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15 October 2020

By Diana Shanaa

Cairo American College has weathered a couple of storms since the start of 2020. From covid-related issues 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 Colin Brown & Lindsay Prendergast

Standards-based grading practices proved to be a critical element of consistency and stability in guiding our focus around student learning and in providing accurate, meaningful, and proactive feedback to our learners and their parents during these turbulent, complex times..... more

By Antony Winch & Robin Neal

In 2018, FIS introduced an Instructional Coaching program that has brought positive results and become a useful tool for nurturing transformative pedagogical change, even through the pandemic, when positive coaching relationships have grown even stronger... more
GROWING UP IN TRANSIT
Research insights on young people who identify as multicultural thanks to their international education and upbringing. 

By Danau Tanu

When a child's strongest language is different from that of her family, it can create a sense of cultural disconnection even into adulthood. Anthropologist Danau Tanu pursues her investigation of the racist structures at work within international schools... more

How is the pandemic impacting
recruitment in your school?
By Shwetangna Chakrabarty

As international school teachers, we need to be aware of the guidelines issued by ILO/UNESCO because they reinforce the significant responsibilities that we share for shaping the future of the planet as well as our rights as we work in diverse, transnational, and demanding environments.... more
By Matthew Piercy

It is 7:25 a.m and Mr. Davidson stands at the "threshold," carefully accounting for how he feels as he encounters each student. The pandemic compelled him to rethink the importance of developing relationships. Author Marc Brackett, director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, tells us that emotions are information. How we might first feel on seeing each student every day can play a big part in determining how we treat them... more

By Matt Harris

The virus is still ever present, and our school situations are still ever-changing and uncertain. Drawing upon our technology and our teachers are still the lynchpins for learning in the coming months. It is critical that we support both... more

By Eric Semler

What can you learn about leadership and leading during a crisis from the mud and mayhem of a reality show featuring incredibly dangerous roads? A lot, it turns out, if you've ever felt that leading a school can be a treacherous endeavor... more
An Action-Oriented Collaborative to Address the Lack of Diversity
in International School Leadership and Racism in the Sector

By Darnell Fine & Dana Watts

The Diversity Collaborative was born in 2017 to address the lack of diversity in international school leadership. Over the past three years, more than 600 educators from across the globe have signed on, committed to advancing the work of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice... more
GOING GLOBAL

By Gordon Eldridge

Most of our schools include some conception of global citizenship in our guiding statements, perhaps a good umbrella for organizing a systematic approach to anti-racism and social justice. But what does research tell us about developing effective programs for global citizenship?... more

By Xianxuan Xu

Recently there has been a call for teachers to teach disciplinary literacy—literacy skills specialized to individual subject matter, especially in middle and high schools, since experts from different disciplines approach their respective texts quite differently.... more

By Steven Carber

We surveyed international school staff, asking them to suggest the top skills and dispositions needed among professionals working in K-12 international schools. The broad intention was to better connect "the industry" with the university and addressing any perceived disconnect... more
By Margriet Ruurs

Come check out Margriet's latest recommendations:

The Flooded Earth Trilogy by Mardi McConnochie

The Parkour Club by Pam Withers and Arooj Hayat

Music for Tigers by Michelle Kadarusman... more
By Tony DePrato

I've developed a very flexible solution with iPads and some ergonomic tools/devices. The main goal was to have tech that was useful all the time, not just during quarantine, and tech that didn't strain the network with video standards that can't be handled by personal home networks... more

By Kim Marshall

Kim Marshall summarizes an article by authors who applied the Pomodoro principle to an inquiry unit on the 2020 protests, starting with an introduction, then building background knowledge, then assessing students' work and thinking about applications in eight 25-minute learning experiences.... more

By Cara Lavallee

With a literal show-stopping pandemic, performing arts teachers have been forced to re-think their courses, rehearsals, concerts, and shows. How do we keep our students driven and inspired with no final curtain call to motivate them?... more
By Paul Magnuson

Will Richardson says to make sure your class isn't "google disabled." My colleague Bill Tihen puts it this way, more or less: "You have to set up class so there is more to learning than what is googleable." Both are telling us to make sure that what we bring to instruction is more than what can be retreived through a basic search. Googling, in other words, is perhaps best thought about as where learning starts, not where it ends... more
By Dan Kerr

The language that we use each and every day shapes who we are, and has a tremendous impact on those around us. The difficulty is that it takes skill, practice, and courage to think before we speak, and to get the right tone, and to ensure that what comes out of our mouths is actually going to be received in the way that we intended it. Words have the power to crush a person's spirit or to inspire them to be the best that they can be... more
WORTH A GLANCE
From National Geographic: The National Geographic Society COVID-19 Remote Learning Emergency Fund for Educators will distribute support ranging from US$1,000-$8,000 to individual educators to design instructional resources that help educators effectively teach in remote or hybrid learning environments.
From School Leadership & Management: COVID 19 - School Leadership in Disruptive Times
By Alma Harris & Michelle Jones
Covid-19 has exacerbated well-being issues and highlighted how education inequity profoundly affects those in society who have the least. This is a perfect storm with imperfect leadership responses.
From Educators for Antiracism: National Educator Antiracism Conference, A conversation on what antiracism looks like in the ELL/ MLL/ Dual Language classroom with Ms. Nicole Shimizu.

Hong Kong officials to relax cap on local students at international schools, citing pandemic-related spate of expat departures... more

APPOINTMENTS FOR 2020
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Dennis Kelly has been named Principal of NUCB International College. Scheduled to open in September 2022, NUCB International College (NIC) will be situated on the beautiful 200-acre, wooded grounds of Nagoya University of Commerce in Business located in Nisshin City, Japan.
Gustavo Páez has been appointed Primary School Vice Principal at Western Australian International School in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, effective September 2020. Gustavo joins WASS from Santiago College where he was IB Coordinator for 3 years.
Barbara Lonczak has accepted the Director of Enrollment Management position at Branksome Hall Asia. She established the St. Johnsbury Academy Jeju's Office of Admissions. Previously, she was the Director of Admissions at Oakwood Friends School.
Michael Schreider has been appointed Deputy Principal at Branksome Hall Asia, where he was previously a Learning Support teacher. Michael is an experienced administrator who has 12 years of experience as principal.
MaryKay Smith-Gudkova is the Head of School for CIS Education Group in Saint Petersburg, Russia. She has been a school director/principal at several international schools in Europe and Asia.

Corinna Krocker has accepted the Early Childhood Principal position at the Colegio Interamericano in Guatemala. She is currently serving as Interim principal and held the position as Early Childhood Academic Coach.
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UPCOMING RECRUITING FAIRS
ISS-Schrole Advantage iFair
October 15 - 16
Search Associates
Global Virtual Recruitment Fair
October 30 - November 2
ISS-Schrole Advantage iFair
November 15 - 16
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Latin America Virtual Fair
November 13 - 16
ISS-Schrole Advantage iFair
December 15 - 16
Search Associates
Global Virtual Recruitment Fair
December 11 - 14
UPCOMING EVENTS
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