THE AAIE NEW SCHOOL PROJECT

New School Project

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

LEADING ON PRINCIPLE:
A COLLECTIVE COMMITMENT

 

Great schools are framed by a few shared principles

In 2020, school leaders worldwide faced the unprecedented challenge of a global pandemic, COVID 19. In response, AAIE initiated and facilitated weekly conversations driven by the urgency and importance of supporting each other as we led and managed our way through the crisis. As the conversation progressed, we realized that, while still needing to support each other with urgent, high-stakes decision-making, we might also begin to explore the opportunity embedded in the crisis. We began to turn our attention to the question,

“What have we learned that may change our schools for good in all senses of the word?

A collaborative, sustained inquiry into that compelling question led us to co-create the statement that follows, “Leading on Principle”. As our title implies, we believe that great schools are framed by a few shared principles, not constrained by multiple rules and regulations, and that principles only translate into practice if we make a common commitment to action. We trust that Principles that follow will serve us well as we navigate towards better schools than we have ever previously envisaged.

 

New School Project Book

 

Announcing the New School Project Book Release

This November we are very happy to announce the publication of the New School Project Book.

View the book online 

Melissa Schaub - American International School Lagos

 

OUR PRINCIPLES


 

 

Principle

Adaptive CHange

We use fearless inquiry to continually interrogate and shed embedded practice that does not amplify and inspire profound learning throughout our school communities. 

DISCOVER ADAPTIVE CHANGE IN CHAPTER 2


 

 

Principle

CAPACITY

We develop the capacity in our people to develop and implement high-quality and sustainable solutions in a time of rapid and unmitigated change. 

DISCOVERY CAPACITY IN CHAPTER 3 

 


 

 

 

Principle

COMMUNITY

We co-create caring, engaged, and inclusive communities, clearly defined by a common learning language, and a commitment to shared learning values.

DISCOVER COMMUNITY IN CHAPTER 4

 

 


 

 

 

Principle

EQUITY

We commit to identify, confront, and dismantle structures and systems of inequity, to examine our privilege, and take actions to increase justice and ensure belonging. 

DISCOVER EQUITY IN CHAPTER 5

 


 

 

 

Principle

EVIDENCE

We reject over dependence on narrow methods of assessment. All learners and schools must have the opportunity to demonstrate progress using rich and diverse data and methods.  

DISCOVER EVIDENCE IN CHAPTER 6

 


 

 

 

Principle

LEARNING

We ensure dynamic, engaging, impactful, and joyful learning experiences owned and driven by learners..

DISCOVER LEARNING IN CHAPTER 7

 


 

 

 

Principle

WELL-BEING

We co-create a culture that nurtures the intellectual, social, emotional, physical, spiritual, environmental, and occupational well-being of all community members. 

DISCOVER WELL-BEING IN CHAPTER 8