In the Media

I contribute to publications about education and have also received some coverage on my efforts. Here are a collection of those pieces.


Johannesburgers hot under the collar for BowTieMan

November 01, 2018

Fashion designer Gert-Johan Coetzee has offered up his favourite accessory to help the BowTieMan raise cash for education.

The Inequality of Education

May 30, 2018

By: Chris Megaffin

In many countries around the world education has been in the headlines for many reasons, but the one main thread that runs through these stories is this: If we want to see the world as a just and fair place where everyone is given equal opportunities, a quality education is what is required.

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Traveling Educator launches Bow Tie Challenge to raise money for education

April 29, 2018

Gushwell Brooks chats to actor & fashion designer Jodi Deerling about his collaboration with Traveling Educator, Chris Megaffin.

Bow tie wearing teacher tackles education inequalities

Canadian teacher, Chris Megaffin, is on a mission to fight for social justice in his classroom.

April 24, 2018

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January 24, 2018

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January 23, 2018

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January 23, 2018

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Bow Tie Challenge aimed at transforming education system

January 21, 2018

Founder of Bow Tie Challenge, Chris Megaffin is a Canadian teacher who says he established the initiative after noticing some of the inequalities in the education system in some countries.

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Perspective on Global Citizenship from an International Teacher

September 26, 2017

By: Chris Megaffin

In 8th grade Social Studies we had been considering the following yearlong essential question: What does it mean to be a global citizen? I had hoped that my students would have left their Social Studies class understanding what this meant for each of them and the role that they could play, no matter how small, in making a difference in their world. I wasn’t sure though.