International Teaching Distilled into 6 Words

We’d like to introduce you to the internationally acclaimed Six-Word Memoir project and challenge you to create one for your international teaching career.

Literary legend has it, Hemingway was once challenged to write a story in only six words. His response? “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” Extremely popular on a variety of topics, many of you may already be familiar with Six-Word Memoir classroom lesson plans.

Composed on every imaginable topic, Six-Word Memoirs distill our experiences down to the bare essence. Here are some examples on various topics:

On Love – Psychic girl left me before date.
On Life
– Nobody cared, then they did. Why?
On Family – Almost a victim of my family!
On Joy
– Painful nerd kid, happy nerd adult.
On International Teaching (We created 2 of our own) –
Teach, travel, friends around the globe. / Left home, found my real home.

Now it’s your turn to display your creativity and compose/post a Six-Word Memoir about your international teaching career.  Enjoy!

28 Responses to International Teaching Distilled into 6 Words

  1. Carolyn K says:

    Eye-opening, life-changing, treasured experiences.

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  2. M Grant says:

    Not a career, a professional journey

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  3. tck68 says:

    A vibrant adventure with rainbow smiles

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  4. Cairo Teacher says:

    These parents are holding kids back

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  5. Carolina says:

    Eyes wide open, enjoying the kids!

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  6. Qigong says:

    Love every second of my life!

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  7. lightstays says:

    love the kids, hate the country

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  8. Anonymous says:

    Third culture kid finds his calling.

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  9. Expatmom says:

    Unpack. Teach, learn, grow. Pack again.

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  10. phil Reid says:

    Different students, different places, different me!

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  11. J. Pat Craig says:

    A profound cultural experience for me

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  12. beverly says:

    Challenging, interesting, new love, exciting, memorable

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  13. Impact new world citizens, be memorable

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  14. Vulture says:

    Raining, Drinking coffee, watching TV

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  15. Anonymous says:

    Home is wherever my classroom is

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  16. getmeoutofhere says:

    Lazy students, complacent faculty, unqualified administrators.

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  17. Tammy says:

    Beginning Career of an International Teacher: Teach Me To See the World

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  18. DC Girl says:

    More interesting to myself and others

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  19. Best kept secret in the world.

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  20. T.C. says:

    Friendly kids, crazy admin, great adventures!

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  21. Retired teacher says:

    Global home and family, great adventure.
    Feel closeness to people and places.

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  22. QuietLion says:

    Rescued, challenged, acknowledged and living big.

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  23. FranYo says:

    Friendships and memories for a lifetime!

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  24. At it for awhile says:

    Don’t burn bridges. Burn the village.

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  25. Anonymous says:

    violent, racist, administrators and some staff

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  26. kyivanmarsupial says:

    Friendly chaos, lovely kids, amazing places.

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  27. Left home, found my real home.

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