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2 March 2022

By Rachel Caldwell

Our world has been rocked entirely by the inhumane, illegal, and devastating attack on Ukraine. Our staff, students, and parents are all in shock and are dealing with many layers of anxiety and grief. more

By Kristen MacConnell

Leading a high functioning team that transforms learning is easier said than done. Learn about several improvement tools to ensure the team you lead is keeping learning at the center. more

By Jessie G. Saclo III

Exposing students to the realities of art activism unlatched a fresh perspective in learning about the function of art in society... more

By Dominique Dalais

Dominique describes initiatives he has spearheaded independently and through his school, including his podcast series and the DEIJ Council and his hopes for inspiring action... more

By Nancy J. Lhoest-Squicciarini

I was not sure how to navigate a career as an educator and most importantly as a person... so a "Soundtrack of Advice" has been created to share guidance and encouragement.... more

By Kevin Bartlett

As a school leader, that phrase, "We need to educate our parents" always jarred with me. So, when it comes to parents, and learning, here are some new perspectives... more

By Craig Davis

The climate emergency is such that we need to start educating young people from all nations earlier on how they can most effectively take action through a variety of education pathways and their subsequent professions... more
PODCAST

By Conrad Hughes

Conrad outlines some of the issues facing students at the end of high school. Join a discussion with 17-year-old students Meghana and Laeticia... more

By Jill Stubbs

In this Pearl, Jill talks about applying the knowledge and skills you gain from professional learning opportunities like the Principals' Training Center... more

By Lindsay Martin

A panel of KIS International School students discussed ways they've taken their unique interests to the next level to become community change-makers and leaders... more

By Rachel, Year 11

11 Brummana students attended the Yale MUN through power cuts, internet stoppages, and several cups of coffee, with three receiving honorable delegate awards... more

By Bambi Betts

Whether in China or Chile, Nigeria or Nicaragua, Thailand or Turkey, Portugal or Pakistan International school principals share some very similar challenges and issues. 

Questions and issues raised by hundreds of school leaders through the Principals' Training Center's PTCnet are a testimony to the power of exploring those common challenges... more
By Nicholas Alchin

Speaking with some prospective parents, I was asked, "What is your school's pastoral care like?" As I began to describe the systems and structures we have - mentors, counselors, wellbeing centres, personal and social education curriculum, clinics, safeguarding protocols and so on - I could see their eyes glaze over and I realised I had fallen into the trap of making 'care' a noun instead of a verb; a thing, rather than something that humans do for each other... more
By Paul Magnuson

Ah, simulations. They can be such good learning experiences. But they require creative thinking, repackaging content, pre-planning, finding materials, perhaps a lot of cutting and sorting materials into envelopes. They make you have to think like someone developing a new board game. They make you have to guess what will happen, what the learning might be, what might be productive to debrief. And above all, they require the teacher to take a risk... more
By Daniel Kerr

Knowing that we've gone through almost 24 months of mask-wearing, zoom meetings, limited gatherings, and a lack of human touch, it doesn't come as a surprise that people are feeling isolated, and that sadly, our idea of community has become drastically altered.. more
By Shwetangna Chakrabarty

Imagine a gender-equal world.
A world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination.
A world that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive.
A world where difference is valued and celebrated.
Together we can forge women's equality.
Collectively we can all #BreakTheBias... more
GLOBAL BOOK REVIEWS
By Margriet Ruurs

War, refugees... these are not easy topics to write about for children. But books are powerful tools to share stories of war and to show what it is like to live as refugee. These capable authors and illustrators convey the stories, creating tools for parents and educators to use to show what life can be like - sorrowful but also hopeful... more
By Matthew Piercy

How might two Icelandic maps, drawn hundreds of years apart, connect perfectly to the changing landscape of education? The first is a modern day 5-minute scribble by a tourist. Whereas legendary Flemish cartographer Abraham Ortelius is responsible for the second... more
WORTH READING

Greater Good in Education
Christopher Allen has been appointed High School Coordinating Principal at Sekolah Ciputra in Indonesia.
Kristen MacConnell has been appointed Elementary School Principal at the American School of Barcelona in Spain.
Omar Ugalde has been appointed High School Principal at the American School of Barcelona in Spain.
Have you announced
your new position yet?
Check out the TIE Event Calendar for upcoming events, webinars, job fairs and more...
AISA DEIJ Design Challenge
Mar. 3, 2022
 
AIELOC Disability Rights are Human Rights: Dignity for all Children in the Classroom
Mar. 5, 2022
 
WomenEd; What can male allies do to support their women colleagues?
March 7, 2022
 
ECIS #BreaktheBias: A conversation with international school teachers and leaders
Mar. 8, 2022
 
Mar. 8-10, 2022
 
AISA Child Protection Training
Mar. 9, 2022
 
Mar. 9 - Apr. 6, 2022

AISA Book Study and Activation Institute: Stretching your Learning Edges, Growing (Up) at Work
Mar. 10 - Apr. 7, 2022
ISS Hope and Women's Leadership with Jane Goodall
Mar. 17, 2022
 
Search Associates Recruiting Fair
Mar. 18-20, 2022
 
Mar. 21, 2022
 
ISC Bett 2022: Welcome back to the EdTech's biggest reunion
Mar. 23-25, 2022
 
AMISA Annual Educators' Conference
Mar. 24-26, 2022
 
ISS Diversity Collaborative Meeting
Mar. 28, 2022
 
Whiteness Accountability Group for International Educators
Mar. 31, 2022

Apr. 2, 2022
PTC INSTITUTES
PRINCIPALS' TRAINING CENTER
Rome: 20 - 26 June 2022
Online: 27 June - 3 July 2022
Rome: 6 - 12 July 2022

Rome: 20 - 26 June 2022

Rome: 28 June - 4 July 2022
Online: 6 - 12 July 2022

Rome: 28 June - 4 July 2022
Rome: 14 - 20 July 2022
Online: 15 - 21 July 2022
Online: 18 - 24 June 2022
Rome: 6 - 12 July 2022
Rome: 14 - 20 July 2022

Online: 15 - 21 July 2022

TLI - TEACHER LEADERS
Online: 12 February - 26 March 2022

Online: 26 March - 30 April

Rome: 7-9 July 2022

CTC - COUNSELORS
Rome: 23 - 27 June 2022

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