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BIG QUESTIONS INSTITUTE WORKSHOP
If you’re looking for a fresh take on diversity, equity, inclusion work in your school, consider joining the upcoming workshop: From Transactional to Transformational: Exploring How a Relational Approach to Justice, Equity, Diversity Inclusion (JEDI) Can Create Lasting Impact, taking place on April 23, 2022, 11 am to 2 pm US ET. As exhausting as the past two years have been, the workshop will consider the distinction between transactional approaches to JEDI and longer term, relational impacts. It will explore: how do we build the stamina to maintain commitment, stay on track, meet goals, and create new, ambitious equity outcomes? And, amidst growing “cancel culture” and calling out, what does it mean to call in and call up, and how can these practices help build cultures of trust and equity?
AAIE GLOBAL LEADERSHIP CONVERSATION
Thursdays at 8:00 AM EDT
An "open mic" format with active problem-solving around leadership dilemmas and conundrums. As we continue to learn, it is our social interaction that helps counter stress and our grappling with the everyday unexpected. Join Laura Light-AAIE and Will Richardson-BQI for this week's conversation.
May 19, 2022
OUR LATIN AMERICA CONVERSATION
Thursdays at 10:00 AM EDT
Latin America school heads and senior leaders take on the issues of the day, locked in mutual support and shared problem-solving. The LATAM CONVERSATION is hosted by Laura Light-AAIE, Michael Adams - Tri Association, Dereck Rhoads-AMISA and facilitated by Homa Tavangar or Will Richardson.
May 19, 2022
AAIE BRIEFING HIGHLIGHTS
Data and Ideas to Support Your Crisis Leadership
TUESDAY, MAY 11, 2022
- 518,368,648 Worldwide Cases (Johns Hopkins)
- 6,266,459 Worldwide Deaths (Johns Hopkins)
News we are following
In the Time of Covid: Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - McKinsey & Company
Road to Covid Recovery - Harvard Business Review
As Poor Nations Seek Covid Pills, Officials Fear Repeat of AIDS Crisis - The New York Times
COVID-19’s Hidden, Heartbreaking Toll: Millions of Orphaned Children - National Geographic
COVID-19, Childhood Obesity, and NAFLD: Colliding Pandemics - The Lancet
AAIE was honored to have Daniel Pink join us on April 21 for our weekly Global Leadership Conversation. Daniel shared his insights from his book, The Power of Regret – How Looking Backward Moves Us Forward. Many thanks to Daniel for sharing his time with us and we look forward to the next time.
The International School Awards 2023 are now open for nominations. The closing date for this year’s applications is Friday, 8th July. Not only are the awards a chance to share and learn from innovative practice, but shortlisted and award-winning schools receive an award logo, extensive recognition of their initiative, and winners receive a prestigious trophy.
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NEWS WE'RE FOLLOWING
The pandemic has taken a substantial toll on students’ academic progress as well as on their mental health. Analysis highlights the extent of the challenge and demonstrates how the impact of the pandemic on learning extends across students, families, and entire communities. School systems can respond across multiple horizons to help students get back on track.
By McKinsey & Company
Schools in 23 countries, with 405 million pupils, are still partially or fully closed because of Covid, the United Nations Children's Fund says. The charity, Unicef, estimates 147 million children have missed at least half of their in-person schooling. Unicef executive director Catherine Russell says children are "the hidden casualties of the pandemic".
By the BBC
As a followup to recent news about Covid-19 in China, Dr. Emmanuel Bonin -Deputy Head of School - Chief Academic Officer at Shanghai American School has shared the following update. "On March 1, 2022, a few COVID cases of the Omicron variant originated in a quarantine hotel in Shanghai’s central Xuhui district. The city initiated its series of “dynamic zero-covid” targeted measures, geared toward achieving “dynamic clearance”: extended contact tracing, isolation of first and second contacts, large array of community testing, and targeted lockdown of some compounds defined as “medium-risk zones”.
Since the early days of the pandemic masks has become ubiquitous. Whether in the form of a colourful fashion item that went with whatever we were wearing, the regular surgical mask, or the heavy-duty and far less comfortable KN95, almost all of us got used to leaving the house each day with a couple of spares in our pocket. Then, just like that, on Monday 7 March 2022, masks were no longer required in Belgian schools.
By David Willows
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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.