Monthly Archives: September 2013

Let Freedom Ring: Entreaty to Teachers

Let Freedom Ring: Entreaty to Teachers The words of Margaret Mead “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world… it is the only thing that ever has,” are as pertinent now, as ever. The … Continue reading

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Back to School Night

So last Wednesday’s Middle School back to school night was one of the best experiences that I’ve ever had in education. There was so much to be proud of that I was literally smiling from ear to ear for the … Continue reading

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Jessica Who?

Forgot my I-Phone Our health teacher told me a story recently about an assignment she gave. It asked the class to write about a person who motivated or inspired them. Many in the class chose someone she had never heard … Continue reading

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Fitting In, Figuring It Out- New Families in Transition

It is that time of year when there are new faces at every turn. These faces contain looks, which run the gamut of excitement to trepidation. I’m referring to both the parents and students of new families transitioning to our … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life of a Pre-K 3 Teacher

One of our puppets (and me!) Life is very different out here in China, as I knew it would be. When I consider that just a few months ago we had one plan for life then it suddenly changed overnight, … Continue reading

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Open Letter to New Teachers

Although you have just arrived, over time, you will discover that there are very few experiences as transformative and broadening, while at the same time as perplexing and frustrating, as teaching and living abroad. That makes sense. With the exception … Continue reading

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