Monthly Archives: November 2019

Research Centers in School

Over the last decade, we have built a research and professional development center at our school. We call it LASER, as in Leysin American School (LAS) Educational Research.  This past week I stepped back to notice how far we’ve come … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks

So with American Thanksgiving coming up this Thursday, I want to post an updated and reworked list of some of the things that I am genuinely thankful for as an educator. I’m writing this from a hotel room, as the … Continue reading

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Routine: The Boring Lifeblood of International Schools

“Who wants meatloaf? Does anyone want meatloaf? Katia, do you want meatloaf?” “No, I want salad,” she says, looking disinterested. “Last chance for meatloaf,” the veteran social studies teacher of 27 years repeats. She sighs, typing in the last two … Continue reading

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Unintended Consequences

So I just finished reading a truly fascinating book titled, Loonshots, by Safi Bahcall, which I highly recommend by the way, and that book coupled with a few recent experiences at school and in my personal life have got me thinking … Continue reading

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Connecting with Students as a Technology Leader

By Tony DePrato | Follow Me on LinkedIn Often in leadership, it is difficult to keep those important connections that once motivated us to work in education. Meetings, software, cloud platforms, and numerous other tasks can easily overwhelm a schedule … Continue reading

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A Sense of Wonder

In 1974, a young boy named Harold Whittles is about to experience his world in a new and astounding way. For the first five years of his life preceding this moment, Harold has not heard the sounds around him as … Continue reading

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