My Meandering Journey to Become a Global Educator Part 2 By Jeff Zanger

My Meandering Journey to Become a Global Educator Part 2  By Jeff Zanger

If you haven’t read part 1 of Jeff Zanger’s story, please read it first. In his previous post, Jeff Zanger shared a very personal story about his life and the death of his son Easton. In this post, Jeff continues his personal JRNEY that takes him all over the world to become the global educator he is today.  

My Meandering Journey to Become a Global Educator Part 1 By Jeff Zanger

My Meandering Journey to Become a Global Educator Part 1  By Jeff Zanger

I met Jeff at ISTE18. He sat next to me in a meeting about global collaboration. What he didn’t realize at the time was that he gave me a very nice compliment about a curriculum I had developed while working for a global ed. company the year before. I had a chance to chat a bit with Jeff during the conference and could tell right away that he was a passionate global educator. What I didn’t realize was the incredible story he had to tell. There’s so much we can learn from this story, so I decided to split it into two posts without having to cut anything. I hope you are inspired as much as I have been. Here’s part 1 of Jeff’s story.

iREAD to Change the World By Sule Jacob Olaoluwa

iREAD to Change the World    By Sule Jacob Olaoluwa

While I have never met Jacob in person, our paths continue to cross. Last week, I shared a story of some time spent with the founders of Inspire Citizens in Beijing. This week, I introduce you to Sule Jacob Olaoluwa who is also a member of the Inspire Citizens team of educators and unlikely founder of an organization dedicated to quality education in Nigeria. Here’s his story of how iREAD to Live Initiative came to be…

Educational Path for Immigrant Children By: Nam Ngo Thanh

Educational Path for Immigrant Children     By: Nam Ngo Thanh

Nam is a regular contributor to the JRNEY blog, and I admire him a great deal. In fact, I hope to be able to visit him in Vietnam in the very near future. In this blog, he discusses an important topic, within in context of Vietnam, that increasingly affects every educator around the world: migration. When homes are no longer safe or opportunities arise or diminish, people move. People have always moved, and they will always continue to do so. How education responds depends on you.

A JRNEY to Explore Online Learning By: Greg Cottrell

A JRNEY to Explore Online Learning  By: Greg Cottrell

I met Greg in June at the end of a scavenger hunt as part of an ISTE Global Collaboration PLN event. And I'm so glad I did. Right away I could tell that Greg was one of the good guys working hard to find ways to make the lives of kids and teachers better. And his way was through analytics. Now this is not my normal cup of tea, but when I heard him explain what he was doing, I felt strongly about having him share his story here. 

The Joyful Ride to Becoming My Best Teacher Self By: Gina Charlet

The Joyful Ride to Becoming My Best Teacher Self    By: Gina Charlet

I had the pleasure of spending some time with Gina at the ISTE conference in Chicago this past June and seeing the result of her JRNEY in action. While my path to teaching was direct, my path out of the classroom has been meandering, to say the least, and I believe that these crooked, twisting roads lead us to our best selves both inside and outside the classroom. Gina’s story is a perfect example of how the process is the point.