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
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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Your school is not on the map?

  Monday, October 15, 2018

If your school is a member of Global Connections and your school is not in the map, we do not have your updated information. We invite you to fill the following form for us to update your information:  

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Connections in seminars

  Thursday, September 13, 2018

At the heart of Global Connections lie our yearly seminars. This are amazing profesional development opportunities to learn about the educational system of another country, some of the challenges of the host country, and most of all, to meet and learn from other school leaders from around the world. All seminars have multiple opportunities for […]

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Welcome to Global Connections

  Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Welcome to Global Connections, a remarkable organization that has existed since 1996.  This is our statement of purpose:  Global Connections encourages school leaders worldwide to develop global consciousness within their school communities.  Member schools will cooperate actively with each other to promote global engagement and impact. Global Connections is a loose consortium of very diverse […]

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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 […]

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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