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Hopes and Dreams for International Schools | Global Take

Since popping up more than 60 years ago, international schools have continued to grow and evolve. The number and size of international schools has exploded all while student populations have changed, staffing demands evolve and western education continues to develop at a rapid pace.

The panel talks about the journey ahead, what international schools will need to pack in their rucksack, what needs to be left behind and where that might lead us.

This week’s guests from around the globe include:

  • Ryan Harwood – Middle School Design Teacher, Blogger – Amman Jordan
  • Mike Johnston – FIS, Assistant Head of School – Frankfurt, Germany
  • Nancy Lhoest-Squicciarini – ISL Head of Community Relations, Luxembourg
  • Jim Ellis (Middle School Teacher/Design Thinking Consultant, AIS Vienna)


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  • 0:00 Global Take Introduction
  • 3:00 Introductions
  • 7:12 What do we need to leave behind?
  • 17:08 What do we take with us into the future?
  • 22:31 What is the next, urgent development for our international school community?
  • 28:42 What dream do you have that is far away from being realized?
  • 32:30 School Spotlight: International School of Luxembourg
Global Take
Global Take is an initiative by SchoolRubric to help connect, inform, and share stories and strategies specific to international schools. Through live episodes, school spotlights, and more, we strive to share our passion for international education and ultimately help improve student outcomes in these global communities.