Finding the Right Fit

Once again¬†international school recruitment time is here. Jobs are being posted at schools around the world (including YIS) and people are already talking about new adventures on the horizon. To be honest, even if I’m staying at the same school, this is my favorite time of year. I love imagining the¬†possibilities¬†of a new school, a…

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International Schools and the Rise of Online Learning

I just had a very interesting conversation with Julie Linn, Chief of Staff for K12.com, a private online school which also offers individual online courses to public and private schools looking to supplement their course offerings. Having read Disrupting Class a few years ago (thanks to Scott McLeod’s fantastic K12Online Conference 2009 presentation), it seems…

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Creating a Culture of Collaboration Through Technology Integration

Last week, Chrissy and I were invited to give our presentation from ASB Unplugged, Hardware is Not Enough: The Teacher-Facilitator Partnership, to our Headmaster, Dr. Bill Gerritz, and Deputy Headmaster, Andy Davies. Bill and Andy had heard a brief overview when we reported back about the conference, and wanted to get a deeper understanding of…

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Going 1:1: Top 5 Insights from ASB Unplugged

Cross-posted on the TL Advisors Blog Last week I was extremely fortunate to attend the ASB Unplugged Conference in Mumbai, India at the American School of Bombay, with my lovely colleagues, Chrissy Hellyer, Heather Vlach, Dana Watts and Jean Williams. Not only was Mumbai absolutely amazing in every way, but the conference was a treasure-trove…

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The World of International Schools

When I tell people back home in the US that I’m teaching in Thailand, they usually assume I teach English to Thai children. When I try to explain by saying “no, I teach at an international school”, I’m often met with a blank stare. Understandable enough – before moving overseas, I never realized that there…

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