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Drama in English language teaching

January 7

This summer I was lucky enough to get back in the saddle of teaching English as a second/foreign language to teenagers and adults at East Sussex College. In my twenties I taught ESL and EFL in Turkey and Greece, running language schools over the...

Inspiration

Telling a story with pictures

January 7

A very enjoyable and indeed essential part of photography is the ability to tell a story with your photographs – this is especially true when working with ISTA. Festivals are set up with a whole narrative in mind and it’s my job to capture what...

Inspiration

Why wellbeing matters

November 29

The sun is high above us, whilst I work in a drama studio observing a girl whose disposition is less than sunny. It was October. I had a new group of year 7 students in front of me and was heartened to see that the ensemble were energised,...

Theatre

Never leave Neverland: life lessons from a 4 year old

November 29

‘GROW UP!’ Yep. I said it. I heard myself say it. Just like the characteristic ‘nose-in-the-air, pickle-in-the-butt’ adult I forever loathed throughout my youth, I spoke these two deflating words and it made me cringe like a sundried tomato....

Curriculum

What on earth is Positive Education?

November 29

Surely all education should have positive outcomes so what exactly is ‘positive education’? It is defined in a range of ways but essentially focuses on ways that we can use the science of positive psychology to help us to flourish. Historically...

Behind the Scenes

A warm ISTA welcome

November 29

As each year comes to a close we like to reflect on all the wonderful things that happen during that time and the changes and growth our ISTA community sees. In 2019 we welcomed many new members to our ISTA community across our different forms of...