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19 January 2022

By Kristen MacConnell

A common challenge voiced by new teacher leaders is navigating the transition from team member to team leader. Teacher leaders share which factors contributed to their current leadership success... more

By Kim Cofino

The secret to feeling confident and capable in a confrontation is both understanding the process and practicing your actions until there are very few surprises left... more

By Jane Larsson

The Council of International Schools (CIS) has moved away from using the terms "host country" and "host country national" in light of the changing landscape of international education... more

By Viki Stiebert

In this new series, school leaders write an intimate and personal letter sharing the advice they would give to their younger selves for others to read and learn from their experiences... more

By Kevin Glass and Mike McCarthy

The sixth annual #MyFreedomDay campaign is coming up on March 16th, 2022. The international campaign is a way to raise global awareness about human trafficking and slavery. The campaign asks that throughout the day, students around the world participate in activities to celebrate freedom and speak up and act out for those who are unable to... more

By TIE Editor, Courtney Primus

Ten primary schools across Surrey, Middlesex and Doha, Qatar are taking part in an inaugural competition to help tackle climate change... more

By Ericka Artiga

At at Colegio Interamericano in Guatemala, the Makerspaces or FabLabs have become physical contexts for unlimited imagination and creation. Students are "building knowledge" and finding solutions to real world problems... more

By Natasha Winnard

A step by step, collaborative and holistic approach where home and school work side by side to support students who have missed out on some aspects of their learning during the pandemic... more

By Melanie Ward

The pandemic has reinforced the interconnectedness of countries, whilst sadly highlighting inequalities and global challenges. One international school is aiming to foster global citizenship and prepare its students for the future... more

By Jessica Applewhite

In this Pearl, Jessica shares a practical strategy a team leader can use to help build a culture of appreciation and awareness of each others' strengths within our team... more

By Jeff Utecht

The Shifting our School podcast believes that learning never stops.This week's podcast episode aspires to set you up to take another step forward on your personal learning journey... more

By Dr. Deborah Welch

More often than not, as a job seeker your résumé precedes you. It is the first impression a potential school has of you - and is usually a quick one... more

By Dallin Bywater

In a show of authentic care for child well-being, we must more thoroughly safeguard the digital lives of students through our words, policies, and our actions... more
By Margriet Ruurs

Stories reflect our history and show us who we are. Stories help us to understand others and share our own cultures. Here are voices from other places, stories worth sharing from around the world in picturebooks, in poetry and in nonfiction... more
By Matthew Piercy

Impacts of climate change are predicted to be increasingly felt, unless we as a species move out of the heaving blackness and entrapment of the Anthropocene. That worldview which is dominated by a false dogma... Pivotal to the necessary upheaval and shift in human consciousness is a transcendence beyond activism and into action... more
By Paul Magnuson

For the past decade, I've focused on supporting teacher and student agency at my school. For teachers, our motto is "Continually becoming the professionals we already are." I'm realizing that for students we don't have a particular motto. Help me out! What is a good student agency motto for a school? more
By Shwetanga Chakrabarty

The virus mutates into many variants just to survive. Infact, viruses mutate constantly, at least that is what I learnt in high school Biology. Their genetic code is prone to changes called mutations that can change how the virus looks or attacks its hosts. Viruses mutate depending on their host environment. A mechanism that teaches us a lot to adapt to new changes... more

Karen E. Bohlin and
Deborah Farmer Kris
Greater Good Magazine

Youki Terada, Stephen Merrill, and Sarah Gonser

Rasmus Hougaard, Jacqueline Carter, and Marissa Afton
Harvard Business Review
Emily Barbuto has been appointed Director of Instruction at Ashgabat International School in Turkmenistan.
Catherine Sawyer has been appointed Director of Instruction at QSI International School of Shenzhen in China.
Hafida Becker has been appointed Director of Instruction at QSI International School in Malta.
Heather Sherwood has been appointed Director of QSI International School of Skopje in Macedonia.
Heather Townsend has been appointed Director of QSI International School of Phuket in Thailand.
Jason Montgomery has been appointed Director of QSI International School of Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan.
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AIELOC Book Club: Minor Feelings
Jan. 22, 2022
EARCOS Project-Based Learning 101: Start Your First Project
Jan. 22, 2022
ISS Diversity Collaborative Meeting
Jan. 24, 2022
CANversation with: Jawhara Al-Thani
Jan. 25, 2022
International School Positioning webinar: Attract and retain the staff your school needs
Jan. 25, 2022
Whiteness Accountability Group
Jan. 27, 2022
Pandemic Governance: What We Have Learned
Jan. 28, 2022

EARCOS Planning for Conceptual Learning, Assessment of Understanding, and Agency Date
Jan. 29, 2022
LGBTQ+ Affinity Group Monthly Meeting
Jan. 31, 2022
Feb. 1, 2022
Creating a Culture of Caring; Cultural Responsiveness and Safeguarding
Feb. 2, 9 &16, 2022
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Assessment Practices for Accelerating Learning (6-12 Math)
Feb. 3 & 17, 2022

Equitable Assessment through Universal Design
Feb. 5-6, 2022

Leadership for Structural Equity
Feb. 7-18, 2022
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