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
photo by A. www.viajar24h.com How do kids where you’re from usually get to and from school?
=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
Just a couple cute Thanksgiving-related photos I found on Flickr for the 4th Thursday of November… photo by Cambodia4Kids.org photo by Bill in Ash Vegas photo by terren in Virginia Update: I just checked my Danish friend Karen’s blog and saw this adorable Thanksgiving painting that her little daughter Natalie made. You know, every kid … Read more
photo by mikeheth In the U.S., world maps hang in many classrooms. Standard classroom maps often present the world in the way the map above does. But, as we know, such classic maps can be misleading. This morning I discovered Worldmapper, a great online map resource that shows the world as you’ve never seen it … Read more
photo by BeavertonHistoricalSociety School: Beaverton Public School (~1910), Beaverton, Oregon, USA How many one, two, three or four-room school houses still exist where you live?
This entire week, schools around the world are celebrating International Education Week (IEW). In the U.S., for example, a university in Oregon is having a Fair Trade sale. A Colombian high school Spanish teacher in North Carolina is leading presentations about Latin American countries. And a Michigan elementary school, currently studying the continent of Africa, … Read more
photo by peiqianlong Question: How many students were in your classes at school?
Why this blog? Think for a moment about the word bread. What pops into your mind? I (Cate) was a teenage exchange student in Germany when I realized that the meaning Germans attach to the word Brot was very different from the one I attached to bread. For me, bread was pre-sliced, squishy, and white. … Read more