Monthly Archives: October 2013

Living a Life Well Lived

So this is my 100th post since I began sending these out over three years ago! I’ve had so much fun over the past few days reflecting back on the incredible number of educational issues that we’ve thought about as … Continue reading

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The Importance of Regional Conferences

Over the past few days I’ve been attending the NESA Fall Leadership Conference in Katmandu, Nepal. This conference is mainly intended to support leaders in international schools in this region of the world. However, at this conference in particular, there … Continue reading

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It’s almost November, time to embrace your Lightening Mcqueens

Note: Apologies for the cultural reference to a film that many may not have seen. I hope the point is not lost! What I love about the movie “Cars” is its parallels to the socialization of the teenage experience. You … Continue reading

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Laughter and Learning

Lots of work and talk these days about social and emotional learning. The need for resiliency, grit and determination has become part of the parlance of many educators. And this is a good thing. But there is hardly any reference … Continue reading

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Attention Department Head Disorder

I am working on two things simultaneously. Well, actually three if you want to throw in eliminating my lower back pain. The first is teaching a digital literacy class that asks students to create a digital portfolio based on a … Continue reading

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Classroom Management 2.0

Today on my Twitter feed I read a quick bit about a new book soon-to-be-released by Harry Wong. Does that bring back memories? When I was in teacher training  The First Days of School, How to be an Effective Teacher, … Continue reading

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A Culture of Trust

So as I was taking part in last week’s Middle School curriculum leaders meeting, I was once again struck by the importance and necessity of a positive school climate and culture. We were all busy and engaged in providing meaningful … Continue reading

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An Interview with Melinda Hoang Ho: Aspiring International School Teacher

This post is crossposted at “I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve (or save) the world and a desire to enjoy (or savor) the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.” ― E.B. White … Continue reading

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Why Teens Don’t Tweet

Why Teens Don’t Tweet Spoiler Alert: Don’t Google something that you think is your original, creative idea because chances are someone has already thought of and written about it. (Let alone done a major study on the topic). In the … Continue reading

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Getting Involved in the Culture of China

When you move to a new country, it can feel new and wonderful but also a bit scary! So we made a decision that when we moved to China we’d try our hardest to get involved with as many activities … Continue reading

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