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LATEST ARTICLES

Read fascinating and interesting stories from educators and schools from around the world representing a diverse array of opinions and information.

Education News
World Wide International Schools Network Launched

When two friends, Nick DeForest and Matt Fleming of Vienna and Budapest sat down to record their first episode of the Globetrottin’ AD’s podcast in 2019, they hoped it could…...

Perspectives
Creating a Professional Learning Community for Student Teachers

The old adage “Those who can, do. Those who can’t, teach” is certainly a misnomer in today’s world. If these past two years have shown us anything, it’s that teaching…...

Perspectives
How International Teaching Led me to be a Startup Founder

Teaching internationally isn’t just a “nice thing” to do for a year: it can fundamentally change who you are and what you inevitably do in the future. I’m going to…...

Teaching and Learning
4 Times When Language Teachers Should Use Students’ L1

I have spent most of my language teaching career wondering “Am I speaking too much English?” “Are my students speaking too much English?” “Should we be speaking English at all?”…...

Teaching and Learning
Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century: Instruction

In this series, I have been using a backwards design model of lesson planning to my approach to 21st teaching and learning. I started by talking about standards, followed by…...

Perspectives
Connecting The World Through Virtual Activities

“This wasn't just a science competition. It was more of a celebration of science.” Reflecting on the first ever global Science Bowl hosted by Stonehill International School, Shreyes, a D2…...

Teaching and Learning
Reading: The Foundation for ALL Learning

Twenty-first-century life requires strong reading comprehension skills. As students grow into their roles as adult citizens, this need will become more and more apparent. In fact, regardless of whether a…...

Perspectives
The Secret Formula For College and Career Entry Success

In every great recipe there are at least two main ingredients that you must have. My two ingredients for college and career success were exposure and study skills. I was…...

Perspectives
Talking to Myself: Teaching in a Pandemic Lockdown

I had the unique opportunity to work and teach in an (almost) empty middle school twice last year as the pandemic raged around its walls, locking everything down here in…...

Perspectives
International PE-Teaching: A Reflection

This article was originally published on February 12, 2021 at PhysEquity.wordpress.com. I had been teaching in the UK for a few years when I was first introduced to the idea…...

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LATEST VIDEOS

Check out a variety of interviews, professional development, panels, shows and more that will help you stay connected, informed, and aware of the latest trends in education.

Global Take

Many kids in international schools are English Second Language Students. In this episode of Global Take, we will talk to international teachers from different parts of the world to discuss…...

Mister Messinger

What if Mr. Beast was your teacher? In this video, we look at one of Mr. Beast's videos to learn how to start our essay. He is a great storyteller…...

Inside the Principal's Office

Teacher evaluations can be fraught with anxiety and perfil - or a way for leaders to develop trust, improve instruction, and improve organizations. How do great leaders approach teacher evaluations…...

Mister Messinger

Need to send an email to your teacher? In this video, I will show you how to write a professional and effective email to your teacher, professor, or instructor! I…...

Global Take

Athletic programs are international schools' best marketing tools. Coaches and athletes are dispatched frequently to other schools as ambassadors but schools also welcome hundreds of athletes, coaches and visiting parents…...

Inside the Principal's Office

As Principals and school leaders, the phrase "Know Thyself" cannot be forgotten. Before we can empower, delegate, and lead, we need to be able to look in the mirror and…...

Mister Messinger

In this video, I will explain plagiarism and how to avoid it! I will go through every example of plagiarism that I have seen as a teacher. Also, I feel…...

Global Take

In this episode of Global Take, we will consider LGBTQ+ inclusion in international schools. Our panelists will discuss how we can create safe spaces for LGBTQ+ students, and the role…...

Mister Messinger

In this video, I break down how to use examples, metaphors, analogies, and similes to build and explain your ideas in your writing. You can use these in your paragraphs…...

Inside the Principal's Office

On this episode of Inside the Principal's Office, we welcome the three co-authors (Dr. Robert Thornell, Charles Williams, Ryan Sagare) of the new self-titled book "A Leadership Guide to Inspire…...

Mister Messinger

In this video, I break down how to write a concluding sentence to end your paragraph. It is important to summarize the main idea, draw conclusions, and transition smoothly to…...

Global Take

In this episode of Global Take the panel will focus on an article written by Laura Davies and Sadie Hollins in March of 2021 called “If you can see it,…...

Vantage Point

"Assessment" and "student motivation" are not two phrases that may be regularly associated, but a re-examination of each reveals the opportunity for schools to craft assessment policies that help students…...

Inside the Principal's Office

As we begin a new school year, many organizations are integrating new teachers on their teams. How can leaders most effectively and efficiently bring new teachers on and find the…...

Global Take

In this episode of Global Take, we discuss a decision that all international teachers face, “Should I stay, or should I go?” Maybe you are overworked? Or maybe you don’t…...

Inside the Principal's Office

Each school year starts with the excitement of a fresh start - and in many cases, new initiatives and projects. How can we ensure that these initiatives are implemented in…...

Global Take

In this episode of Global Take, we tackle an ever-growing concern in schools worldwide - wellness. Our panelists will discuss what wellness means to them and what roles they think…...

Inside the Principal's Office

During our first-ever in-person meet-up, Charles Williams and Michael McWilliams will spend a full day with current and aspiring school leaders as they discuss elements of authentic leadership. During the…...

Global Take

In this episode of Global Take we will again talk about a worldwide issue but in the context of international schools. The inclusion of transgender athletes in high school, university…...

Mister Messinger

In this video, I show you how to straighten your argument by acknowledging the counterclaim and defending it with a rebuttal. As you write an argumentative essay, it is important…...

Inside the Principal's Office

Although the principal is the leader of a school, their success is largely dependent on the people they surround themselves with and how they cultivate and maximize strengths on their…...

Global Take

Will education go back to where it was before the pandemic? Join educators from around the world as they discuss what education looks like after the most significant disruption to…...

Office Hours

The 2021-22 school year has largely been one of virtual schooling, lockdowns, masks, and other associated restrictions and deviations as a result of the pandemic. In our final episode of…...

Inside the Principal's Office

Summer is a critical time for everyone to recharge their batteries, students and adults alike. However, it can also be a time for students to experience the “summer slide” -…...

Global Take

For this edition of Global Take, we asked guests from different episodes to share something about the Global Take community. Thank you to the educators from around the world that…...

Rock Your Class Kahoot

Welcome to Rock Your Class Kahoots. Break the barriers of isolation with us as we gather students from all over the world to interact via Kahoot games for French, Math,…...

Rock Your Class Kahoot

Welcome to Rock Your Class Kahoots. Break the barriers of isolation with us as we gather students from all over the world to interact via Kahoot games for French, Math,…...

Global Take

In this episode of Global Take, we will explore how diversity and inclusion are celebrated in schools worldwide. We will share different initiatives from teachers and students in various international…...

Vantage Point

After many months of planning and construction, Silverways School in London is close to completion and will soon open its doors to supporting children with autism and associated needs in…...

Office Hours

What has this school year looked like for parents? What have been some of their challenges and success stories? We are joined by two of our Office Regulars - Traci…...

Rock Your Class Kahoot

Welcome to Rock Your Class Kahoots. Break the barriers of isolation with us as we gather students from all over the world to interact via Kahoot games for French, Math,…...

Global Take

Athletics in international schools is different from schools in other countries, with the opportunity to travel and compete with other students from across the world. On this episode of Global…...

Rock Your Class Kahoot

Welcome to Rock Your Class Kahoots. Break the barriers of isolation with us as we gather students from all over the world to interact via Kahoot games for French, Math,…...

Global Take

In this week’s episode of Global Take, we discuss learning support in international schools. We will look at what makes learning support services unique and different in international schools and…...

Office Hours

What's on the docket this summer for families? How can we plan activities that are both fun and educational for the entire family? In this episode of Office Hours, we…...

Educators Without Borders

The past school year has brought to the forefront what many would say are flaws in assessment and grading practices. As teachers and students persevered through constant changes to learning…...

Inside the Principal's Office

Receiving your first appointment as a school principal is a tremendous honor - but these appointments typically are not a result of luck, but rather hard work and intention. How…...

Rock Your Class Kahoot

Welcome to Rock Your Class Kahoots. Break the barriers of isolation with us as we gather students from all over the world to interact via Kahoot games for French, Math,…...

Global Take

How is the role of an international Principal school similar - and different - from Principal positions in the United States and Canada? In this episode of Global Take, we…...

Office Hours

With the school year winding down in many countries, intentionality in summer activities during the break may be more important than ever. How can we find and facilitate activities that…...

Global Take

For teachers looking to transition into the world of international education, the process can be overwhelming. In this episode of Global Take, we answer three simple questions to help educators…...

Rock Your Class Kahoot

Welcome to Rock Your Class Kahoots. Break the barriers of isolation with us as we gather students from all over the world to interact via Kahoot games for French, Math,…...

Global Take

In this episode of Global Take we focus on an essential, but often forgotten part of our community, the coach. Being a coach at an international school can be one…...

Inside the Principal's Office

Data is the driving force of every decision we make in school and using data to drive decision making will only help increase student outcomes and improvement across our schools.…...

Rock Your Class Kahoot

Welcome to Rock Your Class Kahoots. Break the barriers of isolation with us as we gather students from all over the world to interact via Kahoot games for French, Math,…...

Distilling Books With Socrates

According to Brené Brown's popular book "Dare to Lead," three of the most important values of leadership revolve around vulnerability, trust, and courage. How can leaders simultaneously cultivate these skills…...

Global Take

Since popping up more than 60 years ago, international schools have continued to grow and evolve. The number and size of international schools has exploded all while student populations have…...

Mister Messinger

Are you trying to start your essay by writing your hook? That is a BIG mistake. In this video, I will show you not only how to start your essay…...

Office Hours

This episode of Office Hours explores the impact of #OneWord2021 at the Burlington County Institute of Technology (BCIT). BCIT operates campuses in Medford and Westampton townships in New Jersey, serving…...

Rock Your Class Kahoot

Welcome to Rock Your Class Kahoots. Break the barriers of isolation with us as we gather students from all over the world to interact via Kahoot games for French, Math,…...

Global Take

Life as an Athletic Director is dynamic with many moving parts, and unexpected events can derail even the best laid out plans. COVID-19 was not the first event to cancel…...

Educators Without Borders

Never before has the world experienced so much collective upheaval as in the past 15 months. Educational institutions at all levels and across the globe are navigating complex scenarios as…...

Mister Messinger

This is the BIGGEST MISTAKE that students make when writing their paragraph or essay! So watch this video to find out how to avoid it! In this video, I cover…...

Inside the Principal's Office

A few weeks ago, we had a robust conversation on hiring practices and the importance of the team that leaders build and surround themselves with. We spend so much time…...

Rock Your Class Kahoot

Welcome to Rock Your Class Kahoots. Break the barriers of isolation with us as we gather students from all over the world to interact via Kahoot games for French, Math,…...

Global Take

Getting your first international teaching job or moving to the next teaching position is a life-altering experience. This week we explore tips for getting your first or next international teaching…...

Office Hours

With a large number of students participating in virtual learning over the past year, students have experienced a wide range of both successes and challenges. In this episode of Office…...

Inside the Principal's Office

In 2020, the disruptions in education pushed the structures of our educational systems to their limits, forcing educational leaders to develop and implement creative and innovative solutions. Inspired by the…...

Educators Without Borders

Third culture kids (TCK) are children who were raised in a culture other than their parents or the country of their nationality. While TCKs generally earn advanced education degrees at…...

Global Take

With the pandemic putting to a halt to most international travel, many international schools have turned to virtual competitions in order to keep their students engaged. Virtual competitions for athletics…...

Rock Your Class Kahoot

Welcome to Rock Your Class Kahoots. Break the barriers of isolation with us as we gather students from all over the world to interact via Kahoot games for French, Math,…...

Rock Your Class Kahoot

Welcome to Rock Your Class Kahoots. Break the barriers of isolation with us as we gather students from all over the world to interact via Kahoot games for French, Math,…...

Global Take

Making a move abroad is a tremendous professional and personal decision. While the benefits far outweigh the negatives, there are challenges with teaching abroad. In this week’s edition of Global…...

Mister Messinger

In this video, I show you how to cite any source in MLA format. I not only show you how to cite your sources but I cover the purpose of…...

Office Hours

As we pass the one-year anniversary of the worldwide pandemic that disrupted our lives and forced us to change the way to learn, interact, and communicate, we take a moment…...

Educators Without Borders

Research continues to reveal that there is a significant disparity in representation by people of color and women in school leadership roles around the world. Studies commonly report that 80%…...

Distilling Books With Socrates

How can teachers and schools start viewing social emotional learning (SEL) as a framework within their overall school strategy as opposed to isolated pockets of instruction? What are some of…...

Rock Your Class Kahoot

Welcome to Rock Your Class Kahoots. Break the barriers of isolation with us as we gather students from all over the world to interact via Kahoot games for French, Math,…...

Global Take

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live, work, and teach in another country? In this episode of Global Take, we meet educators that left their home…...

Office Hours

As educators look for new and innovative ways to reflect and improve their instructional practice, many have turned to educational podcasting as an outlet and exchange for ideas. What are…...

Inside the Principal's Office

A school principal is only as good as the team that they surround themselves with. With this spirit in mind, how can we be much more intentional about our hiring…...

Educators Without Borders

As educators, our work is grounded in the development of the Whole Child, not simply academic learning areas. Whether a teacher or leader, we have a tremendous opportunity to positively…...

Rock Your Class Kahoot

Welcome to Rock Your Class Kahoots. Break the barriers of isolation with us as we gather students from all over the world to interact via Kahoot games for French, Math,…...

Global Take

With schools flying to season-ending tournaments, banners hanging in the gym, families moving in and out from all over the world, it is often hard to maintain the educational-based athletic…...

Mister Messinger

In this video, I will show you how to find and choose textual evidence to support your claim. I review the purpose of quotes and the common mistakes to avoid.…...

Office Hours

With educators constantly seeking new, innovative, and effective methods to participate in professional development, an interesting trend of educator livestream events has emerged as a promising option. What is the…...

Rock Your Class Kahoot

Welcome to Rock Your Class Kahoots. Break the barriers of isolation with us as we gather students from all over the world to interact via Kahoot games for French, Math,…...

Office Hours

In an increasingly technology-driven world, STEM education is important now more than ever. As educators, we have learned so much from using STEM remote learning strategies outside the classroom. This…...

Inside the Principal's Office

A school principal regularly interacts with a variety of stakeholders including students, teachers, parents, district staff, community members, and more. As the leader of the school community, creating trust between…...

Rock Your Class Kahoot

Welcome to Rock Your Class Kahoots. Break the barriers of isolation with us as we gather students from all over the world to interact via Kahoot games for French, Math,…...

Global Take

A holistic education model is one in which all aspects of the learner, including mind, body, and spirit, are important and that connections to their community, to the world, and…...

Office Hours

In an increasing digital world that has been further catalyzed by the pandemic, promoting reading among our youth can sometimes taken a backseat to other distractions. As we celebrate Read…...

Mister Messinger

Are you trying to figure out how to write a paragraph? Wondering how to use rhetorical questions in your essay? In this video, I break down how to build your…...

Rock Your Class Kahoot

Welcome to Rock Your Class Kahoots. Break the barriers of isolation with us as we gather students from all over the world to interact via Kahoot games for French, Math,…...

Office Hours

After several engaging and diverse episodes of Office Hours focusing on 21st century leadership, greater engagement with girls in STEM, and fitness for the mind and body, many of our…...

Distilling Books With Socrates

The whole greater than the sum of its parts? That's what James Lang, the author of "Small Teaching," argues in his bestselling book. In our latest edition of Distilling Books…...

Inside the Principal's Office

Nearly one year later after the onset of the global pandemic that disrupted schooling for millions of students across the world, authorities and policymakers continue to struggle with forward guidance…...

Rock Your Class Kahoot

Welcome to Rock Your Class Kahoots. Break the barriers of isolation with us as we gather students from all over the world to interact via Kahoot games for French, Math,…...

Global Take

Are meaningful and impactful student leadership programs student-driven, teacher-driven, or administrator-driven? How can educators find the time, resources, and collective will to implement a student leadership program that will be…...

Educators Without Borders

Most aspiring authors have a general idea of what they want to be their book about, but ensuring that their idea is original and builds upon current knowledge and outlining…...

Office Hours

Despite widespread recognition that more engagement, outreach, and representation in STEM among girls are important societal and educational goals, STEM classes at nearly all levels continue to be largely dominated…...

Rock Your Class Kahoot

Welcome to Rock Your Class Kahoots. Break the barriers of isolation with us as we gather students from all over the world to interact via Kahoot games for French, Math,…...

Educators Without Borders

A school principal's role can sometimes be an overwhelming and lonely endeavor, particularly for younger and fresher principals. The excitement of obtaining your first school leadership position can sometimes fade…...

Office Hours

Although there is a growing recognition of the importance of teaching across the curriculum, physical education and fitness are often given lower priority among other subjects. By viewing physical education…...

Rock Your Class Kahoot

Welcome to Rock Your Class Kahoots. Break the barriers of isolation with us as we gather students from all over the world to interact via Kahoot games for French, Math,…...

Global Take

A constant topic of conversation for international schools around the world is homestays versus hotel stays when traveling for competitions. The conversation surrounding hotel stays versus homestays has become a…...

Office Hours

What some key qualities of school leaders that will provide organizations and students the best opportunity for success in evolving and challenging times? How can both teachers and principals share…...

Rock Your Class Kahoot

Welcome to Rock Your Class Kahoots. Break the barriers of isolation with us as we gather students from all over the world to interact via Kahoot games for French, Math,…...

Office Hours

The proliferation of educational technology (Edtech) has only been further catalyzed by virtual and remote schooling in recent months. In this episode of Office Hours, we are joined by Chey…...

Educators Without Borders

How are organization and classroom cultures tied to the effectiveness of feedback - and what are some considerations for educators to create conditions that will enhance and catalyze the feedback…...


LATEST PODCASTS

Listen to voices of educators from across the world and their diverse perspectives through podcasts featured in the SchoolRubric network.

Podcasts
The Tom Schimmer Podcast Episode 46: Fear of Regret | Tina Boogren | Method vs Format

In Don't @ Me (1:42), Tom opens with a personal story that illustrates how the fear of regret can be a driver of success in our lives. Then, Tom is…...

Podcasts
The Tom Schimmer Podcast Episode 45: Shine Bright | Luis Cruz | Don‘t Overthink It

In Don't @ Me (2:46), Tom opens with a quick story from last week about how the small things in life – even if they are manufactured – can make…...

Podcasts
The Tom Schimmer Podcast Episode 44: Disproving the Theory | Phyllis Fagell | The Allure of Quick

In Don't @ Me (1:36), Tom opens with a rant about student accountability and how so many, on a daily basis, disprove the theories they assert. Then, Tom is joined…...

Podcasts
The Counter Narrative Podcast Season 4, Episode 9: Pause to Ponder – America’s Independence Day

Welcome to the Counter Narrative Podcast, a show designed to change the way we talk, and think, about education. By sharing stories of successes and triumphs, we aim to challenge…...

Podcasts
The Counter Narrative Podcast Season 4, Episode 8: Interview with Melinda Arnost

Welcome to the Counter Narrative Podcast, a show designed to change the way we talk, and think, about education. By sharing stories of successes and triumphs, we aim to challenge…...

Podcasts
The Counter Narrative Podcast Season 4, Episode 6: Interview with Matthew Joseph

Welcome to the Counter Narrative Podcast, a show designed to change the way we talk, and think, about education. By sharing stories of successes and triumphs, we aim to challenge…...

Podcasts
The Counter Narrative Podcast Season 4, Episode 5: Pause to Ponder – Deconstructing Curriculum

Welcome to the Counter Narrative Podcast, a show designed to change the way we talk, and think, about education. By sharing stories of successes and triumphs, we aim to challenge…...

Podcasts
The Tom Schimmer Podcast Episode 43: Second Opinions | Cathy Vatterott | Peer Assessment

In Don't @ Me (1:54), Tom opens with an assertion that educators should seek "second opinions" about the degree to which students have met learning goals. Then, Tom is joined…...

Podcasts
Reading With Your Kids – The Space Gal Returns

The Space Gal Emily Calandrelli returns to the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to celebrate her five Ada Lace Chapter Books being released in a box set. Emily is passionate about inspiring kids,…...

Podcasts
Lesson: Impossible – Agent Drew Thompson (Neurodiversity: sometimes you just need a wiggle and a snack)

Your lesson, should you choose to accept it, is to use various planning and instructional strategies to support your neurodiverse students. The special agent assigned to help you with this…...

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