The Many Faces of Leadership

This first couple weeks of school I have really wanted to be as visible as possible, to both students and faculty. This means not only am I present during all student passing times and lunch periods, I’m also trying to pop into as many classes as possible. Doing this helps me understand interactions between all […]

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 […]

Connect the Dots of Thinking

One of the tasks I do at one of my sites is assist middle- and junior-high  students with critical thinking/character building activities. Working with 4th through 8th graders, I am constantly amazed at how far too many kids don’t really know “how” to think reflectively. When given a quote to respond to on paper, the […]

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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“The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.”

- John Maxwell