Why 'A Teacher Abroad'?
Updated: Jul 3, 2019
Those who know me might say that I have a tendency to be a little 'flamboyant' with a flair for the dramatic. To that I just say they are all prone to hyperbole and waltz away.
That being said, getting me to shut up is a skill which few have truly mastered. Teaching clearly was the profession for me after all. However, telling my stories through the medium of a travel blog has always peaked my interest. One of my favourite pass-times is to read travel blogs, books and watch documentaries about destinations around the world and plan my own adventures with hand-drawn routes and 'must-not-miss' instagrammable site. My second favourite pass-time is showing off... sorry I mean telling stories of my adventures to inspire more people to travel and see more of the world; this usually happens during my 'day job' at the chalk face.
It didn't take me long therefore to come up with the grand idea to unify my two passions, hence 'A Teacher Abroad' was born.
I wanted to find a blend of travel blogging destinations and storytelling of stand-out experiences, whilst also collecting resources and knowledge for the classroom. I wanted to be able to bridge the gap between the real world and what many of my students think is the real world; metaphorically taking them with me as I explore.
Not only this but I also was intrigued by the idea of how teaching and learning was conducted around the world. I wanted to be able to visit and experience international schools of all types and share my findings with students and fellow practitioners alike; maybe even learn a thing or two along the way.
Ambitious? Probably. Completely bonkers? Almost certainly. Am I going to do it anyway? You bet your bottom dollar/euro/kip/baht/krona/rupiah I will. So please don't be shy.