably, but in fact, child protection is the responsive arm of the big umbrella of safeguarding, which includes prevention. Join Mark who also serves on the Advisory Board of the Global Safeguarding Collaborative, to walk you through frameworks of policies & procedures, response systems, reporting structures, staff recruitment and onboarding, interviews and inquiries, and single central records. All of which should be a part of the comprehensive safeguarding program at your school.

Mark Hevland

Director, Risk Management, International School Bangkok

Anchoring Instruction in Social and Emotional Learning

This session provides teachers with hands-on, ready-to-go SEL activities for their classroom. Designed to be integrated into your current classroom practices, SEL doesn’t have to be an ‘extra’ or ‘add-on’, but rather can be alongside your current curriculum, greatly enhancing learning regardless of the subject area you teach. Learners who have strong classroom connections, feel high degrees of psychological safety, and can self-regulate, learn MORE! Integrated SEL not only enhances learning in your classroom but also promotes a culture of care in your community.

Brenda Perkins

Middle School Counselor, International School Bangkok

The brilliant basics toolkit for pupil wellbeing.. and more.

This presentation provides an overview of fundamental principles of pupil wellbeing, including personal, social, and emotional development. Attendees will learn about contributing factors such as pupil voice, social relationships, physical activity, and emotional regulation. Practical tips will be shared on how to support pupil wellbeing, including curriculum practice, progression, and balance using Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. The presentation will also discuss the importance of laying foundations before advancing to more advanced needs and strategies for collaboration between schools and families. This session is ideal for educators looking to review their pupil wellbeing provision.

Matthew Rosolemos

Class teacher and Head of Pupil Wellbeing, Wellington College International Hangzhou

Matthew Coleman

Head of Primary, Wellington College International Hangzhou

The Benefits of Mindfulness in Education

In our 45 minute presentation, participants will receive a basic definition for mindfulness in education and great results in students’ ability to focus, to concentrate and to have empathy. Tangible results vary across special needs students, competitive sports, art, drama, community service and successful university admissions (20 minutes). In the second half, participants will select from a variety of case studies (25 minutes) led by our teachers under topics such as mindfulness for a) special needs b) classroom techniques c) mental health and d) competitive sports.

Gift Nisanart Dharmageisirattana

Director, The American School of Bangkok’s Green Valley Campus