Young Greek philosophers

The carved busts of Socrates, Antisthenes, Chrysippus, and Epicurus.

Greece is going through difficult times, but I try to remain optimistic. And one thing that makes me optimistic is meeting Greek students.

Yesterday I had the pleasure of meeting a 17-year-old high school student and helping to prepare her for the second phase of Greece’s 5th National Student Philosophy Competition. Only twenty […]

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Good news about the SEEH!

SEEH children doing a Cretan dance

Friends of the SEEH have been very worried about the accreditation of the school, which was up for renewal. If the European Schools organization did not renew it, then the school could not continue — at least not as a European School.

So I was delighted to hear today that the school has had […]

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Reasons to love the European School Heraklion #10

#10 Everyone wants one!

European Schools are well established and much valued by people across Europe and the world. Ministries of Education are keen to secure new European Schools for their countries, and city authorities are eager to welcome them. (See, for example, this recent blog post by the Secretary-General of the European School system […]

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Reasons to love the European School Heraklion #9

#9 It connects teachers across Europe

Teachers in the European School Heraklion have opportunities to visit colleagues in other European Schools across Europe, to observe, share ideas, and develop common projects. We share know-how, learning strategies, curriculum ideas, and, most importantly, our love for what we do.

As a teacher at the school, I […]

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