Climate psychologist Dr Patrick Kennedy-Williams believes in the unstoppable power of the human spirit. He strongly believes in an international parity of voices in the climate emergency and in 'passing the mic' to those in more affected areas worldwide, from whom we have much to learn.
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Dr Linn Friedrichs and Reid Pierce invite you to use the energy of a new school year to reflect on lessons learned and courageously reimagine what the future for your school could look like through a DEI lens.
Amazing work has been achieved by the International Taskforce on Child Protection volunteers since they joined together in 2014. Jane Larsson highlights the breadth of experience they contribute and the opportunity to get involved and further expand the pool of knowledge.
Educational associations continue to explore and report on concerns about the mental health and well-being of school leaders, faculty, and staff. New research by NAIS prompts Jane Larsson to wonder how leaders in international education are thinking and feeling about these challenges as they begin a new term.
Immanuel Kant describes a good person as one who is committed to taking moral considerations and making reasonable conclusions before acting. But what does it mean to be a good person? And what does it mean to do good?
A stronger parent voice has emerged in education. Dr Sandra Webster suggests it is part of the global move towards democratisation and decentralisation. So, our attention to developing an effective partnership is even more important.
We underestimate the effect that bad news, particularly about climate change, has on the minds of young people. Many young people feel that their futures and those of the planet are doomed. Hear more from Dr Laurence Peters.
A student-led initiative at the International School of Basel faced resistance and overcame scepticism to establish an impactful committee dedicated to tackling discrimination.
It was the right time. Earlier this month, the CIS Global Team gathered in person in Leiden for the first time since 2019. Our global team includes people who work in the Netherlands (39 of us this year) and another 18 colleagues who work from their homes worldwide.
Are you thinking of strengthening the health and well-being support in your primary school? Here are five steps we learned through our recent experiences at St Michael’s International School, Kobe, Japan.
These compelling case studies from schools worldwide demonstrate practical examples of how wellbeing data can be used in reality.
'In the context of the brutal invasion and war on Ukraine, it is difficult, but essential, to consider the present and future of higher education and scientific relations between Russia and the rest of the world.' Philip G Altbach, Hans de Wit and Jamil Salmi look at the longerterm perspective.
Helping young people develop the knowledge, tools, and skills to keep themselves safer online is a vital aspect of our adult roles. A powerful medium for students to explore this topic and raise awareness while developing a new or budding skill is filmmaking.
[Childnet's international student film competition deadline: 22 June 2022]
Where are you and your school community on your journey to inclusion via diversity, equity & anti-racism (I-DEA)? Identifying where to start and how to take action can be challenging. Let’s get you started with three big ideas that emerged in our recent discussions.
Could I be a leader? Am I a leader? Should I even want to be a leader? Surely there are more suitable people out there. I wanted more representation. I wanted my classroom and biological children to see more people of color in the international school sector, but I had always hoped that someone else would do that work.
CIS has talked a lot over the past few years about the well-being and support for students transitioning between schools and from secondary school to higher education. Now, let’s talk about the transitions of educators between teams, departments, schools and beyond. I’ve outlined some ways school leaders can support them.
The breaks we take during the summer, winter and mid-semester are vital for reinvigorating our own and our colleagues’ spirit and passion for teaching when school resumes. Middle level leaders can help teams leave for the holidays with some peace of mind.
Part three of a blog series to unpack well-being in international education welcomes student voice and perspective as a mini-case study to shine a light on what’s truly important when it comes to their well-being.
Diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives are finally getting the attention they deserve. Knowing where to start can be quite daunting. Reid Pierce from Mahindra United World College of India (MUWCI) outlined tips, tools and approaches for you to try out.
How do you approach a data-led, data-fed approach to well-being and illuminate your pursuit of the 'well-being first' school? Matthew Savage suggests ways to measure what really matters.