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Podcasts from the ISC Research Heads Up series highlighting news, developments and insights happening in the international schools market. ISC Research is the leading provider of English-medium K-12 international school data, trends and intelligence.

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United Kingdom

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Podcasts from the ISC Research Heads Up series highlighting news, developments and insights happening in the international schools market. ISC Research is the leading provider of English-medium K-12 international school data, trends and intelligence.

Language:

English


Episodes

Navigating challenges within international school leadership

11/9/2023
International schools are being challenged like never before. What have been the toughest challenges of the last 12 months and what has helped address them? In this episode, school leaders share their most trusted support mechanisms that have guided them through these challenging times. Thank you to Nalini and our three representatives from international schools: #internationalschools #internationaleducation #educators #schoolleaders Keep in touch and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and LinkedIn Find out more about what we do at ISC Research We would appreciate if you left us a review, thanks for listening!

Duration:01:00:36

Rethinking systems to empower student agency

10/5/2023
Does learner agency require system change? How are international schools developing a community culture that empowers all students with the current, rigid educational paradigm? Answers to these questions and more will be discussed in this episode, where Nalini Cook, Head of Global Research at ISC Research, speaks to a panel of three international school experts. Thank you to Nalini and our three representatives from international schools: #internationalschools #internationaleducation #learneragency #educators #studentvoice #deij Keep in touch and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and LinkedIn Find out more about what we do at ISC Research We would appreciate if you left us a review, thanks for listening!

Duration:01:00:38

Fostering multilingualism from the early years

9/7/2023
Beginning in the earliest years, international schools facilitate self-management and personalised learning journeys by encompassing language, culture, values, and choice. In this episode, Janelle Torres, South East Asia Research Manager at ISC Research, speaks to a panel of three international school experts to discuss how initiatives in the early years can impact students of all ages. Thank you to Janelle and our three representatives from international schools: #internationalschools #internationaleducation #multilingualism #educators #EAL Keep in touch and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and LinkedIn Find out more about what we do at ISC Research We would appreciate if you left us a review, thanks for listening!

Duration:00:51:07

Addressing school leader and teacher wellbeing

8/3/2023
Ahead of the academic year, listen in to hear expert guidance on how to address and support school leader and teacher wellbeing. In this episode, Nalini Cook, Head of Global Research, speaks with expert Dr Helen Kelly, who explores some of the common challenges around wellbeing in international schools, shares practical tips for schools on measuring the wellbeing of their communities, discusses accessible resources and best practice for preventing burnout, maintaining effective leadership and much more. Featuring: Dr Helen Kelly, former international school principal, now an author, researcher, consultant and an expert in the field of school wellbeing and culture. #internationalschools #internationaleducation #wellbeing #educators Keep in touch and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and LinkedIn Find out more about what we do at ISC Research We would appreciate if you left us a review, thanks for listening!

Duration:00:52:48

How influential is the student voice in international schools?

6/29/2023
In this episode, Pia Maske, East Asia Field Research Manager explores some of the findings from recent research conducted by ISC Research into student voices with a panel of experts. It discusses research conducted with international school students and alumni as well as separate research with international school teachers and leaders. Two international school consultants who contributed to the research report share their insights about the findings and offer practical solutions for international schools opening up student voice. Pia hosts the discussion with international school consultants: International Schools Services#internationalschools #internationaleducation #educators #studentvoice #deij #learneragency Keep in touch and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and LinkedIn Find out more about what we do at ISC Research We would appreciate if you left us a review, thanks for listening!

Duration:00:42:51

Addressing EAL in international schools

5/11/2023
In this episode, Janelle Torres, Field Research Consultant for South East Asia at ISC Research, and an EAL expert discuss the use of English as an Additional Language in international schools to support the education of students where English is not their first language. What challenges are presented by the language barrier and what provision is in place to support all school stakeholders? To learn about the essentials for effective EAL support, Janelle speaks to Deborah Perrin who shares with us some answers to these alongside many other questions. Panellist: #internationalschools #internationaleducation #educators #EAL #multilingual Keep in touch and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and LinkedIn Find out more about what we do at ISC Research We would appreciate if you left us a review, thanks for listening!

Duration:00:38:59

Managing crises in a school

4/6/2023
In this episode, Nalini Cook, Head of Global Research at ISC Research, addresses the challenge of crises management in international schools with a panel of experts. How can schools identify what their risks are? How can school leaders be agile with their crises management strategy? What practical solutions and suggestions are there that may help the international schools community to prepare for a crisis? These questions and plenty more are discussed with our two panelists: - Samantha Gayfer, South East Asia Consultant at The Jane Group - Maya Nelson, Head of School at Jakarta Intercultural School in Indonesia #internationalschools #internationaleducation #educators #crisismanagement #leadership #safeguarding Keep in touch and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and LinkedIn Find out more about what we do at ISC Research We would appreciate if you left us a review, thanks for listening!

Duration:00:51:51

What's driving growth within the international schools market?

3/1/2023
In this episode, Pia Maske, East Asia Field Research Manager at ISC Research, focuses on some of the factors impacting demand within the international schools market that are influencing current growth trends. Pia talks to two senior leaders from international schools who share insights into the recent shifts they have seen in admissions enquiries and the reasons driving parents to select an international school for their child. Thank you to Pia and our two representatives from international schools: Check out our latest white paper, Why more international schools keep opening, for additional insights from Julia and Katie, alongside other international school representatives. #internationalschools #internationaleducation #educators #schoolleaders #admissions #edchat Keep in touch and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and LinkedIn Find out more about what we do at ISC Research We would appreciate if you left us a review, thanks for listening!

Duration:00:46:32

The impact of global inflation on international schools

1/26/2023
In this episode, Pia Maske, East Asia Field Research Manager at ISC Research, addresses the challenge of global inflation in international schools with a panel of experts. What new challenges are schools facing in this economic turmoil, and how are schools alleviating the risks to their teaching and learning and to their entire school community? What practical solutions and suggestions are there that may help the broader international schools community to unite in a time of crisis? These questions and plenty more are addressed in this episode. Thank you to Pia and our representatives from international schools: - Szilvi Lazar, Director of Advancement at the International Christian School of Budapest in Hungary - Myna Anderson, Director at Banjul American International School in the Gambia Our panelists shared some associations and schemes that they have turned to for support during this time of crisis: - Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) - African International Schools Association (AISA) and their Small Schools Initiative (SSI) - GLOBAL School Consulting Group #internationalschools #internationaleducation #educators #schoolleaders Keep in touch and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and LinkedIn Find out more about what we do at ISC Research We would appreciate if you left us a review, thanks for listening!

Duration:00:43:55

Life after school: the paths today’s international school students can take

12/20/2022
ISC Research recently conducted some research to find out if international schools are noticing any shifts in the choices that students are making for their life after school. In this episode, our host and Head of Global Research, Nalini Cook, discusses the results of the research with career guidance and college counsellors. Nalini gathers insights into how more students aged 13 to 15 are making alternative choices instead of continuing to senior final years, the alternative pathways to university chosen by students at age 18, the shifts in university destinations and subject choices, and more. Thank you to Nalini and our representatives from international school #internationalschools #internationaleducation #collegecounsellors #educators #schoolleaders #highereducation #vocation #collegeadmissions Keep in touch and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and LinkedIn Find out more about what we do at ISC Research We would appreciate if you left us a review, thanks for listening!

Duration:00:48:05

A schoolwide approach to DEIJ

11/22/2022
Although many international school teams are introducing the principles of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice (DEIJ) into their school practices, most are yet to make any authentic, sustainable change based on deep understanding. In this episode, Nalini Cook, Head of Global Research at ISC Research, leads an important discussion on centring staff recruitment and training around DEIJ. How can DEIJ in tandem with personal development strategies support the development of all international school staff? This episode offers some solutions for how schools can implement lifelong changes around DEIJ. Thank you to our panelists: - Joel Jr Llaban, Director of DEIJ at International Schools Services. Joel is a member of AIELOC, The Association of International Educators and Leaders of Colour. Throughout the episode, Joel makes references to Kevin Simpson, the founder of AIELOC . - Estelle Hughes, NGO President at Africa Learning International and Secondary Principal at International School of Dakar - Angeline Aow, Curriculum Coordinator at Berlin International School, and International Advisor for the Council of International Schools Our panelists shared an extensive list of thought-provoking books and podcast recommendations, alongside inspiring thought leaders to follow on social media who are sharing good advice and practice about DEIJ change in the international school sector. Here are some of the book recommendations made by our panellists: Books: - The Wake Up, Michelle Mijong Kim - Becoming a Totally Inclusive School: A Guide for Teachers and School Leaders, Angeline Aow, our own panellist, releasing in November 2022 - Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents, Isabel Wilkerson - We Want to Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom, Bettina Love - All About Love, Bell Hooks - Ratchetdemic: Reimagining academic success, Christopher Emdin - Against White Feminism: Notes on Disruption, Rafia Zakaria - Growing Up in Transit: The Politics of Belonging at an International School, Danau Tanu - My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialised Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies, Resmaa Menakem #EdruptorsAtSchool #intled #internationalschools #innovation #educators #schoolleaders #deij Keep in touch and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and LinkedIn Find out more about what we do at ISC Research We would appreciate if you left us a review, thanks for listening!

Duration:01:00:44

How can governance effectively support international school leaders?

10/21/2022
In this episode, Nalini Cook, Head of Global Research at ISC Research, discusses governance practices in international schools with a panel of experts from the international schools community: Haileybury KazakhstanSt Christopher’s School, Bahrainthe British School New Delhi, India Who should be represented on the board? What should be their focus? Are school leaders supported? Let’s find out! This discussion draws upon research on governance practices in international schools produced by ISC Research in 2018 and in 2022. Outcomes of the research are published in a specialist report, free to download from ISC Research’s website at https://iscresearch.com/reports/school-governance-2022/ #EdruptorsAtSchool #intled #internationalschools #innovation #educators #schoolleaders #educationsuppliers Keep in touch and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and LinkedIn Find out more about what we do at ISC Research We would appreciate if you left us a review, thanks for listening!

Duration:00:31:39

Broadening student learning pathways

9/7/2022
This episode shares expert practices around supporting student choice to positively impact their life and career. We discussed the topic with international education guest panelists at our Edruptors@School conference in June 2022. Thank you to our panel of experts from the international school community: Riverside SchoolJumeira Baccalaureate SchoolGEMS International School – Al KhailLondon Interdisciplinary SchoolLearning Analytics CollaborativeInternational School of Geneva#EdruptorsAtSchool #intled #internationalschools #innovation #educators #schoolleaders #educationsuppliers #ideas4intled Keep in touch and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and LinkedIn Find out more about what we do at ISC Research We would appreciate if you left us a review, thanks for listening!

Duration:00:30:10

When innovation fosters community engagement

7/26/2022
The ISC Research Edruptors@School conference, which took place in June, explored innovation and transformation in international school leadership. In this episode, we celebrate inspiring ideas shared by members of the international education community who took part in the conference discussions. This episode is all about the implementation of innovative school practices and the fostering of community engagement. Thank you to our panel of experts from the international school community: • Philippa Wraithmell, digital education specialist • Dr. Vandana Lulla, Principal at Podar International School • Matt Harris, co-founder and CEO at ChildSafeguarding.com • Bethan Eveleigh, Online education and safeguarding specialist • Dwayne Matthews, Head of School, Innovation & Partnerships at Ontario Virtual School • Nathan O’Grady, Learning Development Champion at Head of Kings InterHigh, part of Inspired Education Group • Dr Jeremy Williams, Vice President of Community for Monax Labs, a web 3 infrastructure studio #EdruptorsAtSchool #intled #internationalschools #innovation #educators #schoolleaders #educationsuppliers Keep in touch and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and LinkedIn Find out more about what we do at ISC Research We would appreciate if you left us a review, thanks for listening!

Duration:00:33:05

Brand influence within the international school sector

6/9/2022
In this episode, Freddie Cloke, School Development Manager at ISC Research gathers insights from our very own field research team on influential school groups and brands within the international schools sector. Sam Fraser, Research Director at ISC Research and Pia Maske, East Asia Research Manager, talk about the ways school brands influence practices in international school campuses and highlight trends to watch. #intled #schoolleadership #internationalschools #schoolbrands Keep in touch and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and LinkedIn Find out more about what we do at ISC Research We would appreciate if you left us a review, thanks for listening!

Duration:00:24:18

How innovative assessment practices are shaping the future of assessment

3/21/2022
This episode, hosted by Janelle Torres, Research Manager - South East Asia , is all about the key assessment challenges faced by international schools and the innovative assessment practices implemented to tackle them. Thank you to our panel of experts from the international school community: Ben MarshInternational School of MyanmarMatthew Savage,Gabriel Ernesto Abad FernandezUnited World College DilijanJoin the conversation on the future of assessment! To discover more findings from our latest research on the future of assessment in international schools, our exclusive specialist report, is available to purchase online at a price of £395 - discover more here: https://iscresearch.com/reports/future-of-assessment/ #futureofassessment #intel4intled Keep in touch and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and LinkedIn Find out more about what we do at ISC Research We would appreciate if you left us a review, thanks for listening!

Duration:00:31:13

Inspiration from the International Education Community

2/17/2022
In this episode hosted by our Research Consultant Janelle Torres, we celebrate inspiring ideas from the international education community. We talked to representatives of the International School of the Year 2022 and to some of the top social media influencers within international education. Thank you to our guests: - Vicki Davis, teacher and blogger aka Cool Cat Teacher - Kai Vacher, Principal of British School Muscat - Al Kingsley, CEO of NetSupport - Sophie Bailey, founder and host of The Edtech Podcast - Representatives of the International School of Zug and Luzern, #ISAwards 2022 International School of the Year, including the school director, Barry Dequanne. Links to content mentioned in the episode: - Edruptors 2021: the top international education influencers of the past year, free white paper published by ISC Research: https://iscresearch.com/reports/topinfluencers2021/ - International School Awards: https://iscresearch.com/international-school-awards/ - International School of the Year: https://iscresearch.com/international-school-awards/school-of-the-year/ #TopEdruptors2021 #ISAwards2022 #ideas4intled Keep in touch and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and LinkedIn Find out more about what we do at ISC Research We would appreciate if you left us a review, thanks for listening!

Duration:00:29:39

What does being internationally minded mean?

12/16/2021
Nalini Cook, Head of EMEA Research discusses the meaning of international mindedness in education and our latest research on the topic with a panel of experts from the international education community, including: - Christopher Allen, Director of Learning & Technology at Al Sahwa, IB School, Muscat, Oman. - Maria Krasinski, News Decoder’s Managing Director. - Anson Wong, international school alumna and psychology student at University of California, Berkeley. - Hannah Senel-Walp, Head of Strategy and Operations at Elite IB Education. Keep in touch and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and LinkedIn Find out more about what we do at ISC Research We would appreciate if you left us a review, thanks for listening!

Duration:00:45:39

Recruitment and staff development in international schools

11/12/2021
Addressing the challenge of recruitment and staff development in international schools. In this episode, Nalini Cook, Head of EMEA Research at ISC Research discusses our latest research into recruitment and CPD in international schools with a panel of experts: - Pauline O’Brien, Director of Global Recruitment at International School Services. - Dr Vincent Chian, Principal of Fairview International School, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. - Dr Siobhan Mellor, HCPC Registered Chartered Educational Psychologist and Director of Real Group. - Dr Marianne Yong-Macdonald, Group Head, Teacher Professional Learning and Development at International Schools Partnership Limited. Episode sponsored by International School Services: https://www.iss.edu/ Keep in touch and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and LinkedIn Find out more about what we do at ISC Research We would appreciate if you left us a review, thanks for listening!

Duration:01:01:26

Different perspectives on student pathways to higher education

9/27/2021
International school students have faced significant challenges over the past couple of years. With COVID-19 and travel restrictions, their pathway to higher education has only become more challenging. Pia Maske, East Asia Researcher at ISC Research, discussed our latest research on the subject with Lucien Giordano, Group Director of International Outreach and Alumni Engagement at Education in Motion (EiM), Anne Kuijs, International Recruitment & Marketing Advisor at Tilburg University, and Caitlin Brennan, Partner Development Director at InvestIN. #highereducation #intled #admissions Keep in touch and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and LinkedIn Find out more about what we do at ISC Research We would appreciate if you left us a review, thanks for listening!

Duration:00:56:32