Author Archives: eadurkin

About eadurkin

Originally a HS Mathematics teacher from New Zealand, currently working as Associate Principal in the Secondary School at Canadian Academy, an international school in Kobe, Japan. Married with two children.

Appreciation & Giving Thanks

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CA Projects developed at Beyond Laptops

Blogging at CA as part of a vibrant learning community: Tapping into the expertise of our vibrant learning community:

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CA Blogging: Alive and Kicking

I really feel like I have been able to consolidate my thoughts around blogging over the course of the last day or two at Beyond Laptops at Yokohama International School.  I would like to shout out to those who I … Continue reading

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Making sure that CA Inspires

Today was Saturday.  Yet, today was one of the best days ever at school for me.  Yes, it was the weekend. The school was abuzz with a range of activities,  One was an end of year softball tournament for middle … Continue reading

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Finding flexibility in our schedule

Whether waiting in lines at Disney, or enjoying travel on the Shinkansen, October break is a great time to catch up on reading all those extra articles saved to Pocket. “Want High Schoolers to Succeed? Stop giving them fifth grade … Continue reading

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The Perfect Unit Planner

When I recently attended the PTC “Curriculum Leadership in the International School” my burning question was “How can we get teachers to enjoy and see the value in unit planning?” Whilst unit planning is a necessity, often teachers don’t see … Continue reading

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I read an interesting article this week through ASCD that looked at teacher leadership models, and how to create time for teacher leaders, without impacting FTE and budget.  The article was titled “The Little Engine that Could: A PA Leadership … Continue reading

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