One of the things that I spend a lot of time on in this job is looking for new contacts to reach out to. Even though you and I know that this is by and far the most amazing event to ever grace the earth (gotta have confidence, right?), not everyone has heard about us (gasp!) So I am always looking for new organizations, new teachers, new networks, and everything beyond, to hope that they will find this an intriguing as I, and that they will share it with all their friends who will feel the same!
One of the places I have been looking into recently is Europe as a whole. Now, here in the states, they are very open about what teachers are at the school, what they teach, and their email address to contact them at. So I had figured this would be relatively similar across the Atlantic.
But was it?
I was hard pressed to even find a contact email for the general school in some cases. So I looked into it a little more and learned something that truly surprised me: not even the Ministries of Education know who the teachers at these schools are! The organization of the education system is that localized and contained!
After exploring a but, it became more clear to me that many schools around the world do this, and it looks as if schools in the United States are fairly unique in their openness about the teaching staff.