Bridging International Education

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The 21st-Century has brought with it many changes. We are in a world where self-management is an expectation. There is abundant access to information, services, and resources, or pathways to resources, in today’s age. Electronic organizational tools, programs, and applications, accessible on smartphones, tablets, tablets, x-boxes, are just a few of the hundreds of sources for self-management now available for the average American teen. In 2018, several million American teens over the age of 16 work 6-14 hours a week, or more. This is in addition to attending school 6.5 to 8 hours a day and...
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Animal Farm is a popular novel in US high schools and is also popular among English language learners. Written in 1945, the novel is based on events during and after the 1917 Russian Revolution, which overthrew the absolute power of the Tsar and a rigid social system. The communist government replaced this system which had kept most of the population in poverty, with a communist system. The author, George Orwell, was very critical of communism and tries to show this in the novel. Why is this a good novel for language learners? Animal Farm is a popular text for teaching international...
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Good news, teachers! Chinese New Year is coming up very soon, which is a great opportunity for you to link this amazing cultural celebration to your classroom activities. This would be especially useful if you have international students in your class! Special activities for Chinese New Year in the classroom is a great opportunity to have international students and, especially those from Asian countries who celebrate the holiday, share their traditions and celebrations with their classmates. It is also a chance for other students to develop their sense of global awareness by learning all...
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The term Expressive Arts or Art Therapy are often used interchangeably. The two suggest the power of art to heal and to process pain, sadness, and grief, as well as a much wider range of emotions. If there is one experience nearly universal to our international students, it is the feeling of homesickness. Homesickness can manifest symptoms differently for every person. It can impact appetite, sleep, personality, and general contentment or enjoyment in the activities one used to partake. Schools recognize that homesickness is a very real, viscerally experienced ailment. Homesickness...
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The foundation of classroom management and effective teaching relies upon creating a safe learning environment for all students. It is also the key to leading an effective multicultural classroom. With this key principle as a compass, a multicultural education benefits everyone. It builds skills, knowledge, and passions for all members of a class, regardless of cultural identity. To promote multiculturalism in the classroom, teachers need to apply classroom strategies that will improve multicultural education. Goals of a Multicultural Classroom It bears repeating that the key...
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  Are you struggling to get the most out of your students? Do you have students who are underachieving or who work inconsistently? It might not have anything to do with your lesson or your materials or your assignments. Teachers aren't the only ones in the classroom dealing with stress. It's easy to minimize past stresses. After all, things you considered a big deal when you were 16 don't even register as an adult. As a teacher, it's important to remember that teenagers aren't equipped with the stress-coping skills that adults have. Teachers can play an important role in helping...
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