Where Is Home for a Third-Culture Kid? – NYTimes.com

PARIS — When golden poppies blanket the hills of Northern California, it’s the annual season to dispatch my daughter — a summertime American — for home. Home is a complex word in our stone farmhouse in the country outside Paris, where we all possess different passports. My teenage daughter has two: one, wine-red from France; […]

Education Everywhere: International School Success Stories and Global Collaboration

Edutopia’s video series Education Everywhere profiles innovative school systems all around the world. There you’ll find links to the videos and additional resources for global learning. BY EDUTOPIA STAFF Education Everywhere Video Series Edutopia’s video series takes a look at high-achieving education systems and model schools around the world to see what makes them successful. […]

Is Teaching Abroad Right for ME as a New Teacher? by: Dr. Barbara Spilchuk, ISR On line Teacher Consultant

by: Dr. Barbara Spilchuk, ISR On line Teacher Consultant Each year more and more university students are choosing to go abroad after they’ve finished their Education degree. Many come to me asking the question: “Is international teaching the right choice for me?” This is not a question I can easily answer for young people choosing to […]

What is the Next Big Thing in International Education?

By: Daniel Obst on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 Higher education institutions, educational organizations, and governments around the world are continuously looking for new ways to engage internationally and to keep their academic institutions relevant and competitive. Funding organizations and governments are investing substantial resources in international education, and are seeking to identify new areas to […]

Teachers Vie for Overseas Postings – NYTimes.com

LONDON — It was not the most relaxed of cocktail parties. Teachers and administrators — who had been running down corridors and stressing out in elevators between job interviews in recruiters’ hotel rooms — were sipping pints of beer and glasses of wine, scanning the room nervously. Enlarge This Image Malcolm Stitt The International Schools […]

Skyping Across Continents: Creating Friendships with Educators from Around the World | TravelsFar2Teach

Originally published by TravelsFar2Teach on April 27, 2013 Yesterday evening, I had the opportunity to Skype with Alicia, a teacher in Dhaka, Bangladesh.  In order to prepare for my conversation, I came up with a list of questions that I had about technology and teaching abroad.  I also thought about the e-mail conversations that we […]

Hong Kong International Students Versus Local Students

Originally posted on Digital Creativity & Expression Spring 2013:
View of Hong Kong from the Peak photo by Wikimedia I lived in Hong Kong from sixth grade to senior year of high school. I never really knew what an international school was until I moved there. The school was like a mini version of NYC, it…

The Power of a Smile | Teaching Your Way Around the World

Originally Posted on April 21, 2013 by Dan Kerr So this week I want to talk about the power of a smile. I know it’s been a difficult week with what’s been happening in Boston, and with yesterday’s earthquake in China’s Sichuan province, and I get that smiling might just be the last thing on […]

Eighth grader designs standardized test that slams standardized tests!

Originally from the April 23rd, 2013 printing of the Washington Post A 13-year-old eighth grader in upstate New York woke up on Sunday and decided that it would be funny if she designed a standardized test that made fun of standardized tests. (See below) After all, Sophia Stevens was getting ready to take one of […]

It’s never too late to begin flipping your classroom

by Stacey Roshan and Wendy Roshan, Special to CNN Editor’s note: Stacey Roshan is the daughter of Wendy Roshan. Stacey is a math teacher at the Bullis School in Potomac, Maryland. Wendy is a math teacher at the Madeira School in McLean, Virginia. Stacey: Soon after graduating from college, I decided to follow in my mother’s career path and become a high school math teacher. […]

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“The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.”

- John Maxwell