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The International Educator

Monday, 4 March 2024


In the sixth episode in the Standards of Practice podcast series, Sue Easton, Director of Programs at the Principals' Training Center, discusses Standard 2: Model the skills and attitudes of a global citizen, including: cultural sensitivity, antiracism, positive attitude, empathy, and proactivity.
Kevin Simpson, Founder of the Association of International Educators and Leaders of Color, discusses the skills and attitudes required to nurture global citizenship in international schools. He shares key strategies that help teachers to be inclusive practitioners and bring this standard to life in classrooms. Reflecting on the urgency in the current context of international schools to implement this standard, he shares examples of schools who are leading by example.


By Vickie Swann
The continuous evolution of the educational landscape offers an opportunity and need for school leadership to empower our middle leaders… ..more
By Peter Merrick
We can reframe the challenge by simply removing the ethical question from the equation… ..more
By Tricia Friedman
What strategies might we adopt as educators to fortify our understanding and become beacons of guidance in our professional communities… ..more
By Constance Darshea Collins
Collaborating globally is essential for driving systemic change in historically inequitable institutions… ..more
By Shwetangna Chakrabarty
Key takeaways from AIELOC’s first in person conference include the path to a more inclusive and just educational landscape… ..more
By Loretta Smith
Nurturing global citizens takes more than festivals and celebrations. Perhaps it takes even more than diverse resources, an inclusive curriculum, and a mission… ..more
  • Beauty and Kindness
    (Daniel Kerr)
    Sun, 03 Mar 2024 03:35:24 GMT

    So I just got back last weekend from an inspiring education conference in India, which was fantastic by the...

    (Margriet Ruurs)
    Sun, 03 Mar 2024 02:51:38 GMT

    If you manage to put the right book into the hands of a young reader, fiction can get them hooked on readin...

  • Save the Cat!
    (Paul Magnuson)
    Thu, 29 Feb 2024 13:47:52 GMT

    A visitor in a high school English class, an author. He�s working on his nineteenth book. He gives a little...

By Stacy Stephens
Educators from all over the globe stepped out of their day to day focus and came together to discuss the progress of international education as a whole... ..more
By Sarah Reich and Dr. Alan Knobloch
How the International School of Hamburg adopted a holistic approach to sustainable nutrition in school… ..more
By Timothy Fuller Bazin, Jungmeen Lee, Calvin Kamphuis, Kasia Martin, and Vasile Lozneanu
Seoul Foreign School shares the student learning as well as practices that made it possible to create a project-based learning fashion show… ..more
By Saqib Rasib
Bilingual language support can enhance academic success and contribute to the cultivation of essential leadership traits… ..more
By Jaya Ramchandani and Cary Reid
A practical tool that can bridge the gap between our dreams and the realities of educational reform… ..more
By Susi Pucci
A peek into the deep skillset of the English as an Additional Language Specialist… ..more
By Sally Wen
In this Pearl, Sally shares that there two ways of having dialogue: conversation to increase understanding and discussion for making the decisions... ..more
By Cheryl-Ann Weekes
Cheryl shares how she got into international school counseling and what she loves most about being an international counselor… ..more
By Richelle Pearce
The power of the narrative not only drives vision and curriculum implementation but has the power to inspire, enthuse, and move people to action… ..more
By Azzah Abrar Dar, Grade 9
A Grade 9 student shares a poem about damaging the earth… ..more
Videos for Change
By international school students, Australia
My brother is driving in the video, and we wanted to explore that just one distraction can be fatal... ..more
By Yolanda Su Wai Htet, Grade 5
A student at the International School Yangon sends a global message using poetry as their tool… ..more
By Lianne Dominguez
Five tips and a series of anecdotes to help fellow accidental leaders overcome this pesky feeling of inadequacy… ..more
By Kim Cofino
The skills and habits you develop in your instructional coaching role will serve you well in any future position, including formal leadership roles... ..more
By Stacy Stephens
I want to be a part of something that looks to the future of education, that strives to make a better and more impactful stance on the profession... ..more
By Aberra B. Belayneh
Future discussions and decision-making around AI and education must include the fate of the unconnected/less connected… ..more
By Nigel Winnard
Schools and parents need to get on the same page when it comes to teaching about ethics and moral choices, as well as supervision, around online access… ..more
By John Mikton
As AI becomes an integral part of our daily lives and its impact on education becomes more significant, we must stay up to date with resources and support... ..more
By Dr. Niki Melanidou
Metacognition empowers these students to better understand their own learning processes, strengths, and areas where they might need additional support… ..more
By Rae Merrigan
A seventh-grade science project in the Peruvian Amazon allowed for the development of important social-emotional skills… ..more
By Keeyoung Ryu and Natasha Winnard
We often underestimate the full extent of the challenges globally mobile children and their families face… ..more
Mel Bland
International School of Zug and Luzern
Primary School Principal
Tom Pado
TH School
Superintendent cum Chua Boc Secondary Principal
Jamie Green
American School of Belo Horizonte
Upper School Principal
Kerry Timmerman
American School of Belo Horizonte
Head of School
Rachel Caldwell
AAIE Association for the Advancement of International Education
AAIE Superintendent of the Year 2024
Paola Torres de Pereira
American School of Paris
Lower School Director
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