Each year, Americans travel abroad to teach English and other subjects at international schools. They are delighted to embark on an adventure and cannot wait to travel abroad. Many step into their new role without fully understanding some of the finer details of life as an expat. … [Read more...]
Teaching English Abroad: Are You Interested?
On International Women’s Day, I was a panelist at the Teaching English Abroad program at the University of Colorado-Boulder. Career Services sponsored this talk. In honor of International Women’s Day, the two male speakers asked me to go first. My fellow panelists included Dieter … [Read more...]
Teaching Abroad: Are You Ready For the Challenge?
Some people shy away from new experiences while others embrace the opportunity to step outside their comfort zone. On February 5, I addressed the challenges associated with teaching abroad at the Colorado Council International Reading Association (CCIRA) 4 day Literacy Conference … [Read more...]
Overcoming Adversity- A Time to Dance
In A Time to Dance, Padma Venkatraman introduces readers to the dynamics of three generations of a contemporary Indian family. Even though the story is told through the perspective of the granddaughter, the reader is able to understand how the mother and grandmother’s choices … [Read more...]
Adventure- Jungle of Bones
In Jungle of Bones, Ben Mikaelsen tells a fast paced adventure story that is filled with well developed characters. The conflicts between the characters add to the story. Readers learn many facts about World War II, race car driving, and life in the jungles of Papua New Guinea … [Read more...]
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