A few years ago, my career transitioned from one of spending most of my time in a classroom to one spent primarily on an airplane. While this has been quite a change, I am fascinated by how many similarities I continue to encounter and how the same frustrations I find as a teacher, I find as a traveler.
When I was in the classroom, it was my daily lesson plans I dreaded; when I am about to hit the road, it is the packing that takes the wind from my sails. While I have developed a few travel hacks, I can only wish I had access to the Belouga Builder when I was still in the business of building the best learning experiences my students deserved.
What if I told you that, even if I were teaching like I used to and traveling like I’m currently getting used to, using the Belouga Builder would make the process of lesson planning quicker, easier, and a whole lot more effective?
But don’t just take my word for it, what if you check out how global educators and members of the Continued Learning Community (CLC) are using the Belouga Builder to not only connect their students’ curiosities with the World, but to transform their experiences planning and delivering lessons from one of gritting their teeth to showing their teeth from grinning.
Here’s how other educators around the world are making the change, demolishing the four walls of their own classroom, making their planning personal, and taking their work global:
Marjorie Miller, from Pennsylvania gets global with her classes by combing math and basketball just in time for March Madness in her Researching the Colleges episode.
Beth Sanders and educators in Pike Road, Alabama don’t just plan for their students, their students participate in the planning–and creation of global resources for learning, as you will find in Pike Road School’s Renee Dickerson’s Surviving the Wild series.
Kiro Jordanov, from Stip, Macedonia uses Belouga to share lessons on poetry and how poems can be tools for change in his episode, Citizens for Change, Poetry for Action.
Rachel Gibbs in Huntsville, Alabama uses the Belouga Builder to explore ideas like whether or not good or evil exists to engage her students and activate their curiosities in her episode, Good vs Evil: The Power of Perspective with Perseus and Medusa.
Vlachy Caicedo in Bucaramanga, Colombia uses Belouga to share the fun of ultimate frisbee and bring physical activity to learning English in the episode he designed, Ultimate Frisbee: The Sport of the Future.
Rebecca McLelland-Crawley uses Belouga to share what she continues to learn about the teenage brain with students and fellow educators in her episode, Getting to Know Your Teen Brain.
Wherever you are in the World and whatever parts of it you are planning to bring to your students, the Belouga Builder is the digital bridge to make it happen.
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