'I had a hard conversation yesterday. One of the hardest I have ever had. It punched me, right in the gut.' Loretta Fernando-Smith shares a personal story and advice for fellow teachers.
Neither admissions nor counselling exists on culturally neutral terrains. That is, everything that we do in the realm of admissions and counselling is culturally influenced. Darnell Fine asks: what is the dominant culture holding influence over these processes?
‘I came out the second the plane touched the runway’ ... Dane Rowley shares guidance for schools and universities on how to know and do better to support LGBTQ+ international students moving to study in new countries.
'I’ve just started a year-long internal Fellowship at CIS, the organization’s first role of this kind ...' Hear more from Dr Nneka Johnson.
'We are preparing for an overnight camp with students, and one of the children in my grade level is transgender. This is a first for us. …’ Read how Dr Emily Meadows guided a recent teacher inquiry.
Student agency in promoting anti-discriminatory practices is key in shaping student experiences both at school and in life beyond school. During student interviews with a group of primary school students at a recent preparatory evaluation visit to Braeburn Dar Es Salaam, I asked what anti-discrimination meant to them.
Biases can emerge over time, and regular reflection is essential for us to nurture a healthy and inclusive environment for our school communities. This is especially important as you consider your human resources and recruitment practices. Orpheus Crutchfield and Mary Rose Fernandez describe the key challenges facing schools and applicants.
The Frankfurt International School community is learning to be comfortable with discomfort, adding drops of colour, how to make progress with transparency, research, global awareness, and social responsibility. Hear their story from Loretta Fernando-Smith and Christopher Wilcox.
We’re delighted to celebrate International Women’s Day by sharing advice from women leaders across our global community for students in our schools and universities aspiring to leadership roles in their future careers.
We asked Cath Brew, Lindz Amer and Shaun Delenty about the key challenges educators face as they cultivate belonging for LGBTQ+ individuals.
We asked two specialists about the challenges facing our community related to child protection and safeguarding right now (and what our workshops can do to help).
CIS Supporting Members are long-standing educational organizations, twenty-seven in total, whose strategic objectives support and complement our own. Here’s the story of AIELOC: The Association of International Educators and Leaders of Color, who celebrate their 5th Anniversary.
As a new year dawns, here's a round-up of our most popular blogs in 2022, in case you missed them.
As a membership organization offering school accreditation internationally, we have a significant role to play as we guide and support schools to foster inclusion across diverse communities.
Explore seven key texts plus supporting evidence and resources from Alysa M Perreras and Dr Emily Meadows who look at safeguarding through an equity lens. They guide schools to build more robust protections against harm in schools and strengthen existing child safeguarding measures.
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.
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 student-led initiative at the International School of Basel faced resistance and overcame scepticism to establish an impactful committee dedicated to tackling discrimination.
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.