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Sapa O’Chau – Vietnam

The Sapa O’Chau Centre is dedicated to helping children learn curricula and pass the entrance exams in order to, eventually, attend Vietnamese public school. It was created in hopes of promoting education as well as providing work/training opportunities to local children.

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Let Us Create! – Cambodia

There are many countries in Asia where children begging on the street for money is a real problem. Children are taught from a young age how to beg: what to say, how to look, where to go, and what time is most profitable. Usually, children are out begging at night and, therefore, do not attend school the next day. There is an amazing program that is taking steps in the right direction to tackle this problem.

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What’s In a Grade? – Thailand

What should determine a student’s grade?  Is a grade purely about what the student knows about the material or is a grade in school something more? This question was probably my biggest battle while teaching in the States.  I know there’s a saying to “pick and choose your battles,” but, to me, this is definitely worth every debate! More and

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Overworked vs. Working Overtime

There is a difference between being overworked and working over time.  Teachers don’t mind working over time if it’s for a good reason [making great lessons, activities, etc], but when a teacher is overworked, that is completely different and that is when teachers start to get irritated. Teachers that are overworked are basically just doing “busy work” because administration needs

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“Grading for Learning”

“Grading for Learning” is a relatively new up-and-coming educational philosophy in the United States.  The basic philosophy is to only grade students on what they know.  Do not give grades for anything unless it is an assessment [a measure of what they know].  Some schools have been following the philosophy for a few years while most schools are just now

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