How Perla Zamora and Her students in Mexico are Tearing Down Walls

Today Perla Zamora @pzamoraats from Tampico, Mexico is tearing down walls. For thought leader Thursday, today, ask yourself how you're connecting your classroom to the world.

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In today's show, we'll discuss:

  • Ways Perla is connecting her classroom to other classrooms
  • Overcoming fears of connecting with other classrooms
  • The most important thing she’s learned as she connects her students to other classrooms

I hope you enjoy this episode with Perla!
If you want to hear another Thought Leader Thursday episode, listen to Dr. Brad Johnson talk about 5 Things That Harm a Child's Ability to Succeed.

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Full Bio


Perla Zamora

Ms. Perla Zamora @pzamoraats is a passionate teacher and Technology advisor in the American School of Tampico. Her curiosity took her into “The Flat Connection Project” in 2012. That was the beginning of a journey for her students to interact and learn while, appreciating and valuing different cultures. Her adventurous spirit lead her to be in contact with teachers around the world. Her experience in this field is documented in the book “The Global Educator”.

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Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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Calvin March 29, 2017 - 6:26 am

This was great to listen to. Thank you, Perla and Vicki. It’s so important to allow cross-learning. No woman/man is an island.

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