029 – Around the World With Henrique Guerreiro

029 – Around the World With Henrique Guerreiro

 

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A recent picture of Rico at Victoria Falls from the Zimbabwe side.

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Rico says: “Here’s a favorite of mine before we went to online school due to the ebola scare. The start of school was delayed by 10 days. We commenced on a Tuesday, had school Wednesday, then we were told around 9am we would go online for the next 6 weeks. The kids and I are showing our frustration with a 2nd closing of school. It turned out to be only 3 weeks. Oy!”

 

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[In This Episode][Guest Bio][Additional Notes][Text Transcript]

In This Episode

How does a teacher in a rural US school end up in an International School in Thailand? What is it like to feel the blast of a terrorist bombing? How does a teacher navigate learning during an Ebola Crisis in Nigeria?

It’s springtime in the high desert, and I’m starting to get spring fever. For me, spring fever almost always compels me to a road trip. I think that traveling and seeing new places, stimulates the brain in ways that few other activities can. In fact, one of my favorite quotes about traveling is from T. S. Elliot:

“We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.”

Road trips also get me to thinking about our Inventor’s Bootcamps, because we always manage to work a road trip into our plans. I love our Inventor’s Bootcamps because students learn so much and see so many new sights. The students build crazy engineering contraptions with 3D printers, wire them up with a little electronic trickery, and program them to do amazing feats. The creativity, confidence, curiosity, and deep thinking of the students in these summer camps is almost unbelievable.

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Today’s guest started his teaching career in a rural school with only 63 students and ended up teaching in the primary grades of 3 other countries across the globe. Henrique “Rico” Guerreiro shares insights into education in Americanized schools around the world has some interesting twists. Listen in to today’s podcast for the curious answers to the questions above and a great conversation about education abroad!

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About Rico

After beginning his career at a tiny rural school house, Rico moved overseas to teach in Thailand. He believes these new experiences have helped him grow as a person as well as a teacher. He’s spent a total of 22 days teaching online due to having lived under unstable governments for the past 8 years. Technology has played an integral part in his teaching during this time.

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Inspirational Quote

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire!” – Keats

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About a Teacher

Dawn Quintero of the South Bay Unified School District.  My mentor teacher who showed me you can have an active yet orderly classroom.

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Something Rico Made Recently

Ceviche.  I found cumin in Lagos.  All the other ingredients are readily available.

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Something Rico Learned Recently

I’ve just learned how to kite-board and make a delicious breakfast smoothie with oats.

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Additional Notes

Contact Rico:

  • Email: rrrricogu@gmail.com

Links:

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Full Text Transcript – Coming Soon!

“The purpose of an education is for kids to be good communicators across cultural lines–to understand and accept each other.” –H. Guerrero

“We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.” –T. S. Eliot

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