Designing an Effective In-School Suspension Program

Perhaps more frequently than ever before, administrators choose an in-school suspension over the out-of-school alternative. There are many reasons for this choice, but perhaps the most obvious is the academic advantage of keeping a student within a supportive learning environment. When a student is removed completely from the school a wonderful learning opportunity is potentially lost. […]

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 […]

Expat Exchange – Making The Move Abroad: Where Do You Start? – Moving Abroad, Moving Overseas, International Relocation

Making the decision to relocate was one of the biggest, and most exciting, choices of my life. I was offered a job in Johannesburg and it was an opportunity that I couldn’t refuse, so I accepted in a minute. Literally, 1 minute. Once the initial excitement died down, I found myself in a bit of […]

How to Get a Teaching Job in an International School: From Registering with a Recruiting Agency to Attending a Job Fair

Admit it. You’d love to live and work overseas. You’re passionate about teaching and just adore that grade 5 class of yours, but you’re not inspired anymore and you often find yourself daydreaming about living in an exotic desert land, a tropical paradise or a chic European city. Perhaps you want to take a sabbatical […]

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. As recruiters from international schools lined up at […]

CBC News – New Canadian teachers head abroad amid tight job market

Newly qualified Canadian teachers frustrated with the over-saturated teaching market in many major Canadian cities are setting their sights on international schools abroad, where they say professional and personal benefits far outweigh those back home. Ontario to overhaul teachers’ college, halve admissions The Current: Changing the way teachers are taught in Ontario Fewer students interested in […]

How Sharing Other People’s Content Makes You an Irresistible Job Candidate

When it comes to standing out online, your best bet is to offer your own original content. Blog posts or tweets that revolve around your unique ideas will make you a standout candidate. But the truth is, not everyone has the time, writing ability or even confidence to grow a quality blog or social media […]

5 Must Read Guides for Teachers Using or intending to Use iPads with Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

iPad, as some argue, is leading a silent but radical revolution in the world of education. It is now being embraced by a budding host of schools as the official learning device in the classroom and though we are still in the embroyinic stages of the integration of this device in instruction, yet the first […]

In Digital Age, Schools That Succeed are Schools That Connect | MindShift

A few months ago, I posted an article by Shelly Blake-Plock called 21 Things in Education That Will be Obsolete in 2020, which lists some of the ways in which the face of schools will change in less than a decade. In this op-ed, which originally appeared in the Baltimore Sun, he describes what exactly […]

A Self-Directed Learning Model For 21st Century Learners

The above (left) is the latest draft of our self-directed learning framework, version 1.1. It is based, in spirit, on our Inside-Out School: A 21st Century Learning Model. It is intended to function as a guide for students–likely with the support and facilitation of teachers, parents, and mentors–to help students become expert learners. The goal […]

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

- John Maxwell