A school leader today is supposed to act as an entrepreneur and a person of vision, able to inspire, empower, and motivate his staff under the auspices of a shared mission statement that fosters common goals for the entire community (Engels, Hotton, Devos, Bouckenooghe, & Aelterman, 2008).
by Alfredo Enrique Umaña
This is the time to go from being an owner, manager or supervisor, to being a leader. According to James Plueddemann, leaders must move from an egocentric practice to an other-centric practice; we must take the initiative to focus, harmonize, and push the talents of others into action.
by Dr. R. Mark Beadle is CEO Emeritus of Sevenstar
Schools are often attacked and maligned for not doing the right thing. During this 2020 pandemic, the public has often seen things schools could have done better. Certainly, we have all adjusted and schools have been schooled like many of our institutions and businesses-churches, libraries, hotels, airlines…
Chad P. Wick, president and CEO of the KnowledgeWorks Foundation states, “You can’t expect children to learn 21st-century skills in schools built for the 1950s. We need schools designed for 21st-century success.” Some would argue the meaning and function of the learning environment is minimal, as related to the traditional brick and mortar school. Projects such as the widely successful Hole-in-the-wall Project, where students accomplish amazing levels of learning in far from ideal surroundings, suggests that students learn in any setting – and to a certain extent that is quite true.
Over the past weeks, through conversations with many parents, teachers, and school administrators, I’ve become increasingly aware of two faulty assumptions that are exacerbating the current crisis.
The first is a false belief that a previous definition of “normalcy” can be achieved on our campuses during the pandemic.
Colegio Bilingüe de Panama and Colegio de Panama are current and valued clients of the GLOBAL School Consulting Group. These schools are on a trajectory to obtain international accreditation through a regional accrediting agency. While these schools are distinct and independent in their ownership, organization, mission, philosophy, and constituency, they share a common commitment to deliver quality educational services and schooling experiences for their students, and view international accreditation as a vehicle to assess and affirm school quality and to stimulate and guide ongoing school improvement.
The Gateway International School System (Vietnam) has contracted the GLOBAL School Consulting Group to provide comprehensive professional development services to the teachers and instructional leaders of the system’s schools for the 2020-21 school year.
The foundation for the project is the commitment that Edufit and GIS have to delivering world-class education, including high-performance professional learning that ensures the delivery of innovative and trusted education services to its students, faculty, and leadership.
by Bobby Brasher
Most election days are filled with excitement and celebration as we exercise our right to vote for the next president of the United States. The right to vote is guaranteed under the Constitution of the United States. Citizens of the United States are allowed free expression and free will to cast their vote for the individual they wish to lead our country as the President for a four-year term.