I love adventures, trips and the chance to explore new places and meet new people. This is perhaps why books and stories are so important to me, because when you can't physically go someplace, you can be transported to places beyond imagination through the power of words and pictures.
As a part of the Teachers for Global Classrooms program through the U.S. Department of State I have been given the unique opportunity to travel to the Philippines in the summer of 2015. For the three weeks I am there I will get the chance to explore the country, immerse in Filipino culture, and learn about their education system. I look forward to sharing my travels and my learning.
This is a new platform for me, because blogs, well, they really aren't my thing. I read them occasionally, but I certainly never thought I would write one. However, I figured it is only fair for me to face my discomfort (and fears about blogging) and I should give it a shot. Since I often ask my students to step outside their comfort zones and take chances, it is fitting that I do the same. So here goes. It is my hope that through my posts, pictures and videos my students and colleagues back home in Portland, Oregon can join me on my adventures.
In my efforts to be a globally competent teacher and to help my students become globally competent citizens I look forward to utilizing technology to bring my students a firsthand experience and exposure to a foreign culture, offering a fresh perspective on learning and education. I gladly welcome all comments, questions, feedback, ideas, suggestions or resources you wish to share.
Cheers to adventures!