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  2. Reflecting on and highlighting all the key moments of your school experience. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1mjW-NTFs9PAh4R5cmPUdHCObXO0Bw-RHd9yLNdqGonE/edit?usp=sharing
  3. Here is a 5th Grade Poetry Slide Hyperdoc that is colorful and fun for students. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1Yo52mfKhjfaB43uhpoSqofp6NTFHCxwHeUBy9X5FeeY/edit?usp=sharing
  4. Ending the school year is a great opportunity to see your students in a new way. This cool Hyperdoc is a fun way to encourage writing and creativity. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SNoRoC3Zygiiy1e7QjdQwPe5fJCBlmkdJ1DIsAoy0vg/edit?usp=sharing
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  6. Google Jamboard works fine, which has been my major online whiteboard app for years. students can pull up your whiteboard and interact with it if you let them. Simplifies things bc you don't have to share screens with them, and if you have students in class and virtual at the same time, you just draw on your screen at school and it shows up everywhere without screen sharing. I got a xp-pen drawing tablet . I think and I love it. Way better than a mouse, since I can write on the Google Jamboard app. You can draw or write with a mouse, but a tablet is much easier and more natural fe
  7. Here is a great resource for A Deep Unit of Character study based on the Units of Study. It lays out everything really well. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1LFlRBOhuYNW9NH9Ah5Zgv_RswZKkgnntQY8G560xv4o/edit?usp=sharing
  8. The American Library Association announced winners of the nation’s outstanding children’s books this week. At the top of the list is “We Are Water Protectors,” a picture book created by two Indigenous women. It was illustrated by Tlingit artist Michaela Goade and written by Carole Lindstrom, Turtle Mountain Band of Ojibwe. The selection is history-making, marking the first time an Indigenous person has ever won the Caldecott Medal. The medal is the award for the most distinguished American children’s picture book. https://indiancountrytoday.com/news/the-first-indigen
  9. Here is a great Black History Month Hyperdoc. This Black History Month choice board features the lives and stories of Black individuals who should be known by everyone! https://docs.google.com/document/d/14dzuwNIDrM39BOKWCf3aFRfenYf0Ng-3xHNUS5LKjPI/edit?usp=sharing
  10. The 2021 Inauguration Choice Board featuring activities that support design-based learning, higher-order thinking, and media literacy competency development. Check it out! Try it out! Best for middle & high school students, but could be adapted for younger grades. https://docs.google.com/document/d/15-XuZBZOPZfNNzlTzw553iW_eItU51S86ZOgFU36edk/edit?usp=sharing
  11. I find the virtual fairs to be a waste of time. Live and in person is best but that is not going to happen this year. We have to do the best we can in these very unique times. What I hope doesn't happen is that all of these fairs continue to be a waste of time for everyone. If schools are not looking, stop posting. Schrole posted tons of jobs in the past few days but no replies. Is it not respectful to at least offer a letter of acknowledgement?
  12. My wife and I both interviewed with no success. We had great interviews but the schools just seem to be seeing what is out there. For us it is a total waste of time and I hope the other virtual fairs are not the same. The schools were all willing to interview but not really committing to anything. It was disappointing and I reached out to our Search Associate and he said he knew we were not the only ones in the same boat.
  13. I am interested if anyone went to this. How was it for them? Was it productive? Offers given or taken?
  14. Hey, people. My name is Ben, and I have been abroad twelve years as a teacher. I have had an amazing experience, albeit riddled with moments of profound desperation, humour, and more memorably, cultural differences. I know you have all had the same experience, and I am sure you would love the world to know! I want to collect stories from international teachers all over the world. The stories are going to be for a book: think Chicken Soup for the Teacher's Soul, but these stories are not going to be sugar coated, uplifting, epithets of positivity; I want these stories to show
  15. Hello, there! I am Ben, and I have lived and taught English language arts and EAL for 12 years in countries such as Egypt, Qatar, USA, China, and Vietnam. I am now in Spain working on an education consultancy with my wife, who is also a teacher. I am here to reach out to other like-minded educators and share stories and ideas. Hope everyone is surviving the 2020 apocalypse okay! Ben.
  16. The Thai-Chinese International School needs two Middle School English Language Arts Teacher and three Elementary School teachers with Reading and Writing Workshop Experience. We are a great school in an amazing city. It is a great opportunity for someone to get introduced to international teaching. We are looking for US Certified educators for three Elementary School positions and two Middle School ELA positions. Please email a full resume and letter of interest to: michael@tcis.ac.th http://www.tcis.ac.th
  17. Anything you say to the wise will make them wiser.

    Whatever you tell the righteous will add to their knowledge.

  18. Hello everyone, Currently I am trying to gather more information about IT practices that educators use in their classrooms. To be more specific, I am interested in IT practices difference among European countries. It would be very helpful if you can fill in a quick survey on this topic: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SVJG3QB Thank you for your help.
  19. Is anyone else loving Google Jamboard? Google Jamboard is a tool that can be used to support learning in fully online and/or a personalized pedagogical approach. One could model this for teachers by having them use Jamboard at your first staff meeting of the new year. Just asking them something simple like, "add your name to the first slide to show you are present at the meeting." At the end of the meeting, you could ask them to list one thing they learned at the meeting on another slide. For students, I would use this with my ELA class and instead of having a drawing board, I
  20. I am Abhijit CSU from Andhra Pradesh India. I am working as an Assistant Professor of Management in a Technological College. I have been in teaching for 27 years and I am a motivator and soft skills trainer in the organization. I am keen in the exchange of teaching experiences in the International Educators. I do hope that my experiences and those of others in teaching are of immense use for the both the parties. Thanking you, Yours sincerely, Abhijit.
  21. If she is not certified, she will have problems getting jobs in international schools k-12. It is possible in a college or an ESL job. Some international schools will hire a traveling spouse to do work depending on their qualifications. I'd suggest you reach out to a few of the agencies like Search Associates and put a profile up there.
  22. Hi, I am a certified NYS teacher. My wife will have a masters in business leadership. What percentage of countries will she be able to teach if she wants to and what levels...k-12. College? We are exploring options. Thanks for any replies.
  23. Hello everyone! Do you know any other free resources on remote teaching and learning other than www.teacherlab.com ? Thanks!
  24. Sarvalokaa is one of the best IGCSE international schools in Chennai, affiliated with Cambridge assessment international education. We offer digital learning classes during lockdown. Caring for your child's eyes during online classes:- Increase Text Size on Screen 20-20-20 rule to reduce eye strain Every 20 minutes, take a 20-second break and focus your eyes on something at least 20 feet away. Create sufficient distance between the screen & eyes. Keep Device Just below Eye below. Adjust the brightness of screen.
  25. I set mine up with 3 tabs: My Reading Life - for independent reading Our Reading Life - for book clubs and read alouds Toolkit - for charts, mini posters or reference sheets and we glue them in In the front we keep the Reading Inventory and Reading Log
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