of the perks in teaching overseas is attending conferences in wonderful
locations. When I taught in Ohio, I got to go to Dayton. While teaching
in Morocco, the conference was in Madrid. You can see the difference.
presented at CERCOS conferences while teaching in Manila (Hong Kong,
Shanghai -- and, as seen in the photos -- and Beijing). Two
of the workshops included activities around teaching ancient China.
With handouts to die for, they were worth their weight in chop suey.
I am especially proud of my original lesson about "Oracle
Eggs". The workshop in Shanghai was about working with kids
to create kid owned drama presentations.
In this kind of play, the kids write, design, advertise, create,
and definitely own the production.