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Posted , by William Melhado

A great experiment in education has taken place over the past 14 months: A complete shift in the way educators and students interact and in how schools are structured, has forced the world to reflect on the value of teachers and the functions of schools in society. The unprecedented experiment—which hopefully won’t repeat itself—enabled educators… Read more »

Posted , by William Melhado

Protections and rights for the LGBTQ+ community vary widely between the regions Teacher Horizons works in. While some countries—like Ecuador and South Africa—grant members of the queer community with constitutional protection, other parts of the world have conservative mindsets towards sexuality and gender roles which makes life extremely challenging for people who identify as LGBTQ+…. Read more »

Posted , by William Melhado

The state of counselling in international schools Counselling in any school demands a host of diverse talents to juggle everything that is thrown at you: Writing recommendation letters, supporting children in crisis, providing academic guidance to students, the list of responsibilities can seem daunting to any educator. In international schools, counsellors often support their communities… Read more »

Posted , by Roz Pen

For all the scientific and technological achievements we’ve made in the last three decades, gender equality is still lacking, globally, in almost every single field.  According to the UN Secretary-General’s recent report, only 24.9%of national parliamentarians are women. UN Women cites, “At the current rate of progress, gender equality among Heads of Government will take… Read more »

Posted , by William Melhado

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 »

Posted , by William Melhado

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 »

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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Posted , by Alexandra Plummer

As I wrap up a two-year journey as Blog Manager for Teacher Horizons, I am left reflecting on what I have learned about international education. I came to this role with experience living around the world, a background in international development and a little teaching experience. I also came with some assumptions around international education…. Read more »

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