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GET READY! The AAIE Virtual Global Leadership CONVERSATION Starts Sunday
Humans of AAIE - Stories of Leading Through the Plague Years
The 2021 conversation will kick-off Sunday, April 11. Make sure you are ready to login and attend the amazing online sessions we have planned.
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Sunday, April 11, 2021
DEI: Culturally Responsive Communication: Discover your Conflict Style with Jacinta Williams and Shelley Paul
The Single Most Important Relationship - School Hear and Board Chair with David Chojnacki and Rick Detwiler
Retention Strategies Engaging Parents as Advocates Not Stakeholders with John Littleford
Monday, 12 April - Friday, 16 April
How to CONNECT
All fo the sessions with Zoom links are now available in the Attendee Portal. Please make sure you can login before the conference begins. You will receive the login from the main contact at your school or organization.
AAIE COVID BRIEFING HIGHLIGHTS
APRIL 9, 2021 - #196
- 134,228,450 Worldwide Cases
- Vaccine Finder in the USA
- Lack of vaccine access in India
- More information about variants pushing aside antibodies
- High income countries vaccinating 25 times faster
- France takes different approach to AstraZeneca vaccine
- We are all asymptomatic?
Message from Myanmar: A Paralyzing Crisis with No Clear End in Sight
The situation in Myanmar has quickly deteriorated since my last update written at the end of February. At that time, response to the military coup that had taken place appeared in the form of massive peaceful protests, attracting literally millions of people, throughout the country. While the initial response to these protests was one of tolerance, this quickly changed when it appeared the demonstrations were building. As a result, moving demonstrations began to appear, where people would gather to demonstrate, and then move to another site when the military showed up.
Read the update by Dr. Gregory A. Hedger, Director, The International School Yangon
What Will the Future of International Education Be? 5 Lessons in "Superforecasting"
Even in normal times, there is a lot of crystal-ball gazing around this point in the school year as we try to predict how many students will walk through our doors on the first day of next school year. - But these are not normal times.
So it appears that we are also leaning heavily on our predictive powers right now to look deeper into the future and catch a vision of how things will be several years from now. And not just in terms of student enrollment. The entire future of how our schools will function appears to be the subject of some considerable debate and not an insignificant amount of opinion and conjecture.
Read the post by Dr. David Willows about how predicting the future could be a skill that can be cultivated.
WORTH A READ
Our Kids Are Not Broken
Our kids have lost so much—family members, connections to friends and teachers, emotional well-being, and for many, financial stability at home. And, of course, they’ve lost some of their academic progress. The pressure to measure—and remediate—this “learning loss” is intense; many advocates for educational equity are rightly focused on getting students back on track.
But how will this growing narrative of loss affect our students, emotionally and academically. Research shows a direct connection between a student’s mindset and academic success.
by Ron Berger in The Atlantic
WORTH A READ
Essential Elements of Safe K–12 School Operations for In-Person Learning
Summary of Recent Changes (as of 19 March, 2021)
A review of the latest Safe School Operations guidelines from the CDC, including:
- Revised physical distancing recommendations to reflect at least 3 feet between students in classrooms and provide clearer guidance when a greater distance (such as 6 feet) is recommended.
- Clarified that ventilation is a component of strategies to clean and maintain healthy facilities.
- Removed recommendation for physical barriers.
- Clarified the role of community transmission levels in decision-making.
- Added guidance on interventions when clusters occur.
WORTH A READ
Why We Will Have Failed Them: How to Regain Faculty Trust
In response to the pandemic, some schools are furloughing teachers, freezing pay increases, reducing benefits, and in some cases cutting salaries. At the same time, schools are expecting older, more vulnerable teachers to feel safe returning to campus and/or living in dorms and assuming that all teachers will once again engage effectively and loyally in distance learning exclusively or in combination with classroom teaching. Teachers have voiced anxieties, fears, insecurities and a reduction of trust in boards and in their own leaders. We have heard these sentiments worldwide. In this article John Littleford looks at how we, as leaders, can tackle these issues.
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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.