Category Archives: Emily Meadows

Emily Meadows is an alumni of international schools and has worked as a professional educator and counselor across the world, serving children and families in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. She holds master’s degrees in the fields of Counseling and Sexual Health, and is a current Doctor of Philosophy student in Comparative and International Education, researching LGBTQ+ inclusive policy and practice.

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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