Category Archives: Daniel Kerr

Thoughts on Education from an International School Perspective. Daniel is presently a Middle School Principal in Shanghai.

How Do We Spend Our Time?

So over the last seven years, almost all of my posts have been directed specifically toward educators about topics related to education. This week however, I’m going to widen the scope a little bit and direct this message toward anyone with a beating pulse. You … Continue reading

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Kids and Sport

        So last night was the closing ceremony of the CAISSA boys basketball and girls soccer championships hosted by Academia Cotopaxi. It was a wonderful event, and a true celebration of our student athletes from all across … Continue reading

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What to Read in 2017

       So last year around this time I shared a post titled, “Let’s Read”, which talked about the importance of carving out some time in our busy lives to settle into a good book…not just a fiction novel, but … Continue reading

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The Year Ahead

        So we’re back to school after our holiday break, and we’re a week into a brand new year, and I’ve been thinking a lot over the past couple of days about an experience that I had … Continue reading

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Unplug for the Holidays!

So the holiday break is agonizingly close, and I know that we are all excited about the opportunity to rest, relax, recharge, and to reflect on the last 4 and a half months of school. It’s been a long run … Continue reading

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People are Beautiful

       So I have spent the last six weeks or so traveling around the world interviewing at amazing schools, trying hard to find that perfect long term fit for my family and career. It’s been an inspiring, exhausting, … Continue reading

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Embracing Regret

        So I’ve been going through the interview process a lot lately, both as a candidate and as a recruiter, and one of the questions that keeps coming up has to do with the idea of mistake … Continue reading

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AASSA GIN Conference 2016

So we just finished hosting the AASSA regional GIN conference at our school, and it was 3 days of amazing! To see student leaders from all over South America come together to dream, plan, educate, and collaborate was one of the most … Continue reading

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Inspiration Projects

So last year we got rid of traditional homework in our upper elementary grades, and we replaced it with inspiration projects instead, as a way for kids to bring their passions and learning to life. We still ask kids to read every … Continue reading

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They Ask Me Why I Teach

So I had to deal with a few situations last week that truly made me appreciate being an educator, and that made me feel honored to have the opportunity to interact with young people each and every day. Most of the issues revolved … Continue reading

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