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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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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Newsletter #2 – GC Seminar in Miami

  Tuesday, November 12, 2019

This second newsletter is dedicated to our forthcoming seminar in Miami, USA. We will be hosted by Palmer Trinity School and will learn about human migration and water. We invite you to read this second version of our newsletter.     

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Newsletter #1 – Conversations to Connect

  Tuesday, November 12, 2019

We recently launched our organization’s monthly newsletter. We invite you to read our first newsletter of Conversations to Connect  

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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