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In envisioning its new campus, the International School of Kuala Lumpur sought to create an environment that supports creative, collaborative, and constructive learning from prep-reception all the way through Grade 12 (photos: ISKL).

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By Maurice Carder
Detailed, long-term research shows that a professional program of second language instruction is the key element allowing second language students to develop their English. However, many international schools have found it more convenient to follow national models of the Anglosphere. ..more
By Lindsey Kundel
Close to 9 percent of full-time TAS faculty have obtained a doctoral degree, defined by HR as either a PhD, JD, or EdD. This number will go up significantly in the next two academic years. A record number of full-time faculty are currently pursuing doctoral degrees in their spare time. ..more
By John L. Lyons
Cross-cultural interaction of this caliber in diverse schools can only increase understanding, empathy, and responsiveness among individuals who are different, and who, perhaps, first strike one another as incomprehensible and distant “others.” ..more
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INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL NEWS
By Norma Hudson
Designing its learning environment from the ground up is quite possibly one of the most invigorating and thought-provoking opportunities a school can experience. In envisioning its new campus, the International School of Kuala Lumpur sought to create an environment that supports creative, collaborative, and constructive learning from prep-reception all the way through Grade 12. ..more
How South Korea became a magnet for native English teachers
By Matthew Caracciolo
South Korea is a prime target for native English teachers looking for that perfect cocktail of security and adventure, but it wasn’t always the case. In terms of exposure and competency of the English language, South Korea is a relative newcomer. ..more
By Martin Walsh, TIE columnist
Things felt a little different this year. Early application numbers and results were equally competitive but less consistent. Unlike past years that saw big gains in everyone’s early numbers, this year was more of a mixed bag. ..more
THE PRINCIPALS' TRAINING CENTER
By Sue Easton
Just about every day on my Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn feed, I find an article about the importance of Social and Emotional (SEL) teaching and learning in our K–12 schools. The research seems conclusive: SEL teaching and learning is not an add-on, but a vital component of a balanced K–12 curriculum to ensure student achievement and, ultimately, the development of healthy, successful citizens. ..more
By Bambi Betts
Thirty years ago, the vision was simple and compelling: create practical training opportunities for practicing and aspiring principals in international schools. The PTC has stayed true to that vision over the course of three decades. ..more
By Janine Stegall
A servant leader is a servant first. She enriches the lives of other individuals. She builds better organizations. A servant leader creates a more caring environment. The PTC has offered a great opportunity to develop the servant leadership attributes that I strive to embody. ..more
COLLEGE COUNSELING WITH MARTIN WALSH
By Martin Walsh, TIE columnist
Things felt a little different this year. Early application numbers and results were equally competitive but less consistent. Unlike past years that saw big gains in everyone’s early numbers, this year was more of a mixed bag. ..more
By Martin Walsh, TIE columnist
Overwhelmed by the cost of attending college, depressed by admit rates that have been on a downward slide for the last decade, and discouraged by a byzantine application process and less than transparent evaluation rubric, a growing number of parents and students are looking for alternative pathways. ..more
By Martin Walsh
Nearly one million college students from other countries study in the United States, or roughly 5 percent of the nation’s total enrollment. California colleges host about 150,000 of them; that’s more than any other state. As such, a close analysis of last year’s University of California admission decisions will provide counselors with the data needed to guide the senior class. ..more
GORDON ELDRIDGE: LESSONS IN LEARNING
By Gordon Eldridge, TIE Columnist
Professional development programs that are focused on embedded practice, are of longer duration, build explicit skill sets, and are based on active learning may be more effective than those that don’t, but how often do we systematically apply these criteria when organizing or selecting PD opportunities? ..more
By Gordon Eldridge, TIE Columnist
A coalition of psychologists known as the Coalition for Psychology in Schools and Education sought to identify the top 20 principles that can be gleaned from the current behavioral research base. The journal Mind, Brain and Education reported these, along with some of the research foundations that support them and possible implications for the classroom. ..more
By Gordon Eldridge
One of the key themes I have returned to a number of times over the years in this column is the difficulty of deciding how much and what kind of guidance to provide students in order to optimize learning. It is quite possibly the quintessential question in education. ..more
THE MARSHALL MEMO
By Kim Marshall, TIE columnist
In an interview with Rafael Heller summarized by Kim Marshall, Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa shares recent findings of the Delphi panel—a group of experts in neuroscience, psychology, and education that was formed more than a decade ago to build and support teachers’ pedagogical knowledge. ..more
By Kim Marshall, TIE columnist
Kim Marshall says that when he visits classroom with the principals he coaches, he sees lots of effective teaching (Level 3 and 4 on a rating scale), very little that’s really bad (Level 1), but some mediocre practices (Level 2) – for example, low-rigor worksheets, teachers calling only on students who raise their hands, and failing to answer students’ unspoken question, Why are we learning this? ..more
By Kim Marshall, TIE columnist
In this Educational Leadership article, California fifth-grade teacher Kyle Redford says many digital games and apps have been “disappointing, distracting, or time-wasters.” But there’s one area of technology that she believes has fulfilled its promise. ..more
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