Teaching shouldn’t be a struggle, especially if we want learning to be effortless.
Backpacks & Blackboards Teach is a sister site to the B&B Travel website. It aims at providing valuable ESL and teaching abroad resources for the modern expat. It was born out of my frustration with finding very little useful resources for ESL teaching abroad. While most of my schools gave me my own classroom, I often shared it with other teachers or had limited space to display things. This is where most normal classroom activities would fail to fit into the international classroom context. Homeschooling activities were the best fit, but you need to weed through a ton of activities and worksheets to get to the ones specific for language learning AND skill building.
Out of my experience teaching abroad as well as my interaction with a range of students, B&B Teach began to take shape. It’s not only a platform to share what’s worked in my classroom, but also to hear what’s working in your classroom! It’s about bringing together a community of teachers (beyond the ‘Let’s get drinks to recover’ sort of way that many expat platforms are keen on). Teaching shouldn’t be a struggle, especially if we want learning to be effortless.
You can also find teaching resources, free and paid, over at TeachersPayTeachers.