Photos

Here are photos from a trip to Thailand 2013

Colorful handmade candy at the Railroad Market near Ratchaburri, Thailand

Colorful handmade candy at the Railroad Market near Ratchaburri, Thailand

The train arrives in the middle of this market in Ratchaburri, Thailand

The train arrives in the middle of this market in Ratchaburri, Thailand

Jigsaw activities invite students to work together to find information.

Jigsaw activities invite students to work together to find information.

During my trip to Bangkok, I visited the beautiful Buddha.

During my trip to Bangkok, I visited the beautiful Buddha.

Essential skills include creativity

Essential skills include creativity

Here and There Photos–Taiwan

With modern travel, our world has become bigger and smaller at the same time. As I’ve traveled to new places to meet teachers and students, I’ve experienced new foods, explored beautiful places, and met many people who I hold in my heart.

These photos are from my recent travels to Taiwan with Julie Gold.

I visited Pa Pa Jordan’s school in Taipei. There I met the most amazing group of four-year-olds! They’re using Magic Time in their classes. I spent time with their dedicated teaching staff after my lesson with the children.

Pa Pa Jordan's School in Taipei is an amazing school!

Pa Pa Jordan’s School in Taipei is an amazing school!

What a great team of teachers and administrators!

What a great team of teachers and administrators!

We were surprised to meet up with our friends Julia and Craig, co-authors of Oxford Phonics World. We enjoyed a traditional lunch, including Peking duck.

Meeting OUP authors Craig and Julia

Lunch with OUP authors Julia and Craig, Julie Gold, and OUP team Tina and Jessica

These students from Idear Asia School were the winners in the GSA, Global Sing Along contest. Julie Gold and I went to their school for their awards event, including watching their winning performance, presenting certificates, and leading a lively sing-along!

Julie Gold and I sang with students from Idear Asia Schools, GSA winners

Julie Gold and I sang with students from Idear Asia Schools, GSA winners

Julie Gold gathered the students by the piano to sing her grammy-award winning song, “From A Distance.” There was magic in the air! As we traveled from across the world to meet these students, we created bridges of friendship.

Snuggled together by the piano, Julie Gold sang her grammy-award winning song "From A Distance."

Snuggled together by the piano, Julie Gold sang her grammy-award winning song “From A Distance.”

Our teachers’ workshop focused on CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning). We finished the workshop with a sing-along and performance by Julie Gold. Annie Tsai, the winner of the first GSA, has become a new friend!

Annie Tsai, former GSA winner and amazing teacher, came to our teachers' workshop in Taipei.  New friends!

Annie Tsai, former GSA winner and amazing teacher, came to our teachers’ workshop in Taipei. New friends!