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.
nice for me to associate with you.am interested to hear a bout your work.In my country Uganda,art and drama are highly taught to all pupils in the schools.It is time tabled and teachers teach it effectively.The only challenge we have are the resources/materials to be used.We encourage the teachers to help those without the skills.Workshops are organized every team to enhance the teaching.Currently,am organizing an international conference for the teachers in Northern Uganda In Lira. District. We aim at sharing the best practices with teachers talented d in specific areas to improve performance of the pupils/learners at all levels.This dialogue will take place from the 27th-1st May,2013
L welcome you to Uganda.
Wishing you all the best.
Lovely to hear from you! Happy to know that drama is part of the timetable in Uganda. Out here in India sadly it is not!. only in the recent few years has it become part of the timetable of a few schools where the fees are very high.
Will be glad to help in the future!
Hello Konrad and all the rest of the teaching community.
First of all, I''m really glad to be a part of this. I'm originally from the south of England, U.K. but moved permanently to Madrid, Spain, 13 years ago. I'm a qualified linguist and writer and I teach English as a foreign language in Madrid. I'm very interested in language aquisition, the psychological processes of learning and how social context influences learning.
Last summer I made friends with a man from Senegal adn I think it was a friendship that completely changed my perception. Many Africans who have come to live in Spain worked in the booming construction industry but have lost their source of income with the Eurozone Crisis and are forced into the most basic of survival techniques. They feel descriminated against and unwelcome and are too often treated horrendously by the authorities and the police, they are overlooked and ignored by the general public.
It occured to me to set up the humanitarian project Proyecto Ada (named after my friend) in which I train native speakers of English (mainly) and French (if there's a demand) as professional language teachers and help them to find work either in academies or through private classes. English particularly is now perceived as a magic key out of unemployment and I believe that if the population accepts Africans as a connection to that key much of the ignorance and racism will begin to subside.
We've started slowly but the project is beginning to work out. In the meantime, I continue to work in materials to develop learning strategies and create a positive learning experience (easier said than done!!)
Hello! My name is Angela Moore, I am currently working on an MA in rhetoric at Carnegie Mellon University. I was a teaching assistant for a first-year ESL composition course last fall, and am currently working on a research project exploring the application of design strategies to service/community work; community literacy, empowerment, and Paulo Friere make up some of my main interests.
I started looking into TWB as a potential class project and have been so inspired by what I've read on this site that I'm quickly beginning to weave this organization into my vision of what I want to do for the rest of my life. I appreciate your vision and solution-oriented methodology.
Iam a biology teacher in high secondary school in Elobied town - NorthKordofan state in Sudan . My town is famous of its the biggest crops market in the world, there sells sesame, sorghum, Hibiscus, Ground nuts and gum arabic. My professional interest to develop my way of teaching and to share the ideas and resources with others.
Hi, every one. I am Stella Maris Berdaxagar. I am a teacher from Quemú Quemú ,La Pampa . I am Argentine. I teach high school students and students of all ages in a private institute..I apply ICT in my classes. I love nature and technology. I am happy to join this group
Hallo Stella, that is nice to hear of your work. Indeed in this era of generation it is important to use ICT tools to teach our students/pupils to make learning interesting. It makes the learner to wanting more... Good work
Thank you. I will be nice and productive to be working together in this group.
Hi All! :)
My name is Angelica Rouson, and I am a first year high school teacher in the United States. Although this is my first year as an officially licensed teacher, I have been in front of a classroom since I was in high school. The best experiences I have gotten come from tutoring at local places like the Boys and Girls Club, or working for ALOHA Mind Math (Abacus Learning of Higher Arithmetic).
I currently teach Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, and Honors Algebra I. The dynamics of the region I teach in unfortunately is not conducive to a healthy view into the global community. It is an incredibly small, southern US country town with students who have time to socialize, but none to view the world. I joined Teachers Without Borders to hopefully learn more about other cultures and pedagogy to use in my own school. Someone needs to introduce them to the big beautiful world outside of their small country town.
During my last year of college, I was lucky enough to have a teaching internship in another country (Australia), thus peaking my interest in traveling abroad and teaching wherever I am needed.
Nice to make your acquaintance :)
Good Evening, I am a Music Educator in Indiana who is working on his Ed.S in Teacher Leadership. I am currently researching the issues my students have who are moving from Mexico. If you have time and are willing to help me with this, I would love to know where to go, in terms of discussion posts of forums. Emails (firstname.lastname@example.org ) or here are appreciated too.
I taught Navajos in Arizona, Yupik Eskimos in Alaska, Mexicans, H'Mông , Ethic Chinese, Lao, Vietnamese and an assortment students from a plethora of countries in Newberg & Eugene OR USA.
In 1978 I saw an Apple ][ computer and it changed my life. In 1984 I was selected as Electronic Learning Magazine's Educator of the Year . The following year, my students created the first high school yearbook on a CD and the year after that those same students founded SouthTECH, a student run multimedia production company. (Many of those students now work for companies like Pixar, Apple, & Intel, or have started their own tech based companies.) In 1994 I founded CyberSchool, the first Internet-based public high school distance learning program.
In 2001 I retired.
Currently, I am developing teacher training courses in Second Life for the Center for Advanced Technology in Education (CATE) at the University of Oregon.
I am interested in creating a community of global teachers in the virtual world of Second Life.
Sounds like you influenced a generation and you're getting ready to change the lives of their children. Wow!
Let me know if you need a tester for your training course in Second Life!