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Global Education

My collection of posts concerning Global Education and my Teachers for Global Classrooms fellowship.

August 6, 2017

The international field experience portion of the Teachers for Global Classrooms fellowship is framed by a guiding question. Fellows are expected to investigate this question during their time abroad and reflect upon it once they return. Here is my reflection:

My Purpos...

July 8, 2017

The 16th day of my Teacher for Global Classrooms field experience was the first July 4th I can remember that I wasn't on Nantucket with my family. In the Philippines, July 4th is "Filipino-American Friendship Day." To be honest, it has felt like every day is Filipino-A...

July 4, 2017

I spent my final day at Bicol Regional Science High School shadowing Michelle, an 11th grade student. Michelle is in the first section of the 11th grade, which means that she and her classmates are in the top third of the class. She has the same classmates for every cl...

July 2, 2017


We spent Saturday on a whirlwind tour of several sites throughout Albay. Our party consisted of Adrian, a teacher at Bicol Regional Science High School, Rose, a teacher at Marcial O. Rañola Memorial School (MORMS) and Jenn's host teacher, our fearless driver Jerry, IR...

June 30, 2017

The morning started, as always, with the sun rising from beyond the majestic Mayon Volcano. This was the view directly out my hotel window this morning:

Angelo's guiding questions for this experience surround environmental education in the Philippines, so Kristina had a...

June 29, 2017

Angelo and I started the day teaching four consecutive one-hour classes on American culture. We taught each of the seventh grade's four sections, giving every student in the grade the opportunity to ask questions. Our classes were abbreviated versions of the cultural p...

June 28, 2017

My second day at Bicol Regional Science High School was packed full with class observations, enthusiastic students, guest teaching, and a great deal of learning and growth on my part.

I started the day observing a 7th grade math class. Students were practicing adding an...

June 27, 2017

Bicol Regional High School is a grade 7 to 12 public school in Ligao City, Albay. It serves approximately 600 students who have passed an entrance exam to demonstrate their proficiency in and dedication to STEM fields. I have been placed in Ligao City at BRSHS for a to...

June 26, 2017

Monday, June 26th, was a national holiday in the Philippines, so there was no school in session for us to observe or co-teach. We spent the day visiting a cave, swimming and lunching at our host teacher Kristina's home, and attending the Polangui Street Dancing Festiva...

June 26, 2017

In the afternoon of our third day in Albay provence, we were given the VIP treatment at a street dancing competition a few towns over in Polangui. Our host teacher Kristina had coordinated with the mayor of Polangui to have Angelo, Jenn, and myself seated on the judge'...

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These photos were taken during my various travels.

About Greg Schwanbeck

 I'm a physics teacher, instructional technology coach, and teacher trainer with a passion for educational technology, global education, travel, and grilling the perfect cheeseburger.