Author Archives: Emily Meadows

We’re Moving: What About the Kids? {Part II}

Follow Me on Twitter @msmeadowstweets This is the second of a two-part post on easing the transition of an international move with children, and is adapted from an excerpt I wrote for the book Teaching Overseas, by Kent Blakeney. It can … Continue reading

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We’re Moving: What About the Kids? {Part I}

Follow Me on Twitter @msmeadowstweets With the flurry of recruiting season beginning to diminish, many international teachers are now standing, new contract in hand, preparing to pack up and start a new chapter someplace else in a few short months Aside … Continue reading

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Your School’s GSA May Be Saving Lives

Follow Me on Twitter @msmeadowstweets Before school-shooting survivor, Emma Gonzáles, burst into the public spotlight for her role in pressing U.S. legislators to tighten up gun control, she was contributing to a life-saving cause of another sort. Emma Gonzales is the … Continue reading

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School Shooters Are Male (and this isn’t just an American problem)

  Follow Me on Twitter @msmeadowstweets “The hegemonic definition of manhood is a man in power, a man with power, and a man of power”[1]. Masculinity has been studied by social scientists, and broken down into core dimensions that many of … Continue reading

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Transgender School Policy: What’s Yours?

Follow Me on Twitter @msmeadowstweets Unless you are a novice educator, you have taught transgender students. You may not have realized it at the time, but I assure you that you have. Increasingly, educators are becoming aware that they have transgender … Continue reading

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5 Concrete Ways to Address #metoo and #timesup in International Schools

Follow Me on Twitter @msmeadowstweets Everybody’s talking about it. #metoo and #timesup are trending hashtags and campaigns that represent an age-old issue: sexual harassment. This is a global phenomenon, and certainly – unfortunately– present in international schools. Whether you’re inspired by … Continue reading

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Science as a Political Statement

Follow Me on Twitter @msmeadowstweets I had the honour of meeting with a group of scientists from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) this summer, and I can tell you that it’s no secret within the organization that … Continue reading

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The Invisible Knapsack of Privilege Part II: Heterosexual & Cisgender Privilege

  Follow Me on Twitter @msmeadowstweets Almost three decades ago, Peggy McIntosh published her now-legendary piece on White Privilege[1]. McIntosh likened white privilege to an invisible knapsack of advantages that white people carry with them, listing a selection from the abundance … Continue reading

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The Invisible Knapsack of Privilege Part I: Ethnic Privilege

Follow Me on Twitter @msmeadowstweets Almost three decades ago, Peggy McIntosh published her now-legendary piece on White Privilege[1]. McIntosh likened white privilege to an invisible knapsack of advantages that white people carry with them, revealing a selection of everyday rights withheld … Continue reading

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We Are All Diplomats: The Politics of Being an Expat

Follow Me on Twitter @msmeadowstweets Growing up American in the Soviet Union, I was highly aware of my nationality. When we moved to Moscow, I was only six years old, and not quite sure what being American meant – but I … Continue reading

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