Monthly Archives: May 2018

We’re Moving, and Leaving Our Baby in Hong Kong

Follow Me on Twitter @msmeadowstweets Here’s something I wasn’t prepared for. I grew up as a child in international schools, so I’ve done it. I’ve said good-bye to so many people, so many times. I’ve made my career in international education. … Continue reading

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Beautiful Places and Moments: One Year on the Road

We are now half way through our ride around the world. Since leaving our teaching jobs at Tashkent International School, we have cycled over 12,000 kilometres through 11 countries. Uzbekistan: Kyrgyzstan: Kazakhstan: China: Laos: Cambodia: Vietnam: Thailand: Myanmar: Malaysia: Indonesia: Not the entire 12 months … Continue reading

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Do we live here, or are we vacationing?

The reality of being an expat is that your family and friends back home usually assume you live some kind of art-film existence in which you travel constantly, never work, have poetic interactions in another language with strangers, and stay … Continue reading

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The Good People We Meet

  A commonly used adage is “The less one has to give, the more generous they are’”. This may presume that material possessions are a gauge of how much one has. Or that giving is a sign of ones kindness. I prefer … Continue reading

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Just wondering about this “end of year madness”.

When the IB exam season kicks in, every year I think about this term coined by Joe Lumsden, Secondary Principal at Istanbul International Community School and previous colleague of mine. End of year madness. It is hard not feel it: … Continue reading

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Words to Class of 2018 in final assembly

When I was 21, I spent a year backpacking around China. It was thirty years ago, and I don’t remember everything, but there was a moment among the many that I often think about. I was on a long train … Continue reading

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Got Culture?

So last week I wrote a little bit about the importance of culture in schools, and how it is inside each and every one of us to be a culture leader for our community. I’ve been thinking more and more about this, and after … Continue reading

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Human Rights Trump Cultural Tradition

Follow Me on Twitter @msmeadowstweets Inclusive education is, “not limited to the inclusion of those children or young people with disabilities. Inclusion is inclusion of all regardless of race, ethnicity, disability, gender, sexual orientation, language, socio-economic status, and any other aspect … Continue reading

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Lighthouse Leadership

So with only six weeks to go, I’ve been spending a lot of time reflecting on this past year, and also a lot of time thinking critically about the best goals and divisional imperatives to set for next year. One of this year’s imperatives that … Continue reading

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Access Denied: Controlling What Students Can Access

By: Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato Recently I have been discussing multiple new security measures for academic networks. From these discussions with other schools, engineers, and suppliers, I have created set of goals to help keep the … Continue reading

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