They don’t pretend to have all of the answers
Effective teachers use facts as an entry point, not an exit point; they ask “why” questions, look at all sides and encourage students to predict what will happen next. They personalise the learning in order to engage the entire class. Outstanding teachers keep students motivated with varied, lively approaches to learning. Sometimes this can mean exploring unfamiliar surroundings outside of the classroom setting.
School expeditions are designed to build confidence and independence, broaden students’ perspective and expose them to different cultures, people and ideas. Through our comprehensive expedition programme here at the British International School Ho Chi Minh City, our teachers offer your child unique experiences that are specifically designed to provide continuity with classroom learning. Each one is carefully planned to provide a range of age-appropriate but challenging opportunities for the development of personal qualities such as leadership, independence, collaboration and physical endeavour.
They love learning
Schools are like any other organisation: they need to nurture their staff if they truly want to bring the best out of them. Don’t be afraid to ask what programmes a school has in place to help the teachers to refine and improve their own teaching practice.
At the British International School Ho Chi Minh City, our programme of continued professional development (CPD) ensures that our teachers are kept up to date with the latest teaching methodologies and ideas. It is expected that teachers will proactively continue to develop their professional knowledge whilst they are employed at the school. They are offered a wide range of learning pathways including an online professional development resource called Nord Anglia University, which offers access to some of the finest minds and most innovative approaches in the industry. We offer the chance for experienced, passionate teachers to advance their knowledge in an exciting new environment.