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? […]

International school enrolment on pace to reach $60 billion by 2022 – ICEF Monitor – Market intelligence for international student recruitment

As the international schools market continues its expansion, ICEF Monitor reviews some riveting statistics as well as the growth drivers behind the trend. International school enrolment by the numbers Researchers Mary Hayden and Jeff Thompson noted in their authoritative 2008 paper “International Schools: Growth and Influence” that it is difficult to know how many international […]

A Lesson Learned About School Leadership – Global Learning

By Anthony Jackson on March 7, 2013 5:51 AM The latest MetLife Survey of the American Teacher focused on the challenges of school leadership. The opinion data shows that job satisfaction among principals and other leaders is at a 25-year low. Most of the dissatisfaction is attributed to outside pressures. Academically speaking, one of those […]

The International Education Chat Forum #IntEdchat on Twitter!

Originally posted on Principal of Thought:
International educators have unique concerns and issues when it comes to education. Connect with other global-minded professionals in the field of education. Moderated Discussion Every Wednesday 6:00pm Beijing time and 6:00pm Central European time. Topics to be discussed include (but are not limited to)… Curriculum Leadership Support Technology Relocation Job Fairs Culture Pro-D Best…

What is the Next Big Thing in International Education?

By: Daniel Obst on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 Higher education institutions, educational organizations, and governments around the world are continuously looking for new ways to engage internationally and to keep their academic institutions relevant and competitive. Funding organizations and governments are investing substantial resources in international education, and are seeking to identify new areas to […]

The International Education Chat Forum #IntEdchat on Twitter!

International educators have unique concerns and issues when it comes to education. Connect with other global-minded professionals in the field of education. Moderated Discussion Every Wednesday 6:00pm Beijing time and 6:00pm Central European time. Topics to be discussed include (but are not limited to)… Curriculum Leadership Support Technology Relocation Job Fairs Culture Pro-D Best Practice Networking Social Media Resources

Teachers Vie for Overseas Postings – NYTimes.com

LONDON — It was not the most relaxed of cocktail parties. Teachers and administrators — who had been running down corridors and stressing out in elevators between job interviews in recruiters’ hotel rooms — were sipping pints of beer and glasses of wine, scanning the room nervously. Enlarge This Image Malcolm Stitt The International Schools […]

Skyping Across Continents: Creating Friendships with Educators from Around the World | TravelsFar2Teach

Originally published by TravelsFar2Teach on April 27, 2013 Yesterday evening, I had the opportunity to Skype with Alicia, a teacher in Dhaka, Bangladesh.  In order to prepare for my conversation, I came up with a list of questions that I had about technology and teaching abroad.  I also thought about the e-mail conversations that we […]

Telling Your School Goodbye

Telling Your School Goodbye Breaking the news that you’re planning on going recruiting should elicit supportive responses from your school admin. Most likely they’ll wish you luck and ask which schools or locations you’ve set your sights on, effective Directors are happy to help you in any way they can. Many schools even provide paid leave-days […]

What is a “Highly Effective International Educator?”

The following opinions were originally published on the Know.Do.Serve.Learn weblog and reading them really got me wondering. What does make a highly effective international educator? In theory I can grasp ideologies pertaining to effective teaching, however, in my experiences effective educators in their home countries do not always make effective international educators. So, what makes a […]

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