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The Power of Non-Academic Interaction

by Tilly Erguder Is the key to better academic success and student well-being outside the classroom? Throughout my journey as a teacher and an administrator, I have had the opportunity to experience and observe various approaches toward student success and well-being.
Some schools embrace exam-oriented practices, and some pursue a more holistic approach toward student …

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CPD: The Ultimate Tool for Teacher Recruitment and Retention

by John Woodberry The Grey Rhino on the Horizon The international education sector is on the brink of a significant recruitment crisis.
According to ISC Research, the demand for international school teachers is set to rise dramatically.
By 2028, up to 158,400 additional teachers will be needed to meet the sector’s growth.
This is set …

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Understanding the Importance of Family Partnerships in Leading Your International School

by Nicolas Belcher Context: The topic of this overarching article and the potential expansion of understanding the importance of partnerships in an International school context continues to enrich, concern, and delight with further introspection.
This article is a very brief hook to provide those engaging in their first pathway to International leadership, those in the …

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Skills and Application for International School Leaders: How do you shape the future in the Age of AI?

by Conan Magruder We live in a data-driven and complex educational landscape.
There were windows behind the curtain for me before I moved into educational leadership when I learned just how small the treatment and control groups were in quantitative educational research.
I saw that surveys and working effects in qualitative research might hold the …

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Developing and Sustaining a Strong Organisational Culture in a Dynamic 21st Century School

by Juma Nyamori In my leadership journey, I have found that school culture has a profound influence on the achievement of the various goals and objectives the school pursues.
Every school will have a culture, whether this is developed deliberately, or grows organically.
This culture, if based on certain key principles, will exhibit certain characteristics …

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From Gatekeeper to Leader: Unleashing the Potential of Your School Librarian

by Sarah Pavey Imagine your international school library as a vibrant hub, not just for borrowing books, but for promoting global citizenship, igniting a love of learning, and nurturing students as they navigate the complexities of the information age.
This is the transformative power of a librarian when we support their competencies as a leader, …

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Legacy in Progress: Charterhouse, Lagos’ Commitment to Nigeria

by John Todd I consider myself fortunate to have been involved in international education since 1996; I actually flew out to Singapore on the same plane as the woman who would go on to become my wife, although we didn’t know it at the time! It has been an enormous privilege to have worked in …

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Navigating the Waters of Teacher Workload: A Personal Reflection

by Jake Madden Throughout my journey in the education sector, which spans several enriching years, I’ve come face to face with the escalating challenge of teacher workload—a dilemma that’s not just a statistic but a lived reality impacting educators’ wellbeing and student outcomes across the globe.
Drawing from a wealth of data, including insights from …

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