Monthly Archives: May 2020

Tired: Celebrating Diversity / Wired: Antiracist Education

www.emilymeadows.org @msmeadowstweets Talking about racism can be awfully uncomfortable, particularly for white people since we so rarely have to think about race in our daily lives, and we certainly do not consider ourselves part of the problem. Racist people use … Continue reading

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Life of ‘The International Educator’-the story of never leaving school.

A profession that inspires you to climb the highest peak in a continent; to dive into the depths of the ocean and swim along with the whale sharks; a workplace that lets you collaborate with people from all over the … Continue reading

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School leadership during Covid-19 – what does it actually mean?

I am always fascinated by the interpretation of this role across the world, and what different school boards identify as priority when they are recruiting a new head. I say this because I have experienced serving with several school heads … Continue reading

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Home schooling, virtual learning, blended learning… what are we actually doing?

The reality of the past few months is that we were all propelled into a new world and forced to react and act all at the same time. Governments made decisions about schools and schooling with assumptions that many schools … Continue reading

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Are we helping students get comfortable with change? Part 2

with Bill Tihen, Software Developer at Garaio, Bern, and former teacher and IT director at LAS  See Part 1 with this same title, in which Bill and I point out the irony that our busy academic schedules, created and driven … Continue reading

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I Miss the Kids Like Crazy

So as we inch closer to our third month of distance learning, and continue to find creative ways to engage students from home each and every day, I have to admit something…I miss the kids like crazy. There is so … Continue reading

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Are we helping students get comfortable with change? Part 1

with Bill Tihen, Software Developer at Garaio, Bern, and former teacher and IT director at LAS  We want – or we should want – to give our students safe experiences to deal with change, whether it is changing their approach, … Continue reading

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Bouncing Back!

Schools in China are back in business! With the Covid19 curve flattening in China almost all schoolsincluding international schools have reopened. What does it look like on the ground? Let us take a brief tour of how staff and students … Continue reading

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Lockdown Learning

So I was on a Zoom call with some old friends the other day, all of us in very different lines of work, and someone asked what was the most significant “new” learning that we have each experienced since the … Continue reading

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