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TIE Newsletter - 23 April 2020

23 April 2020
Happy World Book Day

Remember when we worried that the digital revolution would rob the reading experience of its deep, visceral magic? When it seemed certain that Kindle would kick hardcovers to the curb and Amazon would annihilate our favorite indie bookstores in short order?

It turns out that physical, flip-the-pages, ink-on-paper books are a whole lot more resilient than we'd thought. And the brick-and-mortar stores that sell them are making a heartening comeback .

In this there is much to celebrate. There is also, perhaps, an optimistic analogy to be made as teachers around the world struggle to conceptualize the future of education in these uncertain times. Though our learning landscape will undoubtedly change over the coming months and years – perhaps dramatically – so long as we fully appreciate our agency as stewards, what we value most will survive COVID-19.

By Shwetangna Chakrabarty
In this changed world, the university admission decision has posed the most excruciating dilemma students are facing. Whilst there is a general relief that exams have been cancelled, there is also rising anxiety as to what the future holds for them. In my capacity as a university counselor, here are a few scenarios I have been discussing with my graduating class and my students worldwide who are facing the same crisis... more

By Matt Piercy

Among the many criteria candidates consider when deciding what jobs to apply for or offers to accept--from "fit" to school size, and from housing to retirement plans--air quality should be a very real consideration.. more

By Graeme Boyd

The collaborative relationship between the school counselor and the school librarian has for the most part been vastly overlooked within international schools. Both these positions are pivotal for a successful learning environment but are often viewed as separate roles... more

By Proserpina Dhlamini-Fisher
As an educator, I have been part of a school of thought that was making noise about the need to act and stop talking about changing our educational space. Before I knew what had happened, it had happened. I am the first to raise my hand and say that I wasn’t as prepared as I thought I was... more
We want to know how your students are experiencing the move to remote learning. What has this transition been like for them? What's working for them and what's not? Which aspects of school are they missing most? Have they come up with hacks to make their learning journey more engaging?

Encourage your students to submit an article for our June issue , or write one yourself based on their impressions. Deadline: May 1 . editor@tieonline.com

By Naomi Greenberg

A Grade 12 student at Frankfurt International School has created a virtual choir for singers in international schools around the world. If you have students in your school who would like to be part of a global choir, encourage them to join VOICE!... more

B y Miles McFall

When the decision to expand the Dalian American International School program offerings to include a bilingual school for Chinese nationals was made in 2017, we asked: What do we value? What do we mean when we say we’re a “bilingual� school? How do the influences of culture on individuals and systems inform our planning?... more
Covid-19 has brought the fogginess attributed with stress and the crystal clarity that comes with crisis. As educators, this is our surfboard moment, that disruptive peak where we, finally, have to decide if we’re going to hang ten and do something about the promises of 21st century learning (before we start talking about the 22nd). Here’s my list, subject to change and certainly debate... more
I have been reflecting quite a bit on how we maneuver through those troubled times as parents, educators, teachers, administrators, friends, colleagues, and spouses, even as the boundaries between those roles grow increasingly blurry. I am noticing a growing number of people attempting to show empathy, sympathy, and even compassion. But sometimes, the loud voices are somewhere else... more

By Thomas Ferrebee & Ernesto Carriazo


At Colegio Nueva Granada’s Writing Center in Bogotá, Colombia, students serve their peers in a space where the school’s core values of respect, responsibility, integrity, and caring are made manifest and academic rigor is cultivated in community... more

By Hovig Demirjian

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
Ransomware and the global pandemic. What now?... more

By Tamar Kosky Lazarus

IsraAID’s Tamar Kosky Lazarus visits northern Uganda, where a new center will provide daily support and activities for hundreds of refugee children--the Child Friendly Space, supported by the Children of Haiti Refugee Project (COHRP)... more

GOA Executive Director Michael Nachbar recently led a roundtable discussion with education leaders focused on strategizing for “the new normal� that will follow COVID-19. Panelists Nicole Furlonge, Madeleine Hewitt, Mark Milliron, and Stephanie Rogen discuss the challenges, opportunities, and overall impact that operating schools remotely during this unprecedented global pandemic might create.. . more
Listen & Learn
a regular roundup of education podcasts
In this #coachbetter episode, we sit down with a panel of educators to think about what remote learning might do to shift our assessment practices. If you have been thinking about how to assess, what to assess and why to assess, this episode will provide you a glimpse into the thinking of different schools. Find our listening guide for this episode at coachbetter.tv. Listen here
We have taught *Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate classes in English and American Literature, Psychology, US History, US Government and Comparative Government for decades. In the age of podcasting, you might finally have a time-efficient way to deep dive into some of your favorite books. Whether you’re a student, teacher or life-long learner, join us every week to see which classic piece of literature we’re delving into and what we’re finding!
YouTubeCraig is a sought after EdTech consultant and speaker who often works with AppsEvents. Craig went from teaching in New Zealand to an International School in Singapore and we discuss what it’s like to live there as an expat. Craig achieved what many educators think about and became a full-time consultant. We talk about how he did this and in particular how he built up his consulting practice as a ‘side hustle’ before going full time. Listen here
I am talking with schools to see how they’re responding in the wake of this global pandemic. I invite you to join me for the Coronavirus Chronicles, a series of 10-minute check-ins with educators all over. Thank you, Don Drake and Veronica Booth, for sharing how Hong Kong International School in China has been adapting to our new challenges and opportunities. I am especially appreciative that you shared an example teaching grid with us! Listen here
online learning resources
Ryan King's Online Resources List for Primary
(Math, Language, French,
Inquiry, Misc.)
Teach From Home
A temporary hub of information and tools to help teachers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.
ISTE Webinars & Podcasts
Experts answer your questions about moving
to online learning.
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By Glenda Baker

UNIS Hanoi closed for the Lunar New Year holiday on January 24, 2020, and has been (mostly) closed since. We started distance learning on February 4th after just one day for teachers to get ready to teach online. It has been a baptism in a whole new approach to learning for most of our students and teachers... more

By Kim Marshall

In this Education Gadfly article, Robert Pondiscio predicts that when the current crisis is over, remote learning won’t continue. The online learning being implemented by hard-working teachers is an emergency response... more
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