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Here are six things you can do to create the best instructional video for your students.
Despite the romanticism and numerous benefits that teaching internationally provides, it is certainly not without its pitfalls. So, just as you’ve read my 13 Reasons Why Every Teacher Should Go International, here are my 13 reasons on the flip side of the coin.
This article was originally published at SchoolRubric.com on December 12, 2019. As a teacher, I found that poetry was one of the best tools for getting to know my students. When I taught Middle School English, I began every school year with poetry for this reason and because it also allowed me to bring in […]
This article was originally published at SchoolRubric.com on November 13, 2019. Five years after the World Cup and three years after the Olympics, Rio de Janeiro is still the place to be. Rio de Janeiro, or the Cidade Maravilhosa (the Marvelous City) as it is affectionately known by in Brazil, is one of the most […]
This article was originally published at SchoolRubric.com on October 9, 2019. Colegio Nueva Granada (CNG) is one of South America’s most recognizable and prestigious international schools, located in the Colombian capital city of Bogotá, Colombia. Under Dr. Eric Habegger’s leadership as school director over the past nine years, CNG’s reputation has grown even further, with […]
Making the move to teach overseas is one of the best professional decisions you can make as an educator. From learning a new language to having more time for planning and grading, here are 13 reasons why every teacher should consider an overseas assignment.
Christina Hoffman is originally from Ontario, Canada and has been living and working overseas in Bogotá, Colombia since 2015. She recently took time out of her busy schedule to sit down with SchoolRubric’s Ryan Sagare to discuss her experience living abroad, why she decided to pursue an international teaching position, and offer advice to prospective teachers looking to make the move overseas.
Here are 3 of my proudest lessons that I still remember to this day and talk about with my former students.
In recent years, Colombia has steadily built a reputation as an international travel destination. Since 2006, tourism to the country has increased by over 300% to over 3.2 million foreign visitors in 2017 (Colombia Reports, 2018). With a diversity of activities ranging from coffee tours, sun-swept beaches, rainforest exploration, Spanish classes, and festivals, there is no shortage of activities and experiences for a full cultural immersion of this Latin American gem.
Relationships with your students have an enormous impact on your student learning outcomes. Simply put, if the your students like you and respect you, they will perform better and generally be more motivated. These five tips helped me to foster relationships with my students, many of whom I still have contact with years later.