Isabelle Wolfe Language Teacher, International School Aberdeen As parents, we can all relate to our children coming home from school and we ask when what they learnt today. Very often the answer is “nothing” and indeed, the child probably did not have much to say about what was going on in the classroom. Formal […]
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Judith Wides, M.A., M.Ed., LMFT Director of Counseling and Family Support National Child Research Center Preschool Washington, DC As we dive into the 2023–24 school year, many of our fellow school-based practitioners are finally feeling rested, recharged, and ready for a good year. Last year, after the preliminary post-Covid return to school offered some semblance […]
International Athletic Directors “State of the Industry” Survey 2023 Nick DeForest, American International School Vienna The job of an Athletic Director (AD) or Head of Sport can be extremely demanding with long hours, extensive list of duties and a constant flow of events to organize or people to supervise. In the United States there […]
Dr. Yael Cass Director of School Operations Services at International Schools Services In the vibrant ecosystem of our international schools, every individual plays a pivotal role. As leaders, we often endeavor to understand the heartbeat of our school’s culture. We seek feedback, we organize workshops, and we initiate dialogues. Yet, despite these proactive measures, […]
Image: The Ardnish Path on the Isle of Skye, soon to be wheelchair accessible from Lower Breakish to the sea. In this article, Matthew Savage reflects upon his experience as a disabled, wheelchair user, of a world which was neither designed nor built by or for him; and why every physical space, including our […]
LeeAnne Lavender, Inspire Citizens Storyteller Many educators and leaders in international schools around the globe recognize the value and urgency of global citizenship education (GCE) and the need to empower PreK-12 students to engage in authentic community engagement and active local and global citizenship. To this end, many educators use the United Nations […]
LeeAnne Lavender, Inspire Citizens Storyteller The word “transformation” has energy and power, doesn’t it? The idea of radical change and positive metamorphosis is compelling and, when paired with creating opportunities for students to engage in authentic changemaking, can inspire and empower all educators. Inspire Citizens co-founder Aaron Moniz and all Inspire Citizens facilitators […]
Telecollaboration: Empowering Students Through Global Connections Gosia Jaros-White, MA In today’s interconnected world, collaboration knows no boundaries. It presents an incredible opportunity for students and teachers to transcend the confines of their classrooms and gain invaluable insights into the global community. Telecollaboration, with its myriad benefits, equips students with essential skills such as cultural understanding, […]
From CYPHER Learning: Are you tired of the same old routine of traditional education? Well the good news is that the way we learn has changed and we live in a world where we can quickly learn new skills on the go, without having to commit to a full-blown degree programme. This type of […]
Differentiation and Inclusion Martha Ross Different or Included? What motivates us to adapt or differentiate learning to create equity in our classrooms? The inclusive education context that we experience every day is likely to differ across the diverse contexts of international schools. As national systems and accrediting agencies seek policy and practice that promotes diversity, […]
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