Hi, I’m Rachel French!
I know first-hand the challenges international teachers face. As an international educator, workshop leader and author, I’m passionate about increasing the availability of professional development for international teachers, as well as helping teachers implement strategies that facilitate conceptual learning and understanding in their students.
I’m an IB trained PYP workshop leader and certified Independent Consultant, Presenter and Trainer with Lynn Erickson and Lois Lanning. I’m also the Director of Professional Learning International (PLI), which was founded to support international schools to access leading professional development. Every year, I lead the ‘Dr. H Lynn Erickson and Dr. Lois A. Lanning Certification Institute for Concept-based Curriculum and Instruction Trainers and Presenters’, certifying other teachers to present this impactful material.
Along with Dr. Lynn Erickson and Dr. Lois Lanning, I co-authored the second edition of “Concept-Based Curriculum and Instruction for the Thinking Classroom” (Corwin, 2017).
Currently, I work as PYP Coordinator at Frankfurt International School. I also work as a coach and consultant, helping schools and teachers develop and implement Concept-based Curriculum and Instruction.
I’m excited to see how our new book, “Inside the Concept-Based Classroom”, helps you as a teacher, and in turn, your students!