Posted in May 2012

English Olympics

English Olympics

Sticking to my usual early schedule, we arrived at the school around 6:30AM Saturday morning to begin preparation for the day to come. The past two weeks had been extremely busy with practicum, language classes, and immigration; but somehow we had been able to draw out a fairly thorough plan for our English Camp. Instead … Continue reading

Futbol, Fish, and Farewells

Futbol, Fish, and Farewells

Exhausted after another long hub day at UMM, I reached into my pocket to open the text from my bapak reading, “today my grandmother is die”. I had known the nenek I lived with had been sick, but had no idea to what extent. When I asked where she was the day before, Maryam had … Continue reading

My Second First Day of School

My Second First Day of School

I try to remember my first day of school; walking into Ms.Inglis’s class at George Peabody Elementary – a loud sea of unfamiliar faces, not knowing what to expect or what to do. You can draw a lot of similarities between your first day of school as a student and your first as a teacher. … Continue reading

Breaking a Sweat

Breaking a Sweat

This past week has been busy; not only did I cram the weekend full of physical activity, but we also started practicum at local schools! Futsol, Coconuts, and Fun Bike I started Saturday off with my normal early morning run, but decided to tack on a few extra miles as I got caught up exploring … Continue reading