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4 August 2021

Daniel A. Kerr, elementary principal of the American School of Paris, David Callaway, elementary principal of International Community School of Addis Ababa, and Veronica Kaypaghian, elementary principal of InterAmerican Academy of Guayaquil, Ecuador were selected as the three International School educators for the 2021 National Distinguished Principals Award... more

By Anne Keeling

What skillsets are essential to today's international school teachers? These and many more questions were addressed at the Edruptors Conference which was hosted online by ISC Research in July...more

By Bridget McNamer

The women pictured here were intrepid travelers to the pioneer Sidecar Summit, a gathering of adventurous women leaders in preK-12 education. ...more

On the first of July, TIE formally welcomed two new members to its editorial committee. International educators Doline Ndorimana and Joel Jr Llaban joined the four other members to form a long-awaited expanded editorial committee.... more

By Kim Cofino

It might feel easy to dismiss outdated stereotypes, but when it comes to seeking leadership positions many of those traditional expectations are still prevalent in the international school circuit... more

By Jerome Lingo

My hope is that sharing my personal narrative will be an empowering way to raise a sense of urgency after revealing the challenges that our fellow educators face and finding ways on how we, as a community, are suited to help each other to do better.... more

By Edutec Alliance Podcast

Arnie Bieber, shares his ideas and experiences in embedding a strong mission and a solid strategy in schools, leading innovation, and learning for the 21st century. Inspire, engage, empower... more

By Dana Shpak
Grade 12 - The International School of Luxembourg

"Moving to a new place and learning a new language helped me become the best version of myself." more

By Leda Cedo

"Pearl of Wisdom" shared during the PTC summer training session by educator and leader, Leda Cedo addresses personal reflections around diversity, equity and inclusion... more

By Natasha Winnard

Moving overseas often means saying goodbye to grandparents. Those children lucky enough to still have a grandma, a grandpa - or older aunts and uncles - in their lives benefit from something called "Intergenerational support". It is a two-way relationship that benefits everyone's well-being. How can we help our mobile kids have supportive and nurturing relationships with adult relatives in their lives? What can we do to make sure that they remain connected and supported?... more

By Jerrill M. Adams, Alan Kennedy & Lavious Daniels

In this webinar hosted by AIELOC and KDSL Global, three black men who work in international education share their experiences... more

By Anuradha Monga

In this year's retreat, CAMP and TAISI introduced mediation as an approach to resolving disputes, aimed to be part of a larger effort to steer international schools towards this practice... more
Have you announced your new position yet?

By The International School of Beijing

Committed to a healthy, whole-child education, ISB is encouraging students to take a break during the summer vacation, have some fun, and enjoy activities like exercise and reading.

Ms. Dracz's dedication to write and publish Tarps Off in addition to her full-time job allowed her to fulfill a dream of becoming an author. What an inspiration to her students! more
By Stephen Dexter

I love sports because they bring a ruthless simplicity to life. You win or you lose. There are boundaries and nets, the rules are clear and there aren't excuses. I will sidestep the irony of how this juxtaposes with the Olympic spirit, but my point is that this simplicity is very different from my day job. It would be relatively easy if all we had to do was achieve, to get a number that indicated we did a great job. But I'm not convinced that's why I get up in the morning.... more
By Shwetangna Chakrabarty

As an educator, I do not set a goal for achieving higher grades only, in fact, the goal is always to gain understanding. But the students who gain understanding and go the extra mile, get the perfect score. Hence my translation of the perfect score is perfect knowledge and understanding... more
By Matthew Piercy

As the world attempts to reinstate "normalcy," there are clearly different baselines or targets amongst countries...Regardless of what is happening or is planned to happen, I have felt maybe more than ever before, a near mandate to reflect on where we have been.... more
Global Book Reviews

By Margriet Ruurs

There is an expression that says 'Walk a mile in my shoes' - meaning that you cannot understand someone else's struggles and problems until you have tried to see things from their side. The following books let you 'walk a mile in someone else's shoes' - and see what it is like to be confined to a wheelchair, to be homeless, have an abusive parent or face many other obstacles in life.... more
Rebecca Kramer - Colegio Interamericano in Guatemala has appointed Rebecca Kramer as the new Early Childhood Education Principal.
Derek Nelson has been appointed as the Elementary Principal at Tashkent International School in Uzbekistan
David Longworth will be starting as the Primary Principal at International School Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Check out the TIE Event Calendar for upcoming events, webinars, and job fairs on- and offline within the international education world.

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