Category Archives: global education

So I’ve learned more about Islam that I knew previously…

Please excuse any inaccuracies based on my own observations. No offense is meant to anyone. In the first couple of weeks we were in Senegal there was the Muslim holiday of Eid, which I understand to be called Korite in Senegal. … Continue reading

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AISA2012 American International Schools of Africa

  7 hour flight- 2 movies, 2 meals South Africa-Johannesburg Southern Hemisphere, Eastern Hemisphere 2 hours ahead from Dakar, 6 hours from Ohio Springtime Drive on other side of road Great smelling plants Unique birds Mountains Giant thunderstorm Stores close … Continue reading

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Reality 101

We’ve been here long enough that once I leave our house and head to school, it is quite possible to not see the evidence that we are living in a third world country. There are office buildings, banks, European grocery … Continue reading

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Twenty-five babies and counting…

Last week we began volunteering at La Pouponniere on Saturday afternoons. If you’ve read posts on my blog(s) last year, you’ll remember that La Pouponniere is an orphange that is run by Franciscan nuns for infants and children that are under … Continue reading

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Eating lunch outside…

I’m sitting at a colorful table and bench in the shade of some beautiful trees that I have not yet identified. I need to find an app where I can take a picture of the tree and it can tell … Continue reading

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It’s a Beautiful Thing…

When you walk into a kindergarten classroom and it’s set up with different areas, beautiful age-appropriate rugs, and has a posted schedule that starts with morning meeting (sharing on Mondays), word study, writing workshop, a morning recess, reading workshop, lunch, … Continue reading

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