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+ 2021
The U.S. Department of State Office of Overseas Schools
04-Aug-21
Daniel A. Kerr, David Callaway, and Veronica Kaypaghian, were selected as the three International School educators for the 2021 National Distinguished Principals Award. ..more
By Anuradha Monga
04-Aug-21
In this year’s retreat, CAMP and TAISI introduced mediation as an approach to resolving disputes. This was aimed to be part of a larger effort to steer international schools towards mediation. ..more
By Jaleea Price
06-Jul-21
A small group of International School Bangkok (ISB) students were guided by professors as they literally connected their embodied knowledge to the laboratory testing capabilities of motion analysis. ..more
By Jill Alali
06-Jul-21
Fairgreen International School is the first school in Dubai to introduce a revolutionary, data-driven system of movement screening and remediation to promote optimal physical wellbeing for its students. ..more
If you are a student aged 12-16, working on a project to make our world sustainable, we want to hear about it! The #YoungGreenLeaders Award.   ..more
By Jeffrey Gibbs
08-Jun-21
Yasmin Erkohen, an eleventh grader and second year writing consultant for Hisar Writing Center has won the MENAWCA's annual award for providing exemplary service to students through innovative tutoring techniques and the quality of her tutoring work. ..more
By Sally Robertson
08-Jun-21
80 students from 10 schools in 9 countries on 4 continents collaborated to produce 60 stories in Hear It Out – A memoir of an extraordinary year, a performance project that celebrates real life stories and creates a significant piece of collective oral history. ..more
By Ranjana Harlalka
25-May-21
Students at Sarala Birla Gyan Jyoti school in Guwahati, India have been working with enthusiasm, hope, and determination on meaningful creative projects throughout the pandemic, sometimes in collaboration with students around the world. ..more
In a global competition launched by Book Creator and Planet Classroom, youth aged 11-18 were asked to create a one-page storybook, including a cover illustration, and to read it aloud. Over 480 stories poured in. ..more
By Shwetangna Chakrabarty
06-May-21
Students at Utahloy International School Guangzhou (UISG), in Guangzhou, China decided to focus on staff and student wellbeing to mark Teacher Appreciation Week and organized five days of fun and fundraising. ..more
By Richard Bampfylde
27-Apr-21
Students from twenty schools representing six countries across three continents participated in this 5th edition of BHSMUN, demonstrating key skills necessary for a balanced Middle-East region and to lead through very challenging times towards a bright future. ..more
Ikigai SISU School, located in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, is the first SISU school to open in a global franchise model designed to create world-class K-12 international schools, born of a collaboration between International Schools Services and Lumo Education. ..more
By Irem Noyaner
27-Apr-21
Organized for the 7th time this year and attended by more than 1,400 students to date, the Hisar Coding Summit offers courses and workshops in a variety of fields, such as artificial intelligence (AI) technologies and application, and game development—all taught by students. ..more
By Wyatt Franz
13-Apr-21
Things are changing daily in Myanmar for the author and his family. Navigating this amount of flux and uncertainty can feel overwhelming. Focusing on what is, Wyatt lets us walk in his shoes. ..more
American School of Bahrain (ASB), the newest addition to Esol Education’s global family of schools, is situated on an expansive 60,000 square meter, state-of-the-art campus. Located in Riffa, ASB is home to one of the most advanced learning environments on the island ..more
By Priyanka Jethani
30-Mar-21
Shared leadership is built on trust and honesty, is authentic, sets clear expectations, and empowers others in the community to grow and learn and prosper. But how do we get there? Priyanka Jethani shares the genesis of her own journey. ..more
By Ahaan Chakrabarty
30-Mar-21
For his Grade 10 IB Middle Years Programme Personal Project, Ahaan Chakrabarty decided to build a solar power bank that his fellow students would use at school to charge their phones. In the era of COVID-19, staying charged up and connected is all the more critical. ..more
By Kelly Owens
30-Mar-21
Service learning, according to Kelly Owens, is problematic in that it reinforces the “savior” mentality among students at international schools. A different approach, community-based engagement, shows them the importance of working together for the betterment of all. ..more
By ACS Press Office
15-Mar-21
As schools across the U.K. return to on-site teaching and learning, ACS International Schools' parents, teachers, and students share their thoughts and feelings on the return to the classroom.  ..more
By Jon Butcher
16-Feb-21
As Principal of Berlin Brandenburg International School, Jon Butcher offers some hindsight on 2020 and thoughts about the toll it has taken on his staff. "We must take care of our teachers," he insists, stressing the importance of offering them our sincere respect and appreciation. ..more
By David Willows
16-Feb-21
Has Covid-19 already started to mold and influence the ways in which today’s generation of students will choose the right school for their children? David Willows decided to test this idea on the school-aged people in his own family. ..more
By Richard Bampfylde
16-Feb-21
The nearly 150-year-old British Quaker school in Mount Lebanon raised over US$130,000 since August 2020 from 175 donors to support school families with tuition fee payments and for those directly affected by August 4th explosion. ..more
Finlay Morriss
02-Feb-21
Online learning platform Mangahigh has launched its Maths Challenge competition in partnership with COBIS to help improve attainment, as well as support schools and students who are currently learning remotely. ..more
By CMRubinWorld
19-Jan-21
The Planet Classroom Network has launched its programming schedule with 28 cultural organizations committed to global programming. Young people from around the world played a significant role in conceptualizing, creating, & producing the network’s vision & programming.   ..more
By Anne Keeling, ISC Research
19-Jan-21
The International School Awards 2021 were live streamed Monday, 18 January to schools around the world. The International School of the Year 2021 was awarded to Branksome Hall Asia, South Korea. ..more
By Sharon Canadine
19-Jan-21
The student population at Colegio Interamericano in Guatemala City has been steadily growing over the past 40 years. Thanks to a recent expansion project, the school now covers 15.5 acres and includes state-of-the-art facilities. ..more
By Sophie Baillie
19-Jan-21
Impington Village College, located on the outskirts of Cambridge in the U.K., has been awarded Foundation level for the British Council’s prestigious International School Award in recognition of its work to bring the world into the classroom. ..more
By Justin Sheehan
06-Jan-21
Unable to travel out of province due to the global pandemic, students and teachers at Dalian American International School developed a partnership with regional corporations in order to bring online learning opportunities to children in local communities. ..more
+ 2020
By Christopher Niem
23-Dec-20
“Our long-term goal is to be able to influence the culture of school food in Hong Kong, and in other areas of Asia as well. Once parents and children can see the benefits of healthy, sustainable food, we really believe that it can become a movement for positive change.” ..more
By Dr. Joan Schumann
08-Dec-20
While many schools have recognized a Multi-tiered System of Support (MTSS) as a model of choice, collective understanding and further professional learning is required for effective implementation. The International MTSS Summit (IMS) aims to build school capacity. ..more
By Emily Meadows & Daniel Wickner
08-Dec-20
In an effort to improve antiracist practice, Emily Meadows and Daniel Wickner discuss intent in relation to impact and share a series of infographics that cover topics such as cultural appropriation, color blindness, microaggressions, white privilege, and more. ..more
By ACS Press Office
08-Dec-20
ACS International School Hillingdon has become the first school in Europe to offer the Global Citizens Diploma (GCD), a qualification that acknowledges all of the exceptional citizenship and service-related activities students undertake to become global citizens.  ..more
By Graham Watts
08-Dec-20
With the rapid shift to online professional learning, the international school community experienced a plethora of new opportunities to innovate, engage, and learn at the annual conference of the Association of International Schools in Africa. ..more
By Jane Segre
25-Nov-20
Walking through the corridors of the American School of Milan, whether on campus through our virtual classrooms, the positive atmosphere is palpable. Teachers are discovering that Covid-related adjustments have forged a stronger sense of community among students. ..more
By Tory Potter, Eric Semler, Dawn De Koker, and Ben Fishman
25-Nov-20
Having a strong, positive partnership between school administrators and counselors is critical in supporting student success. Concordia International School Shanghai has taken intentional steps to strengthen this partnership and shares the key elements of its model here. ..more
By Veenaa Agrawal
11-Nov-20
The Little Library, a student project spearheaded by Veenaa Agrawal of Lincoln Community School (Accra), is making a big impact on local students in her Abelemkpe community as access to learning resources grows even more limited due to the pandemic.  ..more
By Jon Nordmeyer, TIE columnist
24-Oct-20
Two things worth rethinking in international schools are how we refer to multilingual learners and how we serve them. Terminology matters, and how we refer to students and programs can impact both identity and learning. ..more
By Shwetangna Chakrabarty, TIE blogger
24-Oct-20
In the era of Covid-19, IB students at Utahloy International School Guangzhou have found a way to pursue service-learning opportunities remotely. Yes, we must practice social distancing, they understand; but this is no time to distance ourselves from social causes. ..more
By Diana Shanaa
24-Oct-20
Cairo American College Senior Abdullah Shamsi was chosen by the United Nations Department of Global Communications to be one of eight youth speakers at the UN International Day of Peace, held virtually on 17 September. ..more
By Diana Shanaa
14-Oct-20
Cairo American College has weathered a couple of storms since the start of 2020. From covid-related challenges to actual weather events, facing these difficulties together has reinforced the community's sense that it is able to rise to any challenge. ..more
By the Office of Overseas Schools
30-Sep-20
Congratulations to Melissa M Schaub, elementary principal of the American International School of Lagos in Lagos, Nigeria, and to Daniel R. Todd, elementary principal of International School of Uganda, who were selected for the 2020 National Distinguished Principals Award. ..more
By Lisa Martin
30-Sep-20
Disrupted Model United Nations seasons, cancelled conferences, and tens of thousands of disappointed delegates around the world have been grappling with the impact of the pandemic... and innovating like crazy, leading to program growth and increased engagement. ..more
By Kimberly Kingry
15-Sep-20
The start of this new academic year meant opening our doors exclusively to faculty and staff. There is obvious disappointment in the lack of face-to-face engagement with our community. Still, we're determined to make this our Year of Recovery. ..more
By George Pickford
15-Sep-20
The successful project for student-athletes at International Baccalaureate (IB) World Schools, supporting their dual career aspirations, has been approved to now applies to both IB Diploma Programme (DP) and IB Career-related Programme (CP) students. ..more
By Richard Bampfylde
03-Sep-20
The explosion in early August that rocked the Lebanese capital Beirut left over 200 residents dead, 6,000 injured, and 350,000 homeless. This tragedy compounded existing social, political, economic, and health crises. Brummana High School Students stepped up. ..more
By Lauren Mehrbach, Chris Beingessner and Chris Raymaakers
03-Sep-20
Reimagining school during the pandemic is a global re-creation. Students disembarked the buses at Singapore American School, excited for their first full day of in-person school since March. In many ways it resembled the start of the 2019-20 school year. But it wasn't. ..more
By Heidi Dyck Hilty
15-Jul-20
Racism in international schools sounds like a misquote. There can’t be racism in international schools; it goes against everything we’re supposed to believe in, against everything we say we promote. And yet... ..more
By Douglas Unger
15-Jul-20
Teaching literature-in-translation, especially by contemporary writers, is one way to approach expanding diversity in both what and how students learn. This is one of the primary missions of Words Without Borders Campus. ..more
By Michelle Collin
15-Jul-20
"You will forever be remarkable people," stated Mr. Smith, Head of Shekou International School. "Partly because you graduated in a remarkable year, but mainly because you are who you are well before the pandemic hit us." ..more
By Nafisa Mustafa, Age 10
15-Jul-20
"Throughout this learning experience, I have missed many things, but the biggest one is socializing. Being there in the physical classroom with the teacher was better and easier, for some inexplicable reason." ..more
By Alysa Perreras
04-Jun-20
As educators, if we seek to be true accomplices in the work of dismantling injustice, our commitment must be intentional, urgent, and unapologetic. In the case of dismantling antiblackness within our schools, curriculums and classrooms, there is no time to waste. ..more
By Darnell Fine
04-Jun-20
Social justice facilitator Darnell Fine shares a reflection inspired by the words of Dr. Martin Luther King. As international educators, “We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” ..more
Pam Mundy, ACS International Schools board trustee and Early Childhood education specialist, advocates the value of play in early years and primary years education, and, while children are still learning at home, has shared her advice for how parents can leverage the power of play activities to drive development and learning outcomes. ..more
By Margriet Ruurs
06-May-20
I recently toured five countries in Europe with my book Stepping Stones. Every book that gets published is exciting for a writer, but some have more surprises in store than others. Nord Anglia International Schools around the world are currently using the book as basis for their annual Global Writing Competition. ..more
By Hovig Demirjian
22-Apr-20
Lebanon's economic and financial crisis brought thousands of young citizens and school-aged children into the streets to voice their anger and frustration. After much thought, I personally followed a group of my students, walking behind them as they chanted for justice, fairness, and economic equality. ..more
By Robert van der Eyken
08-Apr-20
In this reflective piece, Robert van der Eyken invites the international education community to engage in more critical self-examination about how much our words for sustainability align with our actions. His message takes on new meaning in light of the global health crisis. ..more
By Adam Carter
08-Apr-20
Why do we lock students out of educational conferences when it’s their education we are discussing and planning behind closed doors? Western Academy of Beijing (WAB) and OWN Academy recently set out to create a new model that includes students in the conversation. ..more
By Tom Ulmet, ACAMIS
26-Mar-20
Executive Director of the Association of China and Mongolia International Schools (ACAMIS) Tom Ulmet recounts the emergence of what has now become a pandemic and recaps important research on the spread of COVID-19. ..more
By Juliette Harik
08-Apr-20
The American School of Doha, in collaboration with the ASD National Honor Society (NHS), has pledged to make education available to children in the Machakos county of Kenya. ASD officially announces the Alfardan Group as the Sponsor Premier of the Machakos Education Center. ..more
By Forrest Broman
05-Mar-20
The founder of TIE and Director of Children of Haiti and Refugee Projects (COHRP) shares 14 lessons learned during his many years as a school head in at Walworth Barbour American International School in Israel and Escuela Campo Alegre in Venezuela. ..more
By AAIE Board of Trustees
17-Feb-20
Andy Page-Smith has been named AAIE’s 2020 Superintendent of the Year. After ten years as School Director of the American International School of Johannesburg, in July 2020 he will take up a new position as CEO – Executive Director of AISH. ..more
By Brittany Betts, TIE CEO
05-Feb-20
Rhythmic drumming and singing filled the halls of the Cape Town Convention Center on 21 November 2019 as more than 500 attendees flooded into the opening session to kick off the 50th anniversary conference of the Association of International Schools in Africa (AISA). ..more
+ 2019
By Tabitha Davis and Caitlin Tegenfeldt
19-Dec-19
Every August we welcome a new group of students into our classrooms. At the same time, we tend to assume that returning students will not need social support in transitioning to our grade level. Unfortunately, these assumptions can be incorrect. ..more
By Andrew Ranson
13-Nov-19
International schools everywhere are seeking ways to help their students live the core values of the mission statements that define school communities. Five years ago, in our work as coaches of the high school girls’ volleyball team, my colleague and I began an experiment. ..more
By Global (Ayechan, Haein, Hayman, Phaebe, and Stuti)
03-Dec-19
Members of International School Yangon’s Eco Schools Team led a protest on 20 September 2019, highlighting their main concerns about the school’s contribution to climate change and advocating for the elimination of single-use plastics on campus. ..more
By Matt Wilce
13-Nov-19
The American School in Japan (ASIJ) has received a gift of ¥100,000,000 (nearly US$950,000) to its endowment from the ASIJ Parent Teacher Association (PTA). “Building our endowment is one of ASIJ’s most important strategic objectives over the next few years." ..more
Kerry Anne Langton passed away peacefully on June 14, 2019 at her home on Vashon Island, Washington. For thirty years, she lived and traveled abroad with her husband and family, serving on the board of international schools in Kenya, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, Nepal, and India. ..more
By Margaret Shibuya
01-Nov-19
International administrators take into consideration racism and sexism in their school environments and hiring practices as they make their decisions to retain or hire employees. But what about ageism? This form of discrimination has yet to be addressed. ..more
By Helen Kelly
20-Jun-19
In the Asian context, bringing teachers around to the need for change in working toward future-ready learning is only one piece of the puzzle. It is just as important that parents support the direction in which a school intends to move. ..more
By Matt Harris, TIE Columnist
17-Oct-19
At many schools, parents are expected to monitor around five channels of communication for important school information. School staff have to deal with even more. Students eyeballs-deep in academic responsibilities are asked to keep track of multiple communication systems. ..more
By Anne Keeling
03-Oct-19
Today, according to data from ISC Research, 5.6 million children between the ages of 3 and 18 are attending English-medium international schools around the world. Nearly two decades ago, in the year 2000, there were just 969,000 children learning in these schools. ..more
By Sara Segar
05-Jun-19
Traveling as a teenager with purpose, accompanied by trusted advisors and peers, is an invaluable learning experience. A school travel program gives students the resources, support, and guidance to make educational travel a reality. ..more
A little over two years ago, we set out to provide an educational solution for the children of the Syrian refugees—our neighbors—who had to fled their homeland because of the war. Since then, we have met refugees from all over the Middle East and from Afghanistan, Iran, and Africa. ..more
By Carlos Minuesa Moya
22-May-19
American School of Valencia hosted a professional conference for marketing and communications coordinators in international education on May 4 and 5, 2019. The conference took place in Valencia with seven international schools attending. ..more
By Jessica Friend Bartlett
22-May-19
Following a busy year of fundraising for their planned visit to Nepal, unexpected flight cancellations set ACS students and staff on a new path to the Itala Foundation School, a Welsh NGO in Zambia. ..more
By Dzenana Ceman
05-Jun-19
Dr. Bunnell has stated that the “PRP in a school... is still probably an individual whose background is not in PR and who does it alongside other teaching or managerial commitments.” I interviewed schools in various parts of the United States and Europe to find out whether much had changed since Dr. Bunnell conducted his 2005 study. ..more
By Maritte Moskovics
14-Feb-19
To define the UAS learner profile, we all worked together as a community of educators, students, and parents to create the conditions that will help our students be globally aware, creative, emotionally intelligent, and collaborative critical thinkers. ..more
By Anne Keeling
01-Feb-19
Winners of the 2019 International School Awards were celebrated at a ceremony in London on Monday night, 21st January. Over 200 senior leaders from international schools and education organizations around the world attended the gala event. ..more
By John Lyons
18-Jan-19
Students at Kyiv International School (KIS) can now participate in the school’s first Student Diversity Project (SDP), a weekly intercultural communication activity to help promote student cross-cultural learning, understanding, and activism on campus and beyond. ..more
By Eyob Workineh
03-Jan-19
ICS Addis hosted a three-day PLC at Work Institute in October. The focus of the experience was building a learning culture in international schools through the strands of school culture, assessment, response to intervention, and personalized learning. ..more
By Diana Shanaa
06-Feb-19
This October, Cairo American College celebrated the 40th anniversary of CACMUN, now the biggest conference of its kind taking place in Cairo. This year, the conference welcomed students from Beirut, Lahore, and numerous other local private schools from around Egypt. ..more
By Anya L.
01-Feb-19
iGEM is a premier synthetic biology competition for high school and university students, where teams use biological parts to synthetically design a system and operate them in living cells. The TAS team won a gold medal and was also nominated for seven other awards. ..more
By Brigitte Deussen
01-Feb-19
Bavarian International School recently held its third “BeInSp!red Innovation Summit.” Experts from innovation consulting, science, technology and design, together with 240 BIS students, developed ideas on the subject “Design your ideal school of the future!” using the creativity technique known as “Design Thinking.” ..more
By Uma Shankar Singh
01-Feb-19
Many Middle Eastern countries possess an abundance of resources. It has not gone unnoticed that recycling and conservation efforts have typically had trouble finding traction here. I felt it might be helpful to share my experience initiating environmental projects in this context. ..more
By Melanie Hnetka
18-Jan-19
His Excellency the Federal Chancellor of the Republic of Austria, Mr. Sebastian Kurz, recently learned first-hand about the innovative teaching and learning taking place at Canadian International School of Hong Kong. ..more
By Barry Sutherland
18-Jan-19
International School Phnom Penh decided it was time to review its assistance program with a view to providing opportunities for very poor students—the ones most international schools choose not to serve. What ensued was an inspiring, impactful, and sometimes painful experience. ..more
By Nicole Swedlow
03-Jan-19
The American School of Puerto Vallarta developed the Sustainability and Community Outreach department to develop real opportunities that will allow students to get involved in caring for their community and their campus while developing their passions. ..more
By Jane McGee & Angie Andreas
03-Jan-19
Through the creation of a mosaic mural, members of Vientiane International School in Laos sought to express who they are, making manifest the school's mission and core values while enhancing its sense of community. ..more
+ 2018
By Meadow Hilley, TIE Editor
06-Dec-18
From 25–27 October, 2018, over 1,000 international educators gathered at the Shangri-La hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to attend the 50th-annual EARCOS Leadership Conference 2018, hosted by the East Asia Regional Council of Schools. ..more
By Dominique Pierre and Jacqueline Fabius
28-Nov-18
This September, COHP started its ninth year of operation, still offering a free education, three meals a day, and full medical care to its student body of 65. While every year has brought its challenges, this year is a big one as COHP launches its high school program. ..more
By Ettie Zilber
28-Nov-18
Host-country staff is sometimes overlooked in planning orientation programs. HCS all play vital roles in the school and need training and orientation in order to make sense of their interactions with foreigners within the community. ..more
By Anita Brady
19-Dec-18
Drawing on Eriksonian theory, Dr. Joyce Mills works to improve behavior through expressive methods. Combining a strong belief in the power of telling stories and the importance of play, Dr. Mills’ StoryPlay® emphasizes cultural diversity, natural healing abilities, and creative solutions. ..more
By Will Griffin
23-May-18
Seoul American Middle School 8th grader Alexander Daniel represented the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) as a finalist in the 2018 National Geographic Bee in Washington, D.C. ..more
By Bill Parsons and Linda Henderson
06-Dec-18
Rhodia Mann—an author, collector, and an expert on the Samburu people of Northern Kenya—approached us with an offer: if we could find a home for her collection of artifacts and photographs of the Samburu, ISK could keep her collection in perpetuity. ..more
By Maya and Patricio Saenz Flores
13-May-18
This year, the AISA Global Issues Service Summit was held at the International School of Kenya (ISK), from 18–20 January. Schools from all over Africa, and even one from Europe, joined us for three days filled with inspiration, excitement, enjoyment, and hard work. ..more
By Tamara Studniski
13-May-18
The history of Xiamen International School (XIS) is closely linked with that of industry in the area. When XIS’s doors first opened to 81 students in 1997, many parents of those enrolled worked for Kodak, as the company had just opened a factory in the city. ..more
By Matt Piercy
06-Dec-18
For the past six decades, The American Cooperative School of Tunis (ACST) has embraced this inevitable change. Recently, this manifested in the reinstatement for the 2018–19 academic year of the previously discontinued Tunisian Studies trips, or Week Without Walls Program. ..more
By Matt Piercy
13-May-18
Grade 6 students at the American Cooperative School of Tunis are following the footsteps of Paul Salopek, a National Geographic Fellow, as he walks 21,000 miles across the planet to trace human migration, out of Ethiopia and all the way to South America’s Tierra del Fuego. ..more
By Freddie Oomkens
03-Oct-18
In honour of the International Baccalaureate’s (IB) 50th anniversary this year, students from 153 countries, studying all four IB programmes came together and developed projects in an effort to tackle real-world problems in extraordinary ways. ..more
By Luís Campos Ferreira, Olivia Kelly, Sarah Román-Quezada, & Taila Senanu
19-Apr-18
STUDENT FEATURE - Each year, students in Mr. Anagnost’s Theory of Knowledge (ToK) class complete the ToK Interview Process, choosing an Area of Knowledge (AoK) of interest to explore in depth by having a series of discussions with a faculty member from their school. ..more
By Oorna Mukherjee
02-Nov-18
Climate change and plastic pollution are among the most perilous issues of our time. ARIS has joined the march, taking part in the second annual Earth Day Accra and facing the plastic crisis head-on. ..more
By Nina Blake
02-Nov-18
For its commitment to taking a whole-community approach to preparing its students to use the immense power of digital media to explore, create, connect, and learn, while limiting the perils that exist in the online realm, ASF kicks off the 2018–19 school year having earned official recognition as a Common Sense District. ..more
By Kristin Heglund and Kelley McKenna
11-Aug-18
Instructional coaching is a practice that is gaining popularity in schools all over the world, based on research into the most successful models for continuous adult professional development. "“No matter how well-trained people are," says Atul Gawande, "few can sustain their best performance on their own." ..more
By Eloïse Engel
19-Oct-18
Imagine a cold, dark space with beige walls, a collection of metal chairs with plastic covered seats surrounding two dilapidated tables, teacher mailboxes crammed full of paper overflowing onto the floor, and a copier loud enough to raise the dead... ..more
By Joy Jameson
04-Apr-18
International schools pride themselves on having the latest educational materials. This process often results in the accumulation of huge quantities of books and supplies that are no longer used. Have you ever wondered what happens to all the obsolete materials? ..more
By Maciej Sudra and Denzil Mackrory
11-Jul-18
Hand Out is a project led by a group of ISK students who use 3D printing technologies to create mechanical prosthetic hands for individuals who need them in underprivileged communities. The club is part of a larger global network known as Enabling the Future (ENABLE). ..more
By Sophia Campbell & Natalia Mazhar, Grade 9 High School Students
14-Oct-18
We tackled this student “clique” issue by writing personalized notes to each student in Grade 9 with the goal of building community and showing each person that they are noticed, accepted, and appreciated for who they are. ..more
By Gail D. Schoppert
20-Jun-18
Gail Schoppert directed four major international schools in Kuala Lumpur, The Hague, Warsaw, and Rotterdam between 1978 and 1996. His poem “Wings and Roots” was quoted in two graduation speeches this year ..more
By Brandon Fisher
08-Mar-18
The Big Data and Analytics Education Conference (6th BDA EdCon) at Concordia will bring together academics, educators and industry partners to exchange knowledge and ideas to better prepare students for the work force. ..more
By Robyn S. Harwood
07-Jun-18
How can I do the most good? How can little ol’ me make a genuine impact on the next generation? I believe that all educators are asking themselves these questions all the time. This is why we all got into education in the first place, to make an impact and make the world just a little bit better, one child at a time. The big question is: How? ..more
By Anne Keeling
22-Feb-18
Arlo Kipfer has joined ISC Research as Business Development Consultant for Asia Pacific and the Americas. Arlo’s move to ISC Research demonstrates the company’s commitment to ensuring that highly skilled location and sector specialists are available to provide the essential expertise. ..more
By Joy Brooke
22-Feb-18
Outside the guard station of Academia Cotopaxi, you will now see a Little Free Library. The Little Free Library was designed and created by Carlos Eduardo Reyes and Maria Paula Vega, based on a request by Associate Principal Joy Brooke. ..more
By Aviva Rosensweig
22-Feb-18
Walworth Barbour American International School (WBAIS ) in Israel is a very professional, and at the same time friendly, community that embraces new members with great warmth and personal attention. ..more
By Jeffrey Michael Jurkovac
22-Feb-18
In the last decade, the Pan American School of Porto Alegre has doubled its enrollment to 400 students, from preschool through high school. Our community has embraced the idea of creating an international school that forms students with a global perspective of the world. ..more
By Nina Blake
14-Feb-18
Besides being the oldest accredited American school abroad still in full operation, the American School Foundation is now considered one of the leading private schools in Mexico, thanks to its competitive K–12 educational programs. ..more
By Jen Girten
14-Feb-18
Carol Anklan, from The American School in Switzerland (TASIS), and Amy Husken, from the Atlanta International School (AIS), have found Heifer International’s school program, Read to Feed ®, a successful way to inspire their young students. ..more
By Juli Harrington
02-Feb-18
Saint Maur International School in Yokohama, Japan has an amazing Adult Enrichment Program that offers over 80 classes and tours throughout the year, all led by parents and community members. A Knitting Blankets class has participants knitting for charity. ..more
By Kevin Glass an Mike McCarthy
19-Jan-18
Kevin Glass of AIS and Mike McCarthy of CNN International want your school to join hundreds of others around the world in marking #myfreedomday, a global day of action to help end modern-day slavery. ..more
By Helen Lee
19-Jan-18
Shelly Luke Wille has been chosen to participate in the Heads of Schools program at Columbia University’s Klingenstein Center. This two-week, fully-funded fellowship for heads of independent and international schools offers a unique opportunity to renew vision, passion, and energy for school leadership. ..more
By Linda Egan
19-Jan-18
Professional musicians from Orchestre de Chambre de Luxembourg (OCL), conducted by the renowned German conductor, Kiril Stankow, will be performing with students from the International School in Luxembourg & St George’s International School on 31 Jan and 1 Feb. ..more
By Liz Jheeta
02-May-18
Peter Shumlin, former three-term governor of Vermont, visited with Shekou International School (SIS) students recently. Urging the young people to “use their voice to make a difference,” the former governor recounted the story of how he entered politics to make change at the local level. ..more
By Jackie Wyncoll
19-Apr-18
Academia Cotopaxi's 2017 Journeys Toward Inclusion Conference kicked off under a blue sky in beautiful Quito, Ecuador. The event opened as over 200 participants listened, enraptured, to heartwarming and inspiring personal stories of inclusion. ..more
By Chris Clark
19-Apr-18
Western Academy of Beijing’s (WAB) annual Global Issues Conference (GIC) aims to explore and raise awareness about challenges of our time. But this year was different. The focus was on inspiring action to make a difference in the world. ..more
By Jade Fulce
03-Oct-18
Five Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) students were named among 2019 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists this year by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). ..more
By Lesley Tait
27-Sep-18
In September 2012, the American Cooperative School of Tunis (ACST) was confronted with a monumental challenge when protests erupted and attention moved from the U.S. embassy to the school. Over the past six years, the ACST community has sought to rebuild better. ..more
By Sara Griffith
13-Apr-18
In January 1944, Mrs. Liliana Segre was deported from Binario 21 of Milan’s Central Station to Auschwitz, along with more than 775 Italian children under the age of 14. Only 25 of those 775 children survived. Mrs. Segre was one of them. ..more
By Elaine Kanellis
25-Aug-18
More than 73,000 students are beginning the 2018-2019 School Year in Department of the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) schools around the world. Here's an update. ..more
By Dale Plotzki
31-Aug-18
A new Google Innovator project called ‘#EdPins’ is gearing up for back-to-school season. Created by Canadian international educator Dale Plotzki, #EdPins is a new way for schools and teachers to connect online by repurposing Google Maps entries of schools. ..more
By Jeff Johanson
04-Apr-18
Those of us who have spent years in education have inevitably come across bullying and have tried to address its causes and effects with varying degrees of success. The practice can take so many different forms. ..more
By Jill Dobbe
30-Mar-18
The heavy, clinging smell of burnt rubber hovers in the morning air, while helicopters buzz low overhead. Streets usually packed with bumper-to-bumper lines of vehicles are nearly empty. Banks, stores, offices, and schools are reduced to limited hours... ..more
By Gail D. Schoppert
28-Jul-18
The Foreign Administrators and Retirees Tournament of Sport XXIV (FARTS) features golfers who headed up or taught in over 50 international schools. ..more
By Michael Johnston
30-Mar-18
Parents of PK–12 students are consistently subjected to edubabble, which creates a disconnect when the conversation about learning gets picked up at home. At Colegio Maya, creating a common way to organize learning and having a consistent definition of what it means has been a game changer for teachers, students, parents, and all stakeholders. ..more
By Kristen Lowman
23-Mar-18
The team from Taipei American School (TAS) won the High School Grand Prize at the 2017 International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) Championship in Boston. Their project, NANOTRAP, focuses on developing an effective mechanism for removing nanoparticles from wastewater. ..more
By Lateefa Farah
11-Jul-18
The American School of Doha recently held its annual Friendship Festival celebration, welcoming over 4,000 people from different backgrounds and showcasing the true multicultural state of Qatar. ..more
By Will Griffin
11-Jul-18
Emily McCormick, a teacher at Seoul American High School, has been named the 2018 Department of Defense Education Activity History Teacher of the Year, an award presented annually by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. ..more
By Sara Griffith
11-Jul-18
A few months back, more than 140 educators representing 25 schools in northern Italy gathered at the American School of Milan to share teaching philosophies, stories, inspirations, and techniques. This unique PD conference is called MITA, the Milan International Teachers Association. ..more
By Anita Brady
20-Jun-18
For the second year in a row, Mont’Kiara International School liaised with Hils Learning to bring a world-renowned expert to M’KIS. This year, the honored guest was Professor Tony Attwood, who shared his expertise on Asperger’s Syndrome. ..more
By Linda Egan
08-Mar-18
GIN was founded 15 years ago at the International School of Luxembourg and has since become a global phenomenon with over 100,000 members spanning five continents. Its purpose is to empower young people to collaborate locally, regionally, and globally in order to create sustainable solutions for global issues. ..more
By Marcelo Calero
20-Jun-18
Six Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) schools were selected as 2017-18 state-level winners and honorable mentions in the eCYBERMISSION competition sponsored by the U.S. Army Educational Outreach Program. ..more
By Kathy Decker
20-Jun-18
I had been warned by friends having held this job of the many challenges involved in putting a school yearbook together. I’d been cautioned about the unfinished students pages, about the blurry, low-resolution photographs, about the nonstop work a month (or two) prior to printing... ..more
By Chloe McMath
08-Mar-18
Over 1,300 delegates convened in Jordan on 3 and 4 March 2018, for the fourth annual Teacher Skills Forum to hear renowned international education experts discuss key trends in education under the theme of Growth beyond Grades. ..more
By Emma Harper
07-Jun-18
A small group of high school students at the American School of Milan (ASM) are gearing up for a special service trip to Puerto Rico. This is the third such trip organized by ASM math teacher Dovid Fein, who has been focused on providing students with volunteer opportunities abroad. ..more
By Gwendolyn Anding
07-Mar-18
Between the mishaps and typical wear and tear, instrumental repairs can easily eat up a music budget. The International School of Kenya invited Dan Parker of the Colorado Institute of Music Instrument Technology to lead a Professional Development workshop on instrument repair. ..more

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