EP 009 | Transatlantic Teaching: a Conversation with Transitioning High School Teacher, Li
From the UK to Indiana, Li has taught high school health and social care in London for 8 years in a prestigious cosmopolitan school. She has spent the last decade teaching culinary classes in inner city -> rural districts in the US for the last few years. In addition to her work in the classroom, she has also established an international travel chapter with over 150 students and families to venture abroad.
Li discusses the separation of personal & professional life in Europe vs America, taking care of your mental health (see: Sunday Scaries), and transparency around the financial realities of a 2 teacher household. Li speaks to the absolute joy she has found in the classroom, and shares stories of mixing her passion for travel and teaching, and her desire for more growth opportunities within education.
This episode brings up topics ranging from traveling with educational tours, balancing postpartum depression and going back to the classroom, & why she has is pivoting in her career. Li is a remarkable individual - 1st generation college student inspiring her students and families in the classroom & abroad (her inspirational student memory will give you chills). Her stories will definitely leave you enlightened on the realities many teachers are facing, and inspired about the future realities of educators.
Find out more about Li here !
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