Over the next week or two I have a lot of individual meetings with teachers to discuss their iAbacus self reviews. The iAbacus is a fantastic tool for self evaluation and so we have adapted it to enable our teachers to consider how they are progressing in relation to rubrics describing implementation of the IPC and the IMYC. We have developed this in partnership with Sakhalin International School with whom we have regular skype discussions.
So Colin, Becky and myself (the Senior Leadership Team) are having a 30 minute discussion with each teacher on their current iAbacus which will also be followed up on with further classroom visits. Feedback on the system is good so far and seems to be meaningfully linked to improvement, so I'm very optimistic about it at the moment.