While I was teaching in Turkey, I worked with a colleague who spent two years teaching in Burma and another two years in Thailand. I asked her about Thailand, since it has been a place I have always wanted to visit. She told me many stories and
Working in Turkey was one of the best teaching experiences I have been a part of. For this edition of the Know My World Global Nomad blog, I would like to share about my experience in Istanbul and interview Naomi, a tenured teacher and previous
Through an eight-week virtual exchange, students in Irpin, Ukraine, collaborated with students in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, USA, to explore and reflect on disability rights and the inclusion of people with disabilities. The exchange began with a video
While spending time in Lisbon, Portugal in 2017, I met Areti who is a teacher, Greek national, and is currently working on a PhD in Education. I interviewed her one day while we visited one of the many beautiful cityscapes of Lisbon, overlooking
My teaching abroad experiences started in Taiwan. After completing my TEFL training, I decided I wanted to work in Asia and so moved to Taichung, Taiwan. I began working for Season Arts Elementary School. I chose this learning community because
Teachers in Surabaya, Indonesia and Sydney, Australia believe that dispelling stereotypes is a continuous practice that should begin in elementary school. Both teachers partnered their Grade 5 and 6 students for a digital cultural exchange with
Grade 11 students from Peru studying in an English program were paired up with a mixed grade high school class studying Environmental Science from North Dakota, USA. The main goal of the exchange was to discuss the food aspect of their cultures.
One of our favorite types of exchanges to manage at Know My World is across the social and cultural differences of age groups. During the January to June 2017 EveryWorld Initiative, high school students from Pekanbaru, Indonesia and