Monthly Archives: March 2019

Out Yourself

www.emilymeadows.org @msmeadowstweets This post is the first of a two-part series on coming out. I presented at the International School Counselor Association 2019 Annual Conference in Brussels earlier this month. The enthusiastic encouragement of my research on inclusive schools for … Continue reading

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A Collection of Tales from the Road: #4 Austria

Austria was the second country of nine cycled across in six days during the world record attempt called ‘9in9’.  Here’s a newspaper article about it. I remember whizzing down sunny mountain valleys from a high lake at the border with Italy, north and then … Continue reading

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School Visits – Great PD

So this week we are hosting a Middle School MUN event with over 250 students from around the world, and I managed to have lunch with a couple of teacher chaperones from Panama yesterday on campus. We started talking about … Continue reading

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STEAM/STEM Core Skills

Developing STEM and STEAM programs (Science Technology Engineering/Art Mathematics) is very exciting, but I have noticed recently there is a lack of cohesive standards to measure progress. Continue reading

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If you are going to be anything, be compassionate

Yesterday will go down as one of New Zealand’s darkest days. My mother back in Christchurch messaged me to check the news. I had a hundred and one things to do at school that day, most of which remain on my … Continue reading

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Just wondering about PD booster shots

As we are planning for professional development opportunities for next year, here is one of my big take-aways. Sorry if it is too basic, but I am a firm believer that sometimes simple solutions can bring some meaningful changes. Schools … Continue reading

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Connected, But Alone?

As we expect more from technology, do we expect less from each other? This is the question clinical psychologist Sherry Turkle asks in her book, Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age, which is based on 30 years … Continue reading

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Leveraging the Community

So as part of our strategic planning conversations recently, we’ve been talking and thinking a lot about how we can give our students more “real-life” opportunities as part of their school experience. Things like community based and regionally based service learning trips, experiential field … Continue reading

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A Collection of Tales from the Road: #3 Argentina

During a whistle-stop tour of South America I had the good fortune of meeting a guy with a bike in El Calafate, a town on the southern edge of the Patagonian Icefield. Although brief, the day ride out and back … Continue reading

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