The International Schools Podcast

The International Schools Podcast

Hosted by John Mikton and Dan Taylor. Every two weeks we discuss all aspects of technology and life in International Schools.

Episodes

February 19, 2024 62 mins

We interviewed four members of the International Schools Coaching Collaborative to gain insights into their roles, coaching practices, and how they support educators and schools in implementing innovative pedagogical approaches. We also explore the challenges and opportunities they encounter and discuss how schools can effectively utilize their expertise.

About Dave Curran

Dave is a leader of innovative learning and instructional c...

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An opportunity to learn and hear from 4 Technology leaders in Saudi Arabia International Schools. We take the opportunity to explore workflows, living in Saudi Arabia, the accelerated changes taking place in the country and how this is impacting International Schools.  About Paul Collins Paul Collins has over 20 years experience in Senior IT Management including 10 years with international schools and higher education. He has bee...

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Join us for a unique conversation with Bridget and Trae, international school leaders currently navigating the complexities of leading their respective school in a region embroiled in geopolitical conflict. They share insights on leading and maintaining a school in these challenging circumstances. Listen as they recount their experiences, the challenges they face, and the valuable lessons they are learning in supporting their commu...

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January 14, 2024 50 mins

Dan and John spend time together reflecting on the past year and looking ahead for 2024. A conversation about what we have been up to in 2023, PD, branding, professional transitions, mentoring, and the wisdom and generosity of our guests.  A special thank you goes out to the team behind the scenes Jane and X for all their work and making the podcast possible. Wishing everyone positive thoughts for 2024 and we look forward to our u...

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Navigating the intricate maze of Middle Leadership in schools is akin to mastering the art of balancing on a tightrope. These leaders stand as vital bridges between their peers and senior leadership teams, spearheading curriculum development, championing pedagogic transformations, and breathing life into a school's vision and mission. Join Nancy and Helen, two experts  in this realm, as they unravel the...

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Matt shares the journey of founding and running ChildSafeguarding.com.  The company’s  Child Protection courses and bespoke  eLearning platform support schools, educators, staff, volunteers, parents and organizations that work with children. We explore the challenges, opportunities and lessons learned in developing this platform and the critical importance of child safeguarding in any organisation or international school. About Ma...

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Dive into a compelling one-hour live discussion that navigates the recent pivotal changes in the world of artificial intelligence, particularly focusing on the educational sector. This engaging session will shed light on the implications of major industry shifts, including Altman's notable departure and Bard's significant advancements targeting younger demographics.

  • Key aspects of the discussion wil...
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Three educators from around the world, share their expertise, approach, perspectives, and guidance on how this area of learning continues to be an essential ingredient to supporting students and schools, and in some ways even more in an age of 24/7 connectivity  About Leticia Carino PYP (Primary Years Program) PE teacher at the International School of Phnom Penh, Cambodia 20 years teaching Physical Education from EY to high scho...

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A conversation with Kirstin of Gaia Learning sharing her experience in supporting and mentoring neurodivergent learners. Kirstin shares how in her organisation they have been leveraging technology to create a nurturing and caring community of learners in an online school.  With a personalised approach Gaia Learning supports students and parents around the world. A chance to discuss the challenges and opportunities of her work and...

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#internationalschoolpodcast Dan and John periodically get together and have a bonus episode on a topic or theme, and share some reflections. In this episode, we share and explore virtual over face to face events, teacher recruitment, different dynamics international schools engage with in this process and related thoughts. John Mikton on Social Media LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jmikton/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/jmikt...

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Ken shares his perspective, experience and work focused on supporting companies, educators and schools in building an inclusive culture that also supports meaningful cross-cultural connections and building a responsive service learning program that goes beyond performative gestures. Looking at how International Schools can include these perspectives and approaches in a meaningful manner. Ken also works extensively on Organizational...

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In this episode, Nalini Cook talks about the data, intelligence and trends on the international schools market gathered by ISC Research, the leading provider of English-medium K-12 international school data. ISC Research has been collecting market intelligence and data on international schools throughout the world since 1994. Nalini will explore some of the key trends, possible future trajectories and how ISC Research provides this...

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Admissions and transition is a critical piece for international schools. How you approach these workflows, with the mindset of the school community and making it engaging is a complex and important process to juggle.

 

We explore with our three guests some best practices and thoughts from their respective research and work in this area. We will also explore the creative tensions impacting admissions teams and the landscape of Inter...

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A conversation with four international school librarians from around the globe, looking at how libraries are navigating accelerated change, amplifying the importance of information literacy,  promoting  reading, DEIJ collections and the creative tensions brought about by AI and 24/7 connectivity. Together they share their learnings and different approaches in managing a library in an international school setting, and the opportunit...

September 16, 2023 45 mins

LeeAnne shares learnings and reflections on Service Learning  and Global Citizenship Education in schools. LeeAnne leverages storytelling as the vehicle by which educators can listen and learn from each other. Her primary focus is on helping individuals and communities use storytelling to create cultures that celebrate global citizenship and sustainability. In our conversation we explore with LeeAnne what does this look like in an ...

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Christina and Charlotte share their extensive experience as Director of Learning Innovation and eLearning and Director of Technology in International Schools in Asia, the Caribbean and Middle East. An opportunity to share their learning in these roles in an international school. Reflecting on the changing dynamics in the age of accelerated change and AI. How to manage, navigate and lead with this accelerated change in a school sett...

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Carlos shares his experience coaching and working with leaders around the world, in both an international school context and corporate setting focusing on "bully leaders". Carlos shares some of the learnings, experiences from his work, and combines this with his latest book "Five Brain Leadership". Exploring how our brains are wired to impact our dispositions as leaders and how to leverage this knowledge in an international school ...

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Small International Schools are wide spread around the world, with their size come different dynamics in the culture, structures, educator and leadership approaches, finances juggling the daily workflows and community building, Jimena, Jeremy and Michael who have started an ECIS (https://www.ecis.org/) "Intentionally Small Schools" special interest group join us and share their experiences as small international school leaders and ...

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Valérie and Jane share their work, experience and learnings with the dynamics, challenges, and opportunities of transitions for students, parents, educators and schools. Together we explore the creative tensions many international educators and students experience with transitioning between schools and cultures, and how their respective organisations support and provide resources for the positive transition-care of students, famili...

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An opportunity to connect with John Miller of the Agile Classroom, a next-generation learning framework, with a student-centered approach, emphasizing collaboration, communication, self-organization, and social skills . We look at the Agile classrooms approach focusing on real-world approaches that the most innovative companies in the world use brought to a classroom setting. What the structures, workflows and pedagogic strategies ...

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