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TIE Newsletter

28 October 2020
TIE Is Transitioning Too

We hope that the start to this complicated school year is going as well as possible! 
It has been a year of change and compromise that has demanded great flexibility from everyone. Here at TIE, we have been thinking through how best to serve the international school community during this time of uncertainty. 

After careful analysis, we have decided to discontinue publication of the print edition of The International Educator newspaper, in print since 1986. With school openings still so uncertain, it became clear that this distribution model would no longer be able to adequately serve our community. 

TIE will now be pivoting to make sure our international schools can be served to the fullest through our digital platform. We will continue to provide all of our content --articles, news, stories, research, and more -- to an ever-increasing audience through our website, email, and social media channels. Our new model of publishing regular digital content will allow for more timely and responsive pieces, continue to fuel dialogue on important and emerging topics within our community, and offer increased exposure to school and job advertisements.

We are excited to share that the new TIE website will be launching soon! It will incorporate significant updates to both job seeking tools and content delivery with a special focus on showcasing your individual teaching skills, building your career, and matching you to the right school and job.
During this transition, active memberships with TIE will continue without interruption. We will be sending you details on all the new features in the coming weeks. 

As members of TIE, you have participated directly and meaningfully in strengthening the bonds of a community we first convened over three decades ago. We look forward to building on that foundation even more effectively going forward. 

Brittany Betts
CEO, The International Educator

By Naima Thompson

After teaching drama and theater for more than 30 years in the international arena, Naima Thompson believes that all educators need to be asking themselves what deep-seated beliefs impact the way in which they engage with students and whether they are truly clear on where they stand in relation to such issues as anti-blackness and white fragility... more

By Eli Petersen

Teachers will try almost anything for their students, including, it turns out, teaching remotely with no internet. When Algeria's Baccalaureate exams prompted an internet blackout during the week of September 13, staff at American International School of Algiers got creative... more
LANGUAGE MATTERS
Research, insights, and practical wisdom from the global education community, empowering all teachers to serve multilingual learners in international schools.

By Jon Nordmeyer

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 Matt Harris

Protecting children is of paramount concern to all international schools worldwide. Hundreds of educators have given their time to initiatives that have resulted in standards of practice that are now widely applied. But training all members of a school community in this area is a complex proposition... more

A TIE interview

Bobbi McDaniel became Director of the American International School of Monrovia in Liberia at the start of the 2020 school year. Briefly setting aside the many demands on her attention, she answered a few of our questions about stepping into this role in this era of uncertainty... more
How does your school educate parents about important shifts in its approaches to learning?
By Daniel Wickner

I'm a half-Asian, half-White straight cisgender American male without disabilities of Korean-Japanese and Russian-American Jewish ancestry who speaks English, Spanish, Korean, and Japanese. I'm writing this because it matters to my students. My identity matters for how effectively I can reach, support, and affirm each of them... more
By Paul Magnuson

Ten years ago my colleagues and I developed a classroom observation tool. Among other data, it tracked how often teachers asked a question to which they did not know the answer. You can probably guess how often this part of the tool was used. Hardly at all. In other words, although teachers asked a lot of questions, they asked so few questions to which they didn't know the answer that it didn't make sense to keep track of them... more

By Ben Fishman

As global educators, we want our students to be open-minded, culturally aware, and to appreciate and celebrate diversity. But racism, discrimination, and various forms of bias impact us all. How can we prepare our students for positive encounters in a culturally diverse world?.... more

By Shwetangna Chakrabarty

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 Diana Shanaa

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 Bonnie Billak

The use of face masks presents a number of challenges for ESL students, as much of language learning and comprehension is based on visual perception of facial body language. Teachers need to alter their methods to ensure that all students experience maximum success... more
By Margriet Ruurs

Come check out Margriet's latest recommendations for some not-so-obvious scary books that are a treat to share around Halloween:

From Far Away by Robert Munsch
Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier
Seven Dead Pirates...and more
By Tony DePrato

I've rounded up some creative and innovative iPad solutions for engaging students in the classroom and at home... more

By Kim Marshall

In this summary of an Education Week article by Catherine Gewertz, Kim Marshall offers a number of suggestions on how to reduce screen time for students. Teachers need to be critical consumers of technology.... more


There's an enormous amount of change happening in education right now, change that has both required rapid response and has raised long-term questions about school. We asked school leaders: "What's something you want to keep post-COVID?"... more
WORTH A GLANCE

By Roger L. Martin , Richard Straub and Julia Kirby
APPOINTMENTS FOR 2020
Share your appointment news with TIE by uploading it directly here or emailing us.
Elizabeth L. Phillips has been appointed the Lower School Principal at Casablanca American School in Morocco, where she most recently served as acting Lower School Principal and prior to that, Vice Principal.
James Mattiace is now Secondary School Principal at the American School in Taichung. He comes to Taiwan after 23 years in education and having previously been an administrator at the International School of Panama.
Philippe Caron-Audet has been appointed Secondary School Director at the International School of Boston/Lycée International de Boston. Graduate of McGill in French language, culture and literature, Philippe is also Lead Educator in the IB educators network.
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
November 15 - 16

Search Associates
Global Virtual Recruitment Fair
October 30 - November 2
ISS-Schrole Advantage iFair
December 15 - 16
Search Associates
Latin America Virtual Fair
November 13 - 16

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.
Closing the Gap 
28 October 2020-11 November 2020

AISH Being a Mission-Focused School Leader  
01 November 2020- 30 November 2020

AISH Creating a Positive Culture of Governance 
01 November 2020- 30 November 

Organisation to Decolonise International Schools Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Singapore International Schools
01 November 2020- 09 November 

AASSA Promoting Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Early Childhood and Elementary Curriculum
02 November 2020

Innovative School Summit
04 November 2020- 08 November 

KDP Convo 2020
05 November 2020- 07 November 

Supporting Diverse Learners in a VUCA World
07 November 2020- 08 November 

13th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
09 November 2020- 11 November 

National Convening on Personalized Learning
09 November 2020- 10 November 

AASSA Promoting Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Early Childhood and Elementary Curriculum
09 November 2020
CIS Tackling Racism Workshop
Intercultural Competence
11 November 2020- 12 November 

47th AMLE Annual Conference
12 November 2020- 14 November 

AASSA Beyond Performance: The Work of Equity and Justice in International Schools
12 November 2020

ISS Diversity Collaborative
12 November 2020

AIELOC and Women of Color in ELT Conference
14 November 2020- 15 November 

AISA: Designing the Future of
International Education in Africa
14 November 2020

CIEE International Education and Exchange Summit
16 November 2020- 20 November 

ISS Mary Anne Haas Webinars: Reflect, Recharge and Reinforce Womenars
16 November 2020

CIS Forum on International Admission & Guidance
17 November 2020- 19 November 

AASSA Making Mathematics Visible: Documenting Learning in the Digital Era
17 November 2020

TEACHER LEADER INSTITUTE

Don't miss this upcoming online learning experience
Empowering Students Through Assessment
7 November- 5 December 2020
Registration Link
LOOKING FOR A JOB?
Here are a few recent listings:

EGYPT, EL ALSSON INTERNATIONAL, ENGLISH / LANGUAGE ARTS
CHINA, TEDA GLOBAL ACADEMY, ESL / EFL
MAURITANIA, TLC INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, CLASSROOM TEACHER
VIETNAM, WESTERN AUSTRALIAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS, CURRICULUM COORDINATOR
GUATEMALA, COLEGIO INTERAMERICANO, SCIENCE
CAMBODIA, FOOTPRINTS INTERNATIONAL , HEAD OF SCHOOL
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL IN EGYPT, CLASSROOM TEACHER
BAHRAIN, BEACON PRIVATE SCHOOL, LIBRARY
INDIA, CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, LIBRARY
BOLIVIA, SANTA CRUZ COOPERATIVE SCHOOL, ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL
BRAZIL, SCHOOL OF THE NATIONS - BRAZIL, SCIENCE
COLOMBIA, COLEGIO ALBANIA - COLOMBIA, CLASSROOM TEACHER
SUDAN, KHARTOUM AMERICAN SCHOOL, SOCIAL STUDIES
CHINA, THE HIGH SCHOOL ATTACHED , PSYCHOLOGY
PANAMA, MAGEN DAVID ACADEMY, OTHER
KUWAIT, AMERICAN SCHOOL OF KUWAIT, ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL

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