Posts by William Melhado

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Having grown up in a linguistically homogeneous community, I am perpetually impressed by my students who can easily switch between languages. Those students who can jump from listening in English to explaining some intricate science concept in Nepali posses a special talent. Students who ask a peer, in Swahili, to clarify a math problem will… Read more »

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While most of the world opted to stay close to home last year, those eager to travel are hoping 2021 will bring more possibilities for exploring. Securing an international teaching position can provide the security of a home base while opening opportunities for travel.  Looking for a new teaching job abroad may seem daunting during… Read more »

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A conversation with International Adviser Maggie Johnstone I probably haven’t “lived a normal existence” Maggie’s idea of a good holiday is a road trip across West Africa on public buses packed to the brim with fellow travellers, praying the driver is keeping his eyes on the road. Maggie admits that she hasn’t, “lived a normal… Read more »

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Educators across the globe have shared concern over how their students are progressing during this online learning period. But the shift to remote learning had a disparate effect on students. Some of my secondary students thrived in an organized and task-based environment of online classes. Others struggled tremendously with the lack of social connections that… Read more »

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Reflecting on the digital classroom Whether we liked it or not, in 2020 we were all forced online. We’ve become experts in Zoom etiquette, fluent in the language of Seesaw, and confident Google Classroom users. For many of us this transition to online learning was unpleasant. Although it provided a good opportunity to empathize with… Read more »

Posted , by William Melhado

Educators come from different corners of the world and begin their careers at various points in their lives. But we all share the same mission. We are united in our efforts to support the next generation of citizens as we each bring our own experiences to our schools and classrooms.

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