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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Inclusion/induction of TCK’s (third culture kids) at international schools

As international school leaders it is our responsibility to provide an inclusive and supportive environment for our diverse student populations. Third culture kids (TCK’s) are students that move frequently to different international schools as their parents international jobs change. Some are children of diplomats, some are children of businesswomen/men, some are children of international educators. Because …

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Be Thankful.

As an introduction to the International School Leadership Blog, I find it appropriate to reflect on the recent presentation I attended by Ruby Payne (author of A Framework for Understanding Poverty). Along with many thought-provoking concepts on poverty and global classism, she shared a fabulous clip from a TED Talk on Beauty. Enjoy!