5 Reasons to foster relationships between national and international school teachers

Posted by William Tolley at the Center for Teaching Quality on Tuesday, 06/10/2014 There are currently more than 6,000 international schools around the world, serving nearly 4 million students(link is external). Sadly, this rich source of cosmopolitan human potential is barely tapped by teachers in the United States. Worse yet, very few international school teachers maintain ...

#TeachingIs: A Journey All Over the World

Posted by William Tolley at the Center for Teaching Quality on Thursday, 05/08/2014 My teaching journey has led me all over the world to my current position as a high school teacher and learning coach in Brazil. Since this week is the launch of the #TeachingIs campaign, I thought I’d share a selection of moments from ...

Coaching Conundrums: Pre-empting Pear-shaped PLCs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYHtZW1vmTQ What's the challenge? Billy's reaction to setbacks mirrors many of our first responses as coaches: resignation, surrender, acceptance ("I'm out. I'll just sit here and color or something..." I.e., "What a dream to just go back to the past when I wasn't responsible for anybody but myself, sigh."). While his second response mirrors our ...

December 5th, 2013: What a day…

Originally posted on pmazini:
What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead. – Mandela “Herder, Guerrilla, Robben Island, Nehru Award, End of Apartheid, Nobel Prize, President, Springboks, World…

The Art of Coaching: Or, Disrupting the Echo Chamber

Originally posted on Into (and Through) the Tangle:
“Disruption” is dusting itself off from decades of semantic scorn and experiencing newfound admiration.  I heard George Couros say recently: “To innovate we need to disrupt our routine.”  It’s funny to see this word experience such a dramatic turnaround in the world of education after so many…

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