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Envisioning a True Leader

Kristie Da-Ngoc Nguyen, a friend and former colleague at the American School of Brasilia, published her deeply profound and moving personal story in the most recent edition of The International Educator (TIE) newspaper.  Kristie’s article is shared below, with permission. Envisioning a True Leader […] 

One Resolution at a Time

The start of a new year also brings with it a deluge of advice and commitments to guide our resolutions. Mick Walsh, author and coach, believes that most new year resolutions are not fulfilled because they are too short-term in nature […] 


“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” William Arthur Ward. The end of another school semester brings with it so many exciting events, including sports tournaments, musical and theatrical […] 

A Better Tomorrow

  Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr. International news reports in recent weeks and months have been filled with disturbing reports […] 

Teachers’ Day

  “One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for […] 

Moving Pictures

  Culture is the widening of the mind and of the spirit. ~ Jawaharlal Nehru The process of capturing and effectively communicating the essence of an organization’s culture can, at times, be a challenge. However, social media and video provide us with the means […] 

Realistic Fiction

  Last week’s blog post highlighted the Bold in Vision element of the American School of Brasilia’s (EAB) new mission statement – Learners inspiring learners to be inquisitive in life, principled in character, and bold in vision. As a follow-up […] 

Bold in Vision

“Use your unique gifts and talents to make a difference in the world.” Lailah Gifty Akita. After a yearlong review process, involving regular feedback and contributions from parents, students, and teachers through surveys, retreats, and focus group meetings, the American […] 

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