Yesterday, we saw the graduation of our 2020-2021 Grade 12 students. We are all so proud of their achievements, resilience and grit in the face of a global pandemic and also the young adults they have become. They are a product of an ISR education, a truly international education, and we stand with them on … More To the ISR class of 2020-2021
The simple act of giving doughnuts to school staff is a powerful expression of gratitude and togetherness, says Liz Free. It’s been over a year. We are still teaching through a global pandemic. Our school staff are tired. A question hit me: Is this the moment for doughnuts? Read full article on TES Published 26/3/21 https://www.tes.com/news/covid-schools-teachers-why-we-must-still-find-moments-joy-pandemic
A powerful source of learning and culture in any organization can come from having a well structured and supported learning community. It may be difficult in busy workplaces to prioritize creating and supporting learning communities, but the benefits of doing so are numerous and can be the glue that holds everything together. To discuss the … More Podcast S3 E7 Learning Communities: How to foster continuous learning. www.theartandscienceoflearning.com
Podcast international education with Liz Free and Simon Noakes … More Inspiring Schools Podcast with Simon Noakes
In 2006 I made my first foray into international education, as I headed to the States. Optimistic, but slightly terrified, I boldly strode into the unknown. Maybe shuffled is a better description, as I was slightly weighed down by books. Books. I love books; heavy, weighty, weathered or worn. I love them all, and I keep … More New Year’s Resolution; Less Books?
Liz Free (@LizAmfree) with Dan Worth (@DanWorth), Senior Editor, TES – released 24th November 2020 In the latest edition of the Tes International podcast we chat with Liz Free, the director and CEO of International School Rheintal in Switzerland. She discusses the challenge that international schools have faced this year, given that their usual routes to connecting with … More TES Podcast: Why maintaining international networks matters
For school leaders looking for new staff, is there a particular persona suited to teaching abroad? International educator Liz Free gives her opinion (first published in the Times Education Supplement 11th September 2020) How often do we hear about the perks that come with working internationally? Beautiful locations, amazing packages, tax-free allowances, annual flights, and … More What to look for when recruiting international teachers
It’s September 2020. Many in our global community have been through a transition; whether directly affected by COVID-19, moving to new roles, being repatriated or being on lockdown and separated from family and friends. Whether old or young, the world has faced unprecedented levels of life change. Directly correlated to life change is physical wellness. … More Moving Through a Global Pandemic (‘International School Leader’ Magazine)
These have been unusual times; a year unprecedented in so many ways. This period of stillness and reflection as we move through the summer offers an opportunity to take stock, reflect and plan for the future. I prepared this session in June for #UKEdChat, with filming and presentation support from my daughter, as we were … More Becoming an International School Teacher #GlobalProfession
A version of this was originally published in the ‘Tes Magazine’ on 27 March 2020 and the ILA ‘Rethinking Education‘ blog on 23 April 2020 I originally wrote this piece in January 2020. Little did I know then about how the world would change so fast and the significance and volume of decision making that our school … More Decisions, Decisions… How can school leaders become better decision-makers?