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EdTech and AI – Challenge or Opportunity?

by Mark Anderson Technology has always provided us with the opportunity to do more.
While some have been able to capitalise on its potential, most have not.
From the many unsuccessful implementations (think of all the interactive whiteboards being used as expensive projectors) to the different technologies that often fail to live up to expectations, …

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Navigating Customer Service in International Education: A Personal Journey

by Joseph Otley Introduction: A Traveller’s Tale Join me on a deeply personal journey, where we delve into the complex realm of customer service within the sphere of international education.
Imagine the scene – a solo traveller, accompanied by twin four-year-old boys, embarking on an adventure from Edinburgh to Denmark.
The thought of managing such …

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Navigating the Waters of School Staff Meetings

by Milos Markovic We’ve all been there—sitting in those meetings that seem to have mastered the art of time-stretching as if they’re auditioning for a role in a slow-motion movie.
You know the ones where you start daydreaming about your next vacation, your lunch menu, and maybe even the mysteries of the universe.
But worry …

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Why Multilingual Learning/ EAL Specialists Can Make Good School Leaders

by Marcelle van Leenen Do you have an excellent EAL specialist at your school? They might be your next principal! My journey in education began in an International Baccalaureate (IB) school, where I served as an English teacher and Head of EAL (English as an Additional Language).
This role ignited a passion for language and …

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An International Journey Back Home

by Dr.
Ian Gross Culture shock can be described as feelings of uncertainty, confusion, or anxiety that people may experience when moving to a new country or surroundings.
It is not what you might expect when returning to your home country.
As an international teacher and school leader for over two decades, I certainly had …

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Intentionally Small Schools

by Dr.
Jeremy Majeski I’ve dedicated over two decades of my life to the field of education, having worn the hats of both teacher and school administrator.
My journey has taken me from the bustling halls of US public schools to the global stage of international education.
Throughout my career, I’ve predominantly navigated the landscape of …

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Pioneering for the Future of Work

by Gavin Clark What do our students need for the future of work? What is important in education to prepare students for the demands of the workforce? These are the questions that we have to ask ourselves as leaders of learning institutions.
We are tasked with being the innovative pioneers within the educational realm inculcating …

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Leading Change in International Schools

by Joseph M.
Cirelli As an educational leader, one of the most significant challenges that you will face is leading and implementing change within your school.
Educational systems are complex, and adapting to new initiatives can be a difficult process.
In this blog, we will explore multiple strategies for leading and implementing change in your international …

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Navigating the Challenges of Being a SENCO in the Middle East: Strategies for Success

by Carly Chilton Being a Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) in the Middle East is both rewarding and challenging.
This dynamic region, with its rich cultural diversity and varied educational systems, presents unique obstacles for educators dedicated to supporting students with diverse learning needs.
In this blog post, I will explore the challenges faced by …

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The Impact of The Arts on International School Education

by Sohipe Wang Imagine this: I’m at the Guangzhou Grand Theatre, soaking in the vibes of a spectacular musical.
And guess what? One of my students owns the spotlight as an actress! It got me thinking about how arts fit into the whole international school scene.
It’s not just about sketches and tunes.
In this …

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