Tag: #DISDubai


92 days

I arrived in Dubai 92 days ago, ahead of my family, to start a new role at Deira International School (DIS). Here are a handful of observations from that experience that may have transferable value to schools elsewhere. DIS operates a staff-buddy system. The simple and proactive act of positive and warm welcome, and then…
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16 Jul ’19 0

Thinking international

Before I married my wife, the church where we were getting married required we attended a days counselling – “Preparing for married life.” We heard from the Reverend, marriage counsellors, a divorce solicitors and a church couple, thirty-five years married. This is my first recollection of sharing with my wife that together, one day, I…
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22 Apr ’19 0

Positive Education

Here with Ron Lalonde (Middle East Regional Manager) and David Bott in Dubai to hear and learn about Positive Education, as well as meet educators from around the world. Feeling rather privileged at the moment. Making our way of the auditorium, I am already magpieing ideas and reflecting on the influence of the strong school…
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20 Apr ’19 0