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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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In which I rant incoherently about educational spending.

A few weeks ago I left my classroom looking like this: And the next day when I walked into my room it looked like this: But now it looks like this: You guys. I have a SMARTboard. I’m so torn … Continue reading

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One week down

I wish I had more to share about what’s happened since we’ve been back. Wes has a great post about our experience on the boat and all the housing confusion. We are still in the first house we were placed … Continue reading

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This is (American) Samoa

After several frustratingly unsuccessful attempts to leave Ta’u, we finally made it to Tutuila on Sunday. We had a lovely two-day WorldTeach mid-service conference and now we are free to frolic about on the paved roads. Our first order of … Continue reading

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Oh no biggie…just whale watching and sun-bathing in September.

Wow, I haven’t posted anything in a while! Don’t worry; I’m still here! Today started out as not-the-best day. My Kindle died yesterday. My watch stopped working this morning. I barely got any sleep last night because I kept hearing … Continue reading

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Leaving Tutuila tomorrow

We’ve been in DOE training for the past three days. On Monday, I found out I will be teaching fourth grade! And then I met my principal and found out, nuh-uh, I will be teaching second grade! haha. So, unless … Continue reading

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Easy like Sunday morning

People take the Sabbath pretty seriously here in Am.Sam. The only acceptable activity on Sunday is going to church. Since orientation has been so intense, most of us opted to stay “home” instead. I’m really enjoying all the not-doing-stuff today. … Continue reading

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