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Constance Wall Buford, 77, passed away peacefully at her home in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico surrounded in love and a room full of flowers as beautiful and vivacious as her enduring spirit.

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By Kim Cofino
Here are five strategies that you can use “in the moment” during a confrontation or difficult conversation to diffuse the situation and hopefully get to a point of compromise. ..more
By Dr. Rachel Previs Ball
By carefully considering what factors matter to teacher candidates and designing a recruitment plan that meets the needs of desired applicants, schools will be poised to more successfully hire quality teachers. ..more
By Samuel J. Richards
An interdisciplinary, project-based learning institute at the high school level was launched at Shanghai American School, Pudong campus. ..more
DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION
By Dominique Dalais
In part one of his interview with TIE, Dominique talks about his background as a teacher of color and what motivated him to start taking action around Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice issues. ..more
By Michaela Johnson, Grade 12
In this video, Michaela Johnson, a Grade 12 student at The International School of Zug and Luzern, speaks on her experiences with racism in life and school. ..more
By Nicholas Alchin
The aim of our discussions should not be victory, but better understanding of other views. That’s the long-term work, the hard work. None of us have a monopoly on truth... ..more
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    Image created by Shwetangna Chakrabarty on Canva The virus mutates into many variants just to survive. Infact, viruses mutate constantly, at least ...
  • GLOBAL BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS (Margriet Ruurs)
    Mon, 03 Jan 2022 15:23:00 +0000
    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...
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  • Teacher Agency: Reflections on an Interview with A J Juliani (Paul Magnuson)
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    For the past decade, I’ve focused on supporting teacher and student agency at my school. For teachers, our motto is “Continually becoming the professi...
INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL NEWS
By Bambi Betts
We at TIE and the PTC join the thousands of international educators around the world whose faces smile, whose eyes light up, whose laughter erupts, simply when we hear Connie's name. ..more
By Jeffrey Gibbs
Hisar began our peer-managed Writing Center with a goal to transform our school into a collaborative community of writers who believe in writing as a means to make their way in the world, no matter their profession. ..more
By Anne Keeling
The promise of an international education for students has resulted in the dramatic growth in the world’s international schools’ market but what has an international education during school age years meant to the students? ..more
PEDAGOGY & LEARNING
By Leo Thompson
In the wider scheme of things, it may be a child’s ability to lead responsible change with the necessary competencies, understanding, and dispositions that define their future. ..more
By Travis Hostetter
Collaboration can transform classrooms where students are compliant to become learners who have voice, choice, autonomy, and ownership of their own learning. ..more
By Beccy Fox
Action is the “so what” of learning ... when [students] can apply what they have learned to real world situations ... where perspective and an empathetic lens move the action from a “Global North greenwash” to collective and sustainable development. ..more
THE PRINCIPALS' TRAINING CENTER
By Margaret Stuhan
Margaret helps us understand that, in your role as principal, your teachers need you. She offers five strategies for being the “well” and at the same time taking care of yourself. ..more
By Sylvia Johnston
In her Pearl, Sylvia says it’s important to “own your successes, share your problems, never be afraid to expose yourself in front of the staff and be vulnerable.” ..more
By Heath E. Capello
Heath challenges us to be critical with our past in order to “harness lessons for the future.” He reminds us that mental health and well-being are a part of our personal and professional success. ..more
STUDENT VOICE
By Mealea Mang, Age 15
In this video, Mealea shares her perspective on the conventional classroom, establishing healthy classroom relationships, student ownership, and embracing flaws. ..more
By Sandrine Wessels, Grade 12
Grade 12 student at The International School of Zug and Luzern, speaks on the topic of depression and the experiences of students and teens struggling with mental health. ..more
TEDxYouth@ISLuxembourg
By Students at the International School of Luxembourg
When incidents of racism and anti-Semitism happened in their school, the students at the International School of Luxembourg (ISL) took matters in their own hands. ..more
LEADERSHIP
By Kyra Kellawan, The PilotEd Podcast
Hannah Wilson is an independent consultant and facilitator who specializes in leadership development and training. Hannah was one of the founding members of the Women in Education Leadership movement WomenEd in the UK. ..more
By Tania Mansfield
Using the PTC Effective Leadership course as a guide, I reflect on my entry plan into a new school community with hopes of sharing my knowledge, objectives, and experience with others. ..more
By Diana Rosberg
Every school has its “official” leadership structure ... But somewhere, deep in the fabric of the school, we always find a ready crew, people who just get things done. ..more
THE MARSHALL MEMO
By Kim Marshall
Alexis Wiggins and the English department she leads at their Texas school recently agreed on a series of commitments for the coming school year. Kim Marshall offers a summary. ..more
By Kim Marshall
Principals know they’re not seeing everything, but because there’s never enough time, they act as if they’re omniscient. “The key challenge for school leaders,” says Rodberg, “is to know that our information is limited and to ask… What am I missing?” ..more
By Kim Marshall
Research shows that the process of critiquing their peers’ essays helped students notice and correct problems in their own writing. By receiving and providing high-level feedback targeting similar problems, students are motivated to perform better. ..more
INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL APPOINTMENTS
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