12 Global Skills that BIB Penpals promote in your students

30 Mar

12 Global Skills that BIB Penpals promote in your students

Visit and look for BIBPenpals on Youtube.


You can build skills (you can practice phrases in other languages)

You can help others improve their English



Request for suggestions about “500 Videos to see before you leave high school.”

20 Mar

Source: Request for suggestions about “500 Videos to see before you leave high school.”    I’d like to get suggestions.  Send links to   whatsapp +19546468246  you can text me, too.

Please help this student with English practice

25 Feb

Here is a link to a person who wants to practice English.   Many thanks to Crystal Pierre for volunteering to help contact Sheraz.


If you are a student in another country and you want to get help with improving your English (and you want to help someone learn some phrases in your language), then contact us.

If you want to be a volunteer, write to and let me know what type of contact (email or skype or whatapp) and help you want to give.

Be nice.


Procedures for recording your VOLUNTEER HOURS with BIB Penpals

11 Sep
Here are the procedures for high school students to get volunteer hours
1. Find people to write to in other countries
You can find people on
Look for Steve’s “friends” (former students of English) at on Facebook.  Tell me what country you want to visit someday and I’ll find a student in that country who might want to practice English….
2. Keep records of your email messages and chats.  If you chat on Skype, send a text message at the beginning and end of the chat to show your time involved.
3.  Send records to
THANK YOU.  Here are photos from a country near Turkey.
4. Call +1 954 646-8246 ... if you are under 18 years old, it is a good idea for me to speak with a parent or guardian (an adult in your life) to confirm that this program is non-commercial and that you will be speaking with “good people.”  (I’m on What’sApp, too.)
Best wishes
Thank you for reading so far down the page.
Mr. Steve
954 646 8246
Skype:  SteveEnglishTeacher
You can learn more here

Steve McCrea. +1 (954) 646-8246 mobile.
Skype: SteveEnglishTeacher

A message to Young People in the USA: and Building International Bridges Penpals can expand your world

29 May

Building International Bridges was created in 2004 to carry on the work of Brooks Emeny.  Brooks was an early participant in People to People International, which was started by President Eisenhower.  Learn more at

The key observation:  Sometimes governments don’t communicate well.  At least with people-to-people efforts, the lines of communication can remain open between countries.

Brooks was a university professor and he visited Iran, Morocco, Jordan, Syria, India, and met professors in those countries.  That’s an example of a people-to-people connection.


You can connect with students in person or by Skype.
Make safe connections via
by following the guidelines: (1) Keep a parent or other adult in the room to monitor the skype calls


Guideline (2): if the other person is rude or “too friendly” or makes you uncomfortable, contact BIB Penpals and stop talking with the person.
+1 954 646 8246


The images on this page are from the website. The purpose of presenting these images to you is to encourage you to visit their website. is not affiliated with


Remember, only you can prevent negative experiences from happening. Smile, don’t give out personal information, use an email address that you don’t usually use…

If you visit, you will find these announcements.Image

USE COMMONSENSE when connecting with people you don’t know.

(If commonsense were common, we wouldn’t have to point out these tips)

a) don’t give out personal information, such as your address or phone number

b)  don’t travel to meet the other person

c)  don’t take risks

d) don’t sue the people who set up this website.  We’re teachers and we want to connect students to encourage  peer-to-peer learning

If you have the money, why not connect with

If you don’t have the funds necessary to travel, learn more about the penpal program via Skype and Facebook …

Here are examples of people who are READY to practice English with native speakers…. Let’s get started

21 Jan

This is a message to U.S. Teenagers (and others who speak English) — you can share your skill and gain access to the knowledge of culture and cities in Europe, Asia, South America and Africa.  It’s not easy and it’s not free:

1)  You need to listen (it takes patience)

2)  You must devote some time (and your time is NOT free)

REWARDS:  you get to “meet” online with interesting people like:

Learn more by going to this video channel





FIVE YEARS LATER, 2017, There are still students of English who need and ask for assistance.  Where are the compassionate U.S. teenagers who will respond to these requests?

Besides, U.S. teenagers can learn other languages and build skills, too.

Request for suggestions about “500 Videos to see before you leave high school.”

16 Dec

I have a collection of videos that I want to share with students. I hope you can visit


Students in Florianopolis, Brazil


A video suggested by a person who visited my youtube channel


My brother recommends this website

I am a teacher of English and I also teach math. I ask my students to study the 12 global skills (based on the essential skills that Tony Wagner recommends)

I ask myself, “What videos should my students see before they leave high school?”

Perhaps you have some suggestions. What information should young people have? What videos can present useful information and stimulate thought in students? Can you think about some videos of your city or country that people in the USA should see?

Thank you for your time.

Steve McCrea
Fort Lauderdale
Skype SteveEnglishTeacher

I hope you will visit

Thank you for your time. I also hope you have time to click on my friend’s videos about the future of space.


I hope you will help me compile this book.

Can you print some posters?

Thank you for your time.

Steve McCrea
Fort Lauderdale

Please suggest some videos that are interesting to you.