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New species of STEM discovered in the Amazon!

After poking around in the leaf litter and climbing into the canopy of the Amazon, it seems we might have discovered a new species of STEM. We affectionately call it by its common name, STEMazon.  Although not officially described by STEMologists, we have petitioned to give it a proper scientific name - Stemus amazonicus. 

Educators Explore the Amazon!

Thirty educators from across the US departed for the Amazon last week to participate in a unique professional development program – The 2013 Educator Academy in the Amazon Rainforest sponsored by EcoTeach

What if Darwin had a Smartphone?

Back in the day, science was often relegated to wealthy, self-funded explorers and “gentlemen scientists” the likes of Benjamin Franklin, Charles Darwin, and Isaac Newton. One could argue that they were the original “citizen scientists” but back then you had to have money and time to explore the world and formulate big thoughts.

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Education Through Travel

I have several Facebook friends whom I’ve met through travel who don’t have a college degree.

6 Worldschooling Tips for the Whole Family

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May 03, 2013 / 0 comments

You may have heard of the term worldschooling before – it’s a brilliant (and natural) concept, where you learn from the world around you. For travelers, this is an even better way to think about being in the world – for what is better than learning about where you are?

Inquiry Learning in the Amazon – Why ask Why?

I started my teaching career as a traveling teacher - pushing my cart of science supplies from room to room. Boy has my definition of a traveling teacher changed! Now it means roaming the planet with a backpack, binoculars, and students.

 

Bringing the World into the Classroom

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Oct 01, 2011 / 0 comments

Are students inspired by Teacher Travels? YES! For proof, we asked global educator and world traveler Lillie Teacha Marshall, a teacher in the Boston Public Schools in Massachusetts - and she asked her students.

Lillie Marshall volunteer teaching in Ghana

Lillie Marshall volunteer teaching in Ghana

Christmas classroom ideas for ESL teachers

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Dec 05, 2008 / 4 comments

With term time winding down, English teachers are rightly beginning to look towards Christmas for classroom plans and inspiration. Here are some starting points for creating solid lesson plans this Christmas.

Christmas Classroom ideas for ESL Teachers

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