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International School Leader Magazine

Latest issue – June 2022

JUNE 2022

WELCOME

In the ever-demanding, multi-faceted life of an international school leader, how often do you focus your attention on yourself and your own development? Conferences are a wonderful chance to learn, but often that learning is centred on your school and its community – as it should. However, for this year’s ISC Research conference we are focusing on leadership growth.

The Edruptors@School virtual conference from 21st to 23rd June will explore innovation, transformation, and balance within school leadership, giving you time and insights to focus on your own professional progress and learning.

We hope you’ll join us.

Anne Keeling

Anne Keeling

Editor

In this issue

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Improving the induction of new staff in international schools
Improving the induction of new staff in international schools

With an average of just three years per contract, what are international schools doing to support new staff – those new to the location, and those who are local but new to the school? Read more

A strategic approach to wellbeing within an international school community
A strategic approach to wellbeing within an international school community

Marlborough College Malaysia won the strategic leadership award at the 2022 International School Awards for a whole-school positive psychology and wellbeing initiative for students and staff, involving a wellbeing researcher-in-residence and peer group mental health first-aiders for staff. Read more

Big ideas: forging partnerships to tackle climate change
Big ideas: forging partnerships to tackle climate change

Graeme Lawrie's role is to drive ACS's charitable mission to advance the education of its students and also the wider community, by working locally and internationally, sharing expertise and resources, as a valued partner to schools, businesses, and communities. Read more

Every drop counts: A whole-school approach to sustainable development
Every drop counts: A whole-school approach to sustainable development

When Greta Thunberg stood outside the Swedish Parliament in September 2018 with a sign saying ‘School Strike for Climate’, she captured the imaginations of young people everywhere, including those at Chinese International School (CIS) in Hong Kong. Read more

Creativity on a roll – Bringing innovation and creativity into the international school curriculum
Creativity on a roll – Bringing innovation and creativity into the international school curriculum

The Design, Innovation, Computing, Enterprise (DICE) curriculum at Nord Anglia International School Dubai (NAS Dubai) recently won the International School Awards (ISAs) Innovation and Creativity in Learning category for its novel and creative approach. The award is testament to the work and dedication of the staff, students and school community. Read more

Developing self-directed learners
Developing self-directed learners

The educational journey from kindergarten right through to high school and beyond can be extremely fulfilling and inspiring for many young people, but it can also be a real struggle for others.  Read more

Jack and me: What I learned about inclusivity, and how schools can become more inclusive, from my transgender son
Jack and me: What I learned about inclusivity, and how schools can become more inclusive, from my transgender son

Modest estimates suggest that at least 1% of the global population currently identify as trans or non-binary. This means that, even in smaller schools, some of your students will be questioning their gender identity and, in private if not in public, many of these students will be taking their first steps towards transitioning from the sex that was assigned to them at birth. Read more

DEIJ and the educational journey. Listening, learning and committed to action for meaningful systemic change
DEIJ and the educational journey. Listening, learning and committed to action for meaningful systemic change

At UWCSEA, for over 50 years we have acknowledged that our vision of a peaceful, sustainable future would only be achieved through the combined strengths and differences of many, working together and committed to deliberate actions for greater equity and inclusion on our campuses. Read more

Award-winning digital tech-centred project-based problem-solving
Award-winning digital tech-centred project-based problem-solving

Colegio Panamericano in Colombia won the Digital Technology in Learning International Schools Award 2022 for an interdisciplinary project-based approach to problem-solving that integrates digital technology. Read more

Embedding a culture of inclusion
Embedding a culture of inclusion

In recent years, diversity, equity, inclusion and justice (DEIJ) has risen to the fore of the international school agenda. The scope of focus is broad, from examining DEIJ as employers to enabling it as educators. However unique these areas may seem operationally, the key to progress is the same – developing a culture of inclusion Read more

Leading a long-term digital strategy within an international school setting
Leading a long-term digital strategy within an international school setting

Emily Colyer, Content Producer at Bett, talks to Brian Taylor, Assistant Principal at Bangkok Patana School in Thailand about how Bangkok Patana is honing its long-term digital strategy. Read more

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