I begin my 35+ hours of travel back to the United States at noon, but I couldn’t help but pop by my school one more time before doing the final rounds of my apartment and securing my luggage for the long haul to the other side of the globe. This morning I had my final […]Read more "We must do our best to part with a smile on our faces"
This photo challenge comes at a very apt time for me. Today is my final day teaching in Sumatra and this morning my beautiful students all gave me handmade cards and some of them even purchased me and made me gifts. It’s been a whirlwind of ups and downs and grand adventures and it’s hard […]Read more "Weekly Photo Challenge: Today"
Today marks the beginning of the end of my time as an English teacher in Sumatra, Indonesia. In my first grade classes I gave my final English assessment today. I also held my final advanced adult ESL class for the national teachers with whom I teach. I will still be at school on Monday for a […]Read more "The relativity of “success”"
So sorry for the recent absence but between a jam-packed Activities Week and the fact that the Internet hasn’t worked at my home in over 2 weeks, posting has been a struggle. I promise to catch up on my photo challenges and to do my best to be better in my final 10 (yes, 10?!) […]Read more "Internet Absense"
The challenge this week called for a photo of things or people grouped together. I have chosen to share one photo depicting people and one depicting things. The first captures two of the students at the special needs school where I volunteer. They are always together and when they saw me pull out my iPhone to take […]Read more "Weekly Photo Challenge: Together"
Well, I may have learned this little rhyme in the United States, but it still holds true here in Indonesia. It’s been raining like crazy this month, but rain isn’t the only thing that April has provided. It also has given me two great themes to exploit for my Wednesday Reading Journal.* EARTH DAY: Last week […]Read more "April Showers bring…"
I’ve realized that as of late my blog makes it sound like I spend all my time adventuring through jungles, swimming in crater lakes and alighting mountains and volcanoes across this fine archipelago. The reality, however, is that some of my biggest adventures and successes happen inside a primary level classroom. I spend five days […]Read more "A Little Drama Goes a Long Way"