Teacher to Administrator: 6 Changes I Have Experienced  (so far…)
Jan22

Teacher to Administrator: 6 Changes I Have Experienced (so far…)

Teacher to Administrator: 6 Changes I Have Experienced (so far…) By Justine Wilson, Pan American School of Bahia, Salvador, Brazil @WilsonJustine   J.wilson@pasb.com.br  Justine_wilson@yahoo.com www.msjustinewilson.weebly.com Being an elementary teacher who has moved to administration, the one question I am asked the most is, “Don’t you miss the kids?”  The short answer is yes.  The long answer is more complicated. ...

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Simple Meeting Hack: Change Your Agenda
Dec13

Simple Meeting Hack: Change Your Agenda

Terrie Temkin, Ph.D. CoreStrategies for Nonprofits, Inc. Regardless of your role in your school, or where in the Americas that school is found, I have no doubt that you have spent more time in meetings than you ever would have cared to. At times, you probably have rolled your eyes and silently agreed with the quote often misattributed to Star Trek’s Captain Kirk: “Meetings are events where minutes are kept, and hours are wasted.”...

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CGC Case Study: Colegio Maya- Cutting Through the Edu Babble to Get to What is Most Important
Dec11

CGC Case Study: Colegio Maya- Cutting Through the Edu Babble to Get to What is Most Important

CGC Case Study: Colegio Maya – Cutting Through the Edu Babble to Get to What is Most Important By Michael Johnston PhD, Director, Colegio Maya We at Colegio Maya, along with all Common Ground Collaborative schools, continue to drive everything we do from one question. “What is most important to learn?”. Whether we are focusing on conceptual learning, building competencies, fostering character traits or all three simultaneously...

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Journeys Toward Inclusion Institute
Dec06

Journeys Toward Inclusion Institute

Journeys Toward Inclusion Institute Paola Torres de Pereira, Elementary Principal ppereira@cotopaxi.k12.ec Blog On November 17 and 18, 2017, Academia Cotopaxi hosted its first Journeys Toward Inclusion Conference.  We are very grateful for the passionate participation of each of the educators who joined to engage in collaborative discussions and learning around inclusion.  We intended to spread an interest in inclusion models both...

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The Self-Study Process
Dec05

The Self-Study Process

The Self-Study Process by Neil Bunting, Greenfield Community School, Dubai, United Arab Emirates cross posted to CIS Perspectives Blog Having just completed the self-study process for accreditation at Greenfield Community School (GCS), Dubai, I thought it would be useful to share some of the benefits of the process for our school, and also, from what I have seen from other schools that I have visited as part of the visiting team....

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Real Data – Let’s Improve Learning
Dec03

Real Data – Let’s Improve Learning

Nikki Ellwood, Director of Teaching and Learning, Colegio Maya, Guatemala On November 6th and 7th Colegio Maya, Guatemala was proud to host the Real Data – Let’s Improve Learning workshop, facilitated by Jennifer Sikes.  Twenty-eight teachers and administrators from six different schools congregated with one objective in mind – to implement a sensible approach to data designed instruction. We started by taking stock of the...

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