Globejotting in the Classroom and Beyond

Dave’s Teaching Credentials

Dave Fox offers a variety of writing and cultural awareness workshops to students and educators worldwide. He can tailor his student presentations to fit any age level from elementary / primary school to adults. He also leads seminars to help educators facilitate and assess travel journaling and cross-cultural learning on educational travel programs, so that students have more immersive and meaningful experiences.

The Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop at the University of Dayton in Ohio: Dave teaches a seminar on travel-humor writing, entitled, “Travel Disasters for Fun and Profit.”

In Asia, Dave has worked with elementary, middle, and high school students at the Singapore American School and Saigon South International School. He has advised faculty and led teacher trainings at Ngee Ann Polytechnic in Singapore. He has served as a traveling writer-in-residence on a Singapore American School high school trip to India, and has taught at at Write Camp at the Singapore Writer’s Festival.

In the United States, Dave was the keynote speaker at the 2017 Go Learn Travel Expo at the University of Utah, and also led a series of workshops for university students. He has led workshops at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, spoken to high school classes in the greater Seattle area, presented at the Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop at the University of Dayton in Ohio, and was a frequent speaker at Rick Steves Travel Seminars when he lived in Seattle. He has been a guest lecturer on Holland America cruises and was once the opening speaker for Princess Märtha Louise of Norway.

“With the writing tools they learned from Dave, the students took their role as travel writers seriously and were engrossed in their journals throughout the trip.”

Karen McDowell
Singapore American School

Dave has lived in an international school environment since 2011. He spent four years in Singapore, where his wife, Kattina Rabdau-Fox, taught middle school science at the Singapore American School. He has been based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, since 2015, where Kattina now works as a STEM coach at Saigon South International School.

During their time in Singapore, Dave was a highly sought after substitute teacher, popular among both teachers and students. And so, while he is not a school teacher in the traditional sense, he brings to the classroom a solid understanding of educators’ needs and an engaging presentation style when working with students.

International school speaker

Read testimonials here from teachers who have worked with Dave.


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