International School Leader Magazine
Latest issue – February 2023
We know from our experiences working in the international schools community that meaningful relationships, however distant, can be transformational.
At ISC Research, we continually see how valuable it is for international school leaders and educators from different communities and sectors of the market to learn from one another; our audiences might not be the same, but our challenges and opportunities are often very similar.
This month the ISC Research community platform launches to provide a dedicated safe space for you to listen, connect and engage as a global collective of international school leaders and educators. Available as a mobile app or via your desktop, our community platform will give you the chance to share experiences and good practice, connect with your peers, learn from others, and form valuable networks to support each other.
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In this issue
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Enhancing careers of the local workforce
For the third year in a row, Wellington College China has received HR Asia's Best companies to work for award and is the only education company to receive this honour. It stems from a strategic priority for the group to be the employer of choice in the region – both foreign and local. Is this a duty or a choice for all of us as leaders in the international school sector? Read more
A vision-aligned digital skills curriculum
Dubai College was shortlisted for the Digital Technology in Learning award at the 2023 International School Awards. Read more
Students as community-led changemakers
SALT is a school community that aims to play an integral role in bringing people together to help communicate, build relationships and understand each other. Justin Park talks about SALT's goal to provide an all-inclusive approach towards learning that experiences the collaboration and cooperation of various entities. Read more
Social media – A window to your education world?
Nalini Cook looks at the full interviews from the Edruptors of 2022 and shares some of her favourite comments. Read more
It doesn’t have to be lonely at the top
Jo Evans was once told to think carefully about moving into senior leadership roles because “it’s lonely at the top”. It doesn't have to be lonely, as Jo explains and offers leadership support. Read more
Transforming minds and lives in Nairobi
Still I Rise is an NGO that provides high-quality education to out-of-school and refugee children. Its international school in Nairobi is the first school in the world providing the IB framework for free to vulnerable Kenyan and refugee children. The school received a Highly Commended award at the 2022 International School Awards. Read more
Helping where it matters
The American School of Warsaw (ASW) in Poland won the Community Partnership Award at the 2023 International School Awards for a student-led community initiative with scale and impact as explained by Jon Zurfluh and Ligita Miele. Read more
ChatGPT and AI in school: The artificially intelligent teacher
Edruptor of 2022 Sunny Thakral shares his experience of working with artificial intelligence in the classroom. Read more
Addressing suicide ideation in schools
North London Collegiate School (NLCS) Jeju received the Safeguarding Award at this year’s International School Awards in January for an initiative to confront suicide ideation as James Caudle explains. Read more
Meta, Meta everywhere but in an analogue way we think…
In a light-speed world where we needed everything two days ago and perfection at the click of a button, are we prepared for a world in the metaverse? Are we prepared for a world where artificial intelligence (AI) can teach students to be discerning with information? Are we ready to pivot into the future, no matter the direction? Read more
How to confront a changing landscape
Ghana International School (GIS) is a not-for-profit, private, non-sectarian, coeducational day school established in September 1955 to provide international education to students of all races and creeds, at a time when Ghana was yet to achieve full independence and international schools were a rarity. Dr Mary Ashun explains the need for international mindedness and how GIS is on a mission to confront this. Read more
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