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6 January 2021
Together is better! Students at Dalian American International School in in Dalian, Liaoning, China find opportunities to conduct meaningful service-learning projects despite the pandemic.

By Susanna Thomas

Grieving the loss of a dear friend, Susanna Thomas is finding it difficult to return to the classroom routine as the second term gets under way. What supports exist for educators experiencing profound grief? And when will we start talking about the issue in earnest?... more

By Kim Cofino

Many of us acknowledge that diversity in international schools is a foundational value. However, in practice, we rarely see that diversity reflected in our leadership positions. Kim Cofino has interviewed over 70 successful women in leadership and has come away with many insights... more
Research, insights, and practical wisdom from the global education community, empowering all teachers to serve multilingual learners in international schools.
By Mariana Castro and Christina Nelson

Critical reflection among educators is a central aspect of the effort to engage in advocacy and in the fight for social justice in international schools. Transforming our schools into sites of belonging means analyzing ingrained norms and rooting out exclusionary practices.... more

By Priya Shah

How do we create a group culture of "can do" math in a safe environment with ample support? This research adds to the growing body of work on the concept of mathematical resilience, taking a close look at case studies involving third culture kids and students with IEPs... more

By Justin Sheehan

Unable to travel out of province due to the global pandemic, students and teachers at Dalian American International School developed a partnership with regional corporations in order to bring online learning opportunities to children in local communities... more
What supports does your school have in place for
staff who are grieving?
By Kristen MacConnell

In 2020 it felt as though Monday was repeating itself day after day, yet each of those days presented new and unexpected challenges. It seemed like just when things couldn't get worse they somehow did. Eventually the "Mondays" turned into Blursdays…each day was so similar it was hard to tell what day of the week it actually was. The good news is we survived... more
By Shwetangna Chakrabarty

As we step into 2021, we all will look back at 2020 as a year of the education revolution. Let's walk into 2021 with some solid intentions, starting with a shift from Well Done to Wellbeing, from Globalisation to Glocalisation, from Infrastructure to Infostructure... more

By Mick Amundson-Geisel

The Myanmar International School Counselors Association (MISCA) has allowed its members to stay connected professionally and offer mutual support. But it has also empowered students to pursue their personal and educational goals... more

By Joy Jameson

Since teachers are key players in the educational process, should they have a voice in school decision making related to COVID-induced changes? Should they be invited to participate and have a say in admin meetings at which key decisions are made?... more

By Eric Hudson

What can we learn from teachers who are navigating hybrid learning? Focusing on making a hybrid class as interactive as possible pays off with better learning outcomes and happier students and teachers.... more

By Kim Marshall

"It's looking as though all schools should be able to open fully in the fall," says Jal Mehta of the Harvard Graduate School of Education. "The pandemic is giving us an opportunity to make a pivot that we should have made long ago." Here are some thoughts on how we might do it... more

Principals' Training Center
June / July Institutes
We've gone virtual! Schedule now available.

Registration opens 18th January. Join us! 
By Matthew Piercy

Erin Meyer, author of "Culture Map" recently published another book alongside Netflix co-founder and CEO Reed Hastings. It attests to the importance of freedom and responsibility. Late in the book, cultural "maps" or charts are utilized to depict how countries compare one with another, along behavioral scales. For example, communication tending to be high versus low context. Or, leading being more egalitarian or hierarchical. The results are revelatory... more
By Margriet Ruurs

If you work at an international school, chances are that you like to travel. If you like to both read and travel, here are some of my favorite books to curl up with... more
WORTH A GLANCE

By Lindsay Pérez Huber

By Jack Zenger
and Joseph Folkman
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
Search Associates Recruiting Fair
Bangkok, Thailand       
January 9-12, 2021
Search Associates Recruiting Fair
London, U.K.
January 15-18, 2021
ISS Schrole-Advantage iFair Recruiting Fair
January 15-16, 2021
Search Associates Recruiting Fair
Cambridge, MA -USA
January 22-25, 2021
Search Associates Recruiting Fair
Hong Kong, China
January 15-17, 2021
University of Northern Iowa (UNI)
Cedar Falls, IA - USA
February 5-6, 2021
UPCOMING EVENTS
Check out the TIE Event Calendar for upcoming events, webinars, and job fairs on- and offline within the international education world.
ISS Blended Learning Immersion: Strengthening Community in a Blended Environment
January 11, 2021
ISS-CGC Monthly Conversation
January 11, 2021

CIS Child Protection Foundation Workshop
January 19-21, 2021

ECIS Leadership Summits
January 20, 2020

ECIS Middle Leaders Certificate Overview
January 22, 2021

AASSA Lessons Learned Through Virtual Learning
January 26, 2021

ASCD 2021 Leadership Summit on Educator Mental Health and Wellness
January 27-29, 2021

ECIS Implementing a Resilience-Based SEL Program: Promoting Student Success & Providing a Social-Emotional Vaccine
January 28, 2020

ISS Your Story Through Music
Jan 30, 2020
Teacher Leader courses:

15 February- 22 March 2021

22 March- 26 April 2021  
 
EAL Course:
Feb 21 - May 1 2021
LOOKING FOR A JOB?
Here are a few recent listings:
HONG KONG, AMERICAN SCHOOL HONG KONG, CLASSROOM TEACHER
CHINA, SHANGHAI LIVINGSTON AMERICAN SCHOOL, ESL / EFL
GERMANY, BERLIN METROPOLITAN SCHOOL, OTHER
MOROCCO, THE AMERICAN SCHOOL OF MARRAKESH, ART
EGYPT, EL ALSSON INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, MATH
TAIWAN, VICTORIA ACADEMY, ENGLISH / LANGUAGE ARTS
SWITZERLAND, A+ WORLD ACADEMY, OTHER
EGYPT, EL ALSSON INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, SCIENCE
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, CLASSROOM TEACHER
CHINA, ZHONGTIAN BEIJING PRIMARY, ENGLISH / LANGUAGE ARTS
MYANMAR, YANGON ACADEMY, PHYSICS
KOREA, TAEJON CHRISTIAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, ENGLISH / LANGUAGE ARTS
SAUDI ARABIA, RIYADH SCHOOLS-DIRECT, ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL
SPAIN, AMERICAN SCHOOL OF VALENCIA, ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL
VIETNAM, SINGAPORE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, CLASSROOM TEACHER
JAPAN, NUCB INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE, INFO TECH(IT) / COMPUTERS

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