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20 January 2020
For those of us in the United States, these past weeks have been turbulent and have required us all to look deeply at our convictions and address the values we feel are fundamental to our society. This same questioning and concern can be witnessed in every corner of the world as people experience political and societal turmoil that shakes their foundations. As educators, we are being called upon with urgency to provide spaces in which to unpack highly complex concepts of social justice, equity, and human rights, often at a moment's notice.

True to form, teachers and thought leaders have quickly rallied to provide an amazing array of resources to serve our students, helping those at every age level to navigate local and global events and the deeper issues at play. We have gathered a selection below that addresses the recent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, as well as underlying concepts we're facing across the board.

We encourage you all to share with one another and continue to leverage the incredible knowledge base of our community.

Thank you for your daily efforts in guiding this generation of inspiring young people, strong in their ability to be thoughtful, discerning, lifelong learners.

Brittany Betts, TIE CEO

By Emily Boudreau, Harvard Graduate School of Education

By Anne Keeling

The International School Awards 2021 were live streamed Monday, 18 January to schools around the world. The International School of the Year 2021 was awarded to Branksome Hall Asia, South Korea.... more

By CMRubinWorld

The Planet Classroom Network has launched its programming schedule with 28 cultural organizations committed to global programming for and by young people... more

By Jessica Huang

International educators of color shoulder the added burden of having to explain their multi-layered and complex identities, according to Jessica Huang. Entering this field, she was unprepared for the amount of microaggressions she would face... more

By Bridget McNamer

Having coached over 30 women leaders in the past year as they've navigated the leadership search process, it strikes me that some of the same attributes that make so many women effective leaders stand as obstacles to their success in the search process... more
By Mike Simpson

COVID has forced us to act, and our actions have earned the trust of our community. We know that we are not doing everything right yet. But schools are not transformed by people trying to do everything right. Schools are transformed by people trying to do the right thing, and COVID has allowed us to define what that is for our community... more
By Shwetangna Chakrabarty

Recently I was asked by students to audition for the TEDxYouth event they are putting together under the theme of ‘What if…'After critically reasoning, I decided to pick a topic close to my heart, gender equality. I framed my question ‘What if we taught gender equality?' By teaching about gender equality we can aim to achieve it.... more

By Kristen MacConnell

What classroom assessment practices will contribute most to understanding and improving student learning? And what is the role of the teacher leader in supporting student learning through effective assessment practices? Here are some effective strategies and tools... more

By Todd Gribbon

Restorative practice includes elements of collaboration, critical thinking, communication, character, community, and citizenship—all of the attributes we want to foster within a 21st-century learning model of the curriculum.... more

By Kenya J. Washington

As mindful educators, we understand the power of modeling attributes related to inclusivity that we hope to see our students embrace. On-going reflection and action towards further inclusion is essential as we look to create a culturally inclusive environment... more

By Sophie Baillie

Impington Village College, located on the outskirts of Cambridge in the U.K., has been awarded Foundation level for the British Council's prestigious International School Award in recognition of its work to bring the world into the classroom..... more

By Ben Fishman and Josh Lange

Concordia International School Shanghai has forged a partnership that allows international school students and staff to work together with local Chinese in community development efforts, mainly through education and health projects in rural parts of the country... more

By Sharon Canadine

The student population at Colegio Interamericano in Guatemala City has been steadily growing over the past 40 years. Thanks to a recent expansion project, the school now covers 15.5 acres and includes state-of-the-art facilities.... more
How have you addressed the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol in your classroom?
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By Daniel Kerr

So I was walking home from the store the other day when I stumbled upon a dried up and sad looking Christmas tree lying right in the middle of the lane. It had lost most of its needles and a few of the branches were snapped and barely hanging on, and I felt kind of depressed honestly when I bent down to pick it up. Just as I was dragging it to the side of the curb, I spotted a single piece of tinsel clinging to one of the branches… a little thread of silver that flashed and sparkled and danced in the air. It made me think of the year that we all just went through... more
By Margriet Ruurs

Discovering a "new" favourite author can be a great classroom tool. Their books can be part of a series or they can be very different from each other. Today I'd like you to meet Wendy Orr. Born in Canada, she lives in Australia and writes award-winning books... more

By Michael Nachbar

2021 is the year we will—we must—act on what 2020 revealed to us about why education matters and how it needs to improve. There's no question schools are still in an unsettled state. While we're all still making sense of what will happen next week or month, taking time to look forward is a worthwhile endeavor... more

By Kim Marshall

In this article in Mathematics Teacher summarized by Kim Marshall, Emily Bonner suggests five "cornerstones" of culturally responsive mathematics teaching: knowledge, communication, relationships and trust, reflection and revision, and power... more
By Paul Magnuson

You would think that summer camp and the academic school year would inform each other. That each program would take the best of the other program, based on the evidence, and through doing so, improve the quality of both programs. In our experience, that hasn't been the case... more
By Matt Piercy

The Mastery Transcript Consortium® (MTC) officially launched in 2017 with a purpose of introducing a digital high school transcript. The intent to provide a venue for students to showcase their "unique strengths, abilities, interests, and histories fostered, understood, and celebrated." The train HAS arrived... more
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