Monthly Archives: September 2017

Just wondering about my first two weeks as Associate Principal

As I am starting to reflect upon my first two weeks as High School Associate Principal at Academia Cotopaxi, my thoughts are going in all sorts of directions. So, I feel that it is important for me to pause, shut … Continue reading

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Words of Wisdom about Change

“Stay the course.” “Is this the hill you want to die on?” “Culture eats strategy for lunch.” Three quotes, from three leaders, who I was fortunate to work with during my 28-year career as an educator to-date. Three quotes that … Continue reading

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The Everyday Challenge of Being an Expat

Being an expat, especially long-term—for years at a time, instead of months or weeks—requires a fortitude and resilience that I think people who don’t engage in this lifestyle sometimes don’t easily recognize. Obviously, most people understand living abroad means you … Continue reading

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Seeking to Understand

So it’s been almost a month since we began the new school year, and for all of us I’m sure it’s felt exciting and incredibly busy and challenging and in many ways, super rewarding. We’ve had a great start as a team, and … Continue reading

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Intersex Students

Follow Me on Twitter @msmeadowstweets “Alright, boys and girls!” It’s a common enough call by international educators to their charges. But it makes me cringe. This cry crystalizes a gender binary, implying that there are two categories that all children must … Continue reading

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Meanderings on Attachment

Meanderings on Attachment “There are two seasons in Minnesota – winter and road construction.” I reminisce on this old phrase as I sit in traffic on 35W between Minneapolis and our home base in Duluth. This is a segment of … Continue reading

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Tell Me a Story

So I spent some time last week pushing into a few classrooms to tell stories to our kids, and it was easily the best part of my week. I love telling stories and I love listening to stories (who doesn’t), … Continue reading

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Negative Effects of App Attachment

By: Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato I was speaking to a friend recently about an argument he had with a teacher. The teacher was adamant that if they could not use one particular app, their classes would … Continue reading

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First Things First

So we made it through the first three days of school, and what a first week it was! For me, there’s nothing more exciting and heart warming than watching our kids spill off of the buses on the first few … Continue reading

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Start the School Year : What is our ‘why’? 

Last week we spoke with students and parents new to our school, many of whom were new to Singapore.  We started with the why – our school’s Mission: The UWC movement makes education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for … Continue reading

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