23 maps and charts on language – Vox

“The limits of my language,” the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein once posited, “mean the limits of my world.” Explaining everything within the limits of the world is probably too ambitious a goal for a list like this. But here are 23 maps and charts that can hopefully illuminate small aspects of how we manage to communicate […]

International schools: Do we want to put our kids in a bubble ?

My son is not even one year old yet, so technically I still have plenty of time to think about his educational path. Yet I am worried and concerned about what I should do.  For a child with multicultural roots like mine, is it really the best decision to enroll him into an international school? […]

Geeking Out: Uganda’s Women are Creating the Next Generation of Girl Geeks – The Daily Beast

Young women are learning to program computers far from Silicon Valley, developing apps that will help their neighbors—and themselves. If not for a view of the ornate Uganda National Mosque or the sprawling, congested taxi park in the distance, it would be hard to tell that Outbox, a technology incubator and accelerator, is in a […]

Where Is Home for a Third-Culture Kid? – NYTimes.com

PARIS — When golden poppies blanket the hills of Northern California, it’s the annual season to dispatch my daughter — a summertime American — for home. Home is a complex word in our stone farmhouse in the country outside Paris, where we all possess different passports. My teenage daughter has two: one, wine-red from France; […]

Education Everywhere: International School Success Stories and Global Collaboration

Edutopia’s video series Education Everywhere profiles innovative school systems all around the world. There you’ll find links to the videos and additional resources for global learning. BY EDUTOPIA STAFF Education Everywhere Video Series Edutopia’s video series takes a look at high-achieving education systems and model schools around the world to see what makes them successful. […]

Why School Leaders Should Build An Intentional School Culture | Edudemic

For school leaders, defining a school’s culture – the core values, practices and organizational structures – is a necessity. In fact, a school’s ability to improve performance depends on it. But fostering a performance-based culture is not something that can be completed and checked off a single to-do list; it is an ongoing process. How […]

Cultural Policy: U.S. Should Learn From the International Education Community

While many countries around the world have been actively developing cultural policy for decades, the United States has been slow to recognize the importance of having such policies in place.  It has only been in the last few years that the United States has paid any attention at all the developing of policy regarding culture. […]

Highlighted article: Which languages are the hardest to learn?

Originally posted on international school community:
A look at which languages are easiest and most difficult for English speakers to pick up. “The foreign service institute of the United States Department of State compiles learning expectations for many languages based on the amount of time it takes a native English speaker to achieve speaking and…

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