In all the hype around (digital) citizenship, (digital) learning, (digital) marketing, (digital) this, and (digital) that, have we considered whether we’re simply applying (digital) lipstick to everything under the sun, yet not fundamentally changing anything? To refer to Vaasu Gavarasana, are we placing lipstick on a legacy pig?
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With the growth we’ve experienced in the international schools sector, it should be no surprise that there is a concomitant increase in the number of leadership searches happening at any time. I find position descriptions fascinating (I admit to having a habit of reading loads of them…) on account of the questions generated from the […]
International schools are known for delivering a curriculum well, irrespective of type (national curriculum, Common Core, IB, etc.), but how well known are we for our ability to interact with our primary stakeholders (current students and their parents), as well as prospective families, in real-time, or at least in very short order?
Do our students, when leaving us, seek meaning in their lives? This is one of four essential questions for me, in terms of ‘why we do school.’
When we think of geography, our mental touchstones are things such as tectonic plates, mountains, maps, and the like. We tend to rely on the concept of ‘distance,’ i.e. spaces between geographies that are to be traversed, to help us make sense of geography.Though we may not be aware of it, this worldview informs how […]
Where are we now, as humans? As we look at the world around us, we are confronted by new power arrangements (e.g., militant groups) whose content and speed and instincts all seem quite foreign to ‘how we do things’ across the world. By ‘we’ is meant the overwhelming majority of humans who live in traditional […]
The safest place for ships is in the harbour, but that’s not why ships were built. Anonymous For how long has imaginative gridlock been clouding our inventiveness in the international education sector?
We are awash in a world of absolute nonsense insofar as the word innovation is concerned. There exists a remarkable euphoria in education around the term, intertwined with an ignorance as to its meaning, and therefore, usage. What do I mean?
In the seeming mess that is the contemporary world, leadership demands moral potency.
“Imagine getting in your car with the hope of getting to an exciting new destination. You strap on your seat belt, press the ignition button, and set off. You fix your eyes…to the rearview mirror. It doesn’t take long before you rear end another car or end up in a ditch. You can’t move forwards […]
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