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Leadership as a Mosaic

By Doha Kabalan- Course designer on Eduspark & Independent Teacher Trainer.
For as long as we can go back, effective leadership has been key to crucial achievements in time.
Across history, successful leaders have managed to win battles, make discoveries, fulfil dreams, lead revolutions, or overthrow regimes.
Yet to be able to bring on drastic change …

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Professional Development Is More Than Two Weeks In August

By Joshua Barr– Head of Suzhou Early Learning Center, Whittle School & Studios, China.
From my experience there are three main criteria teachers look for in an international school.
In no particular order they are contract (the package), location, and PD (Professional Development).
For the first two on the list there is a lot of …

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Leadership That Makes a Difference

By Zainab Asif – Head of Department at American International School, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Leadership can be defined using various terminologies depending on what kind of leaders have people been exposed to.
But a true leader is one who prioritizes a culture of deep relationships.
The thought provoking question would be how does leadership …

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Is Instructional Coaching (IC) The Ultimate Professional Development Tool For Your Team?

By GERMAN RINCON M.
S.
Ed.
– Foreign Vice Principal at World Foreign Language Kindergarten, Shanghai, China.
After a decade of leading international departments in ECE across China, in different settings with different structures and systems – not to mention the diverse culture of the people and the environments – I can’t think of a challenge that …

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Leadership at Oxford International College of Chengdu

By Charlie Peng– Principal at Oxford International College of Chengdu (Whartonn), Chengdu.
Oxford International College of Chengdu is a place where we work with all our students to give them the knowledge and skills to be successful leaders in the future world.
But what is a successful leader, because it is seen as different in …

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Student Well-being

By Abigail Alexis Olubuyide – Primary Headteacher, Wesgreen International School, in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.
“Scrap the well-being lesson!” he said.
“Anyway, well-being should be woven into every area of school life.
” I was shocked.
I did not agree.
I had to speak up.
Yes, well-being should be woven into every area of school life but …

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Cultural Relevance

By Chris Nash – International School Principal, Beijing.
  BA (cantab), PGCE, MA ( Education Management), NPQH One of the barriers to sustained high achievement and quality of learning which I have worked at as a school leader in an international context is cultural relevance.
What do we mean by Cultural Relevance?  Throughout my leadership career …

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