School Snapshot: Teaching EFL in Argentina (Part 2)

In this School Snapshot, English as a Foreign Language teacher Pamela Arrarás finishes describing 4 public schools in her native Argentina. What follows is Part 2. You can read Part 1 here. photo by schoolofeverything Daily Schedule Students go to school either in the morning or in the afternoon. The morning shift is from 8am … Read more…

School Snapshot: Teaching EFL in Argentina

Yay! This is our first ever installment of the School Snapshot Project. We’re so excited to launch this series because, well, isn’t it just fascinating to see what schools in other countries are like? We think so! In this School Snapshot, English as a Foreign Language teacher Pamela Arrarás describes 4 public schools in her … Read more…

Classroom Cultural Exchange Project for Educators

photo by angela7dreams Have you ever wondered what schools in other countries are like? *Note: We’re not currently accepting School Snapshots. If we decide to resume this project, we’ll let you know. In the meantime, click here to read the School Snapshots we’ve already posted. What they look like, when they begin and end each … Read more…

7 Holiday Gift Ideas for the Culturally Curious (Each for $20 or Less)

photo by mysza831 Looking for a holiday gift that’s fun and fosters cultural awareness? Look no further! Here are 7 ideas for the culturally curious kid, teen or adult on your gift-giving list, each for $20 (US) or less. Gift idea #1: Putumayo World Music Travel the world with Putumayo! Kids, teens, and adults will … Read more…

Link Love :: Think You Know What a U.S. Teen Looks Like?

Three interesting items about U.S. education from Time.com: 1. Rhee tackles classroom challenge Michelle Rhee, Chancellor of Education of the District of Columbia Public Schools system is reforming the school district by getting rid of “bad” teachers, rewarding “good” ones, and making lots of waves along the way. 2. Class pictures 19 powerful photos of … Read more…

What’s Up with Culture?: A Guided Tour

=photo by joguldi What’s Up with Culture? offers information, critical incidents, tips, and activities that can help you, and your students, explore culture and intercultural communication. Today I’m going to give you a quick tour of the site. In upcoming posts, I’ll highlight aspects of each of the site’s three modules and discuss ways teachers … Read more…