Teaching Mixed Race Classes

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by Katherine Reilly

Last night at the Refugee School of Athens, I was interviewed by a postgraduate student who asked me, how do we handle so many ‘different’ students of various ethnic backgrounds and cultures.

“Are your teaching methods effective? Is there any prejudice in class? Do students understand what you’re teaching them?” were some of the questions asked.

You’re probably thinking that my answer would be, “where there’s a will, there’s a way,” or maybe “love brings down all cultural barriers.” I admit both are true, however, there are also rules and guidelines we must follow in order to achieve harmony in class and help our students reach their full potential.

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How to Become a Writer

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by Katherine Reilly

A few days ago, one of my students told me that when she grows up, she wants to become a writer like me. I was honored by her heartwarming confession. Being a positive role model for someone and in this case my students, is not something to be taken lightly. When a person looks up to you, it’s not only a privilege, but also an obligation to help him in any way you can.

So, what makes you a writer, and a good one at that? There are no rules that you must follow to achieve this, however, some of my personal experience might help you.

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How to Teach When You’re Sick

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by Katherine Reilly

If you’re a teacher and you are reading this article, you’ve definitely been in the difficult position of teaching while effortlessly blowing your nose and trying to keep the lesson going at all costs, no matter what.

Whether it’s a sense of obligation, or plain and simple love for our students, a teacher’s job comes with a lot of sacrifices. However, where do we draw the line and what is the best approach when coming down with a fever without abandoning our duties?

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