Outstanding Moments in International Teaching!

When a student’s love of knowledge & learning blooms right before your eyes, you know you’ve made a real difference in a child’s future. Adhering to a curriculum is the standard expected of us all, but quality teaching goes beyond the simple transfer of knowledge & extends far into the realm of helping students become all they can be. I’m sure most teachers in international schools have had their own Outstanding Moments in International Teaching. Read Complete Article

4 Responses to Outstanding Moments in International Teaching!

  1. Earthexplorer says:

    I work in a community that is globally considered a bit racist. As an individual who obviously comes from a different culture and has different color skin I was greeted with many ignorant stereotypes and opinions. My year has been spent helping my students learn that your skin color cannot determine where you are from or what economic class you come from. I’ve helped them relate through literature and real-life questions about the world around them.
    For example, while reading a Bible story, a new vocabulary word arose, “slave”? What is a slave a student asked. So the next day I went in search of literature that could help get them thinking. I found “Henry’s Freedom Box”. They were intrigued as they learned that the book was real and this had been someone’s real life. I then asked the students to name some adjectives or emotions to describe what being a slave would be like. Many of my students drew themselves with brown skin like the main character Henry. Then as we kept reading throughout the year, we learned that others had been slaves under the Egyptians but their skin was not brown like Henry. Then the next question was asked that related directly to their experiences, “Is my nanny(who comes from a terribly low economic class) also a slave?” I stated well, “What do you think?” The student didn’t know but that alone is how small things can have such huge impacts on a very small and un-attached child. 🙂


  2. 2xaround says:

    I’ve had a few really outstanding moments teaching overseas. Back home in the States my hands are tied and I’m forced to cover specific material in lock-step with the other teachers working in my grade level. In my current school I’m free to vary from the text and take advantage what I term “a teaching moment”. I can’t see myself ever going back to public education in the States.


  3. Michelle says:

    One “Outstanding Moment” for me was when my English students in China stood on stage and delivered a well-prepared speech in English for the first time. The pride in their smiles said it all…they had become English speakers and writers! Immediately they won stature and the approval of parents and their small community. Not only could I see, but they could, too, that their future was going to be much brighter.


  4. K H Chua says:

    I salute to you and you have done the right things to change the mind set of these two students. We are living in one world and we should not be racist against other races but to respect them.


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