Monthly Archives: January 2017

Death of a Genius

When I was recruiting for the fifth most expensive boarding school on the planet several years ago, I leaned over to my boss at one of those zany ballroom signup sessions and told him that the prototype hire for us … Continue reading

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Kids and Sport

        So last night was the closing ceremony of the CAISSA boys basketball and girls soccer championships hosted by Academia Cotopaxi. It was a wonderful event, and a true celebration of our student athletes from all across … Continue reading

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The Professional Art of Conversation

With all the many great events that go on in schools – obviously lessons; also sports fixtures, music performances, drama productions, service trip, adventurous expeditions etc – it’s easy to get caught up in the tasks we all have to … Continue reading

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This Is What Democracy Looks Like

Something very special happened this past Friday. And I am not referring to the inauguration of our 45th President. I rediscovered my dormant activist in the company of 5-12 year olds. ‘Black Friday’ instead of a day for indignation or … Continue reading

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What to Read in 2017

       So last year around this time I shared a post titled, “Let’s Read”, which talked about the importance of carving out some time in our busy lives to settle into a good book…not just a fiction novel, but … Continue reading

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On information overload

Should you care what I am wearing as I write this? Read on, gentle reader… Making sure that the education we offer is meeting student needs is an ongoing priority for us; and part of that has to be equipping … Continue reading

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Online Reports – Slim Budgets and Happy Trees

By: Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato All things being equal, everyone agrees that publishing online is better for consumable budgets and the environment. However, when put to the test, many schools still opt to print reports and … Continue reading

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Raising your own children in the international school in which you work – What’s so great about it?

Well, as I promised, we are going to delve into the nitty-gritty of the research outcomes. What are the great advantages, or benefits, of having your kids with you at school?  When I asked this question at dozens of workshops, … Continue reading

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The Year Ahead

        So we’re back to school after our holiday break, and we’re a week into a brand new year, and I’ve been thinking a lot over the past couple of days about an experience that I had … Continue reading

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An essential quality of a great teacher.

I came across a story about three stonemasons giving accounts of their work.  The first said I am cutting stone; the second I am building a cathedral; the third I am serving God.  It is not hard to imagine which … Continue reading

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