Walking Together: Veteran’s Day Reflections

I lived in Europe as a 19 year old. Not as an exchange student or as a language teacher, but as an Infantryman during what, my later history teacher’s mind would recognize as the last gasp of the Cold War, an era of collapsing walls: an era where, with one swing of a sledgehammer (and 5DM), ...

We Are All World Teachers

On May 15th, 2003, I arrived for my first Teachers Day ever at Ewha Girls Foreign Language High School in Seoul, South Korea. As I walked toward the front gate, colleagues filing in and around me, I could hear singing on the other side of the wall surrounding the grounds. At the gate I was ...

It’s a new year: Be aggressive!

It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life for me… --Nina Simone A new school year has recently started, or is about to start for all of us. And some of us will be starting out at new schools or in new roles at our old schools. For all of us ...

NEH Seminars: The Thinking Teacher’s Solution to Summer

  “Under the influence of modern psychology and the tenets of pragmatism, pedagogy has developed into a science of teaching in general in such a way as to be wholly emancipated from the actual material to be taught. A teacher, so it was thought, is a man who can simply teach anything...” Hannah Arendt, The ...

5 Reasons to foster relationships between national and international school teachers

Posted by William Tolley at the Center for Teaching Quality on Tuesday, 06/10/2014 There are currently more than 6,000 international schools around the world, serving nearly 4 million students(link is external). Sadly, this rich source of cosmopolitan human potential is barely tapped by teachers in the United States. Worse yet, very few international school teachers maintain ...

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