Taiwan Teachers Launch ISP in a New Asian Country Taiwan’s virtual conference opens a new Asian country for ISP Last summer, a kindergarten teacher from neighboring Asian country attended a virtual DreamMaker Conference in Taiwan. Since then, she has connected with kindergarten teachers all across her country. As a result, Taiwan hosted two large virtual
Helping Teachers’ Marriages in Albania In 2014, the Albanian ISP team began offering events and programs to help teachers with their personal and professional needs. In March, teachers came to one of these events, led by Albanian nationals. Sixty-five couples from seven cities across Albania went to the Mystery & Model (Blueprints) of Marriage Conference.
Celebrate our Teachers! May 3 is Teacher Appreciation Day in the United States. So we want to celebrate our teachers. Who is your favorite teacher and why? Are they someone who taught you when you were a child? Are they a colleague of yours who has done an outstanding job of teaching during difficult circumstances?
April 2022 Update Guam Special Delivery: Homemade cookies help open doors in Guam ISP-trained teachers in Guam were so excited they couldn’t wait. So they began their Easter outreach a day early. Six teachers distributed “goodie bags” to 119 teachers and administrators in several schools. The bags included homemade cookies with a personal invitation to
Recently, Cambodia has been on lockdown because of COVID-19. Yet, educators who belong to the Cambodia Teachers’ Community (CTC), a network of teachers across the country, have continued to meet online for training sessions and to encourage each other.
This year, teachers discussed Project-Based Learning, effective online teaching, and using Bloom’s Taxonomy to write learning objectives for each lesson plan.
“Globally, Every 40 seconds one person dies by suicide. That translates to 800,000 deaths annually.”
“In the U.S., suicide is the second leading cause of death for people age 10 thru 34.”
“In 2019, there were an estimated 1.38 million suicide attempts in the U.S. resulting in 47,511 deaths.”
“One death occurs for every twenty attempted suicides worldwide”
These statistics indicate that people are crying out for help. So how can educators help?
Most people go into teaching to help others. Unfortunately, many teachers give and give without first making sure they have their personal resources in place. The results can be disastrous for teachers, their students, and the other people in their lives. However, by observing some basic principles of self-care, teachers can avoid many of the pitfalls that lure them into overextending themselves and burning out.
Irina has always loved children. Her heart for them began when, as a single woman, she adopted four children. After becoming a mother, she switched from teaching English a university to teaching English in an elementary school.
”After the kids appeared in my life, I started thinking about working closer to home,” Irina said. “When my mother and father passed away, this necessity became urgent.”
Throughout the pandemic, Lena and teachers in the Moldova Teachers’ Community have looked for ways to encourage their peers and resource them with helpful tools.
Last December, community members gave teachers across the city a gift to thank them for working tirelessly through the pandemic. The gift included a facemask and a bookmark with contact information so teachers could join their online Facebook group.
Administrators, are teachers at your school feeling overwhelmed? Are you concerned that some of them might stop teaching? If so, you are not alone. All around the world, educators deal with similar challenges. Administrators can provide a more empowering environment for their teachers and how teachers can do their part too.