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AAIE Virtual International Leadership CONVERSATION
Humans of AAIE 2022 - Curators of Care
- Monday, February 21
- Tuesday, February 22
- Wednesday, February 23
AAIE invites you to join our upcoming Virtual International Leadership CONVERSATION: Humans of AAIE – February 2022. Join us to hear from subject matter experts who help us grapple with our leadership challenges. We will also hear the voices from within our own community alongside student voices, all sharing their leadership stories and wisdom. As has been our custom, through CONVERSATIONS, we work together to generate collaborative ideas, explore innovations, and discuss what keeps us up at night. The powerful lessons of the past help us determine what we carry forward into our future.
OUR GLOBAL COMMUNITY CONVERSATION
Thursdays at 8:00AM EDT
Join us for our next Global Conversation on December 9th as Jon Zurfluh, Director at the American School of Warsaw, shares insights into the pandemic’s effect on well-being and how it has impacted leaders and teams. Jon has worked extensively with Terence Bostic, Ph. D. from CMA Consulting, who will be joining us as well, around the emotional and psychological impact of this pandemic on leaders in education and the healthcare industry. Research and strategies will be shared that may be so useful for you as you take care of yourselves while leading your school through this ongoing global crisis.
December 9, 2021
OUR LATIN AMERICA CONVERSATION
Thursdays at 10:00 AM EDT
Latin America school heads and senior leaders also take on the issues of the day, locked in mutual support and shared problem-solving.
The LATAM CONVERSATION will be facilitated by Homa Tavangar or Will Richardson.
December 9, 2021
AAIE COVID BRIEFING HIGHLIGHTS
Data and Ideas to Support Your Crisis Leadership
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2021 - #270
- 266,705,198 Worldwide Cases (Johns Hopkins)
- 5,267,208 Worldwide Deaths (Johns Hopkins)
News we are following
Tracking Omicron and Other Coronavirus Variants
South African Hospital Report Hints at Milder Disease With Omicron
Omicron Is Here. Should You Cancel Your Trip?
U.S. Enforces Stricter Covid Testing Rules for Travelers
How COVID-19 Harms the Heart
What’s Really Behind Global Vaccine Hesitancy
WORTH A READ
InterEd Fall 2021
Our newest InterEd publication
AAIE is pleased to release the Fall 2021 edition of InterEd Journal. Many thanks to all of our contributors for sharing their timely, insightful, and engaging articles with our community.
Enjoy the Read!
The Diversity Collective
Why a Diversity Recruitment Platform is Necessary
The board of trustees of AAIE has committed to a strategy that promotes leadership CONVERSATIONS on issues surrounding implementation of DEIJ concepts, policies and everyday actions across our schools. In this article, Dr. Alan Phan provides exactly the kind of insight and provocation we want to encourage. Alan is offering both a resource and an invitation.
Read the article by Dr. Alan Phan
NEWS WE'RE FOLLOWING
A school district in the Boston area is trying a mask free trial. And seeing faces is bringing smiles to many. ‘Senior Owen Schnur and sophomore Evanya Mathur say their decisions were personal. Mathur wants to wear a mask until her younger sibling gets vaccinated. But Schnur says he feels safe to go without a mask because about 98% of his classmates are vaccinated. Both of them say they’ve enjoyed seeing little things, like a teacher’s smile.
By Carrie Jung in WBUR News from Boston
Turns out, it’s hard to adjust to a new normal when that new normal keeps changing.
The pandemic continues to affect people as we move forward. ‘In a recent national poll by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, half of U.S. households polled said someone within the home was experiencing serious problems with depression, anxiety, or stress—or sleep issues. You can tell from the recent streak of bad behavior in airports and other public spaces. And you can tell from the surge of interest in self-help books on trauma and anxiety.’
By Caroline Mimbs Nyce in The Atlantic
No New Safety Concerns, but Benefits May Vary Depending on COVID Incidence
The FDA in the USA is looking at vaccines for children which would be a two-dose regimen administered 21 days apart. According to MEDPAGE Today, ‘Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine produced an immune response and was safe and effective in young children, but its benefits may be largely dependent on the severity of the COVID outbreak, according to FDA briefing documents released late Friday.
By Molly walker in MEDPAGE Today
A timely article written by Homa Tavangar of The Big Questions Institute and facilitator of AAIE's Latin America Head of School weekly call for education-reimagined.org in which she states, "Rather than wait for a global solution or try to solve the biggest problems, look to your sphere of influence—whether it’s your neighborhood, family, department, or school community—and begin to create ripples there."
By Homa Tavangar in Education Reimagined
As schools started up in the UK, the rise in COVID-19 cases rose even though there was a decline in the number of adults fell. With students returning from their breaks, a study done by React-1 and the Imperial College London shows more children are getting infected. “ Covid-19 infections in children in England rose in September after schools returned from summer holidays, helping to keep cases high even as there was a fall among adults, a large prevalence study showed on Thursday (Oct 14).”
The Straits Times
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The NEW SCHOOL PROJECT
Great schools are framed by a few shared principles.
Our weekly updates for leaders. Five articles we think you will find important, a few books we think are worth a read and some words of encouragement to get you through these difficult times.
On this page, you will find an archive of our every-other-day email updates regarding the COVID-19 virus, along with our weekly COVID-19 online conversations. Each newsletter contains fresh links to the latest information and developments, along with handpicked resources to assist leaders in this difficult time.