Finding our way – life and teaching Drama amidst the Coronavirus crisis

by Members of the China and Hong Kong ISTA community | 3 March 2020 | Posted in: Behind the Scenes

Everyone has heard stories of the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) global crisis that is affecting over 80,000 people in countries around the globe. We have heard of quarantines on cruise ships and border crossings closing but what do we know of what our own ISTA community is facing at this time? Here are the stories from teachers and artists in both China and Hong Kong who are bearing the weight of this experience firsthand.

We hope their stories bring new perspectives and help those around the world who are also being affected.

Ian Baker
Teacher at King George V School
Hong Kong
Listen to Ian’s reflection here:


Jennifer Barclay
Teacher at Victoria Shanghai Academy
Hong Kong
Read Jennifer’s reflection here


Mirjam Berghuis
Head of Learning Services at Zhuhai International School
Zhuhai, People’s Republic of China
Read Mirjam’s reflection here


Gadi Burman
Teacher at Shenzhen College of International Education
Shenzhen, People’s Republic of China
Read Gadi Burman’s reflection here


Brandi Burtts
Teacher at Yew Chung International School, Shanghai
Shanghai, People’s Republic of China
Read Brandi Burtts’ reflection here


Phil Clarke
Teacher at Beijing City International School
Beijing, People’s Republic of China
Read Phil’s reflection here


Mark Elshout
Teacher at Keystone Academy
Beijing, People’s Republic of China
Read Mark’s reflection here


Caroline Farmer
Teacher at Dulwich College Shanghai
Shanghai, People’s Republic of China
Read Caroline’s reflection here


Stephen Finegold
ISTA artist and teacher at Shanghai American School
Shanghai, People’s Republic of China
Read Stephen’s reflection here


Christian Garretson
Teacher at Western Academy of Beijing
Beijing, People’s Republic of China
Read Christian’s reflection here


Paul Gatiss
Teacher at Victoria Shanghai Academy
Hong Kong
Read Paul’s reflection here


Josh Hatt
ISTA artist and teacher at Qingdao Amerasia International School
Qingdao, People’s Republic of China
Read Josh’s reflection here


Shane Kennedy
Teacher at Utahloy International School
Guangzhou, People’s Republic of China
Read Shane’s reflection here


Dean Krawchuk
ISTA artist and teacher at Canadian International School
Hong Kong
Read Dean’s reflection here


Christopher McInnes
Director in Residence at Harrow International School
Hong Kong
Read Christopher’s reflection here


Raphael Mayer
Teacher at German School Shanghai
Shanghai, People’s Republic of China
Read Raphael’s reflection here


Hannah McFadden
Teacher at Western International School Shanghai
Shanghai, People’s Republic of China
Read Hannah’s reflection here


Vanessa Noble
Teacher at The Independent Schools Foundation Academy
Hong Kong
Read Vanessa’s reflection here


Hannah Northcott
ISTA artist and teacher at the International School Beijing
Beijing, People’s Republic of China
Read Hannah N’s reflection here


Juliette O’Brien
ISTA artist and teacher at the French International School
Hong Kong
Read Juliette’s reflection here


Annie Philip
ISTA artist and teacher at Nanjing International School
Nanjing, People’s Republic of China
Read Annie’s reflection here


Jeff Redman
International School Beijing
Beijing, People’s Republic of China
Read Jeff’s reflection here


Steve Reynolds
Li Po Chun United World College of Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Read Steve’s reflection here


Bob Scheer
Teacher at The Independent Schools Foundation Academy
Hong Kong
Read Bob’s reflection here


Darren Scully
ISTA artist and teacher at Hong Kong Academy
Hong Kong
Read Darren’s reflection here


Kevin Toong
Teacher at Good Hope School
Hong Kong
Read Kevin’s reflection here


Elly Wafula
Teacher at Citic Lake Bilingual International School
Guangzhou, People’s Republic of China
Read Elly’s reflection here


Francois Zanini
ISTA artist
Hong Kong
Read Francois’ reflection here


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Finding our Way FULL VERSION

 

 

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