Helpful Tips and Encouragement
Simple Ways to Blend Moral Values in Your Teaching Author: Beth Lueders Learning is a process and can truly be a joy of discovery for children of all ages. As a teacher, you have the privilege of directing your students to understand new concepts and facts that they can use for good the rest of their
Ten Ways to Tell Students You’re Leaving Author: Beth Runkle “What, you’re leaving?” my students said. They had a hard time accepting the fact that I would be teaching at another school because my husband’s work had relocated my family. Students who have bonded with a teacher can face real anxiety knowing that their beloved
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
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
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.