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Through the Eyes of an Educator: Nashville, Tennessee

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Nov 02, 2015 / 0 comments

In my first year teaching, I started a pen-pal program with my year 9 students. Engaging the help of an international organization, my Long Island, New York students interacted with others their own age all around the world. Fifteen years later, one former student, while on a trip to Italy, recently met up with her Italian pen-pal and got a first-hand tour of her friend’s city. Their letters may have introduced them, but their continued conversations made them friends.

Through the Eyes of an Educator: Memphis, Tennessee

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Jul 06, 2015 / 0 comments

I think I’ve always been a traveler. From a fascination with accents of Camp America counselors at sleep away camp and being taken in by the ‘countries’ at Epcot at a young age, I was always interested in the world outside of my home country’s borders. As a high school social studies teacher, I often brought photos of adventures abroad into my classroom to enhance lessons and interest students. Tokens from travels, stories from the road and interactions with locals were often weaved into the curriculum to help bring textbook titles to life and add in the magic of a journey.