In my experience, teachers by nature seem to be natural collectors. As an international educator on the move, I don’t collect stuff. Instead I collect recommendations for schools, principals, and headmasters. In the back of my mind, I always have an ever changing list of five schools I would like to work at, five principals I would like to work with, and five headmasters I would like to work for. Although my list is in a constant state of flux because of professional opportunities and retirement, one thing has remained a constant over the years … The American Embassy School (AES) in New Delhi.
Years ago, AES appeared on my radar based on recommendations for principals and headmasters to work for. Not long after, I began to work and collaborate with past and present AES faculty. One thing has stood out from my experiences … AES faculty have all been top-notch educators and innovative professionals. More recently, my professional work has been enriched by AES’s innovative work with mobile learning and iPads. In November, I had the opportunity to learn from so many educational rock stars while attending The iPad Summit at AES. Dana, Ben, Stacy, David, Gary, and so many others did not disappoint. They knocked one out of the park with an amazing professional conference. So save the date for The iPad Summit 2014!
Then AES went and did it again. A friend and colleague in Taipei shared a refreshing video from AES on Home Learning. It discusses their shift from being a Homework to a Home Learning school. They understand children. They understand learning. They understand families. They understand technology. Yet again AES is leading the way. It is a shift I hope to see in more schools. So in my best Stephen Colbert, I wanted to give the great folks at AES a “TIP OF THE HAT” for the wonderful things they are doing.