Author Archives: Rebekah Madrid

About Rebekah Madrid

MYP Humanities Instructor. International School Teacher in Japan. Google Certified Teacher. Apple Distinguished Educator. National Board Certified Teacher. Traveler & TV Watcher. This is where I write my thoughts about all of the above.

Breaking it down

My assessments are full of text. And not fun text…boring text. Sometimes I try fun fonts or pretty colors or a thought-provoking pictures. But there are a lot of words. Seriously…look at this grade 6 assignment.   But it’s never … Continue reading

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Helping teachers learn

One of my hats is “In-School Professional Development Leader”. Basically, I help shape what professional learning goes on in school, be it through meetings or structures for learning through teacher evaluations. As I get ready to actually plan 2016/17 professional learning for YIS teachers, I’ve been … Continue reading

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What my students taught me on their last day of school

Today was the last day for my grade 12s. They are going away to take their exams. I’m a little sad. Actually I’m a lot sad, because I’ve spent two years with these people and after today I won’t see … Continue reading

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Learning in the 10th Circle of Hell: Learning at the Middle School Dance

Here is my talk from Learning2 Manila. Thanks for letting me have the stage, Learning2. I’m realizing how much fun it is up there! Watch this talk if… ….you have 8 minutes to spare and you’re running out of internet … Continue reading

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Project One School: Empowering Kids Two Days at a Time

I’m behind. I have about 10 blog posts I need to write. But my words all seem to be going to other spaces…Coetail blogs, report cards, emails. All those places words go. But I’m blogging now. And that’s my little … Continue reading

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That’s a tomorrow problem

flickr photo shared by Drriss & Marrionn under a Creative Commons ( BY-NC-SA ) license Two inherent truths about myself: I love sleep I dislike stress I wear a lot of hats. I think all teachers do. And I’m always … Continue reading

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Learning from Each Other: Getting Meta with Professional Learning

I have recently taken on a new role at YIS…In-School Professional Development Leader. More to come on what this means, but it’s really thinking about how we support teacher learning while at ELC to grade 12, whether in meetings, PD … Continue reading

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“You’re just like Kris Jenner, Ms. Madrid”

“You’re just like Kris Jenner, Ms. Madrid”.                                                 -Grade 11 DP History Student on May 8th, 2015 That … Continue reading

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Leadership Day 2: Empowering Student Leaders in Middle School

You can’t make the term “project management” sound fun. Or cool. Or like anything you want to think about ever. Every consenant sounds harsh and the concept sounds like something out of The Office. So with that said, I had … Continue reading

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Live Tweeting a History Class

I’ll be tweeting our WWI historians breakfast at #16HISYIS pic.twitter.com/dofNVEIH06 — Rebekah Madrid (@ndbekah) September 10, 2014 Starting the live tweeting of WWII Historians Dinner Party #16hisyis pic.twitter.com/dYQj0RKrHm — Rebekah Madrid (@ndbekah) March 20, 2015    I’m starting this with … Continue reading

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