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Category Archives: intercultural communication

Contextualizing the Journey

During week 4, we’re looking at the contexts within which you teach. You and your mentor will consider how culture, society, education systems, and individual differences influence your classroom context. How do they also shape your steps toward professional development?

October 11, 2017 · 1 Comment

Who Fills the Seats

From his home in Tianjin, China, Mark Wickersham visits Master Teaching with a story about learning, humbly, to teach different types of students.

October 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Problem with Pagodas

Recently retired, Maggie Courtright tells a story from her early days in the classroom. The lesson learned has carried her through years of teaching on three continents.

October 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

Crossing Streets & Oceans

This post begins a new series on communicating with our students. Over the next few weeks, we’ll talk about speaking their language (literally), the language of technology, the dialects of the psyche, fluency in current events, and more. Here, the focus is on communicating with students across cultural or societal boundaries.

January 21, 2015 · 2 Comments



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