Russell Cailey

Principal, THINK Global School

Russell is one of the principals of THINK Global School (TGS). TGS is the world’s first travelling high school, and beyond the travel, TGS offers a distinctly unique environment for students to guide their learning through the Changemaker Curriculum. Designed with agency in mind, the Changemaker Curriculum empowers students to create and implement projects relevant to the countries they call home during the course of their TGS education. Students at THINK Global School explore and cultivate their passions through a series of personal projects, achieving mastery in the skills and topics they care about most. They also give back to each of our host countries through a series of meaningful service projects, which ensure a deeper and more heartfelt connection with the communities they join.

Leaders in Education Conference

15 November 2021 | 11:40 - 12:00 | English | Core Values: The Key to Creating a Culture of Change

In this talk, THINK Global School Principal Russ Cailey will discuss the academic and social-emotional power core values possess within a school.

Inspired by ideas such as the Greek concept of Meraki (putting all of yourself into your work) and Satya (Sanskrit for living truth), THINK Global School's eight core values are deeply intertwined within the school's Changemaker Curriculum. They play a crucial role in helping students take agency over their learning, master new skills, and develop a deep sense of purpose.

By the end of the talk, you'll learn how you can put your own school's core values at the front and centre of your educational mission and vision.

GESS Talks Arena

15 November 2021 | 15:30 - 16:30 | English | The Future of Education

During this panel session four experienced panellists will put forward their unique vision for the future of education.

GESS Talks Arena

16 November 2021 | 11:00 - 11:20 | English | Leveraging the Local Community: Why You Should Embrace Experiential Learning (Place-Based Learning)

Schools around the world are finally realizing the vast potential of their local communities and increasingly seeking opportunities outside the classroom. In this talk, Principal Russell Cailey will describe the successes and challenges associated with THINK Global School's own path towards a curriculum centered on place- and project-based learning.

Through the talk, you'll learn how your school can adapt THINK Global School's experiential learning model and how any variety of subject domains can be scaled to meet your staff, students, and parents' needs.