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?
This article first appeared in International School Magazine January 2020 Issue and was subsequently published on the ‘Rethinking Education’ International Leadership Academy Blog My eight-year-old daughter has discovered the potential of Alexa in all her glory! It appears that ‘True Colours’ (the Joshua Radin version, interestingly) and ‘Where have all the flowers Gone?’ are the hits … More Where Have all the Teachers Gone?
Article written by Claudia Civinini, TES, 09 December 2019 – Interview with Liz free A quarter of teachers in the UK, Ireland, US and Australia would have to move abroad to teach in international schools each year up to 2029 to meet the sector’s growing demand, an expert has warned. Liz Free, founding director of the … More One in four teachers “needed overseas by 2029” International schools’ growth plans face setbacks unless a million English-speaking teachers can be found, expert warns
It is THE question that cuts to the core of what we believe as teachers and school leaders. Just as Hamlet faced core moments of ethical quandary, so do we as educationalists. And it is in these moments of adversity, of challenging financial times, that the decisions we make about appropriate funding (in all its … More To PD or not to PD? That’s the Question…
What is great leadership in 2019? Leadership looks exactly the same today as it always has; or does it? I was recently asked by Independent Education Today ‘What does great school leadership look like in 2019?’ Well, I would argue that in many ways it looks the same as it always has been, but with a few very visible … More Great Leaders Inspire Greatness in Others: Leadership in 2019
Published by COBIS on #IWD19 (https://www.cobis.org.uk/blog/international-perspectives-social-moral-and-economic-imperatives-for-leadership-iwd19) ‘Gender inequality is not only a pressing moral and social issue but also a critical economic challenge. If women—who account for half the world’s population—do not achieve their full economic potential, the global economy will suffer.’ (McKinsey 2015) Last year I was invited to write a chapter exploring international … More International Perspectives: Social, Moral and Economic Imperatives for Leadership #IWD19 #BalanceforBetter
Am feeling excited on this #SuperSaturday as the new @WomenEd book has now been published by Sage. Written by the community for the community, I feel really privileged to have been able to contribute to this global movement and bring an international perspective to the book. ‘Be 10% Braver NOW! We are delighted to announce … More 10% Braver: Inspiring Women to Lead Education