Author Archives: Emily Meadows

We Went Viral!: Celebrating Teachers Makes Good TV

  Follow Me on Twitter @msmeadowstweets Choir kids will relate: our beloved music teacher from high school is battling cancer, and we wanted to show our support. She wasn’t up for lots of visits, so we pulled together to create a … Continue reading

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There Are No Good Guys, and Other Teachable Moments from the Kavanaugh Hearing

Follow Me on Twitter @msmeadowstweets Brett Kavanaugh, now United States Supreme Court justice, is the latest in a string of men publicly demonstrating that there are no good guys. Hang onto your #notallmen comebacks. There are no good guys – and … Continue reading

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Moving is Hard

Follow Me on Twitter @msmeadowstweets   Moving is hard. The lists. The logistics. The farewells. I woke up at 3am every morning the week leading up to our last day in Hong Kong. If someone had peeked into our flat while … Continue reading

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We’re Moving, and Leaving Our Baby in Hong Kong

Follow Me on Twitter @msmeadowstweets Here’s something I wasn’t prepared for. I grew up as a child in international schools, so I’ve done it. I’ve said good-bye to so many people, so many times. I’ve made my career in international education. … Continue reading

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Human Rights Trump Cultural Tradition

Follow Me on Twitter @msmeadowstweets Inclusive education is, “not limited to the inclusion of those children or young people with disabilities. Inclusion is inclusion of all regardless of race, ethnicity, disability, gender, sexual orientation, language, socio-economic status, and any other aspect … Continue reading

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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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