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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Evolution of the
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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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PTS Handbook and Professionalism Roadmap For OnLine Learning (OLL) 2020-2021

  Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Our colleagues from Palmer Trinity School in Miami have shared with us two resources that might be useful for other members of the Global Connections Community while navigating the OnLine Learning experience. Thank you Manjula Salomon and the PTS team for giving us access to these tools. PTS Handbook and Directory PTS Professionalism Roadmap For […]

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Hybrid Protocol for GSD Schools

  Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Our colleagues from GSD Schools in Spain put together and activated a protocol for a hybrid education model in response to the COVID-19 emergency. We want to thank Jorge de la Calle for sharing this resource with the Global Connections Community. The word document is in Spanish and you can find it in the following […]

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GC in times of Coronavirus

  Monday, April 06, 2020

Good day, Global Connectors, wherever you are.  On behalf of the Board of Global Connections, I greet you.  I wish health and safety to you and to all in your school communities in this time of difficulty and danger.  The things that we do, and the values that we stand for, are all the more […]

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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 […]

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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