Author Archives: Emily Meadows

You Can’t Call Your Child That: International Naming Laws

Follow Me on Twitter @msmeadowstweets I am beginning preparations for our multi-legged journey of summer. Traveling with a toddler is certainly different than traveling as a couple. Forget about watching full-length films, and my liquids and gels zip-lock baggie is crammed … Continue reading

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Breastfeeding at School

Follow Me on Twitter @msmeadowstweets Shortly after I told my principal that I was pregnant, she let me know that she supports breastfeeding parents, and would make accommodations if I decided to go that route[1]. This was meaningful in two ways: … Continue reading

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Dial 911 (or 999 or 112 or 15…): Emergency Services Worldwide

Follow Me on Twitter @msmeadowstweets My Facebook feed right now is a stream of photographic evidence that my friends are enjoying spring break – Petra, Bali, Prague, Kenya. Of late, I have wondered: what happens if you have an emergency in, … Continue reading

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The Hidden Curriculum: Revealing and Resisting Institutionalized Inequality

Follow Me on Twitter @msmeadowstweets Formal Curriculum How does a school decide what to teach? International schools often have the luxury of splitting, at least in part, from the local or national curriculum of their host country, and may select from … Continue reading

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Air Pollution: What Should Schools Be Doing?   

Follow Me on Twitter @msmeadowstweets When I lived in the Middle East, we had ‘rain days’, when it poured enough to render the roads unsafe for students to venture out, and school was cancelled. In Colorado, we had snow days. In … Continue reading

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The ‘Muslim Ban’ Will Depreciate the Value of American Schools

Follow Me on Twitter @msmeadowstweets Between 1950 and 2009, internationally-mobile students increased from 107,000 to 3.4 million annually[1]. That’s almost 3.5 million students making a decision each year to leave their home to study, and more of them choose the U.S. … Continue reading

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Bathroom Laws and International Schools

Follow Me on Twitter @msmeadowstweets United States President from 2009-2017, Barak Obama, issued a statement last year reminding schools of their responsibility to protect the rights of all students, regardless of gender[1]. Specifically, his guidelines clarified the right of transgender students … Continue reading

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