Entries by ECIS

Moonshot Thinking from the Sidecar

  Debra Lane, Ed.D., CEO, Lane Leadership Group   I participated in an adventurous Sidecar Summit in Red Lodge, Montana sponsored by Sidecar Counsel. Fourteen international women leaders gathered at The Pollard Hotel to do some Moonshot Thinking on July 7 with Lakshmi Karan, Co-Founder of Future Frontiers Institute, and Bridget McNamer, Chief Navigation Officer of […]

The Power of Community and Masterminds – creating connection and empowerment during our world crisis

  Becky Carlzon Co-creator of LearningPioneers.co and Letspressplay.co   If there’s one thing for sure, our shared recent world crisis has rocked the world. In many ways, this has had devastating consequences – lives have been lost, businesses have crumbled, people have been isolated.   In other ways, we have had to learn to pivot […]

Leveraging student voice for a new world

  Marta Medved Krajnovic and Stephen Taylor Western Academy of Beijing   This article first appeared in the June issue of International School Leader. At a recently hosted TEDx at Western Academy Beijing (WAB), eight students shared ideas that were informed or inspired by the coronavirus outbreak. Topics ranged from innovation in biotechnology to music […]

The benefits of teaching primary school children about DNA

Dr Mandy Hartley Founder of The Little Story Telling Company   The benefits of teaching primary school children about DNA   The purpose of this article is to give teachers a tool kit of simple props and cross-curricular activities to help children learn about DNA in a fun, engaging and memorable way.   Why learn […]

Library: The best place for growth

  Huiqing Yolanda Xu, Librarian, Wuhan Globe School, China   Rousseau, the Enlightenment thinker, has an incisive view on education:Education is growing up. Rousseau thought that education is a natural growth process of human innate instinct, education should obey the eternal rules of nature, and adapt to the natural development of children. Dewey, a famous American pragmatist educator, believed […]

Building Community, Connections, & Learning

  Johanna Schooley ES Librarian Seoul International School Learning, connecting and the building of community took a different twist this year as world events forced educators to think, plan and instruct in ways never before considered. This included how the Elementary School Library at Seoul International School in South Korea remained an “open” and active […]