[Guest blog] We Need To Talk More About Periods. Period.

Guest blog by Anna Zyla (original source: WomenEd Thailand) I used to teach at a school that had 55 minute blocks. My prep periods were bundled together in the morning leaving me with an afternoon of four back-to-back classes. Any woman around 13-55 can likely spot the potential issue here. Forget about peeing. When wasContinue reading “[Guest blog] We Need To Talk More About Periods. Period.”

WISEducation Podcast – Episode 5 is OUT NOW!

In this episode I have the privilege to speak with Kathleen Naglee, Head of School and CEO at the International School of Helsinki. We discuss a range of relevant issues, including the importance of having and showing vulnerability and empathy as a leader to staff, students and especially families, Kathleen’s mission to ensure that internationalContinue reading “WISEducation Podcast – Episode 5 is OUT NOW!”

WISEducation Podcast – Episode 4 is OUT NOW!

In this episode I had the privilege to speak with Kyra Kellawan, Head of Education Partnerships at Xperienceships. We explore what the future of work could be and how international schools can best prepare students for this, we discover what Kyra has learnt from the fascinating discussions that she had had with the innovators, creators,Continue reading “WISEducation Podcast – Episode 4 is OUT NOW!”

[Guest blog] A love letter… to my students

Guest blog by Laura Davies Yesterday you graduated. I sat in a hall and watched you walk to the stage. You made your way there with some trepidation. Certainly a great deal of excitement. But most importantly, a whole lot of confidence. My god I’m proud of you. What you’ve been through to get toContinue reading “[Guest blog] A love letter… to my students”

WISEducation Podcast – Episode 3 is OUT NOW!

In this episode I had the privilege to speak with Kristin Daniel, Ed.D, President and Co-Founder of the Circulus Institute. We explored how the pandemic has impacted upon international teachers’ wellbeing in unique ways, what resilience is and what it’s not, and how Kristin’s background in Special Education has informed her work which now centresContinue reading “WISEducation Podcast – Episode 3 is OUT NOW!”

WISEducation Podcast – Episode 2 is OUT NOW!

In this episode I had the privilege to speak with Nick Dunn, Director of Activities and Community Operations at UWC East campus in Singapore. We explore how Nick’s background and career as an elite gymnast and coach, and also his experience in independent and international education for the past 25 years has shaped his philosophyContinue reading “WISEducation Podcast – Episode 2 is OUT NOW!”

Launch of the WISEducation Podcast!

I’m really excited to present the WISEducation podcast and episode 1 which is an audio version of ‘Wellbeing in international schools: Are we missing the bigger picture?’ The aim of this podcast is to discuss and explore topical issues facing international school education and episodes will include audio articles taken from the WISEducation blog andContinue reading “Launch of the WISEducation Podcast!”

[Guest blog] 5 Reasons Why the ‘Catch-up’ Narrative is Harmful to Children’s Mental Health

Guest blog by Ava Shabnum Hasan & The Mentally Well Schools Team There is no doubt that the last year has had a huge impact on the education of our children and young people. Lockdowns with extended periods of learning remotely, and the many challenges of adjusting to that, have had a significant effect on theContinue reading “[Guest blog] 5 Reasons Why the ‘Catch-up’ Narrative is Harmful to Children’s Mental Health”

Issue 4 of the WISEducation Magazine is out NOW!

Hi everyone, I’m really excited to share the fourth issue of the WISEducation Magazine! WISEducation Magazine Issue 4 Issue 4 contains a range of articles from 13 different contributors based across the world. Inside you’ll find articles covering topics including navigating trans identity in school, improving wellbeing through positive school culture, safeguarding in an internationalContinue reading “Issue 4 of the WISEducation Magazine is out NOW!”

Teachers, wellbeing and the ‘Laziness Lie’

‘If you do more, you are more’. That’s right, isn’t it?  This week I really enjoyed reading ‘Laziness Does Not Exist’ by Dr Devon Price, which explores this idea in depth. In the book Price dispels the myth of what they term the ‘Laziness Lie’; the idea that success requires nothing more than willpower, thatContinue reading “Teachers, wellbeing and the ‘Laziness Lie’”