Top 5 Strategies for Your Coaching Toolkit

Tweet I love the beginning of the school year! The enthusiasm about what’s to come, the lingering remnants of summer holidays, and the potential of another year makes a school zing with energy! After spending two fantastic weeks in Seattle working with teachers and admin in Marysville, I came back to NIST last week excited about…

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Making the Connection

Tweet This weekend I am so fortunate to be in Munich keynoting the ECIS Technology Conference. It’s such a pleasure to be back in the city that was our first international home, and an honor to be keynoting the very first educational technology conference I ever attended all the way back in 2002! The theme…

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The Next Adventure

Tweet It’s that time of year again: international school recruiting season. Every year around this time, we start hearing about friends and colleagues taking off for the next adventure, and for the last five years we’ve been very content to stay where we are. We absolutely love Japan, and we’ve been so fortunate to work…

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2:1 Learning in Action

Tweet During the month of May our grade 7 students trialed the use of 2 (yes 2!) school issued devices: an iPad Mini and a MacBook Air 11″. This trial is an evolution of our existing Connected Learning Community (1:1 program) – read more about the development of our 2:1 trial on my previous posts….

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The Evolution of a Connected Learning Community: Student Edition

Tweet Note: this is the fourth post in a series about our 2:1 (iPad Mini + MacBook Air 11″) trial at YIS. Check out the first, second and third posts for some background. Woohoo! After a year of thinking about how this could work, and four months of intensive PD with our grade 7 teachers, our grade 7 students have…

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