The College Admissions Process

Over the last few months I’ve been visiting university Admissions Offices across the United States. My tour is part of the data-collection phase of ASB’s goal: to create the most relevant and effective Center of College and Career Services in the world of international education. “We do not judge applicants … Continue reading

Looking Ahead to 2020

Remember when Facebook bought Whatsapp for US$19 billion? One analyst said, “Facebook bought Whatsapp so Zuckerburg’s company could become relevant once again.” His comment implies Facebook is no longer relevant. Facebook has dominated the social media market for a decade (ten years is a really long time in the world … Continue reading

21st Century Excellence in Education

This morning I awoke to the music my wife was listening to whilst running on the treadmill. It was Irene Cara singing her iconic song “Fame.” A song about kids with big dreams; dreams of being famous entertainers. The song goes like this: I’m gonna live forever  I’m gonna learn … Continue reading

Finding the Best Fit for Your School

A friend of mine often quotes his father, a used car salesman, as saying: “There is the right car for every person. And not every car is the right car for every person.” This axiom holds very true when it comes to hiring teachers for overseas schools. Each school has its … Continue reading

Adding to the 5 Cs

I was in the ballroom of the Intercontinental Hotel in Dubai listening to Pat Bassett’s keynote address when I started writing today’s post. Pat is the President of NAIS (the National Association for Independent Schools in the United States), and his topic this morning was: Schools of the Future – … Continue reading

Sacred Ground

Originally published on October 6, 2012. The definition of “Holy” for the purpose of this post is: Entitled to veneration and respect by association with divine things Pertaining to or connected with sacred objects, people, or books Reverently dedicated to some person, purpose, or object Nine years ago, my middle … Continue reading

More on the Messi Analogy–Students of International Schools

Let’s begin with this precious nugget: “Craig, I love the Messi analogy, and I agree. I think it serves as a metaphor for so many of the children in international schools. Our son, who although a New Zealander, was born in Italy, and he insists on being ‘Italian.’ He always … Continue reading