Craft Schools

What if schools (why not education in general) were run by craftspeople? As Henrietta Thompson writes, “From houses to handbags, models of consumption are changing. Increasingly, we look to borrow rather than buy to ease the pressure on our over-burdened storage units, savings accounts, and souls. But, while many learn to make do with less, […]

Effective Gifted Education?

The topic of gifted education is a frequent one in international school circles. Some schools offer a gifted programme, while others are thinking about it, and still others eschew it entirely.

Control of Combinatorial Explosion

One of the things I appreciate deeply about impactful school communities is how we treat knowledge and knowledge structures.

Terraforming

“Today, as we gaze into the future, we see that the events that took place seventy-five thousand years ago may actually be a dress rehearsal for future catastrophes.” (2)

Powering Ahead: Alternative School Models

Just as Tesla automobiles are becoming a more common sight around the world, one wonders when alternative school models (ASMs for short) will gain similar traction?

Digital Lipstick

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?

Schools and the Stream of Now

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?

Re-Imagining Global Citizenship

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 […]