In this month's From the Fountain, explore how the art of giving and receiving feedback, when grounded in L-O-V-E, fosters a culture of continuous improvement, celebration, growth, collaboration, and mutual respect.
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NESA NEWS is our organization's news blog, now published online only in our continuing efforts to keep our carbon footprint small but our educational impact large.
The NEWS is a key way to stay informed about NESA professional development offerings. For NESA Schools, it is a forum to showcase your faculty, students, programs and initiatives; for Affiliate Organizations, it is a way to connect your products and services to schools' needs. For the entire NESA community, NESA NEWS is an opportunity to network, connect and collaborate with NESA colleagues.
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NESA and TieCare International are proud to announce the recipients of the 2023-2024 Stanley Haas/Luke Hansen Student Award for NESA school students, Grades 6-8.
It is our pleasure to warmly welcome our newest NESA Affiliate Organization, Teaching Strategies!
New Association for Instructional Coaching Launching Soon! The new Association for the Advancement of Instructional Coaching in International Schools (AAICIS) will launch soon, dedicated to empowering educators, cultivating thriving communities, and unlocking student potential through advocacy centered on instructional coaching.
Delegates at NESA's Educators Training Institute, which took place January 26-27, 2024 at The American International School of Muscat (TAISM), enjoyed deep-dive training and professional exploration. Check out the photo gallery!
NESA schools are invited to contribute articles, announcements, news items and events. Get the word out to the entire NESA region to highlight your faculty, students, programs and initiatives.
What are the benefits of adaptive, future-focused education models? Abril sits down with Raya Bidshahri, the Founder and CEO of the School of Humanity and speaker at the upcoming NESA Learning Futures Summit, to discuss moonshot thinking and how we can communicate student success differently. Then we turn to Mustafa, a grade 8 student from TAISM, who started a newsletter – a perfect example of how students thrive in ways that are not necessarily captured on a report card.
Join us for NESA's new NNLS online series launching January 31. This 3-part series offers a practical roadmap for building capacity and enhancing humanizing and lasting system change by applying adult developmental theory to DEIJ practice in your school.
Revisit the values that anchor us with this month’s From the Fountain, as we consider how a culture of kindness can be kindled and cultivated in our teams, schools, and communities.
How do we design the inclusive classroom and stretch learners for what they need at the right time? Abril is joined by Lee Ann Jung to discuss meeting the individual needs of each student, re-evaluating metrics of success, and supporting belonging at every level. Then, students share their advice on how to encourage yourself when you’re struggling with a new concept.
Learn how NESA partner Inspire Citizens helps schools make everyday teaching and learning relevant and meaningful in relation to local and global issues for deep school transformation. Their goal: redesign teaching and learning to kickstart and sustain active global citizenship for all learners.
How can we nurture the social-emotional needs of our learners? In this episode, we speak with Ellen Mahoney about culturally-sensitive social emotional learning, staying connected as third culture kids, and the idea of collective resilience. We then close with some earnest thoughts on expressing our feelings and being a good friend from Amina, a student at Schutz American School.
It's not too late to register for the 2024 NESA Educators Training Institute, taking place at The American International School of Muscat, Oman, January 26-27. TOPICS: Arabic, PE, Assessment, and Evolutions in Reading Instruction (K-8), plus a 3-day Positive Discipline Certification Workshop and a 2-day Institute for Assistants & Support Staff.
ACS Athens is holding their first International Media Literacy Festival, March 26-28, 2024. This media production competition is for international school students Grades K-12, including the NESA school community, and aims to highlight student creativity, innovation and fresh ideas, while promoting media literacy and critical thinking. Competition submission deadline: January 31, 2024
The international education community is mourning the passing of Jim Ambrose, past president of Search Associates, former member of the NESA Board of Trustees, and beloved principal and head of several NESA schools.
Countdown to 2024 with this month's From the Fountain! There's no time like the half-way point of the year for reflection, empathy, and accountability … with a bit of FtF fun-fare and flare of course!
NESA member The KAUST School holds this exciting and inclusive NESA-Endorsed Program, February 16-18, 2024, featuring keynote speaker (and NESA favorite) Rosalind Wiseman, and a range of sessions for early childhood educators. Early Bird registration deadline: December 1.
Which learning futures are we reaching towards? Join Abril in conversation with Michael Nachbar, the Executive Director of Global Online Academy and a frequent speaker on educational trends impacting schools and modern teaching. Then, Abril visits ACS Athens for a chat about media literacy.
It is our pleasure to warmly welcome our new Affiliate Organizations: Borderlands Lanka Ltd, MARIO Education, and Toddle!
Wayfind your way into the future with this month’s From the Fountain! It's time for some fun, futures and systems thinking work in preparation for closing down 2023.