Allow me to answer some preemptive Frequently Asked Questions about this birth:
A: AroundtheWorldL.com is about me (and students with whom I work closely), following my journeys around the world and inside the classroom, giving my personal tips for you about travel, teaching, and life.
TeachingTraveling.com is about YOU. It is a site for teachers who travel, travelers who teach, and those who want to. It will chiefly be composed of inspirational teacher-traveler profiles and concrete tips and resources for aspiring teacher-travelers. There will also be (once my battle with technology ends in triumph) a discussion forum for teacher-traveler networking.
Q: Why start an additional website?
A: Because teacher-travelers are awesome, and do not currently have a loud enough voice or large enough space in the blogger world.
If dear TeachingTraveling.com encourages even one additional teacher to travel, or one additional traveler to teach, I will do a massive jig of joy.
I have the feeling the site will inspire a whole lot more than one person, however, because the teacher-traveler profiles that are set to be published this week are FASCINATING.
Q: Will this website here, AroundTheWorldL.com continue?
A: YES and YES ,and also YES! I love doing this blog so much (especially interacting with YOU) and nothing can make me stop any time soon. There are many spicy new articles coming soon, so stay tuned. While you wait, check out any of the 400 articles from around the world already on this site. And do please leave comments and share this baby around.
Q: I’m excited about this second website, Lillie! How can I get involved with TeachingTraveling.com?
A: So glad you asked! Here’s what I need from you:
- Help connect me with cool teacher-travelers to profile. If you are one yourself or if you know someone, contact me to set up the interview.
- Spread the word about the new site far and wide and join the Facebook Fan Page here.
- Help connect me with interesting organizations or companies that might desire to partner with the site.
- Let me know if you have a bright idea for the direction and form of the site as it grows!
Thanks for your help in welcoming my second child, TeachingTraveling.com into this world! Feel free to send piles of money (or gold bars) for the impromptu cyber baby shower. :)
The author, Lillie Marshall, is 6-foot-tall National Board Certified Teacher of English, fitness fan, and mother of two who has been a public school educator since 2003. She launched Around the World “L” Travel and Life Blog in 2009, and over 3.7 million readers have now visited this site. Lillie also runs TeachingTraveling.com and DrawingsOf.com. Subscribe to her monthly newsletter, and follow @WorldLillie on social media!