n the latest article in our Wellbeing Around the World series, we chat to Liz Free, CEO and director at International School Rheintal (ISR) in Switzerland, an IB World School, about how she made improving staff wellbeing a key focus when she took on her role and the initiatives she introduced to deliver on this aim.
First published 14/06/21 on the International Schools Network (ISN) https://edco-isn-staging.edcowebsites.co.uk/articles/open/being-braver-how-can-you-make-steps-into-leadership/ We need great leaders, full stop. This matters. This matters because every person working in our schools matters. And it is our leaders in our communities that act as the cohesion, the cohesive unifying force that supports us all on our paths, empowering our community. … Continue reading Being Braver: How Can You Make Steps Into Leadership?
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… Continue reading To the ISR class of 2020-2021
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… Continue reading Podcast S3 E7 Learning Communities: How to foster continuous learning. www.theartandscienceoflearning.com
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… Continue reading 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
One of my most favourite things about summer holidays is that I get time to read. I plan my book purchases well in advance (with true antiquated sentiment I cling on to my hardbacks) and buy actual newspapers! I read fervently everyday before falling into a siesta slumber every afternoon. An article that begin ruminating… Continue reading The 10 Questions You Should Ask Your Team…
Inspirational Leadership? I was recently asked ‘which women leaders do you most admire?’ This stumped me. There are so many inspirational leaders to choose from; great performers, educationalists, entrepreneurs, scientists and humanitarians alongside everyday acts of leadership I see in schools from staff and pupils who have significantly influenced their fields, their environments and the… Continue reading Inspirational Leadership? Which women leaders do you most admire? I’m Stumped. #IWD2018
It’s Super Saturday! Three international Six Nations matches in one day as we reach the climax of finale competition weekend and the prospect of an epic England back-to-back grand slam victory (a feat only achieved five times in 107 years). England seek their 19th successive test win as they prepare to meet age-old rivals Ireland,… Continue reading Super Saturday: Good to Great?
Recently I delivered some workshops at conferences for senior education leaders looking at CPD as a core lever for school improvement and the international research evidence in this field (impressively dynamic & exciting despite the rather apparently dry content). I enthusiastically talked about research and impact, raising a rallying call to school leaders across… Continue reading We spend more on toilet paper and hand wash than CPD
George Bernard Shaw's ‘Man and Superman’. The phrase from Shaw’s drama series written in 1903 has survived the test of time to become a consistent irritation to teachers far and wide. Many of us love Shaw, but really? What was he thinking? Well, as we start a new year and I begin my new role… Continue reading ‘Those who can, do; those who can’t, teach.’