Taiwan Teachers Launch ISP in a New Asian Country
Taiwan Teachers Launch ISP in a New Asian Country Author: Rich Atkinson 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
Building Up Marriages in Albania
Helping Teachers’ Marriages in Albania Author: Rich Atkinson 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
What Can I Learn From Tech Savvy Teachers?
Learn from other teachers who are tech-savvy.
Cambodian Educators Form Nationwide Network
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.
A Cry For Help: Are You Listening?
“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?
Put Your Own Oxygen Mask On First
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.
Ukraine Teacher Encourages Her Peers
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.”
Moldovan Educators Encourage Their Peers
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.
Ending Your School Year Well
I’ve had some wonderful end-of-the-year experiences with my students, but I had one really, really bad one that prompted me to think deeply about how to end the school year well.
Celebrating 30 Years!
Celebrating 30 Years Thirty years ago, in 1991, ISP launched its first teacher conference where volunteers and ISP staff presented an ethics curriculum requested by educational leaders in Russia.
3 Reasons Teachers Stop Teaching (and 4 Ways Administrators Can Help Them Stay)
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.
Bullies, The Bullied and Bystanders: 3 Ways To Curb Bullying In Your Classroom
The bully’s fist slammed into my face. From elementary school through high school, bullies targeted me. They choked, chased, punched, threatened, and intimidated me. As a short and skinny kid, I can remember at least nine encounters with nine different bullies.