The Origin of
Global Connections

The catalyst for the International School Leaders Seminar on Global Connections was a day-long discussion in January 1995 involving Heads of Schools and representatives of The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS) and the then Federation of American and International Schools (FAIS). The Convener was Peter D. Pelham, founding director of Pelham Associates, an educational advising group in Maryland; the host was John Ratté, then head of the Loomis Chaffee School in Connecticut.
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Global Connections

At the heart of the Global Connections Seminar is the belief that by gathering a diverse group of educators from around the world, each participant will often be exposed to educational initiatives beyond their own country’s efforts. To view an outcome log of past seminars, click here.


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Newsletter October/November 2020

  Tuesday, November 03, 2020

November 2020 Topic: Global Education: Preparing students for an interconnected and global society For more information visit the October/November 2020 Newsletter

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Newsletter September 2020

  Tuesday, November 03, 2020

September 2020 Topic: Diversity and Inclusion: Addressing racism and social justice in schools For more information visit the September 2020 Newsletter

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Newsletter August 2020

  Tuesday, November 03, 2020

August 2020 Topic: Virtual Education: The challenges and lessons learned For more information visit the August 2020 Newsletter

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Best Practices

Kurt Hahn’s contribution to education

  Monday, December 10, 2018

Kurt Hahn was a German-born educator who lived from 1886 to 1974.  Hahn founded many schools, and schools’ organizations.  The Round Square association of schools worldwide, of which Keystone is a committed member, is dedicated to the memory and the educational philosophy of Kurt Hahn. This article presents Kurt Hahn’s five essential qualities as well […]

View More Posted by Malcolm McKenzie, Head of School, Keystone Academy, China

Seven Secrets of the World’s (and MaP’s!) Best Students

  Monday, October 15, 2018

What are the secrets of the world’s top-performing students? What’s the difference between ordinary students and extraordinary students? Here’s how any student can go from average to amazing in seven simple, but challenging, steps.

View More Posted by Andrew Taylor, Principal, Maru-a-Pula, Botswana

Encouraging Trustworthiness at Indian School Al Ghubra

  Saturday, September 22, 2018

Indian School Al Ghubra started in 1990 as a day school for Indian expatriate children in Muscat, Oman. The motto of the school is Strive for the Best. In order to do so and get the best out of the students in the care of the school Value education is given great importance. It was decided […]

View More Posted by Papri Ghosh, Principal, Indian School Al Ghubra, Oman