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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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 […]

That’s Crafty! Our 4G Field Trip to Tom Colicchio’s LA Restaurant

Wow! BGL’s 501 Class was very lucky to take a virtual field trip to Tom Colicchio‘s Craft LA, one of the best restaurants in Los […]

York, PA’s Weary Arts Group – A 4G Field Trip for Students of Shakespeare

There is perhaps no better way for students to dive into the art of theatrical performance than by studying the greatest playwright of all time, […]

10 Ways for Time-Strapped Teachers to Keep Up with EdTech

Teachers who love technology (like we do!) always want to learn about the next best—and most useful—thing. Whether it be a burgeoning LMS, a free […]

First Day of School in Asia: Where Teaching Meets ComiCon

Never has it been so professional to wear a cape and a crown to your first day on the job. In Asia, English teachers often […]

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