HOW A TRIP TO ISP COULD SHAPE THE FUTURE FOR AISB’S LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY

“We create change that’s bigger than we are.” That’s one of the International School of Prague‘s (ISP) ISP2020 strategies. Taking action to make a difference was on bold display just a few weeks ago, when students from the American International School of Bucharest (AISB) visited ISP to learn from and with members of the ISP’s Upper School Spectrum and Middle School Pride groups. In this guest blog, I reprint an article written by two of the AISB students who visitedRead more

Happy Caravan and ISP: Creating change that’s bigger than we are!

Alaa Eddin Janid grew up in Aleppo, Syria. Over the course of his young life, Alaa journeyed from the world of privilege, to witnessing and experiencing  the persecution, oppression and brutality of the Assad regime. As an activist Alaa joined forces with other young people in Aleppo to fight for democracy and human rights, but due to the increasing dangers in the country, Alaa was ultimately forced to leave Syria and become one of millions of people who fled theirRead more

Learners at the Centre: Opt-in Gradeless Prototype at the International School of Prague

Think back to when you were a student in school. Like most of us, you regularly received a grade on a test, homework assignment, participation, report card, you name it! Can you recall how it made you feel and if it helped or hindered your learning? A major challenge for many schools and a well researched obstacle to learning is grading. A number of years ago we at the International School of Prague, took on the challenge of changing ourRead more

Keep your eyes wide, the chance won’t come again

At the suggestion of my daughter, Emma, my address at this year’s ISP Graduation Ceremony for the class of 2018 went a bit more personal. This was apropos, as I was not only officiating as the director, but celebrating as a proud dad. My speech addressed two intertwined themes, the importance of living life with an open mind, using our experiences to shape our journey into the future, as well as the importance of taking the time to look  back on our livesRead more

Learning with Bonno!

Can you remember back to when you were in middle school? I seemed to have blocked much of it out of my own memory banks! But during my years as director of the International School of Prague (ISP), I have the opportunity to see life in school through the eyes of our students, especially when I take the day to shadow a student. Recently, members of the Leadership Team spent an entire school day shadowing and learning alongside an ISP student. ThisRead more

Stretch Day @ the International School of Prague

One way we encourage deeper, experiential and authentic learning at ISP is through Stretch Days, where students have the opportunity focus on a particular area of learning unencumbered by the traditional bell schedule. By eliminating the usual rotation of classes, where students move from one subject to the next, stretch days allow for longer periods of flexible time for teachers to organize learning experiences which support students to go deeper and learn by doing, without the usual interruptions. As IRead more

“EMPOWERED LEARNERS” THE 28TH ANNUAL CEESA CONFERENCE IN PRAGUE MARCH 15-17, 2018

From the Director of the International School of Prague, Dr. Arnie Bieber Dear Friends and Colleagues, On behalf of the International School of Prague community, it is a pleasure to invite you to attend and participate in the 28th annual CEESA Conference this March in the beautiful city of Prague. Described in ancient texts as “The City of 100 spires” and “The Golden City”, Prague is a true jewel in the heart of Europe. Here, in this wondrous city, youRead more