Friday August 12th big day of professional development at school. Ran into an school teacher at the conference this morning who has been teaching overseas with his wife for 30+ years. His kids are in college and he owns a home in the state which he returns to every summer for about a month. He recently bought land in Nicaragua where he spends summer time as well.
We've met a large number of families who have made international teaching their career. Kenya, Chile, Thailand, Viet Nam, Bulgaria, China, the list is endless. Their is a large community out there.
We had a speaker today, Yong Zhao, author of a book I'm reading, "Catching up or leading way." Dr. Zhao is a dynamic speaker whose got a great message about what's working in chinese and American Education.