Monthly Archives: February 2016

Experiencing culture shock; or the realities of the transition cycle

Experiencing culture shock; or the realities of the transition cycle It was a different era when my wife and I first took the plunge and headed overseas to experience something new, different, and exotic. Those of you who are from … Continue reading

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Let’s Read!

        So every year on my birthday I receive some money from my beautiful wife to spend on books. It’s the best gift that anyone could possibly give to me, and there’s nothing that I love more … Continue reading

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Trash Talk

Dharavi, Mumbai Quick Facts: 1) One of the largest slums on the planet (approximately 1,000,000 inhabitants). 2) Created by British colonials in 1882. 3) Estimated value of exported, yes EXPORTED goods is $500-600 million a year. 4) Covers 217 hectares … Continue reading

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The question of re-culturing third culture kids

The Question of Re-culturing Third Culture Kids My wife and I first went overseas to Romania in 1992. We had been married a year, and were childless. We pictured ourselves as heading off on a grand adventure for a two-year … Continue reading

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Student Learning Communities (SLC’s)

        So I’ve been doing a lot of research of late into the power of Professional Learning Communities (PLC’s), and looking into ways that we can tweak and improve our own current situation with regards to continuous … Continue reading

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Thanks for the Feedback…

        So I finished reading this really interesting book last week titled, Thanks for the Feedback , by Douglas Stone and Sheila Heen, and it opened up my eyes to how truly difficult it sometimes is to not only … Continue reading

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One Resolution at a Time

The start of a new year also brings with it a deluge of advice and commitments to guide our resolutions. Mick Walsh, author and coach, believes that most new year resolutions are not fulfilled because they are too short-term in nature … Continue reading

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Bold in Vision

“Use your unique gifts and talents to make a difference in the world.” Lailah Gifty Akita. After a yearlong review process, involving regular feedback and contributions from parents, students, and teachers through surveys, retreats, and focus group meetings, the American … Continue reading

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Principled in Character

“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.”  ~ Martin Luther King, Jr. After a yearlong review process, involving regular feedback and … Continue reading

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Collaboration for High Quality Instruction

Authors: Gregory A. Hedger and Michael Simpson Ensuring high quality instruction is a challenge in any school. In international schools, the challenge is even greater. This is the result of the transient nature of faculty working in overseas schools. In … Continue reading

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