Banyan Global Learning

Stories and accounts of edtech, distance learning, international student collaborations, virtual field trips, teaching English abroad, and tips for techy teachers.

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Posts by Banyan Global Learning

BGL’s LingoLoop Partners with IRC to Give Free English Lessons to Refugees

BGL has been using technology to deliver quality English instruction to Asian classrooms since 2007. Last year we started a new consumer-facing venture – LingoLoop […]

8th Grade Students Meet Rocket Scientist; Use Physics and Economics to Design Cars

The following was published in Tsai Hsing School’s bimonthly magazine as written by BGL: Just a few years ago, self-driving cars seemed like science fiction. […]

BGL Teachers Rock “Parent Day” in Kunshan, China

Parent Day in Asia is a big deal. The preparation for teachers can seem endless to the point that we almost lose sight of how […]

We Love Classcraft! A BGL Review

Here at BGL, we love Classcraft! It’s a free classroom management system a la Class Dojo but with deeper options and a fantasy-based theme that the students […]

Teacher Jane’s Summer in Taiwan

As summer approaches, BGL would like to share Teacher Jane’s video about her experience teaching abroad at Tsai Hsing School in Taipei, Taiwan in the […]

Teacher Chad’s Top 5 Funniest Classroom Moments While Teaching in Taiwan

Teacher Chad is an astoundingly popular teacher at Tsai Hsing and recently decided to stay at the school indefinitely past his two-year contract. (Check out […]

Using Video to Teach Current Events

BGL’s own Teacher LaCora has experience in front of the camera as a red carpet host here in Los Angeles. She used those skills to […]

Staying Connected While Teaching Abroad: One Teacher’s Perspective

“…well, I guess you must have a touch of crazy in you to move to and live in China. But I think for some, that craziness […]

Chinese New Year Song

Teach kids about Chinese New Year with BGL’s catchy tune about the monster named Nian.  新年快乐!

A Day in the Life of a Tsai Hsing Kindergarten Teacher

Thanks a million to BGL’s Teacher Simon for showing us a kindergarten teacher’s typical day at Tsai Hsing School in Taipei, Taiwan. This video gives […]

Kung Fu, Zen Buddhism and the Shaolin Temple – An Independent Research Project for 5th Graders

Our 5th graders in Taiwan are new to our distance learning program, so one of the first units we do with them is a familiar […]

Kindergarten Field Trip to the Taipei Zoo

With all our virtual field trips it’s sometimes easy to forget the value of a traditional, in-person field trip. The following is an account from […]

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