Global Classrooms: Santander Conference

Two blog posts in one week!

You are really lucky.  This doesn’t happen often.

Yesterday was the third and final Global Classrooms Cantabria conference, held in Santander.  Each school from the area sent some of their best, and we had about 215 students total.  I didn’t have to Chair any of the committees this time around, so I got to move around and watch the kiddos shine while 9 of my fellow Fulbrighters were hard at work running the show.  I had 14 students at the conference and got to watch many of them give their speeches.  I was such a proud teacher.

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I was proudest of my cuartos (US equivilent = 10th grade).  The two students who we chose to represent our school at the conference are not the best and brightest of their class, but they have worked so hard this year and really deserved to go to Santander.  It was an intimidating experience for them, as many of the other students there had an incredible level of English- but they were so composed and professional!  Here they are:

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Cristina, Me, Rubén

My segundos, representing the countries of Somalia and Cape Verde, definitely weren’t the global powerhouses in their committee, which discussed problems related to gender equality and education, but they did so well.  I would give them the award for cutest delegations.

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Paula, Daniel, Me, Tania, Enrique

Teachers say that you have a special connection with your first class.  So true.  They have been my guinea pigs as I try out this whole teaching thing and the very best (and occasionally the worst) students I could ever imagine.

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Oh- and we’re famous! Check out this newspaper article and video: http://www.eldiariomontanes.es/20140314/local/santander/conferencia-global-classrooms-201403142118.html

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