“You don’t understand, Dad, your skin is white!”

“You don’t understand, Dad, your skin is white!” Like many international school educators, I have found myself confined to a distant country during this period of the COVID-19 pandemic.  In my case, Myanmar, where borders have closed, flights into the country have ceased to exist, and departures are limited to relief flights organized by embassies … More “You don’t understand, Dad, your skin is white!”

What’s the hurry? What I’ve come to believe about change

What’s the hurry?    What I’ve come to believe about change I consider myself to be an agent of change.  I’m in my fourth headship in 17 years.  In each of these positions, I’ve approached them with the firm belief and personal understanding my role is to advocate and initiate change.  This is partially due … More What’s the hurry? What I’ve come to believe about change

The Fortunate Few

The Fortunate Few There are many reasons my wife, Kirstin, and I decided to make international education a career following the initial two-year experience we had in 1992 when we took a leave of absence from our teaching positions in the US.  USA Today recently ran an article (May 6, 2019) describing the many benefits … More The Fortunate Few

The Must Haves

As educators, we have an awesome responsibility.  We are charged with preparing our students for the future.  No matter what they may end up doing in the future – whether they are business people, authors, political leaders, or engaged in a trade, we have the responsibility to make sure they have the skills they need … More The Must Haves

Book Review: The culture engine: a framework for driving results, inspiring your employees, and transforming your workplace

Annually, the leadership team at Escuela Campo Alegre (ECA) in Caracas, Venezuela, engages in professional literature studies of approximately six books, plus articles as they come up. The team spends approximately six weeks reading the same book independently, and then comes together for a team discussion of what has been read. Generally, there is a … More Book Review: The culture engine: a framework for driving results, inspiring your employees, and transforming your workplace