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International School Leader Magazine

Latest issue – September 2022

SEPTEMBER 2022

WELCOME

Conferences are wonderful places for learning and new ideas – if we don’t miss them! With this in mind, some of the most inspiring messages from the Edruptors@School Conference, which was hosted online by ISC Research in June, are being shared in our Heads Up series. The latest podcast (episode 8) is 30 minutes of valuable advice on innovative practice from some of the leading thought-leaders working within the international schools sector: Philippa Wraithmell and Vandana Lulla on hybrid and blended learning, Matt Harris and Bethan Eveleigh on child safeguarding, and Dwayne Mathews, Nathan O’Grady and Jeremy Williams about the opportunities of immersive learning.

Look out for episode 9 of Heads Up in early September for more sharing of ideas from the conference, this time focusing on broadening student learning pathways.

 

Anne Keeling

Anne Keeling

Editor

In this issue

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Are parents of international school students racist?
Are parents of international school students racist?

Danau Tanu, Author and Japan Foundation Research Fellow at the Waseda University Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies in Tokyo, shares her experiences of internalised racism, helping to raise awareness around the issue. Read more

Wellness in Action
Wellness in Action

Students looking out for the mental health of peers is always positive, especially when students can actively engage in activities that they can incorporate into their lives. Mick Admundson-Geisel, High School Counsellor at The International School Yangon, Myanmar, shares advice on how to implement a student-led wellness project. Read more

Eight lessons in experience strategy for the school of the future
Eight lessons in experience strategy for the school of the future

Living in the shadow of a global pandemic, it is hard to avoid articles about the school of the future. David Willows and Suzette Parlevliet, co-founders of Yellow Car, share eight lessons in experience strategy designed to help schools stand out. Read more

A kinder, better place
A kinder, better place

The International School of Zug and Luzern was honoured with two 2022 International School Awards in January: the International Impact Award for its Global Changemakers Project and the Environment Award for its Aquaponics Programme. Both initiatives highlight work by students and for students towards realising a vision for a better, kinder world as Head of School Barry Dequanne explains. Read more

A data-driven route to better life and learning for students
A data-driven route to better life and learning for students

Over the past five years, Gems Founders School, Dubai (GFS) has focused on shifting the assessment paradigm as part of their school improvement strategy. Read more

Supporting SEN in all environments
Supporting SEN in all environments

Identifying, planning for and meeting the needs of SEN students in an international setting throws up an array of unique challenges. Recognising SEN in countries such as Thailand, where a stigma around those with learning difficulties and/or disabilities still exists, is often the first hurdle to overcome. Read more

Addressing teacher recruitment challenges through training
Addressing teacher recruitment challenges through training

Good schools need good teachers. But the fact is that teacher supply presents a significant challenge for the international sector. Dr Fiona Rogers, Deputy CEO, Director of Professional Development and Research at COBIS, highlights how to overcome these challenges. Read more

Developing an empathic community
Developing an empathic community

Everyone needs a role model. The smallest of children naturally find someone they look up to, and seek out those they most relate to, and this continues throughout life. Professor Dr Ger Graus OBE shares insights into how to develop an empathic community within international schools. Read more

The future is Meta
The future is Meta

Sunny Thakral, Head of Computer Science at Brighton College Bangkok, discusses how we can educate children in the metaverse and through using virtual reality. Read more

Leading a smart campus
Leading a smart campus

How do you run a campus with 3,500 students who have the option of learning multiple curricula under one roof, right from their early childhood years until they graduate high school? It’s a humongous task to say the least, and it's challenging. But it's not impossible, especially when you have designed it to be one of the first smart campuses of the world. Read more

Pathways into aviation, aeronautics and STEM
Pathways into aviation, aeronautics and STEM

Mariona Coderch López shares insights into her journey of taking GEMS International School - Al Khail (GIS) through the accreditation process of the International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (CP). Read more

Transitions care matters for everyone
Transitions care matters for everyone

Jessica Fortin, Admissions Director at the International Community School of Addis Ababa, shares insights into the implementation of transitions-care learning. Read more

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