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Five Shows that Teach us About Running Schools

Not your usual suspects, but these shows teach lessons that school leaders should pay attention to.  I know I did (though maybe not well enough in the end).  In fact, some of these shows were my mentors when I was in charge of LA’s Promise. Number One:  Boardwalk Empire Lesson: …

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Which Side Are You On?

I’m not an apologist for “corporate-reformers,” but I find the anti-corporate reform rhetoric exhausting.  I’ve written about this plenty of times in this blog.  Name-calling and extreme posturing on the narrowest spectrum – no room for moderation:  profiteers on one side, with the ruin of public schooling the capitalist’s playground; …

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Do Results Matter When Failure is Commonplace?

When I woke up this morning to this blog by Howard Blume, I felt my stomach ache: “ L.A. Unified to reassert control over Manual Arts High,” he writes. That was the morning’s headline… way too premature as Howard later realized.  It was based on District chatter and LaMotte’s wishful thinking …

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Why it’s so hard for schools to work

Why it’s so hard for schools to work Social problems are complex.  Really complex.  Though I won’t get into the debate about which came first, poverty or bad schools, I will say that it doesn’t make sense to talk about one without the other. (But we still have to acknowledge …

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Early Childhood

Welcome to the Early Childhood Section.  Please visit the website pages of each of the six classes in the section. They will be displaying photographs of their work and play activities with explanatory text to give you an insight into our day to day school life.Our class teachers are augmented …

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English

The world’s worst parents  It all started when we were ten, Ralph and me. Our parents had yelled beat and embarrassed us since birth and we were both sick of it.  Together we had founded the “I hate parents club” which included myself as Prime Minister, Ralph as President (he …

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Employment

JOB OPPORTUNITIES & INFORMATION Periodically there are job opportunities at The International School which are listed locally in the Seychelles Nation and internationally in the Times Educational Supplement and www.tesjobs.co.uk. Expatriate positions would normally be listed in Dec/Jan INFORMATION ON LIVING AND WORKING IN THE SEYCHELLES This document contains some …

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English Literature

“The greatest lover in the play is not Orsino, nor even Viola, but Antonio. Do you agree?”            Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night is a comical illustration and study of love, where the characters are entangled in several love webs and are blind to their true emotions. Where Olivia is the centre …

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Geography

River Poems RIVERS!!! Flowing downstream With its soft ripple, ripple Its clear and fresh water with no steam With its swift body- no traces of a cripple, no cripple From the mountains to the plains To the suburban places, places To its dangerous floods- resulting pains Rivers have many different …

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School Association

(Last Amended 27 April 2000) 1. The Association shall be called the International School Association. 2. The Association’s Registered address and place of business shall be The International School in Seychelles. OBJECTS 3. The Objects of the Association are: To establish, promote and provide private educational facilities of U.K. standard …

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