Monday, 16 January 2017 12:04

Joshua Smalley

joshua smalley

After teaching in Oregon for four years, I moved overseas with my wife. Since that move, I've taught in Kazakhstan for three years and in Belarus for two years.

 My passion is finding ways to make lifelong learning the central focus in the classroom. I've been privileged to teach in environments that allow for curricular flexibility and teacher autonomy. As such, I've been able to put into practice approaches that prioritize the process of learning above all else. From my journalism class, to my theater class, to my AP Language and Composition class, to my standard freshman English courses, I see this focus on the process of learning play out successfully.

When I'm not teaching, I'm exploring photography, hiking, fine arts, and music. Anything related to nature or art I find intriguing. I recently returned from a second trip to the Maasai Mara in Kenya and it was another magical time of animal encounters.