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Culturally Responsive Teaching Course Review

Culturally Responsive Teaching Course Review

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Teachers today hear a lot of talk about overcoming gaps in education - especially the cultural gap between students and teachers. As the students we teach grow more and more diverse, we know how critical it is to engage all of our students in ways that are culturally appropriate. While my teaching preparation program had dipped into some of the theories around culturally responsive teaching, it...
The beginner’s guide to teaching abroad in the Middle East

The beginner’s guide to teaching abroad in the Middle East

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Are you considering teaching in the Middle East ? If your answer is yes, then we’ve got some good news for you! There are a wealth of teaching opportunities for teachers at all levels in the Middle East and each country in this fascinating region has something unique to offer. From average teacher salary and benefits, to typical start up costs and the cost of living, as well as the most popular...
13 Reasons Why: Resources for Teachers

13 Reasons Why: Resources for Teachers

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Chances are, if you’re a teacher, you’ve already have heard about (or watched) the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why , released early last month. Based on a popular young adult novel, 13 Reasons Why follows the story of a teenage girl who commits suicide, leaving behind a series of tapes for various people explaining why they’re responsible for her death. Recently, the series has been embroiled in...
5 reasons why you should teach in China

5 reasons why you should teach in China

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China isn’t just home to the world’s oldest civilization, with a rich cultural heritage (and delicious food). It’s also a great location for new and experienced teachers alike looking to teach abroad . As the fastest growing market for teachers abroad right now, with an estimated 300 million students learning English, it’s not hard to see why China remains the holy grail for licensed teachers and...
Why teachers abroad need to make cultural competence a priority

Why teachers abroad need to make cultural competence a priority

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With demand for teachers internationally at an all-time high, there’s never been a more exciting time to explore teaching abroad. However, for many teachers abroad, finding their feet in a culturally diverse classroom is one of the biggest obstacles they’ll face in their teaching career. Teachers abroad need to be mindful of cultural differences in the classroom and how these can impact teaching...
The beginner’s guide to teaching abroad in Europe

The beginner’s guide to teaching abroad in Europe

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Interested in teaching in Europe but not sure which country is right for you? Europe is a varied continent, offering lots of different career opportunities for both ESL teachers and certified teachers. That’s why it’s worth doing your homework before you start applying for teaching jobs in Europe . Whether you’re looking for teaching jobs in Spain , Italy , France , Turkey or the Czech Republic...
How to transition back into teaching at home after teaching abroad

How to transition back into teaching at home after teaching abroad

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Back in 2012, I had the life-changing opportunity to teach Tibetan refugees living in India. Before leaving Canada, I knew very little about Tibet or Tibetan culture. Teaching in a Tibetan school definitely took a little while to get used to! For example, the classroom didn’t have desks - instead, the students sat on the floor around low tables. The most advanced classroom technology they had was...
Can I teach English abroad if I’m a non-native speaker?

Can I teach English abroad if I’m a non-native speaker?

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Let’s cut to the chase. Yes, you absolutely can teach English abroad if you’re a non-native speaker! We’re happy to debunk this particular myth - at Teach Away , we regularly place teachers from all over the world, including native and non-native speakers, in lots of great teaching jobs abroad. Too many to count, in fact! Demand for English teachers worldwide is skyrocketing. As long as you can...
The beginner’s guide to teaching abroad in Central and South America

The beginner’s guide to teaching abroad in Central and South America

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Got your eye on teaching jobs in Central or South America? The appeal is understandable - Latin America is one of the most beautiful places in the world, offering a wide opportunity for travel. Bonus: there’s a high demand for teachers across all subjects and grade levels. To help you hit the ground running in your job search, we’ve put together a quick comparison chart on teaching in Mexico ,...
Teachers Matter - Canadian Teacher Receives $1 million Global Teacher Prize

Teachers Matter - Canadian Teacher Receives $1 million Global Teacher Prize

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Last night, we were excited to be there as the top educators in the world were recognized and the $1 million Global Teacher Prize was awarded at the annual Global Education and Skills Forum in Dubai. One of the most high-profile awards for teaching excellence in the world, the Global Teacher Prize is handed out each year by the Varkey Foundation under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed...