Teachers: 10 Tips for Slowing Down | Edutopia

Since my last Edutopia blog post, How Slowing Down Can Lead to Great Change was published, I’ve received dozens of messages asking for suggestions for how to slow things down in schools. The premise behind the following suggestions is that if we slow down, we’ll have more opportunities for reflection — to think about what we’ve done […]

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 […]

What is the impact of geography on our ability to connect with the world? — THINK Global School

On December 6th, 2012, Buenos Aires’ name became ironic. While the morning routine of making coffee and walking to work was uneventful (aside from the rain and rolling thunder), those of us sitting in the staff room started to receive emails, phone calls and tweets about a toxic cloud that was covering the “City of Good […]

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 […]

Eight NEW Global Collaborative ideas to Flatten Your Learning! – Flat Connections

Celebrations and sharing well considered ideas for future collaborations have been part of the  exciting culmination to the Flat Classroom Certified Teacher Cohort 13-2 this past week. This professional learning course started 3 months ago, and together we have journeyed through the \’7 Steps to Flatten your Classroom\’ into \’Global Project Design and Management\’. Cohort […]

Are You a Leader or Manager? | Connected Principals

Most school districts claim to want to move from good to great, become world class, become a 21st century district, or fill in the slogan blank.  Getting past the cliches (and the fact that we’re 14 years into the 21st century already), effective implementation of these transformations/progressions requires progressive thinking and leadership.  Doing things the […]

What kind of global citizens are teachers creating? | Teacher Network | Guardian Professional

As teachers, our own perspectives should be questioned rigorously as they inform the global citizenship we teach and the future society we shape, argues Caroline Ferguson Global citizenship education is a sociological experiment. Most schools promise to create global citizens or global leaders, but what kind of global citizen do we want to create? It’s a blurred […]

In India, a School that Empowers Students and Teachers | Edutopia

Photo credit: American School of Bombay

I’m just wrapping up a 10-day stay in Mumbai, India, where I’ve been immersed in the energizing learning environment of American School of Bombay (ASB). Outside the walls of this state-of-the-art, pre-K-12 international school, you find contrasts at every corner: urban slums near posh shopping malls, rickshaws sharing the roads with limousines. Step inside ASB and you […]

What are Global and International Education?

Published by: National Council for the Social Studies Descriptors The terms global education and international education are used to describe strategies for: gaining knowledge of world cultures; understanding the historical, geographic, economic, political, cultural, and environment relationships among world regions and peoples; examining the nature of cultural differences and national or regional conflicts and problems; […]

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

- John Maxwell