Educator Spotlight: Meet Jimrey Buntas Dapin
Teacher and trainer in Philippines advocates for global learning with technology
This story is part of a weekly series that celebrates outstanding teachers in our Flipgrid community. Stories by Angela Tewalt.
After five years in education, Jimrey Buntas Dapin made the courageous decision to move from his home in the Philippines to work for the railway industry in Saudi Arabia.
It’s a bold yet temporary move – his heart is always in teaching – but it’s a necessary one to follow through with his commitment to his students. Jimrey believes in a global education for everyone, that in order to make a difference, we must first understand the world in which we serve, and we must embrace opportunity from everywhere.
So Jimrey set out to explore the world himself. If he is to encourage his students to engage in people and culture and ideas from far away, then that encouragement begins with his own experience.
“I describe myself as a teacher who is always thinking of global citizenship,” says Jimrey, who was teaching high school social studies in Cebu City, Philippines, and training teachers as well. “I use technology as a tool for my students to discover the world, to engage with different learning experiences or different dimensions of learning. I want them to know that learning can take place with anyone, anytime and anywhere.”