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Current BCF teacher Megan Haskin has a series on her fantastic blog Korbay Delay that profiles teachers now teaching abroad. Her most recent feature was of Reese Ishmael, another BCF teacher in Bhutan. Check out the interview at Teacher Abroad: Reese Ishmael.
Mongar LSS, Mongar.Mongar LSS, Mongar.
“My life here is rather simple, just as I imagined it would be. The community is close and kind, eager to help and compassionate in […]

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Reese Ishmael currently teaches English at Mongar Lower Secondary School, and this past week he and two other teachers were chosen to coordinate Reading Day, along with 5 other local schools. This event included a 5-hour reading program, student readings and performances, prizes and refreshments, all to celebrate the “Year of the Reader”. Here is what Reese had to say after being asked to coordinate the event:
“I’ve never been asked to do anything remotely on this scale. Thousands of students […]

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Congratulations to BCF teacher Holly Krasniuk who came third in the Dantak Open Mountain Bike Race in Bhutan. With her prize money she purchased a book for each child in her school from class PP to class 6, as well as extra resources for the school and supplies for the staff. Way to go Holly!
Photo Credit: Vicky Chartres - BCF teacher HollyPhoto Credit: Vicky Chartres – BCF teacher Holly
Check out more photos from the race taken […]

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Blog of the Week – Picasso in Bhutan

Elizabeth Shelton 04-10-2015

Megan Haskin is teaching English at Rangjung LSS in succession of BCF teacher Travis. Last year Travis started an Art Club and Megan has gladly stepped in to continue the clubs success!
I now have over 40 children in my club and although I thought it would be total chaos it is the total opposite. They listen to my every word and focus all of their attention when creating their art works. The first words that left my mouth on the […]

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Blog of the Week – Cat in Bhutan

Elizabeth Shelton 04-02-2015

Continuing with our introduction to new teacher blogs, we bring you BCF teacher Catherine’s blog Cat in Bhutan. Catherine is teaching English at Dechentsemo MSS in Punakha, and shares insights and photos from her time spent teaching and enjoying local holidays in Bhutan so far!
Photo Credit: Catherine O'Brien - BCF teachers Catherine and Sebastian, and friend.Photo Credit: Catherine O’Brien – BCF teachers Catherine and Sebastian, and friend.
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Blog of the Week – Rooftop Madness

BCF Intern 03-24-2015

Reese Ishmael is teaching English at Mongar Lower Secondary School. See how Reese is acclimatizing to the frequent celebrations in Bhutan and the meaning of community in Mongar Dzongkhag.
Photo Credit: Reese Ishmael - View from Home.Photo Credit: Reese Ishmael – View from Home.
“The clock ticks slowly here and no one ever seems to be in a hurry. People make impromptu plans as opposed to […]

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Megan Haskin is currently teaching English at Rangjung LSS in Trashigang. Find out what an average day looks like for Megan in Bhutan.
“I feel grateful for how quickly I have adjusted and really feel that I have my new friends to thank for it! The staff and my principal are just so kind and friendly – they made me feel right at home on the first day…Right now I love eating Kewa Datsi, drinking large amounts of naja (milk tea), being […]

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Blog of the Week – Home Sweet Home…

Elizabeth Shelton 02-18-2015

BCF teacher Sarah Barnett is settling in to teach English at Gongthung MSS in Trashigang. On her blog she writes about her adventure across the country to get to her placement and her first week upon arrival.
The next day we had more GNH training, which was really interesting to learn about. I have to say that I’m really fascinated by all of the beliefs and cultural systems that are going on here. I think that it’s really great to learn about […]

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Blog of the Week – Joe’s Journal

Elizabeth Shelton 02-11-2015

BCF teacher Fraser MacInnes, who is teaching English at Samey PS in Dagana, has started a blog while in Bhutan that is geared towards children and is told through the voice of Joe Crow.  Fraser’s blog is designed as a learning tool to inform children about a different culture and way of life.
Photo Credit: Fraser Macinnes - Fraser and Joe Crow!Photo Credit: Fraser MacInnes […]

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We Have Arrived – Dylan Haskin

Elizabeth Shelton 02-05-2015

Our class of 2015 teachers have been enjoying orientation in Thimphu and getting to know each other, but today they go their separate ways and begin the journey to their individual school placements. Check out this video of their arrival in Bhutan from Dylan Haskin, who is the husband to BCF teacher Megan Haskin.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmWJKgxnZ8s
Be sure to visit Dylan’s website Dylan Haskin Photography!

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