photo by Sukanto Debnath

New here? Well, then. This is a very good place to start.

*Note: this was the first blog post for CulturallyTeaching, which is what Small Planet Studio used to be.

What this blog is all about

This blog is for curious teachers and education-enthusiasts around the world. It’s for people who have ever wondered…

  • What schools in Argentina look like.
  • How teachers are trained in the Philippines.
  • Why students in Jamaica wear uniforms.
  • How culture shapes education, and education shapes culture.
  • What teachers (and their students) around the world need to understand about culture.

How this blog explores education and culture

We explore topics relating to these five themes:

  • School culture
  • First person
  • Culture school
  • Resources & activities
  • Photos

As we grow, In each category you’ll find personal accounts, interviews, podcasts, photos, classroom activities, and anything else we (or you!) think of along the way.

Who’s behind the blog

A U.S. American and a Romanian. We’re two women who’ve taught in the U.S. and abroad, work in international education in the U.S., and are absolutely crazy about things intercultural and educational.

What would make this blog really cool


Yes, you. And your experiences, stories, photos, suggestions, recommendations, and questions.

We look forward to hearing from you.

>> Learn how to contact us or contribute content to the site.

photo by Sir Mervs

Thanks for visiting us! Now you can say you’ve known us from the beginning. 😉

About the Author: Cate Brubaker

Dr. Cate Brubaker is a re-entry/repatriation coach, consultant, and author of the Re-Entry Roadmap creative workbook and the Study Abroad Re-entry Toolkit. Cate has lived in Germany, worked and traveled in 36 countries on four continents, and has helped all kinds of globetrotters successfully navigate global transitions for over 20 years.

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