Author: dkerr

       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

        So every year on my birthday I receive some money from my beautiful wife to spend on books. It’s the best gift that anyone could possibly…

Read More Let’s Read!

        So I finished reading this really interesting book last week titled, Thanks for the Feedback , by Douglas Stone and Sheila Heen, and it opened up my eyes…

Read More Thanks for the Feedback…

So about a month ago during our two week holiday break, I found myself floating down a river on a tube with nothing around me but the sights and sounds…

Read More Be Quiet…

So the next new country that I visit will be my 50th, and it’s fun to sit back once and awhile and reflect on all of the amazing experiences that I’ve had…

Read More Wanderlust!

So here we are, a week into a brand new year with all of it lying stretched out before us. A clean slate of endless opportunity and promise, just waiting…

Read More A Time for Reflection…

So this past week I spent a lot of time thinking about how much I love being an educator, and about how grateful I am to have found a life’s…

Read More A Gratitude List…

        So here we are again, well into another season of recruiting and trying to find those perfect fits for ourselves and for our schools. Recruiting is tough in…

Read More Finding the Right Fit…