Welcome! Here are answers to your frequently asked questions.
Q: Which people is TeachingTraveling.com for?
A: This site is for anyone who fits (or wants to fit) the title “teacher-traveler” in ANY sense of the word you can imagine.
Are you a ‘Round the World traveler who wants to learn how to get an ESL job? Perfect! Are you a middle school teacher in Detroit who wants to spend a week in Mexico sightseeing because you know it will help you re-boot and get perspective? Perfect. Have you dedicated your entire life to teaching and traveling already? Perfect! Join us!
The point of TeachingTraveling.com is to celebrate that teaching is great, traveling is great, and we should all do more of both. This site aims to inspire more teachers to travel and more travelers to teach, and to provide educators and parents with global education curriculum and resources.
Q: I notice that much of this site consists of interviews with teacher-travelers. Why, and who do you seek to interview?
A: Hearing how others made their teaching-traveling dream come true is an awesome and effective way to learn how to do it yourself, either through concrete resources or general revelations. This site is always seeking teacher-travelers (in, I am not kidding, ANY sense of the word) to interview, so please spread the word! Even if you are a teacher who took a “non-educational” 2-day camping trip in the next state over, which developed you as a person and a teacher, your story will inspire others to teach and travel, so contact me!
Q: Who created this site? Who runs it?
A: Teaching Traveling was started by and is run by me, Lillie Marshall, a Boston public school teacher who traveled around the world for nine straight months on a career-break sabbatical. My travels took me through Southeast Asia, Ghana (where I taught for 3 months), Spain, and beyond. Previously, I traveled extensively in Latin America. You can read all about my travels and teaching at AroundTheWorldL.com Travel Blog.
I am now back teaching in Boston Public Schools, but continue to be an avid traveler on delicious teacher vacations. I love helping other teachers learn to (economically, enjoyably, economically) travel, and assisting travelers to teach! I invite anyone who regularly writes about education to join the new Education Bloggers Facebook Group and Twitter Chat, and anyone who is considering career-break, extended travel to check out the MeetPlanGo.com Career-Break Travel Movement, for which I am the Boston Coordinator.
Q: Do you endorse all the programs and paths described in the interviews?
A: The purpose of this site is to share stories about diverse travel experiences by people who love teaching and traveling. I have not personally tested every program and teaching-traveling path mentioned on this site and therefore cannot vouch for each, so if you are interested in one, I invite you to contact the interview’s author to research more deeply.
Q: What is your Copyright policy?
A: It is a violation of my TeachingTraveling.com Copyright to re-post any articles from this site in their entirety on another site. The same goes for the TeachingTraveling.com RSS feed. You may, however, use a short excerpt (two paragraphs or less) from articles on this site with a link back to the original article and an introduction giving the context. Please respect the hard work that goes into this site and do not plagiarize, or I will file a DMCA takedown order. Thank you!
Q: How can I connect with or contact you?
Want to partner with TeachingTraveling.com, either by being interviewed , by contributing articles, or by linking to your company or page? Contact Lillie at: TeachingTraveling at gmail.com, find the Teaching Traveling community on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TeachingTraveling, or join Lillie on Google Plus or on Twitter @WorldLillie. I love to hear from you, so be in touch!