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31 March 2021

Service learning, according to Kelly Owens, is problematic in that it reinforces the "savior" mentality among students at international schools. A different approach, community-based engagement, shows them the importance of working together for the betterment of all... more

By Doris Suchet, ISC Research

Demand for international education during childhood and adolescence continues to rise, even with the impact of COVID-19. The reasons for this trend are explored in a white paper recently published by ISC Research and summarized here... more

By Ahaan Chakrabarty

For his Grade 10 IB Middle Years Programme Personal Project, Ahaan Chakrabarty decided to build a solar power bank that his fellow students would use at school to charge their phones. In the era of COVID-19, staying charged up and connected is all the more critical... more

By David Willows

A year ago, a team at the International School of Brussels embarked upon a quest to unlearn Advancement. Dismantling such an established part of the school's administration was bound to be a challenge. A year and a pandemic later, here are 5 ways in which their work has changed.... more

By Bambi Betts

Standards for teachers is not a new idea. Standards for teachers reflecting the unique international needs? Gathering steam. What is new? Truly using them as drivers for learning in view of keeping an outstanding teacher in every classroom every day... more
By Kim Cofino

Although we may have the perception that there are more women moving into leadership roles in recent years, the data shows that is not the case. Kim Cofino explores the roots of this ongoing problem in international schools around the world.... more

The crew that produces Nevertheless has commissioned another four female illustrators from South America, Africa, the Middle East and China to produce a new set of posters featuring role models in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, now available in eight languages. Listen to their podcast episode on STEM Role Models here.

By Lily Chang

Lily Chang is wondering if the DEI movement is not perpetuating an Us vs. Them mentality. Is it not time, she argues, for us to move past skin color and simply discuss how we can all be more inclusive?... more

The student group AIS Against Human Trafficking hosted their annual panel virtually on CNN's #MyFreedomDay, spreading awareness about modern-day slavery.... more

By Kim Marshall

Misinformation is difficult to fight once it's out in the digital wild. The authors of an article in Behavioral Scientist summarized here suggest a novel approach for preventing the spread of misinformation: prebunking... more
The Shared Leadership Column

By Priyanka Jethani

Shared leadership is built on trust and honesty, is authentic, sets clear expectations, and empowers others in the community to grow and learn and prosper. But how do we get there? Priyanka Jethani shares the genesis of her own journey... more

American School of Bahrain (ASB), the newest addition to Esol Education's global family of schools, is situated on an expansive 60,000 square meter, state-of-the-art campus. Located in Riffa, ASB is home to one of the most advanced learning environments on the island.... more

By Dr Danau Tanu

"Racism" and "global citizenship" sound incompatible. This past year, however, we've been forced to acknowledge that systemic racism exists even within the international school ecosystem, where students unknowingly absorb the racial biases of a hidden curriculum... more
Is your school rethinking its approach to service learning?
By Helen Kelly

In my recent study into school leader wellbeing during the COVID 19 crisis 70% of the 721 school leaders who took part say they have come close to breaking point at some time during 2020. Even allowing for a response bias, that figure is worryingly high and is worthy of closer examination. This time, school leaders tell their own stories. What is published here are their unedited responses to the question "what is challenging you most at the moment..." more
By Shwetangna Chakrabarty

The future is closer than expected; schools around the world are now struggling with this change or paradigm shift. The solution is to learn and teach a strategy that will equip students with problem-solving strategies-design thinking... more
By Matthew Piercy

As of late I find myself swirling, if not drowning, in acronyms. First SPACS and now most remarkable of all, NFTs. Non-fungible tokens. Never one to be a laggard I took a deeper dive.. And to simply know what NTF stands for is not enough. More than "all the rage," NFTs likey are the future. In layman's terms, digital items being bought and sold with digital money... more
By Daniel Kerr

So just last week as I was greeting the kids off of the buses, a student said to me, "Mr. Kerr, it always looks like you are smiling under your mask but I've never actually seen your face." So I stepped back several feet, far away from anyone around me, and pulled my mask off to the side for a quick second to give him a huge smile that stretched from ear to ear. He said, "Yup, just like I imagined," and then off he went with his friends to the playground. After the joy flashed, I was heavy with a pretty deep sense of sadness… I am so done with this pandemic... more
By Margriet Ruurs

Books can help create awareness of traditional and cultural holidays around the world. There are many wonderful stories, including fiction and nonfiction, about seasonal celebrations like Passover, Easter, Eid and Mimouna... more
APPOINTMENT NEWS
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Sarah McCormack has been appointed as the Primary Principal at Bangkok Patana School. She has been the School Principal at St Andrew's College Junior School, Dublin since 2017.
Matt Seddon has been appointed Secondary Principal at Bangkok Patana School starting in August 2021. He previously served as Deputy Head of School at Kellett School, Hong Kong.
Bodo Heiliger has been appointed Head of School at The International School – Portland, Oregon, USA. He previously served as Head of Elementary.


WORTH A GLANCE

Educational Leadership

The Planet Classroom Podcast 
is now live

In this episode of Planet Classroom, Orb introduces stories from around the world including India, Australia, Kyrgyzstan and the United States. The creators of Stephen Hawking and Me, 106 Days, The Letter, What Happened to Dujuan Armstrong?, and Winner of Peace explore themes of global leadership, migration, multiculturalism and racial bias with the voices of youth.

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CONGO-REPUBLIC, AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF BRAZZAVILLE, SOCIAL STUDIES
KUWAIT, UNIVERSAL AMERICAN SCHOOL, CURRICULUM COORDINATOR
VIETNAM, WESTERN AUSTRALIAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, MATH
CHINA, TEDA GLOBAL ACADEMY, ENGLISH / LANGUAGE ARTS
SUDAN, KHARTOUM AMERICAN SCHOOL, MUSIC
HONG KONG, QUARRY BAY SCHOOL, CLASSROOM TEACHER
KOREA, TAEJON CHRISTIAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, MATH
SWITZERLAND, INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF GENEVA, HEAD OF SCHOOL
MEXICO, PETERSON SCHOOLS, THE, ESL / EFL
PAKISTAN, SCARSDALE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, HISTORY
NICARAGUA, AMERICAN NICARAGUAN SCHOOL, ENGLISH / LANGUAGE ARTS
THAILAND, THAI INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, OTHER
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, TAALEEM SCHOOLS, SPECIAL ED / RESOURCE
EGYPT, MODERN ENGLISH SCHOOL CAIRO, FOREIGN LANGUAGES
SUDAN, KHARTOUM AMERICAN SCHOOL, SPECIAL ED / RESOURCE
MAURITANIA, AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, CLASSROOM TEACHER
USA, INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF DENVIR, ART
KOSOVO, INTERNATIONAL LEARNING SCHOOL, SCIENCE

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