Hunting Season: A Field Guide to Finding the Right International School Leader | teachwatts

Hunting Season: A Field Guide to Finding the Right International School Leader

As recruiting season is around the corner for international schools and job continue to be posted on TieOnline, I find myself wondering what higher education could be doing to better prepare our school leaders for the challenges they will face while working overseas.  All too often, we see school leaders come from the states and although they are terrific leaders, they may have some difficulty transitioning to the overseas environment.  Many of the challenges these leaders face are similar to those of our educational leaders back at home, but are there specific qualities are we looking for when we search for a leader?

In 2011, Alec Couros shared a Google doc and inspired many of educators around the world to collaborate and create a wonderful document that many administrators use today for recruiting: Writing Prompts for Teachers & Teacher Candidates.  I think it is high time we create one for our school leaders and administrators. . .

Here are a few questions that I might like to ask in an interview:

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