What are some important leadership traits?

What does it mean to be a leader?  How can we become better leaders?  Leadership can be an ephemeral concept, however, many writers have talked about what it means to be a leader, and the necessary characteristics required for successful leadership. Here is a link to a quick quiz that may help you understand your personal leadership style …

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We are all language teachers/learners

The article provided involves a discussion of how language is acquired, discussing the nativist vs. behaviorist viewpoints.  On the one hand nativist theories related to language acquisition claim that language is instantaneous once a ‘language acquisition device’ is accessed.  Behaviorists on the other hand argue that nurture is a big part of language acquisition.  Regardless …

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Triple Bottom Line Theory for International Educators

Triple Bottom Line Theory was developed originally for businesses.  It has been adapted for international educators in the article below.  The idea is that as leaders we need to be aware of multiple bottom lines in order for our school’s to be successful. The three bottom lines are: Fiscal: this is a very measurable and …

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Reframing Organizations: applied to international schools

Have you ever wondered if there is a blueprint for how to be a successful international school leader?  Some international school leaders assume leadership positions without formal training, some study administration before becoming international school leaders.  And others are a mix of column A and B, assuming leadership roles in international school while at the …

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Transitions – How does this apply to aspiring educational leaders?

  All of us know people that we have encountered in our lives that just “have it together.” We are jealous by their constant happiness and ability to adapt rapidly to change. This is the type of person that the book Transitions by William Bridges wants us all to be. As we transition (or prepare …

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