Welcome to our 50th episode of the International Teacher Podcast. It is also our 2 year anniversary. We welcome back Jacqueline Mallais, the founder of JPMint Consulting, for her second guest appearance on our show. Jacqueline has established herself as a consultant extraordinaire for current and soon-to-be international teachers. Listen in as she celebrates her successes and future goals. At some point, JP orchestrates a TikTok challenge with Greg the single guy.
This is a must listen episode for any international teacher that is ready to move on to their next school, any current teachers thinking about going abroad to teach, and all pre-service teachers that aren't sure whether international teaching is meant for them.
Congratulations Jacqueline! Your clients are lucky to have you as their coach.
Kent and Greg interview two international teachers currently in Spain and Thailand during their Gap Year. Kevin and Matt are the authors behind the best selling international teaching books dubbed "The New Normal" . This interview sheds light on how they co-authored both books from opposite ends of the world, but still give credit to the other teachers that wrote the stories. All proceeds from their books go to the Children of Haiti. Join us to hear how they put it all together.
You want to read stories about international teachers around the world, so click over to Amazon and purchase these two books by Kevin Duncan and Matt Minor:
The New Normal: Tales from International School Teachers
The New Normal Vol. II
About this Episode
Meet the Tech Guru that created freetech4teachers.com over almost two decades ago. Richard was freezing in Maine while we recorded this. He is a proud father, teacher, guest speaker, and technology whiz that empowers teachers world-wide. Take one of his online courses if you want to beef up your classroom tech skills. He focuses on a lot of free technology. Join us as we share stories about customs and famous people, trends in educational technology, and oil trucks.
Some of the Links from this discussion:
Ed Tech Gurus Richard Mentions
Gary Stager http://professorgarystager.com/about-gary
Vicki Davis. https://www.coolcatteacher.com/about-vicki-davis/
Beth Holland - https://brholland.com/
Free: The Future of a Radical Price (2009) by Chris Anderson
Trust Agents: Using the Web to Build Influence, Improve Reputation, and Earn Trust by Chris Brogan and Julien Smith (2020 reprint) Pedalling to Kailash: Cycling Adventures and Misadventures Across the Roof of the World by Graydon Hazenberg (2021)
Video: Visual Rubrics - Part 1: Getting Started by Greg Kulowiec
App Creation Software/Website: MIT APP Inventor 2
Video Game Creation Webtool: Construct 3 (Free & Paid Versions)
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Join us as Kent interviews Greg the Single Guy about his experiences at the ISS (International School Services) International Educator Recruiting Fair of 2023 in that was held in Washington D.C. from February 9 - 12. Is Greg leaving the desert? How many Candidates were at the fair? Greg has a few funny stories and a scary US Customs story to share. ISS Job Fairs Website
In this episode, Kent and Greg interview Data Specialist and famous author, Matthew B. Courtney, about tools for teachers to access and interpret the real data collected in the classroom. According to Matthew, "Working with data can be hard, but it doesn't have to be!"