INTERNATIONAL TEACHER READERS
TO INTERNATIONAL TEACHER WRITERS
Fellow teachers, we can learn so much from each other. Every country has its own traditions and attitudes concerning education. In some countries there is not enough money and in others there seems to be more than is necessary.
Teachers, please write in and tell us about the educational system in your country. How does it work for average students? Are there provisions for students with learning difficulties? How do you deal with your very bright students? What is a school day like for a teacher?
What is it like to be a teacher in your country? Are teachers respected? Are they as well paid as others with the
same education? Do you feel that you have been trained well enough to do your job? Are you able to get more training each year after you have become a teacher?
Parents, what do you need to do to keep your child learning? Do you have to pay for school? Is there a point where you can’t afford to have your children in school? What is the most important thing your school or your classroom or the students need? What hinders learning most where you teach?
Word Press keeps a statistics page for each blog. Just recently they have added a
list of countries from where we are being read. I have been vaguely aware of having readers from our neighbours to the south and from the United Kingdom but I had no idea that there are readers from half way around the world and the Southern Hemisphere.
You may send something you would like to see published as a post and it will be published (with some
editing if necessary) under your name. All comments that fall within the guidelines will be published unless that your comment not be published. If there are a number of unpublished comments from different countries, I will write a post combining the information, without attributing anything.
Word Press also shows a list of posts viewed and by how many viewers; a list of referrers and how many were used; a list of search engine terms and a list of clicks i.e. which links I have provided that my readers have clicked on – and which ones. These statistics are given by the day, week, quarter, year and from the beginning of the blog. They are an immense help in assessing what is of interest to readers. If I am trying to decide which avenue to pursue, the stats help.
Below are the ten most read posts over the history of the blog and the top ten views by country. You can see why it would be so worthwhile to hear from other teachers in other countries.
Current Top Ten Posts:
Top Ten Views by Countries
Canada United States India Philippines Brazil New Zealand Jamaica Australia Malaysia United Kingdom
- The school where every teacher has an iPad… and every student has an iPod (independent.co.uk)
- Gates Foundation: Building Research-Based Teacher Evaluations (seekerblog.com)
- French immersion (timesonline.typepad.com)
- Internship vs. Student Teaching…Which is Better? (brightfutures4me.wordpress.com)
- How to Raise Student Motivation? (socyberty.com)
- Should K-12 Teachers Have Tenure? Becker (becker-posner-blog.com)
- Congratulations to award-winning teachers Huong Nguyen of WSHS and Leticia Clausen of Denny! (westseattleblog.com)
- Recess…for teachers (coopcatalyst.wordpress.com)