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Saturday, 4 December 2021


ACS Egham students participating in Wear Red Day (Photo credit ACS Press Office)
Students of all ages from ACS International School Egham have been “showing racism the red card” through a series of anti-racism awareness and fundraising activities, including taking part in the annual Wear Red Day.


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
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
By Bridget McNamer
So much can change in the reality of a school and school leaders in a two-year span ...With that in mind, let’s take a hard look at recruitment lead-times and recognize that longer is not always better. ..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
By Michael Thompson and Sidney Rose
We’re a couple of “golden oldies” that are speaking up for many similarly experienced and skilled educators who because of their age find it more than difficult to secure meaningful work in today’s youth-orientated society ..more
By Ann Marie Christian
Safeguarding and child protection awareness went global in 1989 with UNICEF Rights of the Child. However, it is not yet consistent across the world and children are still at risk of harm. ..more
By ACS Press Office
Students of all ages from ACS International School Egham have been “showing racism the red card” through a series of anti-racism awareness and fundraising activities. ..more
By Nalini Cook
In this episode, Nalini Cook, Head of EMEA Research at ISC Research discusses the latest research into recruitment and CPD in international schools with a panel of experts… ..more
By Isaias Salomon Torres
Most social studies classes look back on history. AP Human Geography looks at our world and helps to explain it through nearly every other lens besides the historical. ..more
By Dr. Rachel Ball
How do we evaluate and subsequently address the learning gaps that were widened during the pandemic and how do we prioritize instructional strategies that lead to results? ..more
By Priscilla Bade-White
The Instructional Hierarchy is a stage-based conceptual model of learning that provides a framework for assessments, differentiation, and instructional methods. ..more
By Stephen Chatelier, Elke Van dermijnsbrugge, and Mark Harrison
When we start perceiving values, attitudes, and ways of being as measurable units, we are missing something fundamental about what it means to be a human being. ..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
By Nicole Ifi
In this Pearl of Wisdom, Nicole reflects on lessons learned about delegation and communication. Don’t make assumptions and always communicate thoroughly. ..more
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 Talon Podcasts
In this episode, fifth grade students talk about the need to rename Columbus Day in the Americas and propose three ideas for change. ..more
By CMRubinWorld
The Planet Classroom Network’s YouTube Channel will stream a stunning collection of shorts and features from some of the most talented and up-and-coming indie and youth filmmakers worldwide. ..more
By Daniel Slevin
Standards of excellence for the international educator can create shared understanding between generations and nationalities. ..more
By Nicholas Garrison
What is the impact of architectural design on the way students feel about the schools they attend? Welcome? Important? Loved and respected—or “just a brick in the wall?” ..more
By Kimberly Cullen
The pandemic highlighted the need for leadership which is empathic, compassionate, vulnerable, and emotionally intelligent - who can tap into their greatest assets - their teachers and staff. ..more
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
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