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Wednesday, 22 May 2024
The Importance of Building Your Story in Secondary School

The Importance of Building Your Story in Secondary School
By Joachim (Kim) Ekstrom
Apr 2024
Your story is more than just a list of achievements. It encompasses the experiences, challenges, insights, and personal growth that accompany each activity...

+ 2023
By Shwetangna Chakrabarty
Data management and a whole school college counseling program are two key components to being an effective college counselor… ..more
By Shwetangna Chakrabarty
For college counselors, it is the time of the year to reflect on the successes and channel students to overcome challenges… ..more
+ 2022
By Shwetangna Chakrabarty
This guide to November and December will focus on the most important purpose of a counselor’s job, guiding students to the right university… ..more
By Shwetangna Chakrabarty
A month-by-month countdown of university counseling… ..more
+ 2021
By David Richards
Many high education institutions have changed their entry requirements due to the pandemic. Schools need to take additional measures to help students meet the new requirements. ..more
By Anne Keeling
The international student pathway to higher education has been severely tested during COVID-19. This reports to better understand how the world’s universities are moving forward in the light of these challenges, ..more
By Robbie Jefferiss
Covid-19 has definitively changed many industries, and Robbie Jefferiss thinks college counseling might be one of them. Is it time to acknowledge that campus visits and college fairs are an outdated model of recruitment in the zoom era? ..more
+ 2020
By Robbie Jefferiss
Here in Singapore, we do an exercise with our Grade 11 students, asking them to visualize their future lives at age 30. COVID-19 rendered the exercise more fraught than usual. Flexibility of thinking may be one of the greatest strengths we can impart to our students at this time. ..more
+ 2019
By Shwetangna Chakrabarty
Council of International Schools (CIS) organizes a university tour once every year during the summer. From this experience, I've distilled five main tips for students as they embark on the university admissions process. ..more
+ 2018
By Anne Keeling
ISC Research reports that student enrollment increased globally during the last twelve months by 7 percent, taking the total number of children now learning at international schools to 5.1 million, a compound annual growth rate in the past five years of 6.7 percent. ..more
By Natasha Warikoo, Harvard University
More and more students at Harvard are examining their admission files to try to understand how they got in. The U.S. government is also plans to examine the files as part of a discrimination case filed by 63 Asian- American groups. ..more
By Jennifer Ann Aquino
Rather than perpetuate the cycle of anxiety-stress-unhappiness, exploring the university admissions process should be an opportunity for our students to learn more about themselves and to embrace their unique interests. ..more
By Tiffani Razavi, TIE Staff Writer
A recent report from the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) based on data collected in 2015 indicates that, although there is no gender difference in science assessment scores at 15, girls at that age are less likely than boys to see themselves in a science or engineering career. ..more
By Richard Bampfylde
International College (IC), Lebanon, one of the largest international schools in the world with over 3,600 students across two campuses, has successfully integrated the world-renowned Danielson Framework into its educational practices. ..more

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