Monthly Archives: June 2020

A semantic difficulty for school reform

Paul is working with ScrumAlliance on the first agile certification specifically for educators: the Agile Certified Educator.  For the better part of a year I’ve been working with a small group on a new approach to teaching and learning. At … Continue reading

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Summer of 2020: Once in a Century Opportunity

This summer holiday is an exception, it is once in a century that schools are closed and there are no travel plans! No frantic last-minute packing, no reminders set for online check-in, no travel maps downloaded and no one waiting … Continue reading

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Juneteenth & the June Issue

How’s your neck today? Me, I’m feeling the whiplash. As editor of The International Educator newspaper, it’s my job to stay abreast of events that impact our sector so I can help to keep all of you informed in turn. … Continue reading

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“You don’t understand, Dad, your skin is white!”

Like many international school educators, I have found myself confined to a distant country during this period of the COVID-19 pandemic.  In my case, Myanmar, where borders have closed, flights into the country have ceased to exist, and departures are … Continue reading

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Racism alive in 2020- As school leaders what are the lessons we are teaching our international school communities?

As the sun goes down in beautiful Surrey tonight, tensions are high in my multi cultural household of 3 people. A caucasiian husband, african black mother and a biracial child who identifies strongly with both cultures, and is comfortable with … Continue reading

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Leaders of Color Launch “I Am Not a Virus” Campaign

The Association of International Educators and Leaders of Color decries anti-black discrimination in China prompted by the coronavirus pandemic and insists that schools respond. By Meadow Dibble TIE Editor Medical experts understand the importance of properly naming what ails us. … Continue reading

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Plato’s Allegory of the Cave: The Sacrifice of George Floyd!

The George Floyd incident has sparked a worldwide debate on racism forcing people across the world to take action against unprecedented acts of discrimination, violence and irrationalism. Infact a closer look into the depth of this behaviour will reveal an … Continue reading

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