What is this?
Tip of my Tung is my reclamation of a last name that always invoked schoolyard teasing in the United States. Plus, I find that writing in this blog helps moves things from the tip of my tongue to being able to articulate thoughts more clearly.
This blog serves as a reflective and connective space; a place where I share my thoughts and questions on education, global citizenship, service, and sustainability in hopes it will better my own actions and connect me with others.
Who am I?
My core belief: education should create a future in which people flourish.
Currently, I work with young people and educators at NIST International School in Bangkok, Thailand, where I serve as the Deputy Head of Secondary, Curriculum (MYP). Previously at NIST, I taught MYP English and DP Psychology, coordinated the MYP Service & Action program, and Global Citizen Diploma. I am also lucky enough to work Compass Education, focused on equipping schools for a sustainable future. Through that shared endeavor, I facilitate workshops for educators based on systems thinking to consider how to engage our students with our complex world.
Prior to Bangkok, I worked with young people as PYP teacher and the Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) coordinator at the International School of Tianjin.
Oh, and I have a cat named Bangle who uses the human toilet.