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Adam Johnson

Adam Johnson

Business Studies Specialist | Head of Year 11

Teaching quality, in my opinion, is seen with a continuous improvement attitude at British International School of Chicago. We have regular "learning community" meetings where a team will observe good practice amongst their peers and then share with the staff. This means we are constantly learning and evolving our teaching strategies to provide the highest quality learning at BISC.

I started my professional career at Harris Academy South Norwood in South London. While there, I taught a range of business-related subjects including Business Studies A- Level and GCSE, Accounting A- Level, Economics AS- Level and KS3 ICT. At the school, I was given the opportunity to be responsible for our school specialism, Business and Enterprise. This included coordinating cross- curricular enterprise activities and facilitating the use of enterprise in teaching and learning.

I came to BISC because I had previously worked on placement in Hong Kong for four weeks. I enjoyed the experience so much that I knew I wanted to experience working abroad again.  When the opportunity at BISC arrived, I knew this would be my chance to develop myself as an international teacher and to stretch my teaching ability to the highest level.

BISC is different to all others schools because of the teaching quality amongst the staff and the encouragement for us to take risks in our teaching. Our students engage with multiple outside educational influences on a regular basis, e.g. World of Work Week, Shakespeare Immersion Week, and Model U.N.

There are two things outside of the classroom that I love: sport and cooking.  When moving to my first privately rented apartment in Chicago, I made the choice solely based on the fact that there is space for a grill on the balcony! Sport usually dominates my weekends, often watching soccer (specifically Manchester City) with friends or down the gym trying to get fit to start playing sport again.

What Students Say

"Mr. Johnson is a very nice and funny teacher. He makes learning very interesting and fun and now because of him I actually enjoy going to class."

"Mr. Johnson is very good at encouraging his students to be enthusiastic and to have fun in what they do."