Category Archives: United States

Home Sweet Home

We did the final inspection on our house yesterday and got the keys back from the renters. It was pretty surreal, standing in that big empty house that looks so little like our old home. My favorite thing about our … Continue reading

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Letting go | Being here

Lately I dream of Manu’a nearly every night. It’s almost always the same dream: Wes and I have just “stopped by” Faleasao for the day. We run into the new WorldTeach volunteers, who are busy unpacking and mostly disinterested in … Continue reading

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Coming “Home”

What I hope is the hardest part of our journey to the States (leaving Manu’a) is over. We still have a week left on the main island to tie-up loose ends, buy those impulsive souvenirs, and prepare for our repatriation. … Continue reading

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Educational Focus: Good Grades vs Good People

This is my friend, Jessie, who was a WorldTeach volunteer at one of the elementary schools out here last year. She recently delivered this fantastic speech at a TED conference in Michigan.┬áJessie is definitely in my Top 5 Favorite WorldTeachers … Continue reading

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A day in the life of a stranger

It is Saturday. I awake to a voice just outside my window. “Cat. Cat. Miss. Store.” Somehow in my abruptly-woken state I recognize the voice of one of my students. It’s not yet 7am. “Come back later,” I manage to … Continue reading

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Back in the USA

I haven’t posted anything in a long time because the last few weeks have been so busy. After about 40 hours of sitting in airports and on planes, we finally made it back to Georgia. Being home is strange simply … Continue reading

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Will you be my friend?

April 14th was my last day observing IEP classes. (Sad face.) I got to the Level 4 Listening & Speaking class (my favorite) early and sat quietly in the back. I’d been to that class before, so the students must’ve … Continue reading

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