Still a Canadian girl
after many years of living abroad…
then Monterrey Mexico,
should be much better
than it is.)
My lovely man and I teach
at international schools.
I help kids with their big life stuff
and their apps to university.
Yup, that’s a real job.
I love to travel and read and write
(I am haunted by stories).
I like to go to the movies (especially in Paris
where theatres are like churches).
I dig photography
and gorgeous interiors
Not so wild about the ironing.
I appreciate chocolate
(in all its forms),
poetry by Mary Oliver
and Galway Kinnell,
exquisite silver jewelry,
cookbooks (although I don’t really cook),
polaroids (the real ones and the fakes),
and my mac book pro.
This is my blog-house
where I write about
and our travels,
the yummy homes
of international teachers
and what I’m grateful for.
Elsewhere in the blogosphere:
Featured on Apartment Therapy
Featured on The Lost Girls
Good-bye in the City – Guest Post @ Almost Fearless
Teacher Meets Europe – Guest Post @ Heather on her travels
Why travel is still worth the money – Guest Post @ Secret Agent Josephine
Pret a Voyager: Boarding Pass
My dad says that I am a big talker. He is not wrong about this. Fortunately, my work as a counselor allows me to put my “big talking” to good use by presenting sessions about social-emotional issues to groups of students, parents and counselors.
Here’s what I have been up to lately:
European Council of International Schools (ECIS) Annual November Conference
16-20 November 2011
Presentation: Not on The Curriculum: Programming to Meet the Social/Emotional Needs of Teenagers
Pecha Kucha Night
Drawing its name from the Japanese term for the sound of “chit chat,” Pecha Kucha rests on a presentation format that is based on a simple idea: 20 images x 20 seconds. It’s a format that makes presentations concise and keeps things moving at a rapid pace.
Saturday 26 November 2011
Yokohama International School
Watch the video here.
4th Annual Rome Conference on Emotional Well-Being: The Family in Focus: Building & Maintaining Health Bonds
Saturday, 24 March 2012
Presentation: Buffy versus Bella: How to Raise Girls to Thrive in a Vampire World
The East Asia Regional Council of Schools (EARCOS) Teachers’ Conference 2012
28-31 March 2012
Co-presenting with Michelle Vogel from The New International School of Thailand
Presentation: What is Beautiful? Talking with Teenagers about Body Image
Please contact me at monnamcd (at) gmail (dot) com if you’d like me to talk with your group.