This week, my students have been learning about Earth Day. My students are so excited to be participating in a collaborative project I’m hosting over at Global Teacher Connect. My students have signed pledges to not use plastic bags until May, we watched videos of whales sick from swallowing plastic bags, and we talked about why plastic bags are not good for the environment. Now, my kids run around the playground yelling at students who dared to bring their snack in a plastic bag!
Please feel free to stop by Project Page to check out the project, or spread the word about the project to other teachers who might be interested.
Calling all teachers! Global Teacher Connect now has a Facebook page and we’d like you to be a part of it. For those of you who haven’t found Global Teacher Connect – it’s a collaborative blog with teachers from 11 countries, all sharing our perspectives on education. Now, we are adding Facebook to our ways to collaborate. Here’s how:
On this page, teachers from around the globe will ask and answer those questions that will give us insight to what is going on in other classrooms around the world.
On this page, teachers from around the globe will have the chance to discuss what’s really working in their classroom.
On this page, teachers from around the globe can share resources and websites with one another.
On this page, teachers from around the globe can “meet” and find partner classes from other countries to enhance their writing units with pen pals, their social studies units with skype internet pals, their science with interactive projects – the sky’s the limit on what we can do when we connect.
On this page, teachers from around the globe will be able to truly collaborate.
Please come on over and like the Global Teacher Connect Facebook page, and while you’re there tell us where you’re at and how you’d like to collaborate!
One of the best parts of teaching at an International School is that I get to connect with teachers who have taught all around the world. I enjoy this concept so much that I decided to start a blog that will give this experience to everyone. This blog, called Global Teacher Connect, will have authors from around the world posting about what is going on in their classroom and what resources they are using with their students. We will have no more than 5 authors per country, so we can keep it diverse, but we will have many, many countries represented. Already we have authors from: South Africa, the Netherlands, Spain, France, Trinidad/Tobago, the United States, and of course – Morocco!
We are currently looking for more authors, so if you would be interested in being an author, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Whether you are interested in writing or not, please feel free to stop by and view the discussions. Right now, we have a very interesting discussion going on about how substitute teaching is handled in countries around the world – started by Melissa of Dilly Dabbles. Can’t wait to see your contributions to the discussions!