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Relationships and Learning

One of my highlights each week is the eighty-minute Leadership Class I teach to high school students every second day. A pedagogical foundation that I always hope to include in the class is the application of theoretical constructs to practical … Continue reading

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Honest Inquiry

What is the most common question we ask a child? My bet is it’s “What do you want to be when you grow up?” I know I’ve asked it myself a number of times. I’ve even answered it when one … Continue reading

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Performance, Not Results?

Last weekend, I had the good fortune and honor to host professional triathlete Tim Don at my home during his four-day visit to Brasilia to compete in Sunday’s 70.3 Ironman triathlon (Race Highlights).  Since I was also training for the race, I … Continue reading

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The Importance of Arts Education

So we completed two very important jobs over the past week…we finalized the results from our community climate survey, and we got all of our students to register for next year’s courses and classes. I love receiving this necessary feedback … Continue reading

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Becoming a Teaching Principal

One of the best things about teaching at schools overseas is the opportunity to connect with consultants when they are in the region. Whether at conferences, or weekend workshops, we have many of the best-known thinkers in the area of … Continue reading

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Let 2014 be the year of purpose, not position…

So much happened this year… So I went for a ski today in my backyard (which happens to be in the Swiss Alps) and it got me to thinking, as being in a beautiful place can do. So much happened. … Continue reading

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5 Tricks of the Trade for Substitute Teachers

By Kailie Nagrath As an intern my primary role is to be the ‘go-to’ substitute teacher for classes in grade levels from Preschool to grade 4. They didn’t Teach this in College So far, I have subbed for all grade … Continue reading

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Five Keys to Running a Great School

Seventeen years after ceasing my career as an international school head, I am still unpacking the most important lessons I learned. I headed two schools, in very disparate circumstances, for 23 years and would like to share five enduring observations … Continue reading

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The Philippines – From Tropical Paradise to Tropical Depression

When Disaster Strikes Near, But Not at You  By Kailie Nagrath I have been getting a lot of inquires from friends and family members who have been hearing about the devastating super typhoon Yolanda.  “I am perfectly fine and safe,” I … Continue reading

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First Day of School Jitters

The first day of school. Just that phrase alone conjures up reactions spanning the emotional gamut from happiness and excitement, to fear and dread and just about every other emotional state in between. Until this year, my entire lifetime of … Continue reading

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