School Culture


No Foolin'

No Foolin’

Our fifth grade teaching team got me on April Fool’s Day. Totally fooled me. Oh, how I underestimated their resourcefulness and craftiness! My morning had been jam-packed with meetings from pretty much the moment...


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Positivity is Positively Contagious

Every Saturday there’s a Twitter chat (#satchat) for current and future school administrators. The topic of today’s chat was Confronting Negativity. This is a topic that I’ve been thinking a lot about lately. Well, I’ve...


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A Culture Built on Core Values

Has your school identified core values? We have at the American School of Dubai. Our five core values are compassion, excellence, integrity, respect, and responsibility. Most educators work at schools that have guiding principles...


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To me, the mission statement is kind of like the core values. You see it all around the school and it is pretty important to your learning. When I really think about the words,...


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