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School Spotlight: Colegio Nueva Granada

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 […]

Christina Hoffman is originally from Ontario, Canada and has taught overseas for the past four years.

Teaching Abroad: How My Love for Travel and Culture Helped me Find a New Home

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.

¡Bienvenidos Bogotá!

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.

5 Tips for Building Strong Relationships With Your Students

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.