GME Supports Opening of New KG in China

In February, Dr. Marj Henningsen and GME Associate Lama Marji provided 52 hours of teacher learning opportunities to open a new KG in Dongyang Huayuan, Zhejiang Province, China.    The KG opened with 45 students aged 3-5 and 9 teachers, including 3 international teachers and 6 Chinese teachers.  The school, owned by the Huayuan Group, aims to apply for PYP candidacy this spring and eventually the school will grow to offer primary, middle, and secondary programs for the local and regional population.  Dr. Marj and Lama provided around 8 days of intensive sessions on inquiry pedagogy prior to opening and then stayed at the school an additional two weeks to continue providing hands on support inside the classrooms and with planning.

Garden marj training  do plants have ideas  teacher 2D-3D-Color project morning meeting

Dr. Marj continues to provide leadership support, sharing school head responsibilities with Mr. John Sperandio from Global School Management consultants.  GME will continue working on the development of this school at least through 2017-2018.




GME Goes to CHINA!


GME Founding Partner Dr. Marj Henningsen travelled to Shanghai in June to participate as the Keynote Plenary speaker at a 3-Day seminar for teachers and coordinators interested in the IB-PYP and MYP programs.  The Seminar was organised by Hong Kong-based International Bilingual Education Experts (IBExperts) and hosted by the KangChiao International School in Shanghai. Dr. Marj […]

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School as we know it

 School as we know it needs a revolution if it is to retain any relevance in the modern world. This morning I was reading an article published online at Huff Post by Will Richardson about the 9 Elephants in the Classroom that we are unwilling to face or even sometimes to discuss. I have to admit […]

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GME Inquiry Institutes: Emergent Literacy and Arabic


GREY MATTERS EDUCATION PARTNERED WITH Dar Onboz TO OFFER OUR MOST RECENT GME INQUIRY INSTITUTE FEBRUARY 26-27, 2016. We were so excited to welcome back FOUR colleagues from Ibn Rushid Academy, Amman, Jordan who attended our Summer Inquiry Institute last August and decided to come back for more!  Also, we enjoyed meeting SIX new participants from IPS-KSA.  We […]

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GME August Summer Inquiry Institute News!

We are excited to report that the GME Summer Inquiry Institute was a great success August 11-12-13 at the Le Meridien Commodore Hotel in Hamra, Beirut!   We hosted around 45 teachers and administrators from Lebanon, Jordan, and KSA. We were also pleased to have Margaret Banjo from ECIS main office in London attending the event as well.   Our […]

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