Showing Our Support

Showing Our Support

Staff at the Anglo-American School of Moscow took a moment to stand together in a vigil in support of our colleagues at the Jakarta International School.  We take strong exception to the lack of transparency and due process in claims against two teachers.  Given the lack of any evidence, incarceration of these two individuals now reaching beyond […]

Ukraine Update #3

Ukraine Update #3

Dear Family, Friends, and Staff of the Anglo-American School, Welcome back from Spring Break.  We hope the holiday was refreshing, filled with renewal and engaged family time! In keeping with prior messages, I wanted to get an update out just after the break with the most recent information and to attend to current serious matters […]

Ukraine Update #2

Ukraine Update #2

Dear AAS Community and CEESA Friends, I’d like to provide an update regarding the political situation in the Crimea and Ukraine and the effect it may have on our school community. Since my last email to all on March 3, 2014, little has changed for the school¹s normal operation.  In the days leading up to […]

Ukraine Update #1

Ukraine Update #1

Dear Family, Friends, and Staff of the Anglo-American School, The purpose of this letter is to provide important information regarding recent events in the region that may be causing you some level of concern.  As you may already know, the situation in the Ukraine is very fluid at this time.  It is important to note […]

Director’s Challenge

Director’s Challenge

Thank you to all families who Contributed as a Globally Aware Citizen by participating in the Building Botswana Director’s Challenge! We have reached our goal of 20 families “taking the challenge”. The 2013-2014 Director’s Challenge is now closed. Started by the Prozorovo Village Tractor Campaign two years ago, the Director’s Challenge is a program that encourages adults […]

NurtureShock

NurtureShock

At our recent parent coffee, we discussed the important findings in the 2009 book by Bronson and Merryman entitled “NurtureShock.”  Our focus was on the first chapter where we discussed the new research on praise and what, at least in North America, has been a trend to utilize indiscriminate praise to bolster self-esteem since the […]

Sandy Hook Elementary Tragedy

Sandy Hook Elementary Tragedy

Dear Parents, Last Friday’s tragic school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut has caused many to stop and think in the awful aftermath of this significant loss.  As an educator, I feel an extra degree of sadness when confronted with the death of so many children.  While we shoulder many tragedies through […]

Kony 2012

Kony 2012

I got an email this morning from a group of concerned students that had come across something interesting on Facebook.  After watching the 30 minute video detailing the atrocities of a Ugandan rebel named Kony, a group of 7th graders were inspired to setup an email account (invisiblechildrenaas@gmail.com) and organize around this inspirational cause. Here […]

Can You Feel the Buzz?!

Can You Feel the Buzz?!

Kids are happy and showing up at our doorstep with a record number of smiles on this first day of the 2012-2013 school year.  It’s a pleasure to greet and encourage everyone as they arrive and it was fun to hear about snippets of summer vacations. We then proceeded to the PTO meeting and greeted […]

ECIS Panel Discussion – April, 2012

ECIS Panel Discussion – April, 2012

Initial thoughts:   The initial question posited to the conference panel that I’ve been asked to address: Information Technology in school – Does it improve  learning? Gathered some resources to begin to address this question and related topics: https://www.evernote.com/pub/chinazurfluh/technologyitems The key issue associated with answering the question revolves first around how you define improving learning.  […]