Author: dkerr

So I got home this past Friday evening feeling a little more tired than usual. I wasn’t physically sick or anything, it was just that my mental energy was dragging…

Read More An Autumn Re-Set

So an educator friend of mine spent the better part of last year traveling around the world visiting schools, in the hopes of identifying the innovations, the pedagogical approaches, and the educational strategies…

Read More Everything to Win

So a couple of days ago I was welcoming the kids off of the school buses, like I always do to start the day, when a little girl walked up to me…

Read More Thanks for the Compliment

So this past Friday afternoon I felt honored to be one of the 5 judges in our own Middle School version of Shark Tank. This episode showcased many of our 7th grade…

Read More Developing Entrepreneurs

So I’m currently reading this amazing book titled, The Importance of Being Little, by Erika Christakis, and I literally cannot put it down. An outstanding educator, leader and friend of mine, Paola Pereira lent it…

Read More Wired for Play

So over the last seven years, almost all of my posts have been directed specifically toward educators about topics related to education. This week however, I’m going to widen the scope a little…

Read More How Do We Spend Our Time?

        So we’re back to school after our holiday break, and we’re a week into a brand new year, and I’ve been thinking a lot over the…

Read More The Year Ahead

       So I have spent the last six weeks or so traveling around the world interviewing at amazing schools, trying hard to find that perfect long term fit…

Read More People are Beautiful

        So I’ve been going through the interview process a lot lately, both as a candidate and as a recruiter, and one of the questions that keeps…

Read More Embracing Regret

So we just finished hosting the AASSA regional GIN conference at our school, and it was 3 days of amazing! To see student leaders from all over South America come together to…

Read More AASSA GIN Conference 2016

So last year we got rid of traditional homework in our upper elementary grades, and we replaced it with inspiration projects instead, as a way for kids to bring their passions and…

Read More Inspiration Projects

So I had to deal with a few situations last week that truly made me appreciate being an educator, and that made me feel honored to have the opportunity to interact with young…

Read More They Ask Me Why I Teach

        So we’re two weeks into the new school year and I feel really good. The first couple of weeks sets the tone for the year in so many…

Read More 5 Things I Love…

So we have had an amazing start to the school year, and I couldn’t be more proud of our teachers, students and staff. It has been inspiring to see the attention…

Read More Everybody Leads

So there is nothing more exciting to me in my life than the first day of a new school year. Watching the kids spill off of the buses with wide…

Read More Searchlight Souls

        So this past week a friend of mine shared a beautiful little story with me. He was running late for work one morning because his brother…

Read More Student Appreciation Week

        So next October we will host a regional GIN (Global Issues Network) conference at our school, and the opportunity that this affords us is immeasurable. It’s an opportunity…

Read More Sustainability and Service

        So just over a week ago Ecuador was hit by a massive earthquake that completely devastated many communities on the coast. Thousands and thousands of families have…

Read More True Colours

       So this past Friday I presented at a regional TTT (Teachers Teaching Teachers) conference here in Quito, with over 1000 educators on hand to learn, to network, and to…

Read More An Educational Responsibility