Sorry: Not White Enough to Teach

Can you imagine the color of your skin -- not your professional experience -- being the deciding factor in your teaching career? That seems to be the case in China. I know we still have a lot of discrimination to deal with in the world, but this is just pathetic. Read this story to see … Continue reading Sorry: Not White Enough to Teach

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What I have learned, What I will miss

As my time here is coming to an end, I’ve been thinking: what have I learned about this experience? What will I miss most about Spain? What will I not miss? Or will I miss this at all? Undoubtedly, I will. Some of it, at least. But first, what have I learned? Apart from having … Continue reading What I have learned, What I will miss

Bruises, Scrapes and Missing Teeth: A Day with 1st Graders

When working with children, you never really know what to expect. At any given moment, anything can happen. Kids are very clever, but they are also so fragile. Among my students for instance, many of them always seem to have a runny nose—it’s like the eternal cold—and, on occasions, one or two will hurt themselves … Continue reading Bruises, Scrapes and Missing Teeth: A Day with 1st Graders