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25 May 2022

By David Willows

I find myself reflecting on the fact that when something stops, even for a while, it stops being inevitable… So, did the pandemic really break school… more

By Jérémie Rostan

The “authentic needs” addressed by service learners are second-order deficiency needs. They are issues of capability and sustainability… more

By Chip Barder

Strategic policy development is a critically important but often overlooked responsibility of international school boards... more

By Jennifer Abrams

Suspending certainty asks us to remain open to multiple possibilities and multiple points of view, to not rush to judgment... more

By Fandy Diney and Daniel Wickner

Fandy and Daniel discuss the alignment between identity centered learning and a holistic approach to international education... more

By Kathy Patton

In this Pearl, Kathy suggests moving from an individual skill-based model to a broader model to determine next step strategies for learners... more

By Bernadette Roberts

After a two-year break from “real” formally assessed exams, the upcoming exam period is sure to be more daunting than ever… more

By Rachida Dahman

As graduation approaches, a teacher shares a letter with prayers for her students... more

By Vickie Swann

Practical ways to be S.U.R.E. you take the necessary steps to find your north star within an organization while staying true to self... more

By Drew Vahey

One man’s experience during a month of living in lockdown in Shanghai… more

By Michelle Collin

RefugArt combines art and philanthropy to raise awareness of the plight of refugees through an annual student-led event... more

By Canadian International School of Hong Kong Wind Chamber Ensemble and Upper School Low Brass

The day before on-campus classes resumed, the Wind Chamber Ensemble and Upper School Low Brass wanted to perform for one last time virtually... more
By Daniel Kerr

It was 10 years ago this month that a very close friend of mine, and a fantastic Middle School teacher with me at the time, died very unexpectedly and very quickly from an aggressive form of throat cancer... The enduring sentiments, the life lessons, and the immediate call to action that came out of honest and heartbreaking conversations with him positively changed my life forever, and made me a better father, friend, husband and leader. more
By Margriet Ruurs

Nonfiction picture books can be a great teaching tool when talking about the environment. These new titles can be used with students of all ages to discuss science as well as art and writing. more
By Mike Simpson

Once a week in their Culture and Communication classes, our students in Grades 2 to 5 read a chapter of The Odyssey – the Ancient Greek tale of hero Odysseus and his men trying to get home after the Trojan War. The story itself is very entertaining but the students are also asked to use the story to think about some very big ideas. Every lesson we record the wisdom of our students and I thought I would share some of that wisdom with you. more
By Shwetangna Chakrabarty

With Covid resurging in China, a new challenge has snowballed towards international schools in China-Teacher Retention. International teachers are leaving the country due to two main reasons-the uncertainty of seeing their family members/crossing borders, and the uncertainty of the dynamic Covid situation. The recent lockdown in Shanghai and Beijing has been the last straw to an already existing condition of mental exhaustion from isolation. more
By Matthew Piercy

In a world increasingly topsy turvy by politics, hypothetical iterations of the Internet, climatic dystopianism and more, wisdom and laughter are of critical importance. Now is no time to revert to passivity or to remain idle and uncreative. Nor can we be as amenable school age children tethered to a desk, inside four walls, disempowered so much as to need to ask for permission to even use the restroom. more

Tracy Dennis-Tiwary
Character Lab

Jenna Chandler-Ward, Brian Caselli Jordan, and Qiana Ganges
Teaching While White Podcast
Patrick Hurworth has been appointed Head of Dover campus at UWC South East Asia.
Emmanuel Niyibizi has been appointed Senior School Principal at the Aga Khan Academy Maputo in Mozambique.
Juan Jacobs Sheblak has been appointed Secondary School Deputy Principal of the Middle School at the United Nations International School Hanoi in Vietnam.
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BMEsTalk Learn to Lead Series (May 25/Jun 29/Jul 27/Aug 31, 2022)
May 25, 2022
Governance Training Center - Welcome to the Board!
May 29, 2022
AEILOC Self Care Sunday (BIPOC only)
May 29, 2022
Whiteness Accountability Group for International Educators
Jun 2, 2022
ALI Learning Conference - Africa in the Curriculum
Jun 11, 2022
PTC Instructional Supervision and Evaluation (online)
Jun 18 - 24, 2022
AIELOC Translanguaging: Designing Equitable Multilingual Learning Spaces
Jun 18, 2022
PTC Assessment Leadership in the International School
Jun 20 - 26, 2022
AIELOC Navigating Boundaries
Jun 21, 2022
CTC Getting to Solutions: The Heart of Counseling
Jun 23 - 27, 2022
TIE Resume Workshop
Jun 23, 2022
AIELOC Transforming our Institutions to Defend and Empower Student Identities
Jun 23, 2022
AIELOC Pursuing our Collective Leadership and Pathways for DEIJ
Jun 25, 2022
PTC Leadership and Team Dynamics (online)
Jun 27 - Jul 3, 2022
PTC Curriculum Leadership in the International School
Jun 28 - Jul 4, 2022
PTC Creating an Effective School
Jun 28 - Jul 4, 2022

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