Saturday, 16 May 2020

Webinars organized for university.

Today's webinars with students from University of Adam Mickiewicz concerned innovations in Dalton education worldwide. The Webinars were led by Roel Röhner and Dr. Agata Sowinska.

Thursday, 14 May 2020

Upcoming webinars

Upcoming meeting:
 Saturday, May 16, 11 a.m.
 Postgraduate Dalton Studies at Adam Mickiewicz University of Poznan- online discussion and debate- Roel Rohner

May 14, 10 a.m.
Webinars for Wenzhou Dalton Elementary School.

May 24, 10.a.m.
Webinars for Wenzhou Dalton Elementary School

 What educational activities are necessary for school to rebound from the COVID-19 crisis?
 What kind of actions are possible to help pupils in crisis ?
Facing up to the corona crisis can be emotionally challenging for pupils, especially those who experience severe tension. What can teachers do to help pupils to overcome the unexpected situations? In the webinars some practical solutions will be presented.
This online meeting will be a  discussion about steps school staff should consider in this moment of extreme challenge.

Shenzhen Dalton Xinhua school restart after Corona period

Good luck to pupils and school staff restarting their  education during such new and difficult circumstances! Thank you to all the Dalton teachers  working overtime to adapt their programming to the current situation and support children on their journey to becoming Dalton pupils. Your work is more important than ever!

Wednesday, 13 May 2020

The food education in Wenzhou Dalton Elementary School

The idea of food education was introduced in Wenzhou Dalton School during the isolation period. The main goal of food education is to make children aware concerning Judge food nutrition. The project is supervised by the headmaster of the school Mrs. Bai Lili. Consequently, children can develop a balanced diet by themselves. For more information go to:
Some photos from the project:

Wenzhou Dalton Elementary School´s online work during the epidemic period

Wenzhou Dalton Elementary School has responded immediately to the pandemic situation, by organizing launched online classroom activities by `Internet Plus` model. They launched the models such as `Joint Cloud Class`, `Cloud Assignment` and `Micro Class`.During the classes students have the opportunity to easily interact with their teachers and peers. It enables a good classroom organization in the atmosphere of cooperation.What is interesting, thanks to `Micro Class`teachers may design content for individual needs of every student. Wenzhou Dalton school has also designed online teaching guideline including assignment based learning. We are presenting some the children's assignments. For more information, visit the website:

Tuesday, 28 April 2020

A new member of Dalton International Wenzhou Dalton Elementary School

The Dalton school in Wenzhou / China has become an official Member of Dalton International.
 All trainings were led by  highly qualified Dalton International Consultants with a rich practical and theoretical experience. School is supported by a pedagogical team of experienced advisors to ensure that the objectives of Helen Parkhurst´s pedagogical principles are upheld. The implementation of Parkhurst´s principles  are examined by International Dalton Consultants appointed by Dalton International, who serve to maintain the high standard and integrity of Dalton International course programmes.

Online Dalton session for Postgraduate Studies in Poznan

The students of Postgraduate Dalton Studies in Poznan are currently following online sessions of Dalton International. Today´s session concerned `Competencies of Dalton teacher` led by Roel Rohner and Agata Sowinska. Students have been learning the key competences of a Dalton teacher, such as pedogocical, interpersonal, didactical, organizational, cooperative and reflective. After finishing the program of Dalton International the students will receive the certificate `International Dalton teacher`.

The studies takes place at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan under the supervision of prof. Renata Michalak, the member of Dalton International Research Platform. The University is taking an active part in International Dalton reasearch together with Austria, China,  and The Netherlands.

Sunday, 26 April 2020

A new member of Dalton International

We are happy to announce that Dalton college in Izmir has become an official member of dalton International. We would like to warmly welcome another high quality Dalton school in our foundation. The school is currently following personalized online training to become an official International Dalton School.

Tuesday, 21 April 2020

The fifth number of Dalton Inspiration magazine

The fifth number of `Dalton Inspirations` magazine has just been published. The magazine is published every three months in cooperation with Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Polish Dalton Association and Dalton International. In the fifth edition of the magazine I presented the innovative methods in training ownership with authorial, practical examples as well as new vision on Contract Learning in a secondary Dalton School, aiming mainly at development of learning experience.
Dalton Inspiration  Magazine is published since 2017, each issue is filled with articles that address the questions parents, teachers and principles most often ask about Dalton schools. Parents, teachers, and friends of Dalton International can subscribe individually. Dalton Inspirations answers the questions that every Dalton teacher, parent  and director asks:
  • What will Dalton do for my child?
  • How can I be sure that it’s working?
  • What exactly is my child doing at school?
  • What can I do at home to help?
  • What can I do to support my child’s school?
Dalton Inspirations magazine will help you understand and appreciate Dalton philosophy, and apply Dalton insights both in theory and practice.

Saturday, 18 April 2020

Online seminars for the team of teachers

Wenzhou Dalton Elementary school since January 2020 is attending the regular training of the team of teachers. The digital platform built in the school together with Dalton International is a tool to exchange expertise and develop the school´s own vision on responsibility, freedom, independency and cooperation. The first webinars focused mainly on tailoring the program of each student to match student´s interests and abilities, promoting independence and enhancing student´s social skills along with sense of responsibility towards the others. During the course teachers are studying Dalton philosophy, child development and psychology in the comfort of their homes with interactive online components that include videos, texts, forums where they can chat with mentors and each other.

The specially adjusted program for the school will be realized for three academic years, the process is coordinated by Executive director of Dalton International, Agata Sowinska. Next course start date is April 29. The school is currently following a process of becoming International Dalton School.

Tuesday, 10 March 2020

Delegation of Likeda Education visited Dalton International

In early June 2019, the delegation of Likeda Education went to the Netherlands to visit Dalton International. Led by Roel Rohner, the president of Dalton International, and Dr Agata Sowinska, the head of the Dalton International Research Platform, the delegation visited four local Dalton schools.
First school was Daltonschool de Leeuwerik, Globetrotter in Roterdam, Daltonschool de Achtbaan, Lorentz Daltonschool.

The President of Dalton International attended “Study Lab Theory Unites with A Hundred Years of Dalton Plan”Forum in Wenzhou Dalton Elementary School

Forum “Where East Meets West: Study Lab Theory Unites with A Hundred Years of Dalton Plan ” was successfully held in Wenzhou Dalton Elementary School On 5th November 2019. Roel Rohner, the President of Dalton International, Paul Bruijn, the Vice-President for Dalton International in Europe, and Agata Sowinska, the Executive Director of Dalton International and the Head of the Dalton International Research Platform, were invited to the forum. On the opening ceremony, students of Wenzhou Dalton Elementary School welcomed the guests who came from afar by performing poetry readings, Chinese martial arts, zither, English songs and traditional Dutch dances. Mr. Zheng Jianhai, the party secretary and the director of Wenzhou Education Bureau, and Mr. Zhou Yifu, the Chief Executive of Longwan District, also delivered their speech on the ceremony. Ms. Bai Lili, Principal of Wenzhou Dalton Elementary School, expressed her appreciation to all the guests who attended the forum.

Thursday, 12 December 2019

Postgraduate Dalton Studies in Poznan, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poland

On 7th and 8th of December Dalton International started the training for "International Dalton teacher" at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan. Students will have the opportunity to practice their Dalton comptences in the Dutch schools, which are official "Members of Dalton International". The training will last two years. During this seminar the historical value of Dalton Plan together with the competencies of the Dalton teacher were introduced.