Teacher Profile: Pann Ei

by Sandi Tun I first met Pann Ei and Min Aung at a Teachers Across Borders teacher training workshop in Kyaikmaraw, Mon State in 2018.  I volunteered as a workshop instructor and they were trainees in a one-week program focusing on developing student-centered learning, critical thinking, and English language skills.  Both Pann Ei and Min …

Becoming a Teacher Storyteller

Helping to Amplify the Voices of Teachers Across Myanmar by Sandi Tun I’ve been an advocate for improving access to training opportunities for Myanmar teachers ever since I failed to get a Fullbright Fellowship in 2013. At the time, I was disillusioned with my 9-to-5 job and was eager to take a sabbatical from work. …

Giving a Voice to the Myanmar American Community

by Sandi Tun Hello and welcome to Burmese American Collective!  Our story begins a smidge over 9 years ago at the very tail-end of 2009 when I had the luxury of time – time to think, time to create, and time to do.  I had just wrapped up an internship with the Smithsonian Institution’s Asian …