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By Chris Clark
19-Apr-17
Western Academy of Beijing was named 'Best International School' at the Diplomats' Choice Awards on Thursday. The annual awards ceremony is hosted by Global Times, a daily newspaper with a circulation of 1.5 million. ..more
By Viggo Pete Hansen
12-Apr-17
"Humankind’s most important function is to prepare its offspring for their and subsequent generations’ survival. The only known solution for this is education. To help our youth learn, understand, and assimilate these issues of survival is the responsibility of those of who are currently in the educational trenches. We must be philosophers, moralists, logical reasoners, and above all, humble visionaries to promote survival of the species..." ..more
By Xianxuan Xu
12-Apr-17
Many people think that motivation is something that is inherent to the individual, rather than something that a teacher can influence. However, students’ motivation to learn is highly susceptible to change because of teacher intervention. ..more
By Christopher Frost
19-Apr-17
Like any process of accreditation, the journey to become an Apple Distinguished School involves several months of self-evaluation, reflection, investment, and action. We had to demonstrate to Apple that we had satisfied rigorous educational standards and indicators. ..more
By Bradford Barnhardt
05-Apr-17
Research conducted among anglophone international schools during the 2011–12 and 2012–13 school years, and recently published in the journal Ethics & Behavior, suggests that academic cheating may be largely driven by fluctuations in felt moral obligation. ..more
By Matt Harris
12-Apr-17
Teachers’ capacity for working with technology-rich environments, their understanding of fundamental learning principles and pedagogy, and their willingness to innovate are the life blood of exemplary EdTech programs. ..more
By Mike Crowley
05-Apr-17
Advocates of rigor believe that school should be “hard.” Rigor is most frequently characterized by an abundance of homework, tests, grading, and compliance. The paradigm shift to a learner-centered school context provides a new perspective on rigor, which can be challenging for educators and parents who are familiar with the 20th-century perspective. ..more
By Daniel Kerr
05-Apr-17
Teachers work incredibly hard and are easily my favorite people on the planet, and they deserve to be recognized way more than they are. But here’s the thing: when I really think about it, the best part of being a teacher and the true secret behind why we love it so much is that we may just get more out of this than we put in. ..more
By Richard Gaskell
28-Mar-17
The total number of students aged between three and 18 enrolled in English-medium international schools in the Middle East and Southeast Asia continued to increase significantly during the past academic year. ..more
By Mark London
28-Mar-17
ACS Hillingdon Lower School has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished School, a distinction reserved for schools that meet criteria for innovation, leadership, and educational excellence and demonstrate Apple’s vision of exemplary learning environments. ..more
By Paul Magnuson
22-Mar-17
Two days weekly we have 35 mostly unstructured minutes with our small middle school. Depending on coursework and student and staff interest, activities are planned (or usually not) and carried out. The other day it left me with a really satisfying buzz. ..more
By Janet Rubinstein
28-Mar-17
Last November, the American School of Paris Upper School (Grades 9 to 12) inaugurated a new school building, beginning a new era in their learning journey. It is the the first new facility in an ambitious, €36 million, 31-month campus build construction project. ..more
By Susie Belal
08-Mar-17
The International Baccalaureate mission is to help develop skills, attitudes, and knowledge that enable students to contribute towards creating a better and more peaceful world. This case study offers insights into the outcomes of offering the IBDP at an international school in Egypt. ..more
By Sophie Baillie
22-Mar-17
Research shows that graduates of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Career-related Programme (CP) believe that the course successfully prepares them for the world of work and for university. ..more
By Tony McLaughlin
22-Mar-17
The International School of Prague (ISP) announced that its long-serving Director, Dr. Arnie Bieber, has committed to continuing to lead the school through 2021. Founded in 1948, ISP is the oldest international school in the Czech Republic. ..more
By Jennifer Hutchings and Garland Green
08-Mar-17
BLIS sponsored a PD initiative that met the staff where they were, hit the target goals, inspired teachers and administrators, and provided valuable feedback for further growth. Dedicated to educational technology, it was titled “the teKNOWLEDGEy symposium.” ..more
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By Marc-Frédéric Ott and Benjamin Smith
17-Feb-17
Sigrid B. Ott was an early pioneer of international education following World War II. To honor her commitment to education and her longevity, Leysin American School held a series of events to celebrate and coincide with her 100th birthday. ..more
By Cynthia Nagrath, TIE Staff Writer
07-Feb-17
Last week, educational leaders from international schools traveled from all corners of the globe to attend the 51st annual conference of AAIE – The Association for the Advancement of International Education. ..more
By TIE Staff
06-Feb-17
The Academy of International School Heads (AISH) held their annual OASIS Day meeting today at the French American School of San Francisco. Oasis Day is a day of learning and professional development for heads of international schools around the world. ..more
By Cynthia Nagrath, TIE Staff Writer
06-Feb-17
It’s not just learning and networking that takes place at AAIE – there’s a lot of giving going on at this conference too. For the past seven years attendees have given generously to the Children of Haiti Project also known by its acronym, COHP. ..more
By Louise Holland
01-Feb-17
One year after hundreds of thousands of refugees flooded into Munich Haupbahnhof, 120 “bravehearts” took the plunge at the HVB Club Pool, and participated in the inaugural Swim For Life fundraising event to help integrate those now trying to make a new life in Munich. ..more
By Shaun McElroy
01-Feb-17
Increasingly, schools have been separating out roles so that students will have separate social-emotional counselors, called School Counselors, and specialized College Counselors. ..more
By Jess Hench & Xianxuan Xu
20-Jan-17
There is increased interest in developing and researching non-cognitive skills in students, which include behaviors such as optimism, resilience, adaptability, and conscientiousness. But how should we measure such qualities and skills? Would such assessments be reliable? ..more
fbordaguibel@cotopaxi.k12.ec
20-Jan-17
After our students wrote their IB exams, I started thinking about how much time they spent in the exam room and what the purpose of this experience might have been. Do we really need four hours and forty-five minutes to determine if a student is strong in Biology? Do we actually need five hours to find out if a student is good at History? ..more
By Matt Harris
20-Jan-17
At this point in the evolution of educational technology this statement is a bit trite, but it still needs to be said: Teaching Over Technology. Impact doesn’t start with the choice of what technology to use, but instead derives from teacher’s attitudes and capabilities. ..more
By Susan Ravizza, Michigan State University
26-Jan-17
There is no doubt that having a desktop computer or laptop in school is useful for writing papers, gathering information and learning how to program and use software. But surfing the internet during class could also prove to be a source of distraction and hinder learning. ..more
By Bonnie Billak
20-Jan-17
The number of students with no English or low English language proficiency levels applying for entry to international schools has grown. With the demanding curricular expectations of international schools, many wonder if students should be required to have a certain English-language proficiency level in order to attend these schools. ..more
By Jason Lane, University at Albany SUNY
12-Jan-17
As a scholar of global education policy, Jason Lane is looking to understand how college costs in the U.S. compare to those of the rest of the world. Nowhere is college truly free, he insists. The critical difference is whether the bulk of the costs are born by the student or by the government. ..more
By Timothy S. Stuart, Mona M. Stuart & Chip Kimball
05-Jan-17
Over the last four years, Singapore American School teachers and administrators visited more than one hundred of the most forward-thinking and innovative schools across four continents. These visits challenged many of our ideas about what education could and should become. ..more
By Jeffrey R. Sprague, University of Oregon
05-Jan-17
The National Education Association (NEA), the nation’s largest teachers’ union, recently launched an information campaign to tie Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s “inflammatory rhetoric” to an increase in bullying in America’s schools. ..more
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Press Release
15-Dec-16
The not-for-profit education services organization NWEA has announced a partnership with Esol Education to provide training to educators using NWEA’s MAP growth assessment in the Middle East. ..more
By Chris Clark
15-Dec-16
All school buildings at Western Academy of Beijing are equipped with the highest grade air-filtration systems available, ensuring everyone breathes healthy air on campus. "The health and safety of our families at WAB has always been a priority," said Director Courtney Lowe. ..more
By Diane Glass
07-Dec-16
Western universities are increasingly turning to international schools as a reliable source for quality, degree-seeking overseas students as competition between higher education establishments grows. ..more
By Supranee Taecharungroj
30-Nov-16
Poverty and the cycle it perpetuates through generations represent an age-old problem that many view as a constant in life. A group of students and teachers at NIST International School Bangkok don’t believe that a solution is so unfathomable. ..more
By Brittany Betts, TIE CEO
03-Dec-16
Brittany Betts reports on an evening spent at Pixar Animation Studios alongside 235 teachers and educators who were invited to inaugurate what is hoped to be an ongoing relationship centered on the new product more
By Steve Parker
30-Nov-16
The Smithsonian American Art Museum recently selected four art contest winners out of 60 worldwide submissions in the fourth annual DoDEA schools art competition. ..more
By Chi-Yan Shang
30-Nov-16
When American School of Doha students traveled to Tanzania in the framework of the school's spring break service trip, they participated in setting up an educational enrichment program for local students of the St. Pius School in Arusha with concrete benefits. ..more
By Tom Fearon
25-Nov-16
The International School of Beijing (ISB) Futures Academy and the Experimental School Affiliated with Niulanshan First Secondary School (NLS) have collaborated to learn about local waterways and promote environmental sustainability as part of Project We Are One. ..more
By Jeff Johanson
25-Nov-16
The senior class at Yangon International School embarked upon the school’s annual trip to Naypyitaw and Parliament last March for the chance to attend Parliament on what would be the newly and democratically elected president's inauguration day. ..more
By Anne Keeling
25-Nov-16
Amendments to Chinese Government regulations for private schools that were announced recently and which focus on requirements for curricula and fees will impact all schools in China offering international education to local Chinese children. ..more
By Matthew Johnson
09-Nov-16
As you get your feet settled and find yourself with a better understanding of the calendar, budget, curriculum, and overall school culture, here are a few suggestions on building that foundation as an effective leader in today’s international schools. ..more
By Leo M. Lambert, Elon University; Peter Felten, Elon University
09-Nov-16
Many students arrive in college without a clear sense of purpose or direction. Two simple yet powerful things students can do to ensure that they have a transformative undergraduate experience, no matter where they go to college. ..more
By Nicholas Alchin
03-Nov-16
"If we reduce education to a commodity then we are certainly in danger of fraying its moral character and of treating students as consumers to woo, rather than as characters to build. And despite my support of private education, I know I would think twice before working in a for-profit school." ..more
By Garrett M. Broad, Fordham University
03-Nov-16
School garden projects are becoming hugely popular. Over 25 percent of public elementary schools include garden-based learning. Do these gardens improve the education and health of young people? ..more
By Jon Butcher
20-Oct-16
The Maker Movement has generated huge interest and excitement, but what exactly is it? Back in 2013, Edutopia announced the Maker Movement was “poised to transform learning” in schools. Three years on, how is it actually impacting learning? ..more
By Kelly Kramer
03-Nov-16
Like many of the Venezuelan international schools, CIC has seen a decrease in enrollment. I have seen many of our wonderfully supportive families leave CIC, not because they wanted to find another school, but because they felt obligated to find other economic opportunities for their child and their family. How do I—we, as leaders—guide our communities in such challenging times? ..more
By Maureen McCann
20-Oct-16
A teacher librarian at HKIS asks her students to select a book based on a character unlike them or about a situation with which they had no connection or experience. This purposeful literary selection would be called their Reading for Empathy choice, and would mark them profoundly. ..more
By Nick Bowley
13-Oct-16
Nick Bowley has written a moving tribute to the late William (Bill) Powell, who was dedicated to the inclusion of children with special educational needs in international schools. Bill, together with Ochan Kusuma-Powell, Kevin Bartlett, and Kristen Pelletier founded The Next Frontier: Inclusion with the vision of making inclusive international education a reality. ..more
By Jonathan Wai, Duke University; Ann Lupkowski Shoplik, University of Iowa; Susan Assouline, University of Iowa
27-Oct-16
About two out of seven children are likely bored in their classrooms, as they aren't learning much that is new. Should these children skip grades? The research shows many advantages to grade-skipping for talented students. However, they need to be socially and emotionally ready for it. ..more
By Steve Mancuso
13-Oct-16
"I draw my optimism for Venezuela from the many experiences I have amassed over my 20-plus years living in some of the most 'interesting' places in the world during some of the most 'interesting' times in their histories," writes Steve Mancuso, Superintendent at Colegio Internacional Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela. ..more
By Howard De Leeuw
20-Oct-16
While there have been numerous studies indicating the impact of quality teachers on student achievement, there is also the reality of frequent teacher turnover in many international schools. How are the two related? ..more
By Stephan Anagnost
13-Oct-16
Organized by Lincoln Community School in Accra, Ghana, the Krakow Journey is a unique, meaningful, and powerful initiation in which all participants begin to explore the roots and consequences of hatred, bigotry, and racism in their own lives and in the world. ..more
By Dominique Pierre
05-Oct-16
Dominique Pierre, Director of the Children of Haiti project (COHP), reassured Forrest Broman today, that despite some damage, the hurricane that tore through Haiti and other Caribbean nations had spared the school. ..more
By Cynthia Nagrath
05-Oct-16
TIE has recently changed printers in order to promote more sustainable practices and make better use of natural and renewable products. TIE's CEO Brittany Betts discusses the company's green commitment. ..more
By Andy Leathwood
28-Sep-16
A series of bomb attacks in Turkey and an attempted coup in mid-July added to months of challenge and uncertainty for Andrew Leathwood, Head of Tarsus American College in southern Turkey. So how to lead in this environment? ..more
By Gwen Cario
28-Sep-16
On September 10, 2016, The Awty International School celebrated its 60th anniversary with a ceremonial groundbreaking for its new Early Learning Campus. The new facility will house students in Pre-K3 through first grade. ..more
By Frank O’Gara
28-Sep-16
Three Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Schools were recognized today by U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King as 2016 National Blue Ribbon Schools, an award based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps. ..more
By Liliana M. Garces, Pennsylvania State University
21-Sep-16
In the Fisher case judgment, the Supreme Court has reminded institutions to assess race-neutral policies. But a large body of evidence shows so-called race-neutral admissions policies are not as effective for attaining racial diversity and could exacerbate racial inequities. ..more
By Panos Vostanis
14-Sep-16
Out of the 60 million people who have been evicted from their homes due to persecution and conflicts worldwide, at least half are children. But it's not just children who need support to cope--their families and caregivers do, too. ..more
Jim Gilson
14-Sep-16
An update from Jim Gilson of Quality Schools International on the fire that destroyed several rooms at the International School of Benin on 3 September 2016. ..more
By Katharine Mudra
31-Aug-16
For another year running, a student from the International School of Stavanger (ISS) claimed one of only two prizes awarded at the regional Konkurransen Unge Forskere (Norwegian Contest for Young Scientists/Researchers). ..more
By Simon Gauci
31-Aug-16
The American International School of Guangzhou (AISG) World Languages Department, under the leadership of Ms. Sarah Ting, has been sponsoring Chinese interns at AISG for six years, offering workshops to Sun Yat-Sun University (SYSU) graduate students. ..more
By Robert Marx
31-Aug-16
The most effective weapons in the fight to stop LGBTQ bullying might just be quite simple – young people coming together to talk, laugh and share their lives. An article from The Conversation by Robert Marx and Heather Hensman Kettrey of Vanderbilt University. ..more
By Janet Rose and Rebecca McGuire-Snieckus
15-Aug-16
How do we teach a child to behave? Rewards and sanctions rely on a calm, fully functional and rational mind to operate successfully. A different approach to children's behavior could improve relationships and resilience. ..more
By Susanna Fajardo
15-Aug-16
On March 19, 2016, the American International School of Lagos (AISL) hosted over 200 local teachers and administrators from 135 Nigerian schools at the 14th annual Nigerian International Schools Conference (NISC). ..more
By Anthony Wong
27-Jul-16
Singapore American School is collaborating with the International School of Beijing to bring together international school security professionals to learn from the best safety and security practitioners in the region. ..more
By William Scarborough
02-Mar-16
At Singapore American School, we are aware that Southeast Asia can be a turbulent region. Recognizing our visibility as a symbol of the U.S., in recent years we have worked to improve our security measures while maintaining our traditional welcoming atmosphere. ..more
By Peter C. Mott
14-Jul-16
"NEASC’s trail-blazing new accreditation protocol—ACE Learning—has now been launched," states Peter Mott, "and all of our members have received an invitation to a dedicated ACE Learning site." ..more
William Powell of Education Across Frontiers sadly passed away 11 July surrounded by his family. Bill served as an international school educator for 30 years in the United States, Saudi Arabia, Tanzania, Indonesia, and Malaysia. We are posting here the letter his family shared on Thursday, 14 July via EAFnet. ..more
By Marwan El Nashar
14-Jul-16
For the last five years, El Alsson School in Giza, Egypt has been breaking new ground by offering free English lessons for the children and community surrounding the school. ..more
By Michael J. Hibbeln
02-Jul-16
Ninety-six international school teachers and assistants from fourteen area international schools attended the first annual Milan International Teacher Association (MITA) Conference at the American School of Milan last November. ..more
By Anna Seipelt Goco
01-Jul-16
When asked how her life changed with the education she received at International School Manila (ISM), Bernice Delos Reyes says “My perspective of the world has changed so much, in the sense that I have more empathy and understanding of how the world works.” ..more
By Matthew Johnson
16-Jun-16
Whether you are a classroom teacher, an instructional coach, a grade-level coordinator, or a teacher leader, there are very practical steps that you can take to move forward and enhance your role and position in today’s schools. ..more
By Clint Randles
07-Jun-16
The way we experience music has changed. So what should the 21st-century music classroom look like? Has students' learning kept pace with the changes that got under way more than a century ago? Or is it way past time for music education to undergo a metamorphosis? ..more
By Thomas Longrigg
07-Jun-16
Beijing City International School (BCIS) ran one of its monthly Parents as Learners (PAL) Workshops, titled “Transitions: Supporting Your Child Through Change," which was focused on the many transitions we face at all ages. ..more
By Anne Keeling
01-Jun-16
An increasing number of international English-medium K–12 schools are embracing the opportunities and challenges of inclusion, according to a recent survey conducted by ISC Research and Next Frontier Inclusion (NFI). ..more
By Ettie Zilber
07-Jun-16
Most high schools offer a “Career Week” in which professionals are invited to speak to the students and describe their fields of activity. I remember being upset when I first realized that the roster of speakers never included educators to speak about a career in education. ..more
By Lana Captan Ghandour
01-Jun-16
Lincoln Community School (LCS) in Accra, Ghana launched a Loyalty Card Program that quickly transformed a number of LCS students into award-winning social innovators and philanthropists recognized throughout Africa. ..more
By Joy Jameson
07-Jun-16
Should school email accounts be considered as private or public domain? That is to say, should school administrators have free access to teachers’ school email accounts and the privilege of reading the emails in the accounts? ..more
By Tiffany Razavi, TIE Staff Writer
24-May-16
The Comparative Indicators of Education report includes reading literacy data from fourth graders, mathematics and science data from fourth and eighth graders, PISA data from 15-year-olds, and literacy, numeracy, and problem-solving data from 16- to 65-year-olds. ..more
By Kevin Schafer
24-May-16
It is with great pleasure and excitement that the Board of Trustees of the Near East South Asia (NESA) Council of Overseas Schools announces the appointment of Madeleine Hewitt as the next NESA Executive Director. ..more
By Peter Bergman
24-May-16
It's that time of the year when students get ready to enroll in college. But many don't, even after being accepted. What can be done? Peter Bergman of Teachers College, Columbia University, weighs in on the efficacy of carefully designed nudges. ..more
By Naima Thompson
13-May-16
The UN Declaration of Human Rights stipulates that everyone has the right to education. But tens of thousands, if not millions, will never know the inside of a classroom. Necessary Arts School was founded in an effort to Reach the Unreachable. ..more
By Lourdes Lanote
19-May-16
In a world littered with 140-character thought fragments, the Universal American School (UAS) community celebrated the revolutionary power of literacy with a week-long event that engaged over 1,400 students, 150 teachers, and 120 support staff, as well as parents and administrators. ..more
By Marga Akerboom and Nancy Kroonenberg
13-May-16
The American International School of Rotterdam (AISR) is in the third year of offering an expanded mother-tongue language program in grades PreK1 through Grade 5, which includes French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Russian, and Spanish. ..more
By Pierina Redler
26-Apr-16
Bright Girls Shela Secondary School on the Kenyan island of Lamu provides education to girls who otherwise may be married off at an early age. The International School Kenya (ISK) has had on ongoing relationship with the school, building classrooms and donating library books. ..more
Jim Anderson
13-May-16
This Earth Day, QSI of Dongguan, Utahaloy of Zengcheng, ISD of Dongguan, NCPA of Dongguan, and SIS of Shenzhen united to have the first Eco Ed China conference in Dongguan that was solely dedicated to the environment. ..more
By Sarah Lillo
26-Apr-16
Service-learning efforts rely on leaders and organizers. These efforts involve many people, including both school and local community members. It is easy to underestimate the skills required to inspire, organize, and manage these diverse groups. ..more
Hilda Alposilva
26-Apr-16
The new campus of the International School of Kuala Lumpur (ISKL) contributes to the mission of providing an exceptional international education to children of families who are globally minded and seek a diverse learning environment. ..more
By Anne Keeling
20-Apr-16
The UAE continues to be the leading country in the world for English-medium K-12 international independent schools. Currently competing in a very tight race with China with respect to the total number of schools, in terms of student enrollment the UAE leads the world decisively. ..more
By Leanne Moore and Mats Haaland
20-Apr-16
While writing labs are fairly common in U.S. high schools, they have yet to be prevalent in English-language international high schools. Even less common is the use of writing labs among a student population composed entirely of English language learners. ..more
By Natasha Broman, TIE Staff Writer
14-Apr-16
With growing numbers of non-English-speaking children in British classrooms, a forthcoming report ordered by the U.K.’s Education Secretary Nicky Morgan will examine how “education tourism” and an influx of refugees may be changing the face of education in the country. ..more
By Cynthia Nagrath, TIE Staff Writer
05-Apr-16
Forrest Broman announced his retirement after an exceptional 30-year career as CEO and founder of both The International Educator (TIE) and The Principals’ Training Center for International School Leadership (PTC). ..more
By Kristen DiMatteo
05-Apr-16
Students, teachers, staff, parents, and other members of the Munich International School community were moved and moving at Arts Day, our annual celebration of cross-curricular, whole-school arts and learning. ..more
By Jeff Grabill
31-Mar-16
The writing part of the new SAT, considered optional, is required by many colleges and universities. What special challenges does it pose? And are schools ready to teach students those writing skills? ..more
By Cynthia Nagrath
14-Apr-16
Joy Jameson’s article, Teachers’ Lounges: Valuable or Wasted Space? brought back distant memories for me that until now had been long forgotten. ..more
SeriaShia J. Chatters
14-Apr-16
Though state and local lawmakers have put policies in place to address and prevent bullying and schools have done much to implement interventions, SeriaShia J. Chatters has found that bullying based on bias continues to be an issue. ..more
By Cynthia Nagrath, TIE Staff Writer
05-Apr-16
When Forrest Broman announced his retirement from The International Educator (TIE), which he founded thirty years ago, his friends and colleagues shared their memories and admiration for this exceptional leader in the field of education. ..more
By Deron Marvin
31-Mar-16
Trust is an especially fragile but necessary entity in our work. For the conscientious leader, it takes deliberate planning and devotion to successfully realize it. Employ the following five steps to help build and maintain trust within your team. ..more
By Andrea A. Curcio
05-Apr-16
In the past couple of years, much has been written about the high rate of sexual assaults on college campuses. What no one seems to be talking about is that most assaults occur in the dorms during the first weeks of the semester among acquaintances. ..more
Recent headlines in education news and research: Hold the praise to raise performance levels, Personal appearance plays a part in grading, California insists on inclusion in new standards, Michelle Obama seeks better access to education for girls worldwide, and more... ..more
By Robbie Jefferiss
05-Apr-16
The numbers on transcripts are faceless and cold. How difficult it becomes as a counselor when your realize your favorite student’s chance at being admitted to his or her dream college may be dashed, based in part on not having the right numbers. ..more
By Clare McDermott
31-Mar-16
I am channeling Oliver Twist as I walk through the food court during lunchtime. Of course, none of my students are looking up at me with pathetic, hungry eyes, asking for more. It’s not the lack of options, but the overwhelming selection that has that song running through my brain. ..more
By Jess Hench & Xian Xu
23-Mar-16
The general public has become increasingly concerned with the performance of schools and teachers. If used thoughtfully, student growth measures can play a valuable role in documenting our school and classroom successes. ..more
By Donald E. Heller
23-Mar-16
Debt-free college? Tuition free college? From my perspective, as a researcher of college access and finance over the last two decades, the reality is that free college makes little sense in today’s political and economic environment. ..more
By Andrew Hallam
16-Mar-16
Reams of international teachers are aware of something dark. Those working overseas for long periods of time may not reap the benefits of their home country social programs when they retire. But building a portfolio of index funds takes less than one hour a year. ..more
The Trust for Sustainable Living (TSL), based in the U.K. has announced that Akepipat Nimitsawan from KIS International School, Thailand, is one of the shortlisted finalists in the Primary age category in the TSL 2016 International Schools Essay Competition. ..more
Elizabeth Bettini
16-Mar-16
Special educators serve students with significant learning and behavioral needs. To effectively serve their students, they must have sophisticated knowledge and skills about content, pedagogy, and students' learning. ..more
By Noel Mzese and Natasha Haque
09-Mar-16
In talking about culture, we sometimes schools overlook a very important one--namely, that of the school environment itself. This article presents some of the ways in which Dar es Salaam International Academy (DIA) has taken steps to recognize and develop its unique culture. ..more
C.M. Rubin
16-Mar-16
“As demography shifts and migration patterns make classrooms more ethnically and culturally diverse, the global knowledge economy demands graduates with nuanced, global skills,” says World Savvy Co-Founder Dana Mortenson. ..more
By Lois Engelbrecht
09-Mar-16
Representatives from four international schools in the greater Manila area met at Faith Academy to set up a multidisciplinary team, initiating the process of expanding their child protection policies to include local resources. ..more
By Rose C. Puffer
02-Mar-16
Last December during their Winterfest performance, the middle and high school choir at the International School of Islamabad dedicated a moving requiem to those lost during the deadly attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar, Pakistan. ..more
By Tiffani Razavi, TIE Staff Writer
23-Feb-16
Susan Kumriel, Head of Field Research at International School Consultancy (ISC) shared an annual update on the international schools market, with a special focus on inclusion. ..more
By Tiffani Razavi, TIE Staff Writer
23-Feb-16
The Association for the Advancement of International Education (AAIE) opened its historic 50th annual conference in Atlanta on February 8 under the theme "Interconnected and Inclusive." ..more
By Joy Jameson
17-Feb-16
At this time of year, with contract renewals coming up, having to tell an employee that it’s time to retire is perhaps one of an administrator’s most difficult and dreaded tasks. Some prefer to drop a hint rather than engage in a direct conversation with the employee. ..more
By Lawrence Torres III
09-Feb-16
Andersen Elementary School fourth-grade student Gracie Giles attended the fourth annual Healthy Lunchtime Challenge and Kids’ State Dinner in Washington D.C. for her “Y’obama Yakisoba” recipe. ..more
By Proserpina Dhlamini-Fisher
09-Feb-16
Are we recruiting with our students in mind, to enable them to have role models from their own cultures? Are we also consciously thinking about diversity within our teaching staff in our international schools? Do we remember our mission statements during interviews? ..more
Bambi Betts & Forrest Broman received the Walid Abushakra Award for Impact on International Education at the 50th annual AAIE conference held in Atlanta, Georgia last week. ..more
Tiffani Razavi
08-Feb-16
Some 120 participants gathered today for AISH’s 9th Annual OASIS Day at Atlanta International School to discuss learning and leadership in an interactive session with Kevin Bartlett, Former Director of the International School of Brussels and now Co-Designer and Co- Leader of Common Ground Collaborative (CGC). ..more
By Meadow Hilley, TIE Editor
30-Jan-16
Search Associates' Cambridge fair brought together 423 pre-screened teachers, administrators, and intern candidates, along with 241 recruiters from international schools around the world looking to fill openings. ..more
By Mark Helman
27-Jan-16
This year, the American School in Taichung hosted the 13th Annual Session of the Taiwan Model United Nations (TAIMUN) Conference and partnered with the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets (NBN) Campaign. ..more
By Jess Hench & Xian Xu
27-Jan-16
While the belief and best efforts for PD are genuine, the results are proving to be disappointing, at best. In fact, recent large-scale studies in the U.S. found that most PD failed. ..more
By Jim Gilson
17-Jan-16
On the night of 29 December 2015, the dome building at Sanaa International School (SIS) in Yemen was hit by an airstrike and destroyed. Damage was also done to the original classroom buildings. ..more
By Ed Ladd
27-Jan-16
Ed Ladd of the American School in Japan expresses his views on The College Board's approach to the AP Japanese program, insisting the organization should re-write its software to support multi-platforms. ..more
By Ettie Zilber
13-Jan-16
Students at the International School of Arizona (ISA) participated in trilingual versions of two fairy tales in their end-of-year play productions of Little Red Riding Hood and Cinderella. ..more
By Kristie Da-Ngoc Nguyen
13-Jan-16
Kristie Da-Ngoc Nguyen of AIS Chennai shares the moving story of how her father--"a man who embodied courage, confidence, compassion, and creativity"--came to immigrate to the US and raise four children on his own. ..more
By Bobby Fagogenis
06-Jan-16
At times it can seem like a herculean task to address the sea of messages one can find in an inbox on any given day. Here are a few helpful tips for teachers on dealing with email overload. ..more
+ 2015
By Jacqueline Fabius
16-Dec-15
In 2014, ten-year-old Bella Gibbons of New Zealand decided to give up her Christmas presents to raise money so she could send gifts to students at the Children of Haiti Project. “I wanted to do something big that no one had really done before." ..more
By Anne Keeling
16-Dec-15
The number of English-medium international schools around the world has reached 8,000. In total, these schools are teaching over 4.26 million students aged from three to 18, according to ISC Research, and the market continues to grow. ..more
By Sheila Ascencio
16-Dec-15
As educators, we need to make strategic decisions aimed at shaping and reshaping our professional growth. That growth is essential throughout an educator’s professional life, and occurs through both individual efforts and collaborative work with colleagues. ..more
By Tim Sheu
10-Dec-15
With the rising number of English language learners around the world, it has become ever more important for international schools to recognize the needs of ESL students and embrace them as an asset, while understanding the challenges they face. ..more
By Ross Idris
10-Dec-15
The International School of Kuala Lumpur (ISKL) celebrated its 50th Anniversary this past spring with a series of special events, from the Alumni Reception to Malaysian Stall Night to the Gala Dinner featuring a fashion show. ..more
By Frank O’Gara
02-Dec-15
The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) named Dr. Emily Kyser Marsh to a temporary appointment effective 31 July as the Acting Director for DoDEA operations in the Americas. ..more
Middle States' Program of Distinction award recognizes high-achieving schools for their ongoing accomplishments in a specific area and serves as an external validation that the program is world class. ..more
By Bill and Ochan Powell
28-Nov-15
More and more international schools are embracing the effort to achieve inclusion of children and young adults with learning challenges. But too many continue to argue that they lack the resources, community approval, and professional capacity. ..more
By Cynthia Nagrath
28-Nov-15
TIE Editor Meadow Hilley climbed New Hampshire's Mt. Washington to raise awareness and money for the Breast Cancer Fund’s mission to identify and eliminate the environmental causes of the disease. ..more
By Lucia Mock
28-Nov-15
ACS Beirut has a longstanding partnership with the Women’s Program Association Learning Center in Burj el Barajneh refugee camp and has recently expanded its scope to serve Syrian refugee children living in the camp. ..more
By Jess Hench
19-Nov-15
We are constantly pushed to compare student achievement and teacher effectiveness in our schools across the globe, which makes teacher evaluation increasingly prominent in schools. There are a variety of evaluation methods in use, and some may be more effective than others. ..more
A team of 11 students from Taipei American School won the Grand Prize at iGEM's Giant Jamboree--the premiere world championship for synthetic biologists--held at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston MA, from September 24-28, 2015. ..more
By Lesley Murphy
19-Nov-15
Students at American School of The Hague surpassed the majority of their peers around the world this year in the IB Diploma pass rate and their scores on American AP exams. ..more
By Arlette Stuip
11-Nov-15
Every winter, fifth-graders at the American School of the Hague (ASH) get busy raising funds to support an amazing animal shelter in Phuket, Thailand called Soi Dog, which means “street dog.” ..more
By Andrew Hallam
11-Nov-15
"You don’t have to retire in poverty," writes Andrew Hallam, who teaches at Singapore American School and writes a personal finance column. "If you save plenty of money and invest intelligently, you could earn a far better lifestyle than your homebound friends." ..more
By Tiffani Razavi, TIE Staff Writer
05-Nov-15
A new study involving participants from over 50 schools--including 2,800 students from seven international schools--shows that teenage girls simultaneously hold and are the subject of gender biases, both explicit and implicit ..more
By Angie Cairns
05-Nov-15
With the goal of teaching teachers how to integrate new iPad applications into the classroom, Tashkent International School took a bold step and put 33 sixth graders in charge of their instruction. ..more
By Anne Keeling
05-Nov-15
When the British School of Kathmandu announced an appeal to support local schools and communities devastated by Nepal's earthquake, Teachers International Consultancy and its employees jumped in to help. ..more
By Rich Lehrer
29-Oct-15
“e-NABLE,” a group of volunteers committed to globally crowdsourcing the design, production, and dissemination of cheap, 3D-printed prostheses, is empowering students around the world to create tools to help others. ..more
By John Mikton
21-Oct-15
There is a belief that children nowadays are natural, "Digital Natives," and that we adults on the sidelines are "Digital Immigrants." This in turn contributes to a sense of disconnect between us, in response to which educators often restrict access to technology. ..more
By Jared Kuruzovich
21-Oct-15
On Thursday, 9 October 2015, NIST hosted its fifth annual Pinktober event, which aims to raise awareness for the prevention and treatment of breast cancer and to ensure annual health screenings for the school's female support staff. ..more
By Meadow Hilley, TIE Editor
10-Sep-15
While we accept articles on a rolling basis, submissions for The International Educator's upcoming December issue must be received by November 1. Texts should be no more than 800 words and include photographs, captions, a byline, and a very short author bio. Email all submissions to editor@tieonline.com, or write for more information. ..more
By Marc Morian
13-Oct-15
After a year of construction, the International School of Hamburg's new West Wing is now officially open, a welcome addition since the school has been expanding steadily over the years. ..more
By Neil Griffiths
10-Sep-15
The teaching of PE has migrated through a multitude of approaches over the past century. With the evolving nature of education, concerning our students and the betterment of society, it is likely that the journey to identify what’s worth measuring in PE is not yet over. ..more
By Richard Pacheco
13-Oct-15
Endicott’s fifth M.Ed. summer study center, which opens in July 2016, will be hosted by Endicott’s partner institution, The British School of Costa Rica, in San José, Costa Rica. ..more
By Steve Parker
06-Oct-15
Teachers and administrators at The Sullivans School opened their first Parent University on September 29 to teach parents about the new College and Career Ready (C&CR) curriculum standards. ..more
By Anne Keeling
13-Oct-15
Over 33,000 students from schools around the globe this year shared in one common learning experience: to master one of the vocal parts for a new song called “Listen To Us!” as part of the Voices Around The World project. ..more
By Forrest Broman
24-Sep-15
Forrest Broman, CEO of TIE, decries the massive refugee crisis and addresses a plea to his colleagues in the international education community: "Isn’t it time for a concerted effort to intervene in some necessarily small but meaningful way?" ..more
By Frank O'Gara
30-Sep-15
Three Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Schools were recognized on 29 September by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan as 2015 National Blue Ribbon Schools. ..more
By Michael D. Popinchalk
24-Sep-15
In his fifth and final year as a global representative for New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), Michael D. Popinchalk of the Commission on International Education shares a few thoughts on recent trends. ..more
By Bonnie Billak
24-Sep-15
When working with language learners it’s important to focus on creating producers of language, not solely consumers, argues ESL Specialist Bonnie Billak. In this article she offers classroom strategies that provide the scaffolding needed for success. ..more
By Gail D. Schoppert
17-Sep-15
The Foreign Administrators and Retirees Tournament of Sport played its 21st edition in splendid weather in New Hampshire’s scenic Upper Valley on June 29 and 30, benefiting the Children of Haiti Project and C4K. ..more
By Frank O'Gara
10-Sep-15
Dr. Dell W. McMullen is the new Director of Department of Defense Education Activity Schools in Europe with oversight of the 66 schools serving more than 28,000 children of U.S. military and civilian personnel families. ..more
By Peter Ellerton
10-Sep-15
It is a common lamentation that students are not taught to think, but there is usually an accompanying lack of clarity about exactly what that might mean. A new paper points out the value of giving students experiences that go beyond simple recall or learned procedures. ..more
This Saturday, 5 September, NIST will host the inaugural TEDxYouth@NIST event: Voices. Several NIST students will give presentations on their passions and desire to make change alongside notable alum and other inspirational guests. ..more
By Claire Young
02-Sep-15
Northumbria University graduate Marius Nazare, 23, is part of a team of entrepreneurs behind Podstel, the world’s first crowdsourced hostel. And it all started with a study abroad program... ..more
By Meadow Hilley
19-Aug-15
After being held for over a year, JIS's Neil Bantleman and Ferdinant Tjiong were released last Friday when the Jakarta High Court overturned their convictions. ..more
By Frank O'Gara
05-Aug-15
Dr. Linda L. Curtis, current Area Director of DoDEA Pacific Schools, has been named the new DoDEA Principal Deputy Director and Associate Director for Education. Dr. Gael Coyle will become Acting Area Director of DoDEA Pacific Schools. ..more
By Trish Frazzetto
05-Aug-15
High School Principal Nicholas Kent of Concordia International School Shanghai joins the Secondary School Admission Test Board. ..more
Rob Brewitt retires after having served for over forty years as Principal and Superintendent in international schools in Thailand, Norway, Austria, and Holland. ..more
By Tiffani Razavi, TIE Staff Writer
07-Jul-15
Low-income students perform less well than high-income students when it comes to grades, high school completion rates, and test scores. Findings suggest that these income-related differences are growing more stark. ..more
The Hong Kong Education Bureau selected Dubai-based international school operator Esol Education to establish and operate a new American school in Tai Po. ..more
By Anne Keeling
07-Jul-15
K-12 English-medium international schools now provide education for over 4 million students around the world. “The market is exceedingly healthy, with strong growth in the numbers of schools and students certain for the foreseeable future.” ..more
By Gwen Cario
25-Jun-15
The Awty International School Chess Team is the 2015 National High School Champion. Over three days in April, ten Awty students competed in seven matches each—some lasting up to four hours—at the national championship tournament. ..more
By Chris Starr
17-Jun-15
At the International School of Luxembourg, first graders recently took on the challenge of disposing of rubbish without sending it to an incinerator during Zero Waste Week, promoting good recycling practices at school and home. ..more
By Bambi Betts
10-Jun-15
Five years ago, following the massive earthquake that devastated much of Haiti, the Children of Haiti Project (COHP) opened its humble doors to 85 children. Today, it is able to pursue this mission in a new facility. ..more
By Cynthia Nagrath
03-Jun-15
Burned-out, stressed-out, under-appreciated, pressed for time, micro-managed, under- paid -- all common complaints heard frequently about teachers these days, but is this leading to unhappy teachers? ..more
By Bill Willis
03-Jun-15
Within a week of our arrival, we were jolted out of our sleep by an earthquake that hit a remote part of southwestern China. ..more
By ECIS and NEASC
03-Jun-15
The New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and the European Council of International Schools (ECIS) are pleased to announce a partnership to co-develop a professional learning curriculum. ..more
Education news briefs from The New York Times, The Guardian, Education Week, U.S. News & World Report, Black Boys Report, The Daily Telegraph, The Atlantic, and more. ..more
By Anne Keeling
20-May-15
New data from ISC Research reveals that there are now 722 English-medium international schools in Africa employing 28,700 full time teaching staff and serving more than 293,000 students. ..more
By Jess Hench and Xianxuan Xu
20-May-15
AISH highly recommends and endorses the Stronge & Associates teacher performance standards as the preferred standards for international schools, as they delineate expectations and serve as an effective basis for evaluating and developing good teaching. ..more
By Meadow Hilley
06-May-15
International school communities are particularly vulnerable to the threat of sexual predators, according to the International Task Force on Child Protection, which reported on their progress at AAIE's February conference. ..more
By Steve Parker
06-May-15
The Sullivans School hosted its annual Special Education Professional Exchange, a unique opportunity to share information about special education programs among American educators and local Japanese special education teachers and students. ..more
By Anne Keeling
29-Apr-15
Singapore has opened up new opportunities for international school development. Several 30-year lease sites zoned for education use are being made available. The Request For Interest announcement will take place on 5 May. ..more
By Antonio Morales
29-Apr-15
There has been a rapid increase in the number of families moving from their home country to foreign countries due to employment, education, or military assignment. The children who accompany their parents or guardians on the global excursion are called Third Culture Kids (TCKs). The educational needs of TCKs are unique and the international schools TCKs attend affect their transition into the multinational arena. ..more
By Ettie Zilber
29-Apr-15
What are the catalysts that send educators on a career path into international schools around the world? Ettie Zilber thinks there are very specific, indelible, and early life events that influence a future wanderlust. ..more
By Terry Howard
29-Apr-15
Forty years after the end of the Vietnam War, the American School of Bilbao (ASB), Spain was given the chance to have a guest speaker named Robert Kleinbrook come talk to the IB History class on this topic. ..more
By Forrest Broman
29-Apr-15
TIE CEO Forrest Broman offers a reflection on the recent SAE fraternity scandal at the University of Oklahoma and the role international schools can play in eliminating ethnic prejudice. ..more
By Frank O’Gara
23-Apr-15
National School Counseling Week provides recognition for school counselors who implement comprehensive school counseling programs, vital to students as they meet the challenges of the 21st century. ..more
By Deron Marvin
23-Apr-15
As an administrator, finding yourself buried under email will keep you away from teachers and students for a substantial chunk of the day. Following these tips will curb the affliction of email and allow you to focus on fostering learning. ..more
By Bonnie Billak
16-Apr-15
Administrators are often unaware of the key role they play in developing and maintaining ESL programs at their schools. In fact, their level of involvement is of such great importance that it can be a deciding factor in the success or failure of the entire program. ..more
By Lawrence Torres
09-Apr-15
“Ms. Baker does an excellent job, and we are proud to have her represent the Japan District as the recipient of the OSNHA School Nurse of the Year Award,” said DoDEA Japan District Superintendent Lois Rapp. ..more
By Susanna Fajardo
26-Mar-15
In the middle of the school day, on August 27, Nigerian officials came to the American International School of Lagos campus, insisting that our director close the school immediately due to the Ebola virus. Offering all courses online suddenly became an urgent necessity. ..more
By Gerardo Peralta
19-Mar-15
ANS aims to develop its multicultural student community into “ethical individuals capable of realizing their leadership potential by making meaningful contributions to society,” and offers 17 high-impact community service clubs. ..more
By Steve Parker and Calvin Grosshuesch
19-Mar-15
The National Geographic Bee local final rounds were held in January at Sullivans Elementary School. The first place winner will now take a written examination to qualify for advancement in the worldwide competition. ..more
By Kenneth Muller and Brad Masoni
12-Mar-15
How do we define achievement? At the American International School of Rotterdam, we have chosen to address this issue directly by focusing on the IB Learner Profile, at the core of which are creativity, action, and service. ..more
By Bambi Betts
19-Feb-15
Over 100 school heads gathered in the innovative Nueva School in San Mateo for the annual AISH OASIS event on the theme of "Practical Innovation," designed to provide international schools heads with a brief opportunity for some rich professional development. ..more
By Frank O’Gara
19-Feb-15
The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) has named Dr. Joan Islas to a temporary appointment effective immediately as the Interim Director for DoDEA operations in Europe, Western Asia, and the Middle East. ..more
By Harry Brake
12-Feb-15
The American School Foundation’s student literary art magazine Repentino., based in Mexico City and formerly known as Reflections, received the Gold Crown Award in journalism from Columbia University in 2015. ..more
News briefs on education-related topics from around the world: Indonesia, New Zealand, Liberia, Finland, U.S., Canada... ..more
By John Mikton
28-Jan-15
John Mikton discusses the ways in which Reid Wilson's infographic "The Profile of a Modern Teacher" challenges the thinking of today's educators and pushes them to reconsider the pedagogic discourse of learning in schools. ..more
By Patricia Salleh Matta
21-Jan-15
The International School of Kenya (ISK) is building a new elementary teaching and learning facility, conceived as a "third teacher" seeking to meet the needs of the individual learner by offering a flexible learning environment. ..more
By Robert Landau
05-Mar-15
Deborah Welch, Director of the American School of Doha for the past five years, has been offered and accepted the offer to be the next CEO of AISH. She was formerly the Deputy Director for Learning at International School Bangkok. ..more
By Josefino Rivera, Jr.
26-Feb-15
This year, Asociación Escuelas Lincoln in Buenos Aires, Argentina joined the handful of international schools that offers a TED-Ed Club on campus and will host a TEDx Youth Event. ..more
By Jeff Smith
26-Feb-15
It’s that time of year. The dance begins and recruiting is in full throttle. Searching the databases from SEARCH, TIE online, COIS, etc., writing emails to folks to see if they are interested in moving to our particular beat. ..more
By Bill Willis & Warren Apel
14-Jan-15
Who is doing what to solve the various common problems and tasks we face at international schools? Several years ago, the authors asked that very question and devised a Functionality Overlap chart. ..more
By William Scarborough
19-Feb-15
Twenty years ago, almost all international schools were non-profits, explains William Scarborough of SAS. But in the last two decades this trend has changed as for-profit schools began to open, or non-profit schools were bought by profit-making companies. ..more
By Frank O’Gara
19-Feb-15
The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) will participate in the 2015 National History Teacher of the Year (NHTOY) competition, sponsored by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and Preserve America. ..more
AISH OASIS Day 2015
09-Feb-15
The Academy of International School Heads (AISH) hosted their annual OASIS Day in the open and welcoming spaces of the beautiful Nueva high school campus ..more
By Kyra Gailis
06-Jan-15
Kyra Gailis shares some tips about how to deal with sudden growth and creative responses to questions such as Where will we ever find an additional teacher? How will we find room in the building, not to mention in the budget? What will the parents say? ..more
By Siri Berman
06-Jan-15
The Theory of Knowledge Department at Colegio Americano of Quito hosted its first ever Indigenous Knowledge Systems workshop in October, featuring guest speakers who shared their insights into the importance of folklore, rituals, herbs, and songs for indigenous communities. ..more
By Sarah Lillo
05-Feb-15
Sarah Lillo pursues her World Literary Challenge, in which she proposed to read a text from every country in the world, this time exploring works either written by African authors or set on the African continent. ..more
By Gregory A. Hedger
06-Jan-15
Gregory Hedger describes the experience of trying to run Escuela Campo Alegre in Caracas, Venezuela at the height of the country's instability during the 2013-14 academic year. ..more
By Katharine Mudra
22-Jul-15
Linda Duevel of ISS in Norway was voted this year’s Ernest Mannino International Superintendent of the Year by the Association for the Advancement of International Education. ..more
+ 2014
By Forrest Broman
18-Dec-14
Forrest Broman and Frank Anderson spent three days in Haiti, meeting with parents, staff and children in the COHP Program, that now educates, feeds and cares for 65 impoverished children. ..more
By Tara Barton
18-Dec-14
AISJ teachers and administrators want to ensure that service is totally connected to classroom learning and demonstrates positive and meaningful action within the community. ..more
By Angie Cairns Kuschel
18-Dec-14
To commemorate Tashkent International School’s 20th anniversary, 500 eager students and over 100 staff members gathered in the center of campus for a group photo. ..more
By Kim Maialetti
03-Dec-14
The Middle States Association Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS) has recognized ACS Beirut for Programs of Distinction in Early Childhood Education and World Languages-Arabic. ..more
By Jim Gilson
12-Nov-14
Jim Gilson, President of Quality Schools International, reports on recent enrollment data from all 36 private international schools within the QSI network. ..more
By Karen Kish
26-Nov-14
A personal reflection on the years the author spent teaching in Egypt, and all that has taken place in the years since. "The Egypt we know is a land of friendly, fun-loving, and hard-working people." ..more
By Steve Parker
10-Dec-14
Members of Commander Fleet Activities, Yokosuka Base Energy Team visited the Sullivans School in Japan recently and shared their knowledge of the Naval Base’s solar arrays. ..more
By Joseph Cubas & Sunita Bhargava
12-Nov-14
To reflect on its 35-year history and celebrate its journey, the American School of Bombay will publish a comprehensive history of the school and chronicle changes in teaching approaches over the last four decades. ..more
By Loryn Guiffre
10-Dec-14
The Hawaii Association of Independent Schools (HAIS) Board of Directors has named Robert Landau the organization’s new executive director, replacing longtime Executive Director Robert Witt. ..more
By Lucy Frembgen
12-Nov-14
Students of Beirut’s American Community School ran to raise awareness and collect donations in their 2nd annual Fitness Food Drive, combining fitness and community service to benefit Al Layan Syrian refugee camp. ..more
By Connie Buford
03-Nov-14
Each year, the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) sponsors the National Distinguished Principals Award Program. This year's two award winners from U.S. Department of State-assisted schools are Simon Gillespie from International School Manila, Philippines, and Robert Jackson from the QSI International School of Minsk, Belarus. ..more
A letter by Bambi Betts
29-Oct-14
In this letter, Bambi Betts informs members of the Academy for International School Heads (AISH), an institution she has led as CEO for the past nine years, of her decision to step down from this position in order to pursue other projects and activities. ..more
By Teresa Guitterez
26-Nov-14
This past winter saw higher-than-normal Air Quality Index (AQI) values in Shanghai. Concordia's high school students turned this environmental challenge into a real-life learning experience. ..more
by Jeff Trudeau
22-Oct-14
Jeff Trudeau, Director of the American International School of Monrovia, has written to inform the international education community of the closure of his school due to the prevalence of the deadly Ebola virus in the city and region. ..more
By Nena de Alvarado
18-Nov-14
The international Day of Peace has been celebrated at The American School of Tegucigalpa as a school-wide event for the past 8 years. This year, the community marked the occasion with the inauguration of a peace pole. ..more
By Bill Willis
22-Oct-14
Lincoln School in Nepal is participating in the Google Open Gallery Project, part of the Google Cultural Institute, and has created numerous online exhibits. ..more
By Meadow Hilley
14-Oct-14
On October 5, teachers were celebrated by their students, their administrators, and their peers to mark 2014’s World Teachers’ Day, an event created by UNESCO in 1994 to draw attention to this vital profession. ..more
By Kate Ferrier
14-Oct-14
In late August, the Dulwich College International network inaugurated its newest campus in Singapore, welcoming 884 students from Toddler to Year 8 onto its purpose-built, state-of-the-art campus in Bukit Batok. ..more
By Anne Keeling
02-Oct-14
Online learning is an increasingly fundamental part of higher education and the workplace. International schools in particular are helping to lead the way, with a growing number embracing this new approach to learning and teaching. ..more
By Gordon Eldridge, TIE Columnist
02-Oct-14
We all aim to meet the diverse needs of our students, but it can be difficult to find reliable information that can help us support students from varying cultural backgrounds. TIE columnist Gordon Eldridge considers familiar stereotypes and the realities they mask. ..more
By Allen Mondell
17-Sep-14
A new documentary film by Allen Mondell looks back on the Peace Corps experience through the eyes of a first-wave volunteer. ..more
By Chris Starr
17-Sep-14
The anti-social behavior of Portugal's defender Pepe offered psychologist and author Fari Khabirpour a prime example in discussing "Respect – Responsibility – Resiliency" within the framework of ISL's Parenting Seminar Series. ..more
By Karen Kish
17-Sep-14
Karen Kish describes some harrowing experiences when various sorts of vehicles collide on Cairo's congested streets, and the inevitable thrill they produce in the unsuspecting expat. ..more
By Matt Errico
10-Sep-14
Students at ASD participated in Qatar History Day, conducting oral interviews to explore the country's rich past and its meteoric rise from a poor, pearl diving country to one of staggering affluence. ..more
By Robert Bennett
10-Sep-14
The American International School of Libreville in Gabon hosted its first high school graduation last May, awarding four diplomas to its promising seniors. ..more
By William O’Hale
03-Sep-14
Hundreds were present at the inauguration ceremony for the American School of Madrid’s (ASM) new Athletics Complex and O’Hale Center for the Sciences. ..more
By Daniel Lincoln
03-Sep-14
After holding executive leadership positions in both the public and private educational sectors internationally, Vincent Ferrandino retired from his position as Senior Education Advisor at the Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). ..more
The not-for-profit Association for the Advancement of International Education (AAIE) is a dynamic global community of learning, currently seeking a new Executive Director. The application deadline is November 15, 2014. ..more
By Gregory Hedger
15-Jul-14
There have been times I felt a knot in my stomach walking into potentially abrasive meetings with parents. But parents are there in the best interests of their children, and so am I. ..more
By Kim Marshall, TIE Columnist
08-Jul-14
In this Chronicle of Higher Education article, Ms. Storbeck describes the unfortunate effect as a candidate uses his iPad and keyboard throughout an interview. ..more
by Gordon Eldridge, TIE Columnist
17-Jun-14
A common misconception about inquiry is that it never involves explicit teaching. Truly purposeful inquiry is far more complex than this. ..more
By Daniel Lincoln
06-Aug-14
A panel of international experts on effective teaching practice and supervision convenes to compare notes, contrast views, and challenge their audience of experienced international school heads. ..more
By Nancy Lhoest-Squicciarini and Pam Tunney
17-Jun-14
I was the geek who bought every book that was mentioned on the TTC course and requested additional articles on a topic. Now, my role at PTC courses is about to change... ..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
+ 2011
By Cynthia Nagrath
26-Aug-11
International schools come in many different shapes and sizes and the term itself, includes a variety of school systems encompassing a wide variety of formats and curricula, with some being more international than others. ..more
+ 1905
By Leila Holmyard
10-Sep-05
We can all visualize the caricature of the mercenary, unscrupulous school owner exploiting overburdened teachers, or that of the parent governor running roughshod over the rules and regulations he or she so fastidiously scrutinized. But is the governance of international schools really as inadequate as these stereotypes lead us to believe? ..more

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