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International School Leader Magazine

Latest issue – November 2022

NOVEMBER 2022

WELCOME

The shortlisted initiatives have been announced for the 2023 International School Awards. These awards, which are hosted by ISC Research, aim to identify and share innovative practice across a range of educational themes that are considered important throughout the global international schools community.

Our independent judging panel of skilled educators within the international school sector has selected shortlisted initiatives based on a rigorous judging process and on individual merit. Our aim is to identify good practice that could be replicated by other schools.

Details of all shortlisted initiatives are freely accessible on the 2023 International School Awards platform and you can access them all now. Congratulations to all the schools that have been shortlisted, and sincere thanks to all schools that submitted the 291 applications for this year’s awards. Your willingness to share what you do with your peers and amongst the wider community, even at the earliest stage of a journey towards change, is impressive. We applaud you all.

Anne Keeling

Anne Keeling

Editor

In this issue

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Educating East Jerusalem: The UN Sustainable Development Goals as a change agent of society
Educating East Jerusalem: The UN Sustainable Development Goals as a change agent of society

A whole school focus on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) helped to both resuscitate and bring hope to a school community and allowed its students to understand themselves anew, as authors of their own destinies, as Andrew Watson explains. Read more

Data-driven interventions for Third Culture Kids
Data-driven interventions for Third Culture Kids

Third Culture Kids (TCKs), children who grow up outside their passport countries, face a lot of mobility and transition which increases difficulties that serve as sources of resilience – if adequate support is provided. When that support is not present, we see struggles with regulation, connection and empathy for others. Read more

Empathy at Sara Village School
Empathy at Sara Village School

Our mission at Sara Village School is ‘We Inspire Innovation and Compassionate Action’. Our work integrating empathy into our curriculum, and our celebration of Empathy Week, has been a key strategy in our efforts to live our mission. Read more

Supporting equality in international school leadership
Supporting equality in international school leadership

Beccy Fox, Director of Teaching and Learning at KIS International School, Bangkok, shares her recent thoughts about women in leadership in international schools. Read more

Changing school culture and infrastructure
Changing school culture and infrastructure

Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) work is change management work. Embedding DEI practices in one’s institution requires knowing what accelerates change, and what impedes it. In this article we draw on Lippitt’s Managing Complex Change model and Powell and Powell’s NFI Inclusive Toolkit, to introduce a Total Inclusivity Change Components Model. Read more

Tech cognisance, competence and confidence in teachers
Tech cognisance, competence and confidence in teachers

As you look ahead to 2023, how are the decisions made about using digital technologies in your classrooms shaping the skills and awareness of your students to live in a globalised world? Read more

Post-COVID wellbeing in international school communities
Post-COVID wellbeing in international school communities

There is a desire to move forward and leave the past behind, and many students and teachers are more or less able to do this. However, a significant proportion of staff, students, parents and families continue to experience difficulties relating to the pandemic. There is much we can do if we take the initiative now. Read more

Leading recovery through positive contagion
Leading recovery through positive contagion

In 2019, AFNORTH International School was flying high, following a cultural shift that placed Values-based Education at the core of its work. However, with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the innovative and ambitious international model for education that had seen four different national sections, and six school sections, collaborate to establish and embed a commonly agreed ethical values approach was ‘attacked’ overnight. Read more

Exploring the world of work with meaning and purpose
Exploring the world of work with meaning and purpose

Dulwich College Beijing in China won the Pathways to Continued and University Education Award at the 2022 International School Awards. Here, Anthony Coles explains the initiative and its continued development since receiving the recognition. Read more

A common language for great teaching
A common language for great teaching

As part of a review of Continuous Professional Learning (CPL), the senior leadership team at Kellett School has identified the potential of using a clearly articulated common language when it comes to teaching and learning. Read more

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