In this blog post, I write about teaching international students at a school in Queens.
|A Seventh Grader holds up a sign
he made for our school's annual International Night.
To put into perspective how vast this group is: approximately one million international students are studying in the United States alone, according to the Institute of International Education (IIE). Of that group, roughly one hundred thousand are middle and high school adolescents. So I am one lucky teacher. My experience as an international student also adds further depth to my appreciation for this amazing opportunity - I had a student visa when attending the Higher Institute of Philosophy in Leuven, Belgium, and I lived in the American College.
One activity I love doing with my students is having them read to younger kids. It is a fun, low-stakes way for kids to learn from each other. And it's fun. Here are some photographs to document our learning together:
|A kindergartener and a Tenth grader write a story together for a Language Arts project.
|An Eleventh grader conducts a read-aloud for a couple of Early Childhood students.