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Hiring Millenials: A Primer for Old People (Like Me)

Aging has taken on a special significance with me in recent weeks as I witnessed the passing of two giants of my generation in David Bowie and Glen Frey. Unreal and surreal. When I looked over the images and read … Continue reading

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The Backpack Theory

Apologies for the lengthy absence. It’s been busy in Leysin. “How much does your life weigh? Wow, what a question. I just watched the shipper pull away in a truck headed to Asia. All of the stuff we thought we … Continue reading

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We Teach Who We Are

One of the many facets I appreciate about the education profession is the opportunity to begin each year afresh as part of a continuous cycle of renewal. The new relationships, new challenges, and new learning and growth opportunities offered during … Continue reading

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Untethered

“You are so brave.”      “I can’t believe you are doing this.”      “I would never be able to do this.” The above quotes are from my friends who are not International Educators. They are not from people … Continue reading

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International Study Trips: Not Your Typical Field Trip to the Zoo

My wife and I have been very fortunate to have sponsored several study trips while teaching here in Saudi Arabia.  From what I’ve been reading about back in the States, field trips there might be limited to the surrounding counties … Continue reading

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School Breaks and the International Educator

  We’re in the Home Stretch With the school year winding down, teachers at international schools, and schools everywhere, are operating on a fever pitch to get everything done in order to conclude another school year.  From class trips, to … Continue reading

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Just Joy

I’m sure many of you woke up this morning thinking about your next steps, journeys and outcomes. It is what we do at the start of a new year: plan for action, plan for making our best selves materialize in … Continue reading

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5 Tricks of the Trade for Substitute Teachers

By Kailie Nagrath As an intern my primary role is to be the ‘go-to’ substitute teacher for classes in grade levels from Preschool to grade 4. They didn’t Teach this in College So far, I have subbed for all grade … Continue reading

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First Day of School Jitters

The first day of school. Just that phrase alone conjures up reactions spanning the emotional gamut from happiness and excitement, to fear and dread and just about every other emotional state in between. Until this year, my entire lifetime of … Continue reading

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How We Got to China

  My daughter and husband on a humid, hot day in Tianjin. ——————————————————————————– I had been musing with my husband and daughter (currently aged 6) in the UK about venturing overseas to live and have some great adventures! I had … Continue reading

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