Maintaining Hope As A Teacher

Maintaining Hope When Teaching

Teaching is difficult enough as it is, but it can be even harder when you struggle with discouragment. How do you maintain hope to make a difference?

How to Help Your Students Discover Their Superpower

Help Your Students Discover Their Superpower

The “Clark” in your classroom may not turn out to be Superman, and your “Diana” may not be Wonderwoman, but each of your students does have a special superpower– something that they are good at.

Taiwan Teachers Launch ISP in a New Asian Country

Taiwan teachers launch ISP in a new 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

Albania – Marriage Retreat

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 […]

Cambodian Educators Form Nationwide Network

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.

Ukraine Teacher Encourages Her Peers

Irina and child

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

Elena giving bags to teacher

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.

Celebrating 30 Years!

Moscow, Russia (picture by Artem Beliaikin)

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.

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