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25 November 2020
Students work on art projects at the Concordia International School Shanghai in the Beforetimes.

By Renea Bartlett Pope

How are teachers refining their practices today in response to diverse students' needs in remote modalities? Renea Bartlett Pope spoke with colleagues around the world and reports on three major shifts that will likely carry over into post-pandemic schooling.... more

By Bruce Gilbert

Canada presents as an idyllic place to weather the pandemic. But while the move "home" has its obvious advantages, longtime international educator Bruce Gilbert is having trouble making small talk with other parents on the sidelines at his kid's soccer game. And that's a problem... more

By Theo Wilhelm

Teaching from home while parenting is hard. Parenting at home while teaching is hard. Could it be, however, that teachers, parents, and students are all learning and growing from these challenges in new and important ways?.. more

By Michael Griffin

"Will this be fun?" students often want to know. Too much focus on instant gratification can be problematic for children's development. Fun and enjoyment are not the same. Effortful experiences such as writing result in enjoyment while building self-esteem and self-growth..... more

By Jane Segre

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 Chip Barder

No individual or group within our international schools has been spared from the challenges brought on by the pandemic, including the School Board. Those responsible for school governance have been attempting to navigate new and troubling territory... more

By Tory Potter, Eric Semler, Dawn De Koker, & Ben Fishman

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 Dan Kerr

So last week I overheard two friends of mine having a spirited debate over when the correct time was to get out the holiday decorations and to put up their tree. One friend firmly believes that as soon as Halloween is over it's time to start singing the carols, and the other one absolutely believes that you have to wait until December before the lights can go up. Well, in normal years I tend to agree with my December friend but this year, with all that's going on, and with all of the craziness that 2020 has sent our way, I say put up that tree today!... more

By Corey Topf

The Innovation Academy Online Summer offering launched by The American School in Lima, Peru is a one-month, interdisciplinary learning experience available to schools and students around the world... more

By Kim Marshall

Kim Marshall summarizes an interview with Salman Khan, the founder and chief content provider of Khan Academy, a platform used by almost 100 million students a year in more than 190 countries and 46 languages... more
How is the COVID situation affecting the university application process at
your school?
By Matthew Piercy

How many have slipped on an Oculus or Odyssey headset and experienced virtual reality? Recently a colleague and I intentionally introduced seventh grade students to a unit on migration by seeing firsthand what life is like in a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan.... more
Books About Refugees

By Margriet Ruurs

The recent TIE Blog by Matthew Piercy titled "The Challenges and Promises of Migration" about a virtual refugee experience for his students inspired me to share these books about refugees with you... more
WORTH A GLANCE
APPOINTMENTS FOR 2020
ARE YOU IN A NEW LEADERSHIP POSITION THIS YEAR?
As the school year continues full force, don't forget to let us know if you have any new leadership appointments this year--school head or other--so that we may share the news with the international school community. No need to even log on to TIE, simply click here to upload a photo and a short bio. So much has been changing this year; let's stay connected!
Michael Adams has accepted a position beginning in August 2021 as Executive Director of The Association of American Schools of Central America, Colombia-Caribbean and Mexico (Tri-Association). He has been the Superintendent of The American School Foundation of Monterrey (ASFM), Mexico, since 2013.
Lief Erickson has been appointed Lower School Principal at Canadian International School of Hong Kong. Lief brings over 20 years of experience to the role and most recently served as the Primary School Principal at the International School of Lausanne, Switzerland for 13 years.
Fay Leong is Hong Kong International School's new Director of Curriculum and Assessment. Fay joins HKIS from Shanghai American School, where she was the Associate Director of Educational Programs at their Pudong campus for six years and secondary school social studies teacher for eight.
We accept articles on a rolling basis that cover school news, curriculum, pedagogy, leadership, governance & policy, antiracism, wellness, learning technologies, women in leadership, lifestyle, future of learning, service projects, inclusion, counseling & advisory, professional learning, & every aspect of international education... editor@tieonline.com
UPCOMING RECRUITING FAIRS
ISS-Schrole
Advantage iFair
December 15 - 16
Search Associates
Latin America Virtual Fair
November 13 - 16
AASSA
Recruitment Fair 
4-6 December 2020
Search Associates
Global Virtual Recruitment Fair
December 11 - 14
Global Recruitment Collaborative
Virtual Fair
5 December 2020
Search Associates
Global Virtual Recruitment Fair
December 11 - 14
UPCOMING EVENTS
Check out the TIE Event Calendar for upcoming events, webinars, and job fairs on- and offline within the international education world.
AACE Global Learn 2020 Cape Town
30 November 2020 - 02 December

WIDA MODEL Online Test Administration Webinar Series
November 2020 - 03 December

AASSA Pedagogia con Respeto: Exploring Spanish Language Development
1 December 2020

CIS Tackling Racism Workshop
30 November 2020- 01 December 

ASCD Conference on Educational Leadership 
03 December 2020- 06 December 2020
GTC- Board Chair Training for International Schools 
06 December 2020

ISS-CGC Monthly Conversation
7 December 2020

WIDA Differentiation for Linguistically Diverse Students Webinar
9 December 2020

ASCD Solving Academic and Behavior Problems in a Remote Environment
10 December 2020
LOOKING FOR A JOB?
Here are a few recent listings:

CANADA, MULGRAVE, THE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF VANCOUVER, DEPARTMENT HEAD
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, CHEMISTRY
HONG KONG, AMERICAN SCHOOL HONG KONG, PRINCIPAL
MALAYSIA, RAFFLES AMERICAN SCHOOL, CHEMISTRY
VIETNAM, SINGAPORE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL
CHINA, TEDA GLOBAL ACADEMY, CLASSROOM TEACHER
GUATEMALA, COLEGIO INTERAMERICANO, SOCIAL STUDIES
LUXEMBOURG, INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF LUXEMBOURG, COUNSELOR / PSYCHOLOGIST
INDONESIA, PIAGET ACADEMY SCHOOLS, BUSINESS STUDIES
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, GEMS WORLD ACADEMY - DUBAI, BIOLOGY
VENEZUELA, COLEGIO INTERNACIONAL PUERTO LA CRUZ, ENGLISH / LANGUAGE ARTS
ISRAEL, AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, ESL / EFL
KOREA, DAEGU INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, CLASSROOM TEACHER
P.R. CHINA, WESTERN ACADEMY OF BEIJING, COUNSELOR / PSYCHOLOGIST
COLOMBIA, COLEGIO ALBANIA - COLOMBIA, SOCIAL STUDIES
GERMANY, BERLIN METROPOLITAN SCHOOL, OTHER
CHINA, TEDA GLOBAL ACADEMY, CLASSROOM TEACHER
NICARAGUA, AMERICAN NICARAGUAN SCHOOL, ENGLISH / LANGUAGE ARTS
VENEZUELA, ESCUELA BELLA VISTA, CHEMISTRY

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