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All You Need to Know to Teach Dia de los Muertos, Day of the Dead

“The word death is not pronounced in New York, Paris or in London,
because it burns the lips. The Mexican, in contrast, is familiar with death,
jokes about it, caresses it, sleeps with it, celebrates it; it is one of his
favorite toys and his most steadfast love.”
-Octavio Paz, The Labyrinth of Solitude, 1961. 

Seeing Our Students: Understanding How Lenses Shape Our Teaching

by Lacey Robinson / Aug 05, 2023 / 0 comments

What I couldn’t articulate in my early career track as a teacher was that whenever I observed environments where students of color were present, I noticed the ways that implicit bias may have been at play in their learning and school environments. For instance, bias is obvious to me in school hallways in which children are walking single file, with bubbles in their mouths, to prevent them from talking to each other. This ill-advised classroom management strategy asks kids to close their lips and puff their cheeks, as if they are holding a bubble.

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How to Improve Your Career As a Teacher

Choosing a career in teaching can be fulfilling, especially for those dedicated to positively shaping students' futures. However, after gaining substantial classroom experience, many educators look for growth opportunities in education or other sectors that allow them to continue making a difference while advancing professionally if you're a teacher considering a career change.

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Brooke Small: #TeachAbroadBecause ... It’ll expand your world

Brooke Small is a world traveler who has lived abroad on and off for the past five years, spending time in Australia, Mexico, and Guatemala, as well as traveling to multiple other countries. She has done everything under the sun to fund her traveling lifestyle from studying abroad, working holiday visas, and volunteering. She currently teaches English online while building her own automated online business that will allow her to step back from teaching, fund her love of travel, and teach others how to do the same so they, too, can work from wifi and travel the world. 

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Travel Is a Powerful Antidote to Teacher Burnout

A recent University of Missouri-Columbia study has shown that around 94 per cent of middle school teachers experience high levels of stress, which could contribute to academic and behavioral problems for their students. Of course, similar studies have shown that teachers of other age groups also battle daily stress, with many not finding the support they need to deal with the challenges of their job.

Through the Eyes of an Educator: Looking Back to Go Forward

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Dec 06, 2021 / 0 comments

It’s that time of year again: the time when resolutions get made and reflections are shared; where we take stock, think back, and dream big dreams to come. It’s a funky time of year. For some families, it’s hard, hurried, and filled with hassles. For some, it’s festive, fabulous, and full of joy. For some, it’s reflective, reserved, and riddled with resolutions. 

Through the Eyes of an Educator: Cultivating understanding, patience, & compassion to navigate this school year

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Sep 07, 2020 / 0 comments

It’s September. Traditionally, we’re talking about student schedules, managing our time, how to embrace kindness in those new and often scary experiences, and approaching that chaotic last quarter of the year with a renewed spirit. Um, it’s 2020–this one is far from traditional. While we’re still talking about schedules, time management, kindness, new experiences, and that last quarter, it’s all sorts of different this time around. 

How are you handling it all?

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Teaching Law Overseas: How Feasible Is It?

It is estimated that 250,000 native English speakers teach English overseas. Teaching and travel are an appealing match, but while the majority of teachers working abroad elect to teach English, many people would prefer to remain focused on their area of expertise. One subject that this can pose a challenge in is law, given that every country has its own legal system and legal practice varies between countries.

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#TeachAbroadBecause … We’re BETTER TOGETHER

Megan has a Master's degree in teaching, and uses her own unique coaching methodology developed through her concentrated study, 7+ years of intentional personal development, and 15+ years of teaching experience. Megan has a passion to help people maximize peace, joy, and fulfillment in life. Sometimes that person is a student, sometimes a coaching client; the passion remains the same.

Megan Jeffries: #TeachAbroadBecause … We’re BETTER TOGETHER

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What do I need to teach English abroad?

Have you always wanted to travel…and get paid for it? Dreamt of living overseas, immersing yourself in a new culture? Trying to find the best career for yourself that offers adventure–as well as the ability to make a difference?