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+ 2015
By Gordon Eldridge, TIE Columnist
26-Mar-15
Collaborative work has become a routine feature of classrooms and while there is evidence that the talk encouraged by collaboration can further the learning of all involved, setting up a group task in a way that fosters successful collaboration is far from easy. One important consideration is how to group the students. ..more
+ 2013
By Bonnie Billak
15-May-13
ESL specialist Bonnie Billak weighs in from Santiago, Chile on the need for strong second language learner programs. ..more
By Michael Peters
17-Dec-13
To keep pace with changing notions of literacy, teachers and students must "evolve past the mere replication of traditional activities in an online environment." ..more
By Monica Jona
17-Dec-13
Recognitions, accreditations and awards at the ready, the International School of Turin rings in its 50th year in a new, purpose-built campus. ..more
By Vicki Oman, TIE Staff Writer
10-Dec-13
To thousands of educators around the world, The International Educator is well-known as a global marketplace and information gateway. But as one Cape Cod journalist recently discovered, it has also been a low-key Cape staple for over 20 years. ..more
By David Toze
10-Dec-13
In a global outpouring of generosity, international schools around the world come to the rescue of families affected by the typhoon. International School of Manila's David Toze has the story. ..more
By Barry Dequanne
10-Dec-13
"The elements of education that will become obsolete by 2020 are the same elements that were the foundation of the education of today’s adults." How, Brasilia's Barry Dequanne asks, can we frame the future while overcoming our past? ..more
By Alan Kehe
03-Dec-13
At the American Embassy School of New Delhi, an ancient ritual blesses a modern space: AES' re-designed Stein Library. ..more
By LeeAnne Lavender
26-Nov-13
International School of Kenya hosts this year's AISA Global Issues Service Summit, and over 240 people. ..more
By Martin Walsh, TIE Columnist
26-Nov-13
TIE columnist and college counselor Martin Walsh shares this primer on the art of recommendation writing, the stakes involved, and what it is like to be on the other side of the desk. ..more
By David Toze
12-Nov-13
David Toze, Superintendent of the International School of Manila, describes what is happening, how you can help, and where to donate. ..more
By Chi-Yan Shang
19-Nov-13
American School of Doha partners with Honeywell China, sending a group of students and staff to help rehabilitate schools in Sichuan Province. ..more
By Natasha Broman, TIE Staff Writer
19-Nov-13
Recent international research suggests that, given equal performance in internal assessments, girls and students from socio-economically advantaged backgrounds are more likely to receive higher grades than boys and relatively disadvantaged students. ..more
By Angie Cairns Kuschel
29-Oct-13
Imagine visiting Samarkand, Bukhara, and the fabled Silk Road... on a childhood field trip! It might just happen, courtesy of Tashkent International School. ..more
By Daniel Lincoln
29-Oct-13
Taking a break from his day job as a principal at Shanghai Community International School, TIE blogger Daniel Kerr tries his luck at the Shanghai TEDx Conference. ..more
By Ania Driscoll-Lind and Jennifer Towleh
23-Oct-13
International schools in London and Tunis work together, as one school leverages the other's strengths. As schools network to give each other the PD they need, could this be the shape of things to come? ..more
By Bob Mallett
16-Oct-13
Discovering 30 years later the difference he made in a youngster's life, a seasoned head of school reflects on what really matters: leading from the front, and challenging uncertainty with courage. ..more
By Devaro Bolton
23-Oct-13
The American International School of Kingston has purchased and installed its own, grid-tied inverter. The upside? A projected US$60,000 per year in energy savings. ..more
By Daniel Lincoln
16-Oct-13
Turning a new leaf, the International Baccalaureate appoints is first woman Director General; Siva Kumari, despite joining the IB only four years ago, has since "overseen impressive growth" in the Organization. ..more
By Gordon Eldridge
10-Oct-13
In this research report prepared for The International Educator, Gordon Eldridge searches for elements of classroom culture that contribute to student success; mastery goals, as opposed to performance goals, could be one of them. ..more
By Anne Keeling
08-Oct-13
The forecast: continued, healthy growth in the international schools market, says ISC Chairman Nick Brummitt. ..more
By Kim Marshall
08-Oct-13
Kim Marshall, an experienced teacher and administrator, boils down a recent article on school leadership. This week, Mr. Marshall highlights a medical perspective on change and the persistence of ineffective practices. ..more
By Amy Wesley
01-Oct-13
An international school, in the American Midwest, climbing to the very top of national quality rankings? What is more, it is non-selective. Beat that! ..more
By Kim Marshall
01-Oct-13
Kim Marshall, an experienced teacher and administrator, boils down a recent article on school leadership. This week, Mr. Marshall spotlights a recent article on the most telling indicators (as early as Grade 1) of subsequent educational difficulty. ..more
By Peter Bateman
25-Sep-13
Peter Bateman, Executive Director of the Association of International Schools in Africa (AISA), updates The International Educator on the Westgate Mall tragedy. ..more
By Kim Marshall, TIE Columnist
05-Sep-13
Mr. Marshall goes "old school," revisiting a timeless, pre-digital classic: a 1980 article by Ray Cross in The National Elementary Principal. "The truth is, we cannot manage time; we can only manage ourselves." ..more
By Cindy Pavlos
05-Sep-13
Fresh off the plane? With 14 international schools under her belt, Cindy Pavlos will set you straight: "Even if you live in a place where English is widely understood, resist the temptation to get by without learning any of the local language. I learned this lesson the hard way–in a maternity ward." ..more
By Noah Flesher
05-Sep-13
Kindergartners run the (postal) show! Every year, Saigon South International School's students set up a parallel postal universe, and reap the learning benefits. ..more
By Chris Starr
05-Sep-13
Students from the International School of Luxembourg take time out of their break to travel to and compete in a middle school mathematics competition, and ... take the cake! ..more
By Daniel Lincoln
08-Aug-13
A Seoul Foreign School teacher takes advantage of her time off to join a community of "exceptional K-12 educators with a passion for using innovative tools." ..more
By Cindy Pavlos
08-Aug-13
Fresh off the plane? With 14 international schools under her belt, Cindy Pavlos will set you straight: "Sometimes it is the little things that overwhelm you, unless you laugh." ..more
By Sunil Cherian
08-Aug-13
To create "a springboard into international mindedness with responsibility," a Kuwait school jointly leverages technology and the PYP. ..more
By Martin Holbery
04-Jul-13
A preschool teacher from Concordia International School Shanghai (CISS) reports on a growing trend: hands-on, green and sustainable learning. ..more
By Bambi Betts
21-Jun-13
With the PTC's 2013 Summer Institutes in full swing, Director Bambi Betts reflects on a quarter-century of customized professional development opportunities for international schools. ..more
By Richard Thornley
14-Jun-13
A self-proclaimed “C+ YouTube celebrity” weighs in for The International Educator on the astonishing success of his online course. ..more
By Ettie Zilber
14-Jun-13
A small international school in Beijing takes the challenge of admitting a promising, disabled student. Four floors and an elevator? No problem. ..more
By Alex Dailey
05-Jun-13
From bake sales to services grants: hoping to achieve 100 percent student participation in community service, Morocco's Rabat American School switches gears. ..more
By Melinda Martin
29-May-13
Taiwanese city, meet rural Pennsylvania! An international school in Southern Taiwan reaches out across the globe, thanks to a panoply of digital tools. ..more
By Darby Sinclair and Kristin Rowe
05-Jun-13
Taipei American School's Model UN coordinators report on a thriving set of programs in their school, and their students' "global aspirations." ..more
By Kim Marshall
29-May-13
Kim Marshall, an experienced teacher and administrator, boils down a recent article on school leadership. Mr. Marshall is the author of The Marshall Memo, a weekly online newsletter summarizing the best ideas and research from 44 education publications. ..more
By Andy Ferguson
29-May-13
Cairo American College completes its 67th year with a new, purpose-built middle school. ..more
By Hang Vu
29-May-13
Thanks to a budding partnership with a U.S. university, a school in Vietnam offers its students credit hours in undergraduate English. ..more
By Nancy Loga
23-May-13
In Sudan's capital city, the "IB world school where the two Niles meet" throws a mean party. ..more
By Mary Niesluchowska
23-May-13
Writing in from Warsaw, Mary Niesluchowska reflects on the benefits of her international school's integrated English Language Leaner inclusion program. Prepare for some heart-melting anecdotes. ..more
By Johanna Schooley
23-May-13
Author Katie Smith Milway visits Concordia International School Shanghai during Book Week, sharing her passion for self-sufficiency and sustainability. ..more
By Kim Marshall
15-May-13
Kim Marshall, an experienced teacher and administrator, boils down a recent article on school leadership. Mr. Marshall is the author of The Marshall Memo, a weekly online newsletter summarizing the best ideas and research from 44 education publications. ..more
By Samar Abu Ghazaleh
15-May-13
An international school librarian in Amman, Jordan reminds her students that charity begins at home, and has no age requirement. ..more
TIE would like to say "THANK YOU" to all the wonderful international school teachers and administrators around the world, for making that move into the unknown in the name of education and changing the lives of children everywhere! ..more
By Shannon O’Dwyer
15-May-13
New to an international IB school, an Australian teacher relates her reluctant conversion to the Primary Years Programme. ..more
By Tiffani Razavi (TIE Staff Writer)
08-May-13
Facing increasingly stiff competition, an American icon goes back to the drawing for the second time in less than a decade. ..more
By Anne Keeling
08-May-13
ISC Research forecasts well over 500,000 English-speaking teachers working in international schools by 2012; opportunities for teachers overseas will continue to increase. ..more
By Lynn Wells
30-Apr-13
The American International School of Bucharest, Romania rings in a half-century, with the celebrations (and expansion plans) to match. ..more
By Bridget Ackeifi
30-Apr-13
An international school in West Africa takes the lead on Child Protection, hosting a workshop on behalf of the Association for International Schools in Africa (AISA). ..more
By David Gertz
08-May-13
An international school in Saudi Arabia finds a way to give students the work experience they need. ..more
By Arlette Stuip
30-Apr-13
Grade 5 students at the American School of The Hague have been unstinting in their support for Soi Dog, a shelter for homeless cats and dogs in Thailand. ..more
By Sarah Wilson
25-Apr-13
Fast growing, global charity event raises funds to support children in need around the world. Recipients include the Children of Haiti Project (COHP), currently supported by many international schools as well as The International Educator. ..more
By Kim Marshall
30-Apr-13
Kim Marshall, an experienced teacher and administrator, boils down a recent article on school leadership. Mr. Marshall is the author of The Marshall Memo, a weekly online newsletter summarizing the best ideas and research from 44 education publications. ..more
By Kathy Vitale
09-May-13
A ten year-old takes on bone cancer, virtual education, and her return home to Shanghai American School. ..more
By Jorge Olaf Nelson
25-Apr-13
In the wake of some unexpected encouragement, an international school head reflects on the meeting of rubber and road. ..more
By Michael Anderson
25-Apr-13
Venezuela's Escuela Campo Alegre (ECA) is challenging the place of art in learning, with some notable results! Backed up by their teachers, ECA students confirm the positive effect of arts integration on both engagement and motivation. ..more
By Frank O. Walsh
25-Apr-13
The American International School of Nouakchott, Mauritania hosts celebrated American author Bruce Coville as part of the Association of International Schools in Africa's (AISA) Visiting Author Program. ..more
By Anna Perelman
11-Apr-13
Israel's Walworth Barbour American International School hosts a 500-student national Model UN conference, complete with a bespoke Middle East conflict resolution program. ..more
By Michael Jensen
11-Apr-13
The International School Hannover Region (ISHR) recently performed the German premiere of the musical Rent: School Edition. ISHR Learning Enrichment Specialist Michael Jensen relates the cast's achievements and student reactions. ..more
By Shawn Akard
11-Apr-13
At the American Community School of Amman, Jordan, an experienced parent helps to overhaul the school garden. The result: eggplant, tomatoes, potatoes, zucchini, okra, carrots, and a lot of learning! ..more
By Scott Johnson
11-Apr-13
A Grade 12 student at Karachi American School (KAS) becomes the first woman in Pakistan’s history to receive a sports scholarship to a Division I institution in the United States. ..more
By Declan White, Arden Doxen, Michaela Douglass-Usov, Sarah Tawashy, Bisan Ayyad, Rasha Husseini, Mesfer Al Ghamdi, Majed Al Zahrani, Murooj Ghanem, Saleh Ghanem, Maya Malik, and Rana Hinnawi
31-Mar-13
The KAUST School and its teachers partnered with the Red Sea Research Center at KAUST and invited their experts on marine biology and ecology into our IB Biology and ESS classes. ..more
By Caroline George
31-Mar-13
Hundreds of primary and secondary students from 12 schools in Lima, Peru joined together to discuss green initiatives in the first annual Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Day. ..more
By Maria Celeste F. Coscolluela
31-Mar-13
International School Manila (ISM) opened its newest sports facility—a covered tennis court complex on its roof deck! Other updates include construction of a new floor for the school’s design and robotics suite. ..more
By Laurence Myers
31-Mar-13
if you are wondering, “What is a bio-digester?” you are not alone. For the International School of Kuala Lumpur (ISKL), Malaysia, the process took over a year. ..more
By James Mattiace
27-Mar-13
The high school Model United Nations (MUN) delegates at Rabat American School (RAS) in Morocco decided to offset the carbon emissions of their trip to the International MUN in Budapest, Hungary. ..more
By Ettie Zilber
27-Mar-13
Our “international” schools boast anywhere between 1 and 80 different nationalities under one roof. As a result, we are adept at developing our students’ English language proficiency while they are in our care. But what about their parents? ..more
By Eric Semler and Erin Kent
26-Mar-13
Columbia’s Reading and Writing Project is one of the world’s leading institutes in literacy education. Our school’s status as an affiliate gives Concordia access to Columbia University’s latest educational research. ..more
By Cynthia Nagrath
08-Mar-13
Purple Cake Day is a charity event that supports children to get the education they need to break the poverty cycle and create a better future for themselves, their families, and their communities. Purple Cake Day is March 8th and is a day for kids to help kids. ..more
By Emma Silva
01-Feb-13
The United Nations International School (UNIS) of Hanoi is celebrating “25 years of Learning to Inspire” this year, marking a major milestone for international schools in the Asia-Pacific region. ..more
By Robert van der Eyken
21-Feb-13
The Tenth Anniversary Party for Hangzhou International School (HIS) boasts banners, balloons, games, amplifiers, and guitars but the true celebration was in the people who attended! ..more
By Phyllis Stinson
12-Feb-13
The International School of Dakar (ISD), Senegal recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the official opening of its new, purpose-built middle and high school building. ..more
By Michael L. Johnson
12-Feb-13
In the wake of the recent tragedy at Sandy Hook we all agree that we must do everything possible to protect our children, and that we must take steps that are appropriate for a school environment. But what are those steps? ..more
By Jeremy Willette
12-Feb-13
To actively promote wellness, the American International School of Chennai (AISC) participated this year in Stepathlon, a virtual race around the world based on steps that teams take for 100 days. ..more
By Bonnie Billak
12-Feb-13
ESL students are pretty easy to spot, you say. However, if you test the English proficiency levels of all the students at a grade level, native English speaking and non-native English speaking, you may be in for a surprise. Some children you would least expect may test at borderline ESL levels. ..more
By Vueve DeShazer
24-Jan-13
Students at the American International School in Egypt’s (AISE) learned about Cambodia’s genocide, and decided to help create a school for underprivileged Cambodian children. ..more
By Nina Markham
24-Jan-13
American International School of Rotterdam (AISR) students winning proposal to the European Space Agency (ESA)! ..more
Candidates investigate the international schools at the Queen's Fair Jan 25-27 2013 in Ontario, Canada.

International school recruiting continues with a full schedule for February 2013! ..more
By Anna Perelman
24-Jan-13
Comprised of middle and high school students, the GAIA team at The Walworth Barbour American International School (WBAIS) in Israel uses science and politics to research environmental issues while guiding other national and international schools through their own processes and findings. ..more
+ 2012
By Natasha Broman
01-Feb-12
For many counselors and therapists, the arts remain an untapped resource in their practice. Even in a small room and with limited resources, the arts offer extremely powerful facilitation techniques for all types of problems that children might be facing. ..more
By Colin Powell
01-Dec-12
A chocolate-smudged face; cookies in hand; and a wad of greasy money, hanging precariously from a Grade 2 student’s pockets. These are all reminders that we strive to turn student learning into action, but frequently stumble into delectable tokenism. ..more
By Daniel Kerr
10-Dec-12
In my opinion, Middle School students are the most beautiful creatures on the planet, and they inspire me so much that I’m literally struggling to put it into words. If I think about all the grade levels in a traditional school (from Kindergarten through to twelfth) as a burning flame, I see the Middle School years as that blue part right smack in the center…..the core… ..more
By Katherine Maloney
01-Dec-12
The opportunity the re-accreditation process has provided us is to engage in meaningful conversations with students, parents, and teachers about our true purpose as a school. ..more
By Michelle Brown
01-Dec-12
International citizens understand that our world is made up of many different cultures, each of which has its own perspective on the world. They endeavor to understand these perspectives, and as a result become empathetic to the opinions and needs of others. ..more
By Daniel Jubert
30-Nov-12
Early childhood students at Shanghai Community International School’s (SCIS) Pudong campus closed out one school year and rang in the next with a spectacular performance on the theme of “Summertime.” ..more
By Jason Roach
30-Nov-12
We drew strength from each other, and were heartened by the messages of support from Tunisian friends of ACST and the many offers of help and donations—books, portable classrooms, laptops and more—which we continue to receive. ..more
By Catherine Thomas
30-Nov-12
The American International School of Jeddah (AISJ) is celebrating the 60th anniversary of its founding in 1952. It has been serving expatriates in Jeddah for 60 years and has steadfastly pursued its goals of excellence in education. ..more
By Paul Comrie
30-Nov-12
“I believe in going head-to-head with a challenge,” says the director with a characteristic grin. “No pun intended of course.” Chris Bowman and several male staff members of the International School of Luxembourg shaved their heads to help raise awareness for prostate cancer. ..more
By Angie Cairns Kuschel
01-Oct-12
Students in Grades 2-8 at Tashkent International School (TIS) successfully answered 57,871 math questions during the annual World Maths Day last March. The event is part of the World Education Games, which unites students around the world in online spelling, mathematics, and science competitions. ..more
By Monica Justice
01-Oct-12
Students from Lincoln School, Kathmandu International Study Center and The British School came together in Kathmandu last spring for a celebration of music, the culmination of two-and-a-half days of workshops at Lincoln for choir, band, and orchestra for primary, junior, and senior levels. ..more
By Megan Peterson, Dylan Finol, and Emily Pallett
01-Oct-12
Teachers and students of the KAUST School had the pleasure of welcoming Robert Swan to their school. Mr. Swan is the first person to walk to both the North and South Poles, and now devotes his life to preserving Antarctica with a focus on 2041, when the treaty to protect and preserve Antarctica comes up for renewal. ..more
By Nicole Bradbury-Becx
01-Dec-12
The Donald and Eloise Bosch Center for the Performing Arts at The American International School of Muscat (TAISM) was inaugurated in a concert for parents and students last spring. ..more
By Kristen Lowman
01-Oct-12
Taipei American School (TAS) upper school students now have the opportunity to study English, government, and politics with Dr. William Stanton, who recently retired after 34 years in the Foreign Service, most recently as Director of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT). ..more
By Sloane Starke
01-Oct-12
The American School Foundation (ASF) in Mexico City, now celebrating a 125-year history, started the school year with two new facilities: the Ángeles Espinosa Yglesias Fine Arts Center, and the Jenkins Foundation Wellness Center. The school inaugurated each complex with a special event last spring, but their biggest impact is in becoming part of students’ day-to-day learning experience. ..more
By Michael Schuetze
01-Oct-12
Last summer, Cairo American College (CAC) had the very great honor of having one of our students participate in the 2012 Olympics in London! Farida Osman, a 17-year old Grade 12 student, swam the women’s 50-meter freestyle for her native country, Egypt. Although she did not medal, Farida brought great honor to herself and to her country. ..more
By Rose Sagun
01-Oct-12
“Start them young—on the road to world peace and friendship.” Those were the first words from a 1961 Manila Chronicle article that announced the establishment of the Filipino Scholarship Program at what was then the American School Manila. There have been many changes since then, including the metamorphosis into International School Manila (ISM), but the legacy of 150 Filipino Scholars who have graduated from ISM and the future promise to the next generation of young people make our school community proud. ..more
By Daniel Lincoln
01-Oct-12
Violent anti-American protests broke out across the Muslim world in September, over a U.S.-made, slanderous film about the Prophet Muhammad. Tunisia was not spared, and demonstrators attempted to storm the American embassy in Tunis on 14 September before venting their anger across the highway on the American Cooperative School of Tunis (ACST)—ironically, ACST caters mostly to non-American expatriate families, employed by the African Development Bank. ..more
By James Anderson and Elizabeth Baker
01-Oct-12
Should 1:1 mobile technology, specifically iPads, be introduced in our secondary school? AISL’s new technology committee, made up of administrative, teaching, and technology department staff, examines 1:1 learning options. ..more
By Cynthia Nagrath
07-Sep-12
More than two years after the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti, COHP, (Children of Haiti Project), a school created by a community of international schools and organizations, received much needed funds from Purple Cake Day, another organization created in response to the tragic earthquake of 2010. ..more
By Cynthia Nagrath
30-Aug-12
Do you have a student in your class who is regularly involved in behavioral incidents? Or a child who is underperforming and not achieving his or her potential? Perhaps inconsistency is an issue for that child, with high test scores in some subjects with certain teachers, and low, or even failing grades, in others. The International Educator talks with leading educational expert, Dr. George McCloskey at the Cape Cod Institute to understand how teachers can help students perform better in the classroom. ..more
By Forrest Broman
03-Aug-12
In most nations the recruitment season for next year's teachers gets started in February or later. But in the leading, most established international schools, recruitment for next year starts this week, as they return to begin the new year. Why is this a growing phenomenon? ..more
By Daniel Kerr
11-Mar-12
I asked dozens of parents what they thought was the most important thing that they want out of an International School education, and one of the top answers was to have their children learn about empathy in a global world, or to acquire a strong sense of “social perspective”. ..more
By Daniel Kerr
26-Feb-12
I had an interesting tour with a prospective family this week, where we spent a lot of time talking about what goes into a successful International School education, and what it was specifically that our school planned to teach their kids. The talk eventually turned to the idea of building character in our students, and these skills, values, morals and ethics that surely must be taught as an integral part of any school curriculum. ..more
International School Heads from all over the world were in Boston this weekend attending the 46th Annual AAIE Conference where international school leaders met to promote international education through advancements in international school leadership, edu
14-Feb-12
Dr. Richard Spradling, Director of the American School of The Hague (ASH) in The Netherlands was awarded this year’s Ernest Mannino International Superintendent of the Year Award. The Association for the Advancement of International Education (AAIE) awards the distinction to an international school superintendent who demonstrates exemplary leadership. This year the award was presented by Forrest Broman, President of The International Educator, which sponsored the award. ..more
By Richard Harrold
01-Feb-12
When Apple released the first-generation iPad in April 2010, educators were among the first group of users to recognize its potential for learning. That they did so with notable effectiveness was evident when the release of the second-generation iPad, less than a year later, was accompanied by publicity materials in which school-based iPad use played a prominent role. ..more
By Anne Keeling
01-Feb-12
Hong Kong is straining to meet the demand for placements in its international schools, even though the number of these schools has grown significantly in recent years. ..more
By Bambi Betts
01-Feb-12
It is ubiquitous. You cannot encounter an article, book, blog, workshop, or even a conversation these days that does not mention the touchy issue of online learning. And for good reason. It threatens to revolutionize learning, forcing the school industry to face the possibility that traditional brick-and-mortar schools may lose their status, ordained over the past 120 years, as meccas of learning. ..more
By Ettie Zilber
01-Feb-12
At Beijing BISS International School we subscribe to this annual tradition. With a student body composed of 40 nationalities and a staff composed of 14, it is truly a celebration of the diversity of our student and staff community. Our Olympics-style Parade of Nations is a veritable feast for the eyes, including participation from students, staff, parents, and even visiting grandparents. The flags and sign-boards of the numerous countries are carried with pride at the opening of our International Day festivities. ..more
By Samara Madhvani
01-Feb-12
There have been over 60 reported cases of child sacrifice and over 100 cases of missing children in Uganda over the last three years. Child sacrifice extends beyond Uganda, and is an issue in several other African countries. The International School of Uganda (ISU) has been at the forefront of the fight to put an end to this heinous practice. ..more
+ 2011
The International Educator (TIE) reports that over the past decade the international school ownership model has changed from non-profit government assisted entities to private for-profit organizations. This coincides with the number of international schools doubling in the same period. ..more
The International Educator (TIE), a leading resource in international teaching jobs, celebrates its 25th anniversary this month! TIE serves as a link between teachers looking to teach in international schools and schools looking to hire teachers. Through its quarterly newspaper and website, TIE features hundreds of teaching and administrative jobs at international schools all over the world and keeps readers informed on the latest research, developments and best practices in international education. ..more
By Steve Parker
01-Oct-11
The Sullivans School held its ninth annual Multiple Intelligence Festival last May, to the delight of students, parents, host nation presenters, and teachers. This year’s festival included students from Ikego Elementary and Richard E. Byrd Elementary, who took a field trip down to Sullivans to enjoy the festivities. ..more
By Robb Hoiseth
01-Oct-11
The Grade 7 commons has taken on a groovy vibe at the American School of Doha (ASD), Qatar. Following the success of the after-school guitar club, the PTA agreed to fund the purchase of guitars and stands ..more
Ellen Deitsch Stern
11-Sep-11
Ten years, but still the feelings surge when we hear the date. How are we to handle our memories? What does this day mean for our students some of whom were not yet born or were in elementary school ten years ago? Do we want them to live in fear as many of us have who have faced threats from others? It is important for us to recognize that no nation is free of discrimination or violence against others sometimes even within our borders. We can, however, face our own history and share our different perspectives in order to understand each other better. ..more
By Richard B. Rucci
01-Jun-11
Digging Deep, Yokohama School Raises over US$65,000! Almost before the ground stopped shaking, various sectors of the Saint Maur International School community in Yokohama, Japan started to find ways to assist and support the devastated people of the Sendai area. ..more
By Matt Wilce
01-Jun-11
The American School in Japan (ASIJ) is striving to live up to its mission, and to do what it can to help those affected by the earthquake and tsunami. The devastation in the north of Japan has called on us to dedicate ourselves to the country we are so fortunate to live in. ..more
By Monica Justice
01-Jun-11
Both the Elementary and the High School Student Councils, along with the parent community at Lincoln School worked together on a number of fundraising events to raise money for Japan. ..more
By Cynthia Nagrath
01-Jun-11
International schools across North Africa and the Middle East experienced a very tumultuous spring, as pro-democracy movements spread across the region. School administrators worked diligently to ensure that student and staff safety were the first priority, while balancing the need to keep the school year on track and ensure that academics were not short-changed. ..more
By Chi-Yan Shang
01-Jun-11
Over Spring Break this year (2011), the American School of Doha (ASD) closed for a week before the final rush towards Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate examinations in May, and graduation exercises thereafter. Although school was out for the week, learning continued for many of ASD’s high school students and faculty as they journeyed “beyond the walls” into the world at large. ..more
By Cynthia Nagrath
01-Jun-11
In the months following the 11 March disaster, international schools in Japan have made generous donations through novel and extensive fundraising. To make donations to any of these school funds, please visit their websites—and give today. Click here for their website information. ..more
By May HoChang
07-Apr-11
Project Love is a student-run campaign that attempts to encourage networking between schools around the world and support Chi Heng Foundation (CHF), a non-governmental organization that provides education to the children of parents suffering from AIDS. ..more
By Martha Patrick
06-Apr-11
An increasing number of Taipei American School (TAS) students now participate in six-week summer internships with leading businesses and research institutions in the greater Taipei area. Internships offer opportunities for TAS students to capitalize on excellent experiences available locally, as well as to have meaningful experiences that help them become confident individuals prepared to adapt and succeed in a rapidly changing world. ..more
By Nollaig Mac an Bhaird
01-Apr-11
It is time to change the record ! Six buzzing students from Verdala International School are determined to spin against the norm and recycle old “retro discs” (also known as “records” to us old folk) into practical, durable and inexpensive novelties. ..more
By Ciara Johnson
01-Apr-11
Nearly 20 Tarsus American College (TAC), Turkey students participated in the NaNoWriMo writing challenge coordinated by Ms. Carole Nickle last November. Of these students, 16 were successful in meeting their word count goal and became “Nano-Novelists,” winning a proof copy of the novel they wrote during the month. ..more
By David Robbins
02-Apr-11
Community service and cultural interaction took center stage on the International School of Kenya’s (ISK) recent Intercultural Trip to Marich, in the West Pokot region of Kenya. A group of 20 students, three teachers, two drivers and one very resourceful fundi made their way to the Marich Field Study Center, situated on the banks of the Muroni River. ..more
By Katherine Maloney
05-Apr-11
Lahore American School (LAS), Pakistan has recently started turning things around a little bit. It all started with the realization that our students are really smart, and that they are especially smart when it comes to technology. And that realization spawned another: Why not get our students to help us run some tech-related professional development (PD) sessions? ..more
By Stephen Romary
03-Apr-11
“At first everyone came, but only International School Bangkok (ISB) and After the Wave still visit and help us out.” In the months following the 2004 tsunami, the people of Khao Lak, Thailand, were international new; it was not long, however, before they were forgotten. The devastation of the tsunami was replaced with the latest breaking news: an earthquake, terrorism, the economic downturn. ..more
By Summer Charara
01-Apr-11
Curiosity about the world around them makes preschoolers enthusiastic learners. Encouraging their questions, and helping them discover the answers, is also a great way for them to learn about nature. ..more
By Gregory R. van Goidtsnoven
01-Apr-11
During the weeks prior to our celebration we asked that each child donate two items to our adopted orphanage, the “Hope House.” But as the days passed the enthusiasm exploded into a school-wide mission! Bags of rice and cans of food started to multiply in our donation box, followed by toys and shoes. ..more
By Brian Horvath
04-Apr-11
Throughout the international school community, there is widespread agreement that connecting students to global experiences is essential. At the American School of Tangier (AST) in northern Morocco, recent international programs have spread across campus like wildfire, offering students many opportunities beyond the traditional learning experience. ..more
By Lika Kishino
01-Apr-11
The Graded School in São Paulo, Brazil celebrates its 90th birthday: On October 17, 1920 Mrs. Ruth Kolb and Miss Bell Ribble began teaching six students in a two-room schoolhouse in the heart of São Paulo, Brazil. Graded School was born. ..more
By Ana Paula Fulco and Walkiria Reis
01-Apr-11
International School of Luxembourg (ISL) Lower School PE teachers Ana Paula Fulco and Walkiria Reis had the honor of participating and presenting in a workshop meeting on “Physical Literacy within the Physical Education Curriculum” at Cambridge University. ..more
By Marian Gonzalez, Tania Alvarez, and Brian Lettinga
01-Apr-11
Looking to revitalize an annual elementary school event? Wondering how to bring literacy to the fore? Look no further! Last May, Colegio Internacional de Caracas (CIC), Venezuela explored these very same questions. Keeping up-to-date with innovative elementary school events is not the easiest thing to do these days. However, CIC pulled together its ideas and came up with Family Literacy Day. The final product? A day filled with literacy and fun for the entire family. ..more
By Cynthia Nagrath
25-Mar-11
The devastating earthquake that hit northern Japan on March 11th and the tsunami that followed has affected the lives of nearly every resident of the country and international school community members are no exception. TIE has contacted heads of international schools in Japan to get a snapshot of how their schools are affected and how readers can offer assistance if desired. ..more
By Cynthia Nagrath
10-Mar-11
As pro-democracy movements spread across the Arab world, international schools in the region have been faced with responding to the constantly changing situation. Safety has been the primary concern of school administrators as they decide when, and for how long, to close their schools. ..more
Susanne El Badrawy
24-Mar-11
Thursday, January 27, ended normally at Cairo American College (CAC). The campus was abuzz with activities taking place after school hours: students on the playground, kicking a soccer ball, playing musical instruments, or just plain hanging out. Little did we know this carefree routine would soon change. Two days later the campus would be closed, amidst the backdrop of the Egyptian Revolution. ..more
AISL Awarded First Place in Hike4Hunger “School Award” By Gregory van Goidtsnoven
01-Feb-11
Recently the American International School of Libreville (AISL), Gabon participated in Hike4Hunger, a worldwide initiative to bring awareness to world hunger. In 2009, “Hike4Hunger” consisted of six hikes in four countries and was able to raise US$87,000 in aid for countries in need of assistance. This year, there were 21 hikes in 12 countries. There were over 800 participants, and together they were able to raise over US$115,000 in much-needed aid. ..more
By Terry Gamble
01-Feb-11
The American School of Warsaw (ASW) has long been devoted to celebrating the diversity of its students, faculty, and staff, all of whom richly contribute to the school’s progress and accomplishments. This year, in association with our school-wide United Nations Day festivities, the elementary school launched its “flag people” project as a way of permanently highlighting how culturally diverse we are. ..more
By the “Grade 8 Team” at Carol Morgan School
01-Feb-11
As part of our ongoing integrated Problem-Based Learning (PBL) units, the Grade 8 students at the Carol Morgan School (CMS) in the Dominican Republic chose the topic, “How Can the CMS Community Support the Rights of Children in the Dominican Republic?” and worked on the issue through all of the disciplines. ..more
By Ligita Stavarz
01-Feb-11
To open the door to literacy for children in Pakistan, four Grade 5 classes from the American School of Warsaw (ASW), Poland raised US$2,000 in the short period of two months! ..more
By Wayne Demnar
01-Feb-11
As Grade 5 is the final year of elementary school at Beijing BISS International School, we try to give the students as many leadership opportunities as possible before they move on to secondary school. We ask the student leaders to facilitate a positive playground environment and help the younger students wherever possible. Sometimes the students act as peer mediators to sort out arguments or problems as they arise. ..more
By Megan McLain
01-Feb-11
How can you get students to live and love “science as a way of thinking?” Students from the International School of Estonia (ISE) and the Tanum School in Sweden teamed up to investigate marine ecosystems in the Swedish fjords for three days ..more
By Meena Srinivasan
01-Feb-11
Jon and Myla Kabat-Zinn, pioneers in bringing mindfulness into the mainstream and authors of Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting, spent a day at the American Embassy School in New Delhi, India. Their time included making a classroom visit; conducting a free, interactive workshop on cultivating resilience through mindfulness practice for the entire school community; and connecting with teachers interested in deepening their mindfulness practice. ..more
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By Brijin Hales
01-Dec-10
Mother Teresa maintained that “peace begins with a smile.” Much peace, then, must have begun on International Peace Day at Country Day School (CDSG) in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, when dozens of smiling students, parents, teachers, and school staff joined to promote this virtue in themselves, one another, and the planet. ..more
By Anna Tolstyko
01-Dec-10
The International School of Aberdeen (ISA) greeted students at its new purpose-built campus last August. The school was forced to move from its original campus to make way for a new road which will bypass Aberdeen City; the move was unique in that the relocation was primarily paid for by the Government, under Scottish law and as compensation for running the new bypass through the existing campus. ..more
By Peter Muir
01-Dec-10
On 30 September of last year, the island of Sumatra was rocked by a devastating earthquake that claimed lives and entire communities. Students at the Bali International School (BIS) were shocked, and when they found out that our BIS French teacher had family there it brought the disaster even closer to home. Within days, various members of the student body had organized bake sales and clothing sales to raise money to send directly to an organization called Quake Fund. ..more
By Harold Miller
01-Dec-10
Last month students from Shanghai Community International School (SCIS) had the distinct pleasure of welcoming the 25th Infantry Division U.S. Army band, Tropic Lightning, based out of Wahiawa, Hawaii. The band came to the SCIS campus theatre for a private concert, fresh off a performance at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo. ..more
By Marie-Cyrille Lavalle
01-Dec-10
Four years ago, students at the International School of Paris (ISP) thought it would be a good idea to complement their textbook learning about developing countries with real life experience: Why not create a project where students could learn more about another culture, while providing much needed aid? That is how our humanitarian project in Namibia began. This annual student-run initiative has succeeded in building a school in Otjimanangombe, Namibia, as well as providing necessary school supplies. ..more
By Wendy Wilson
01-Dec-10
For nearly 20 years Colegio Americano de Torreon (CAT) in Torreon, Mexico, has been celebrating the wonderful world of arts at its annual Arts Festival. The festival has three main goals: first, it impresses upon the students that school is not all about tests and papers. Second, it introduces students to a variety of different forms of art. And third, it is an occasion for students to see their teachers in a different light. ..more
By Kalliopi Kampouri
01-Dec-10
Lincoln School in Kathmandu, Nepal, recently opened its gates to host a unique academic event. A college fair featuring educational institutions from the United States brought together over 200 high school students from Kathmandu. They were able to meet the representatives of 30 prestigious colleges and universities in the USA, and to discuss their expectations and options for post-secondary education. ..more
By Dania Maaliki Tarabishi
01-Dec-10
The mission statement of the High School science department at the American Community School of Beirut (ACS) states that “Our goal is to nurture and inspire scientific curiosity among all of our students by providing them with interesting, challenging programs and activities which increase their science curiosity and understanding of the world. ... Inquiry is and must be central to learning science.” Concretely, the science mission statement reflects itself in the lab activities that are offered in our courses. ..more
By Bambi Betts
05-Oct-10
If there is anything about the place called “school” that can evoke a strong emotion from just about everyone, it is homework. Should we? Shouldn’t we? If so, when, how much, what kind? Should we assess it? Should it ‘count’? ..more
By Celeste Wahlberg
05-Oct-10
I couldn’t deny the unique opportunity this provided for our Grade 7-10 students at the International School of Kabul (ISK) in Afghanistan; we tossed the curriculum aside in authentic, purposeful pursuit. Neil Grant, author in residence at Diamond Valley College in Kinglake, Australia, had been working with his students in response to their studies about Afghan life, with the goal of publishing an anthology, 1,000 Pencils: From Kinglake to Kabul. ..more
By Renée Bélec
05-Oct-10
A picture is worth a thousand words, but one thousand words can draw quite a picture. The American International School of Budapest, Hungary (AISB) established a national, English-language Short Story Writing competition in 2006, and it has been growing ever since. ..more
By Cheryl Lawrence
05-Oct-10
The American International School of Guangzhou (AISG), China’s Crossroads Club is serious about the trash-to-treasure principle. ..more
By Linda Strauss
05-Oct-10
Those of us who experienced the earthquake, registered as 8.8 on the Richter scale, that hit Chile in February of this year will never forget what it felt like to be awakened by almost three minutes of tumultuous shaking at 3:38 am. ..more
By Diana Boyle
05-Oct-10
Earth Day 2010 had a special significance in Rabat, Morocco. To mark the historic 40th anniversary of Earth Day, the Earth Day Network identified six cities worldwide—Buenos Aires, New York, Shanghai, Washington, DC, Mumbai and Rabat—as “green cities.” Last April, Rabat hosted one of the largest Earth Day events in the world. ..more
By Gail Neff
05-Oct-10
Thinking green at Colegio Internacional de Carabobo (CIC) in Valencia, Venezuela used to be the philosophy of only a few individuals, working hard to bring recycling to the fore. This year, however, with the offering of an after-school elementary “Green Team” and the initiation of a faculty Committee for the Environment, CIC has officially, fully entered the “green zone!” ..more
By Daniel Jubert
05-Oct-10
For Earth Week last spring, teachers and students at Shanghai Community International School’s (SCIS) Pudong Lower School set out to create a week of activities, learning, projects, and fun geared around Earth Day. The planning and preparation started months ealier, when students and teachers recognized the importance of saving our most treasured resource of all: Earth herself! ..more
By Kelly Phipps
05-Oct-10
At a time when the world economy has everyone protecting and hoarding their own assets, International School Bangkok’s (ISB) Grade 2 students proved that they know what it means to be good and caring world citizens. They joined ISB’s effort to provide a quality library to the underprivileged children who find safe haven at the Mercy Centre, a shelter run by the Human Development Foundation in downtown Bangkok, Thailand. ..more
By Cindy Nagrath
05-Oct-10
After a two-week summer break, the Children of Haiti (COHP) program—created last May and supported by 36 international schools and several institutions—reopened its doors on 27 August 2010. By the second day, almost all of the original four- and five-year old students had joyfully returned to daily classes. ..more
By Gordon Eldridge
01-Oct-10
Vast amounts or research converge around the conclusion that teachers make a difference; and there is almost always a far higher difference in student progress between classrooms within a school, than between schools. ..more
By Bambi Betts
01-Oct-10
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Qatar Academy lends support to an educational program in Sri Lanka
01-Sep-10
(DOHA) A small, rented building in the town of Eravur, Batticaloa, Sri Lanka is home to the dream of a man who wanted to give back to his community, an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School where community and service is part and parcel of its curriculum and a team of teachers and students ready to take their Model United Nation (MUN) vision to the next level. ..more
Six months ago long time international educator Charlie Franck (Saudi Aramco Schools, I.S.Bangkok, I.S.Kenya, CAC Egypt) applied for the Habitat for Humanity Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project 2009: Mekong Build taking place from November 15-20. In May he was notified that he had been accepted as one of the 3,000 volunteers from around the world who would build 166 homes in Thailand, Vietnam, China, Cambodia and Laos ..more
Our Big Read Project gives way to a community service project for interested classes or groups. We checked with three local schools in the neighborhood to explore the possibility of Schutz helping one of them develop a library. We decided that Al Ma’arif Elementary School would be a manageable project for us to undertake. Al Ma’arif is a local elementary school within walking distance from Schutz. The school had a small library in place, but it needed some improvement. ..more
7th grade students of ISPS (International School Port of Spain) have been working through the theme for their latest unit, “Sense of Quality,” which asks them to explore questions like: What is quality? What is quality of life? And, what is quality literature? Additionally, with an election coming up, the teachers of the 7th grade decided to add a question: How can the next government improve the quality of life in Trinidad? To answer this question, students started by exploring what quality of life means. ..more
Linda Mishkin
12-Apr-10
We still have eleven weeks to go before the school year is up, and I want them to be meaningful for the students and me. I want them to fly, as enjoyable experiences do, and not drag, as treacherous, have-to experiences do. How can I make these next weeks positive when I am feeling so tired. I am tired of hearing speeches about, "You aren't engaging enough.... You don't empathize enough.... You don't differentiate enough... Kids are failing, so what about your teaching needs to change? ..more
By Anne Keeling
01-Apr-10
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By Gordon Eldridge
01-Apr-10
What matters in education? If we posed this question to teachers, students, parents, politicians, business leaders and other members of the community the central importance of critical thinking skills, and the need to ensure all students develop them, would probably be among the few points of broad agreement. ..more
By Ron Fast
01-Apr-10
Typically, non-proprietary international schools tend to be well-resourced, to have a dynamic and well-educated faculty, and to be progressive in terms of pedagogy and best practice in the classrooms. Mission statements often promote values such as compassion for others, empowerment, self-esteem, positive relationships, understanding, self-reflection, empathy, autonomy, etc. ..more
Sky High Interview with TIE President Forrest Broman
19-Jan-10
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by Forrest Broman
18-Apr-10
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Sponsored by the International and American School Communities
23-Feb-10
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By Vicki A. Oman
01-Feb-10
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By Jo Eglington and Anne Bridges
01-Feb-10
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By Paul Magnuson and Ruben Mota
01-Feb-10
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16-Jan-10
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By Daniel Jubert
01-Dec-09
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By Gordon Eldridge
01-Dec-09
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A School Psychologist Offers this Crash Course in All Things Gaming for Educators and Parents, from Social Enticements to Worst-Case Scenarios. If You Don’t Know Your FPS From Your MUD, Read On... By Jeffery Devens
01-Dec-09
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by David Oswald and Michael Popinchalk
01-Apr-09
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by Forrest Broman
01-Apr-09
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by Ivan Rosen
01-Apr-09
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by Ruth E. Van Reken
01-Apr-09
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By Steve Parker
01-Oct-01
Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan—The Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka (CFAY) Public Works Department (PWD) Environmental Branches of Yokosuka Naval Base adopted the Grade 4 class of The Sullivans School this year, with a series of field trips and competitions that enriched student learning in astounding measure. ..more

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