We all recognize that differentiation in the classroom is essential for a high-quality learning environment where all levels of ability are nurtured to thrive in an age requiring personalization of the student experience. However, differentiation in curriculum and pedagogy are also still relatively unchartered waterways for many schools and, critically, provide an opportunity for schools to offer a teaching and learning experience that is unique and authentic.

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by Dr Stephen Holmes PhD, CIS Affiliated Consultant

This article promotes consideration primarily into three questions for international schools:

  1. Why and how has a marketing perspective become important for planning in international schools?
  2. Where should international schools start to build an enhanced market perspective in planning?
  3. How does an understanding of parent choice and decision making establish a platform for planning and marketing in international schools? What are the ‘right’ planning priorities going forward?
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by Michael Iannini, Education Management Consultant & CIS Affiliated Consultant

Leadership roles attract some of the most curious, ambitious and growth minded individuals. These are three vital attributes for achieving transformational change and when people with these attributes are put together there will be a multiplier effect of new ideas that improving practice. Why then, after the team leader and coordinator roles are assigned, are schools not realizing this multiplier effect? What practical strategies are Senior Leadership teams lacking to empower middle leaders and foster collaboration as a larger network?

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