Welcome to TWBGlobal, the official online community of Teachers Without Borders! Thank you for joining us.
We started this discussion thread to give everyone a chance to post a personal introduction. Please respond below by writing about where you are from, what you teach, your professional interests, and the reasons for joining the TWBGlobal community.
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My name is Kadidia Doumbia and I am a French teacher.
I participated to the Peace Education Program of TWB and the International Teacher Mastery Program.
I am pleased that this virtual platform has been created to allow a more effective exchange among teachers.
I am very excited to be part of the Creating a Culture of Respect in the Classroom program.
I am Jennifer Manwaring from Trinidad and Tobago. I have been in education for 25 years, teaching secondary school mathematics. Presently I am vice principal at my alma mater, a girls' catholic secondary school. I am also pursuing an EdD in curriculum, instruction and assessment, online.
I joined the TWBGlobal community because I consider myself a lifelong learner.
That´s wonderful: to be a lifelong learner! I consider myself a lifelong learner, too!
My name is Camille Bremnor and I'm glad to be doing this course with all of you.
Going beyond just a name, I am a mother of four biological children, and many more who are non-biological. I am a Teacher One at the Diego Martin Government Primary School in Trinidad and Tobago. This is an elementary school with a student population of just under 400. We have 18 teachers. four cleaners. Students' ages range from 5 to 14.
I am always looking for new ways to improve my classroom management skills and enhance the quality of interactions, primarily in my classroom and in the wider school community too. Appropriate behavior, of both teacher and student, is the foundation of any effective and supportive learning environment.
I am confident that as I move through this course, I will be better able to improve the tone of my classroom by applying the behavior modification techniques, approaches and models that I will learn. This is timely information for me, since our school will be revamping its discipline policy document. I am hopeful that this course will provide me with some additional material to guide this process.
I'm looking forward to a highly interactive, enlightening and positive interaction with everyone.
Greetings from Colombia!
I agree with you that: Appropriate behavior, of both teacher and student, is the foundation of any effective and supportive learning environment...And, as teachers, we have a very wide scenary and public to do our best and influence the new generations to transform our communties.Hope you will get all the resources and ideas to improve your important work.
Hello, everyone! I was excited to find this global network of teachers, and I look forward to learning more about the wonderful educational efforts that are going on in your respective countries.
My name is Matthew Hughes, and I teach a variety of subjects to students from kindergarten through eighth grade in Kansas City, Kansas, USA. Last summer, having found success in my own writing classroom, I researched existing models and developed a writing curriculum for my school, training fellow teachers in monthly sessions through the school year. I am currently expanding the model to include strategies to accommodate students whose first language is not English and look forward to working with more teachers on their implementation of the curriculum this year.
My work in both Kansas City and my previous post on the U.S.-Mexico border in Deep South Texas has been with diverse populations of students, many of whom have had significant life challenges. These experiences have crystallized for me the need for effective multicultural and diversity education programs in schools. To that end, equipped with a master's degree in Elementary Education and a certification in English as a New Language, I am pursuing graduate work in International Studies with a focus on multicultural and international education. My thesis aims to compare the educational development of post-colonial Tanzania with the education system of Texas' Rio Grande Valley.
Outside of school, I serve on the board of a local nonprofit that works with high-school juniors and seniors to develop leadership traits through a series of cultural and team-building opportunities outside the classroom. I am working with another board member to formalize the program's curriculum and bring elements of best instructional practice to the fantastic work the organization has done for the last twenty years.
I'm happy to have found this forum for a number of reasons, not least of which is my love of culture, travel, and meeting others—especially educators—from different places. I have a strong interest in teacher training, particularly internationally, and I value dialogue with colleagues who can provide insight on education in culture and diversity. I would love to connect with other teachers who have similar interests; don't hesitate to be in touch. Thanks for the opportunity to be part of what promises to be a dynamic community!
Good to meet you. Seems like we have some similar interests, since I am pursuing my PhD in Multicultural Education. More specifically, I am looking at the perceptions of pre service teachers in training - their conceptions, personality and efficacy beliefs with regard to issues of multiculturalism and multicultural education. It would be nice to discuss our studies and to gain knowledge from each other
Joann, thanks so much for being in touch. I'd love to learn about your area of study and the practices you've found to be most helpful in fostering multicultural understanding and exchange in schools. In particular, I'd be interested to hear about the cultural atmosphere of Trinidad and Tobago and how well multicultural efforts have taken hold on the ground there. I'd be happy to share more about my own experiences and my research on East Africa and the US-Mexico Border.