Monthly Archives: April 2018

Biking Stuff: Ride Diary – Sumatra, Indonesia

Click here for an interactive map of our route in Sumatra. Ride Diary Week 2: Bukittinggi to Bengkulu A bit more than a week (10 days) but no point in doing a week 3 blog post for only 3 days. We ended up … Continue reading

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Education Project: Surprise School Visits in Sumatra

It has now been 10 months since Matthew and I left our teaching jobs and although I love the freedom that this career break brings, I sometimes miss the classroom. Sumatra has been quite challenging in some ways but we … Continue reading

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activism abroad

1- A few days ago, I stopped to yell at some guys on the street. I had been running, and ahead of me on the sidewalk I saw a woman with long hair in a ponytail, a sports bra, and … Continue reading

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The Tao of Escalators: A Culture Story

Two things fascinate me about the institution of schooling: 1) How the environment around the school impacts the culture of the school and 2) The structure of the school management and how it makes decisions. I went out for an … Continue reading

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This post was first published on in May 2017.  . . The 3rd annual Tashkent International Cyclothon will take place on 14th April 2018. We will also we challenging ourselves to ride as many kms as possible on that … Continue reading

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Who is the Conference For Anyway?

So here we are, with only a couple of days left until our student led conferences, and I couldn’t be more excited to watch our students celebrate their learning. One of our divisional imperatives this year in the lower school … Continue reading

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We’re Moving: What About the Kids? {Part II}

Follow Me on Twitter @msmeadowstweets This is the second of a two-part post on easing the transition of an international move with children, and is adapted from an excerpt I wrote for the book Teaching Overseas, by Kent Blakeney. It can … Continue reading

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Tech Support Problems, Apathy, & Solutions

By: Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato Recently I was reading a Technology Directors’ forum, and noticed that a few very well established schools were explicitly looking for people to assist them in improving their technology support system … Continue reading

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