Category Archives: international teaching

I almost ate bat (paniki) . . . ada

This is my final Slice of Life Story Challenge for March 2014, sponsored by Two Writing Teachers! Yesterday, I almost ate bat, but I did taste┬ábat gravy. To be polite. Yes, paniki, bat in curry sauce. Some of the┬ábest travel … Continue reading

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First day of Spring Break

First Day of Spring Break! Here’s a post in which I model for my students taking on the first person narrative of a book character with a possible instagram image that the character might post. Freak the Mighty by Rodman … Continue reading

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the reason I went home

I received an email during the school day from a student who wrote to say the reason she went home early was because she was tired of being bullied. She wanted her teachers to know that even though we may … Continue reading

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my students’ devices

Today the 7th graders went back to visit the 3rd graders for Part 2 of their Augmented Reality project. The students were working on drawing a self portrait, providing 5 clues, then revealing themselves in a video. The self-portrait becomes … Continue reading

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won’t take credit for the good days, but will celebrate them

After a week of high anxiety and drama, it was great to witness students coming together within and across grade levels on various projects. We are really working on building responsibility in our Grade 7s (American Translation: 7th graders) and … Continue reading

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emcees, roadies, performers and a frazzled director

Friday was the Grade 7 Assembly. I am the Grade Level Leader for Grade 7. One aspect of international teaching is that you may find yourself in positions of leadership and responsibility that may otherwise take years to achieve or … Continue reading

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Year round wardrobe

The passing of time is liquid, like you’re tubing down a lazy river, when you live near the equator. The temperature stays about the same. The sun rises and sets at the same time virtually every day. There is no … Continue reading

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