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Tuesday, 28 July 2015
Grade 10 students at Bavarian International School had the pleasure of engaging in a collaborative sculpture project with professional visiting artist Gavin Worth. With his guidance, students created “Sophia,” a beautiful 3D wire sculpture inspired by the goddess of wisdom. Sophia was the first work to be installed in the school's new Student Sculpture Garden.

Gavin Worth is a successful and established sculpture artist and an arts educator who has created, shown and installed large-scale public sculptures all over the world. View more of his work at

By Neal Dilk
"As a Head of School, it’s not every day that a police officer hands you a weapon and asks you if you would like to shoot your computer, but that’s what happened," explains Niel Dilk in this piece about improving security at AISR. ..more
Rob Brewitt retires after having served for over forty years as Principal and Superintendent in international schools in Thailand, Norway, Austria, and Holland. ..more
By John Mikton
We have entered a world where personal information aggregated over time is combined, analyzed, and generated into a profile. This rich set of information is then sold, traded, and curated by organizations, governments, and companies... what can we do? ..more
A short time ago we announced our plans to amalgamate the campuses of Chatsworth East and Chatsworth Orchard at our new campus site at Bukit Tinggi Ro ..more
DUBAI // Twenty-six private schools in Dubai changed their administrative staff during the last academic year. The Knowledge and Human Development Au ..more
ABU DHABI // Seven out of 10 private schools in the emirate of Abu Dhabi have improved their performance, according to the government's latest round o ..more
SINGAPORE: St Joseph's Institution (SJI) has unveiled the masterplan for its redeveloped campus on Malcolm Road, which is expected to be ready no late ..more

If "Everybody Learns" then learning is the work.

When a scho ..more

Here’s a revelation that came to me after a few decades in internat ..more

“S/he was filled with a sense of nameless dread”.more

One of the most frustrating aspects of modern lif ..more

A few months ago at IS Brussels we set out with our terrifi ..more

We often speak of flipping the classroom, leveraging more ..more

By John Mikton
There is, and it is called online learning. Start re-orienting your thinking around this, says PTC facilitator John Mikton, or prepare for a future as an evolutionary casualty. ..more
By Theresa Cullen Hill
Teacher Training Center course facilitator Theresa Cullen Hill explains why curriculum design is, or should be, an overarching preoccupation in international schools. ..more
By Bambi Betts
Homework, at its core, is a concept—the notion of continuing the learning begun at school beyond the formal school day. It is not a separate, stand-alone practice. ..more
By Martin Walsh, TIE columnist
There is a misconception that specific internships will get students into their dream colleges, or that certain “unique” experiences will help to set them apart in the admissions process. But the question has to be asked: are these expensive programs really worth it in the long term? ..more
By Martin Walsh, TIE columnist
The school profile is the document that accompanies, or is attached to, every transcript mailed off to a university during the application process. According to Eric Maloof of Trinity University, “More than domestic profiles, international school profiles must provide the reader with the layers needed to contextualize the student’s candidacy.” Martin Walsh couldn't agree more. ..more
By Martin Walsh, TIE columnist
Holistic evaluation is a system of review used by nearly all the university admission offices in the United States that employs a variety of factors when determining the admissibility of an applicant. Recently a new and controversial ingredient has been added to the already complicated “holistic formula:” Demonstrated Interest. ..more
By Gordon Eldridge, TIE Columnist
In order to become successful inquirers, students need to be able to set a broad goal for the inquiry, select and sequence the sub-goals that will lead to that goal, and then map the strategies they will use during the inquiry onto the sub-goals. ..more
By Gordon Eldridge, TIE Columnist
Supporting students in closing the gap between current performance and a goal state is at the heart of formative assessment. While the teacher’s role in this process might include suggesting strategies students can use to close that gap, research shows that this is not always effective. ..more
By Gordon Eldridge
The use of the internet as a learning tool has grown exponentially over the past decade or so, but the research on the benefits of internet use shows mixed results. ..more
By Kim Marshall, TIE columnist
There is often a skeptical student at the back of the class who asks, “Why do we need to know this?” Ed. Magazine editor Lory Hough reports on David Perkins' recent thinking on the topic of what is worth learning. ..more
By Kim Marshall
Founder of Khan Academy shares thoughts on the future of K-12 teaching and learning, "When a student gets a C on a mathematics test and the class moves on, that student has some missing pieces for the next step in the curriculum, and over a period of years, those holes accumulate." ..more
By Kim Marshall, TIE columnist
Kim Marshall reviews “The ‘New PE’ Aims to Build Bodies and Brains” by Laura Pappano, in which the author reports on new thinking about physical education, moving away from dodgeball and basketball to activities that promote fitness, fun, and fairness. ..more
By Anu Monga
At Bangalore International School, learners with various abilities attend school alongside their typically developing peers, in a safe, happy, and inclusive environment supported by the Learning Centre. ..more
By Katharine Mudra
Linda Duevel of ISS in Norway was voted this year’s Ernest Mannino International Superintendent of the Year by the Association for the Advancement of International Education. ..more
By Tiffani Razavi, TIE Staff Writer
Low-income students perform less well than high-income students when it comes to grades, high school completion rates, and test scores. Findings suggest that these income-related differences are growing more stark. ..more