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Assessing your cultural competence: A checklist for culturally responsive teachers

Assessing your cultural competence: A checklist for culturally responsive teachers

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As classrooms become increasingly diverse, cultural competency has quickly become a key concern for educators all over the world. When it comes to creating a culturally-inclusive learning environment and closing the achievement gap in our classrooms, culturally responsive teaching is, arguably, more critical than it’s ever been before. In our society, it’s common for people either to hold...
11 teacher podcasts you need to listen to right now

11 teacher podcasts you need to listen to right now

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If you’re looking for tips on being a better teacher, then we have a quick and easy way to keep your teaching skills sharp - for free! We’re talking teacher podcasts. It’s no wonder that many teachers are jumping on the podcast bandwagon of late - as a teacher, you know that you need to be constantly learning. The genius of teacher podcasts is that they blend the practical advice you need to be...
Teaching English in China: Nanjing City Guide

Teaching English in China: Nanjing City Guide

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Welcome to the second installment of our blog series on living in China! With an abundant supply of English teaching jobs all over the country, China is one of the best places - if not the best - to teach English abroad this year. China attracts both new and experienced ESL teachers as a teach abroad destination for many different reasons - the low cost of living, the potential to earn a great...
Jimmy’s teach abroad story: From ESL instructor to experienced web developer

Jimmy’s teach abroad story: From ESL instructor to experienced web developer

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Packing up and moving across the world to live and teach is a major commitment. When a teach abroad candidate makes the choice to sign their contract and solidify their plan, they take a lot into consideration. One of the key pieces in this decision making process is whether or not they think their experience abroad will be valuable to them upon returning home. Licensed teachers tend to wonder...
Teaching English in China: Tianjin City Guide

Teaching English in China: Tianjin City Guide

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When it comes it comes to teaching English abroad this year, China is where it’s at. And guess what? No previous teaching experience or a teaching license is required! With one of the fastest-growing ESL job markets in the world and over 300 million students currently learning English in China, there’s no shortage of awesome job opportunities out there for new grads with a degree in any major, as...
5 steps to becoming a culturally responsive teacher

5 steps to becoming a culturally responsive teacher

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Culturally responsive teaching is much more than simply recognizing the cultural background of your students (although that’s a good start). As a teacher in today’s multicultural world, fostering culturally responsive teaching practices is becoming more and more necessary to successfully create a learning environment that is engaging and accessible to a broader range of students. By 2020, the...
How teachers can help their students spot fake news

How teachers can help their students spot fake news

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Fake news is a term that has become both ubiquitous and a matter of heated debate over the past year, particularly in politics (it was, in fact, named 2016’s word of the year). As we’ve seen first hand, fake news and manipulating information online has the power not only to shape public opinion but also to affect the outcome of national elections. As a result, teaching media literacy skills has...
Why this NBA star is setting up a school in the Democratic Republic of Congo [Video]

Why this NBA star is setting up a school in the Democratic Republic of Congo [Video]

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This offseason is proving to be a busy one for basketball player Bismack Biyomo Fresh off his first season playing for the Orlando Magic , former Toronto Raptors player Biyombo is hard at work on his latest passion project - helping to build schools in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Biyomo has a deep connection to the DRC. Despite having left at the age of sixteen to play basketball...
Your guide to teaching jobs in Taiwan

Your guide to teaching jobs in Taiwan

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We recently posted a number of teaching jobs in Taiwan with HESS starting in August, so we’ve gathered some helpful information for teachers who are looking into teaching in Taiwan. Whether you’re thinking of applying for one of our upcoming positions or want to keep your eye on teaching jobs in Taiwan for the future, we hope you find this blog useful. Types of teaching jobs in Taiwan Taiwan, and...
How to avoid cold feet: The teach abroad edition

How to avoid cold feet: The teach abroad edition

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Feeling anxious about teaching abroad for the first time? I know the feeling, trust me. When I first made the decision to move to Australia to teach and throughout the entire application, interview and offer process, it never occurred to me to feel afraid or nervous. It wasn’t until I broke the news to friends and family, and started making concrete plans for departing, like booking flights and...