Leadership

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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Developing Middle-Level Leaders: Get in the Boat

by Dean Croy An Accidental Paddler My first leadership role was an unofficial one as a grade-level leader.
This role came about organically, or perhaps more accurately, accidentally, when my Grade 6 team wanted to meet more regularly throughout the year as our meetings the year prior had been sporadic.
We knew that our goals …

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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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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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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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How School Leaders can Recruit Better

by Dan Mchugh.
International schools tend to have higher staff turnover than local schools.
While retaining (good) staff is important, inevitably there comes a point when school leaders find themselves having to recruit new members of the team.
However, the crucial nature of recruitment is not reflected in school leadership courses.
I’ve done three substantial …

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