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15 April 2021

By Mrs. Jean Candol-Piscioneri

Despite uncertainty, and constant changes in our daily or weekly schedule, science lab activities at Seoul International School continue to be implemented effectively through flexible thinking and focusing on the possibilities rather than limitations... more

By By Robert van der Eyken

Students at Academia Cotopaxi's school newspaper asked Director Robert van der Eyken to contribute an article on what has been learned over the past year. In this powerful reflection, he submits that 2021 offers an opportunity to apply lessons learned to future challenges... more

By Kristin Simmers

While today's unprecedented levels of educational challenge may merit equally unprecedented levels of teacher support, it can be hard to know where to begin, or even who to trust. Educators need to critically evaluate educational claims and pedagogy. Here's a way forward... more

The practice of wearing a hijab and abaya at international schools is not always viewed as being in keeping with the school's "international" image, according to Zenaida Cubbinz, who also notes that hijabis tend to be hired to teach very specific subjects... more

By Wyatt Franz

Things are changing daily in Myanmar for the author and his family. Navigating this amount of flux and uncertainty can feel overwhelming. Focusing on what is, Wyatt lets us walk in his shoes... more

By Dr. Rachel Ball

Formative assessment presents a powerful opportunity for improving student outcomes. Here are several practical suggestions for providing formative feedback to students in hybrid and virtual learning settings... more

By Mark G. Harrison, Stephen E. Chatelier, & Elke M. Van dermijnsbrugge

Wellbeing has become an area of increasing focus for international schools, and now it's been added to the ever-growing list of things for which teachers are responsible... more
By Dr Karen L. Taylor

The whole point of the learning sciences is to use what we know about human cognition in order to create the best possible environment for student learning, so taking cognitive load into account when preparing a lesson is critical... 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 Bambi Betts

Recruiters today are looking for tangible, compelling evidence of quality teaching. PTC Director Bambi Betts outlines the standards of practice for international school teachers and how to provide compelling evidence that you meet them... more

By Heather Cronk and Ben Fishman

In the interest of advocating for the rights for all children, supporting at-risk children, and sharing best practices for child protection, Heather Cronk led the effort to create a Child Protection Advocacy Network in Kenya. She shares the story to encourage others on this path... more

By Kim Marshall

Including students in shaping what will be assessed by co-constructing success criteria has proven an effective way to improve student writing, according to Jennifer Gonzalez. "It's essentially backward planning with students for success."... more
What have you learned
over the past year?
By Stephen Dexter, Jr.

Several years ago, I invited an expert on data from the National University of Singapore to visit and help me realign my definition of success in school and how I measured it. She sat down in my office as I closed the door, gently sipping from the tea I had served her, and smiled, waiting for my response to her question. "Well, what is it? You must be doing something well?"
I felt a small lump in my throat. No one had asked me that question in three years at the school... more
Global Book Reviews

By Margriet Ruurs

April 21 is Earth Day. It will be celebrated around the world by planting seeds, picking garbage, starting a recycle program or in many other ways of being kind to the earth. In addition to projects, you can also celebrate Earth Day through those wonderful books... more
By Paul Magnuson

Lately we've been focused on directly impacting students, from supporting individual passion projects to creating entire programs. Yet I feel we've only just started to touch on teacher and student agency and I'm a little plagued by the thought that we might only be tinkering. What if we are so stuck in legacy thinking that we can't even see future possibilities?... more
By Matthew Piercy

What does the research says about the nature of wonder and curiosity? Not a lot. Turns out there is little if any scrutiny of the value of curiosity in learning. Yet, there is artistry behind designing approaches that truly listen to learners and provide the right conditions for revelling in wonder... more
APPOINTMENT NEWS
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George Stewart has been named Superintendent at the American School Foundation Monterrey in Mexico, beginning July 2021. He is currently the Head of Education Strategy at EF Education First.
Kelly Grogan has been appointed Head of School at Achieve Xiamen International School, China, beginning May 2021. Kelly holds a Doctorate in Education, Global Leadership from Lamar University.
Emily MacLean has been named Head of the Junior School at Branksome Hall, effective July 1, 2021. She began her teaching career here a decade ago, before taking on a number of international leadership roles. 
WORTH A GLANCE

Katie Novak & Mirko Chardin

Michael Kokozos
& Maru Gonzalez
UPCOMING EVENTS
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SWITZERLAND, INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF GENEVA, PHYSICAL ED / HEALTH
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CHINA, HEFEI AMBRIGHT (THOMAS) SCHOOL, COUNSELOR / PSYCHOLOGIST
PANAMA, MAGEN DAVID ACADEMY, CLASSROOM TEACHER
COLOMBIA, COLEGIO ALBANIA - COLOMBIA, CLASSROOM TEACHER
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, CLASSROOM TEACHER
KUWAIT, AMERICAN SCHOOL OF KUWAIT, SCIENCE
EGYPT, CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, MATH
KOSOVO, INTERNATIONAL LEARNING SCHOOL, MUSIC
MYANMAR, YANGON ACADEMY, SOCIAL STUDIES
INDIA, KODAIKANAL INTERNATIONAL , COUNSELOR / PSYCHOLOGIST
USA, INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF DENVER, COUNSELOR / PSYCHOLOGIST
KOREA, TAEJON CHRISTIAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, BUSINESS STUDIES
VIETNAM, SINGAPORE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, CLASSROOM TEACHER
KOREA, YONGSAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHYSICAL ED / HEALTH
HONG KONG, JOCKEY CLUB SARAH ROE SCHOOL, SPECIAL ED / RESOURCE
SUDAN, KHARTOUM AMERICAN SCHOOL, MUSIC
JAPAN, NUCB INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE, DRAMA
MEXICO, PETERSON SCHOOLS, THE, ESL / EFL

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