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I loved seeing this gentleman at work this past spring at ISD during World Cultural Month and had the opportunity to chat with him, courtesy of a translator. He’s been weaving for 60 years. He is 75 years old. If … Continue reading
I was fortunate enough to get to attend the AISA (Association of International Schools in Africa) conference in Johannesburg, South Africa this past October. It was a wonderful professional experience and a welcome respite from Dakar’s heat. One of the speakers … Continue reading
Yesterday I had the opportunity to go the Vilage des Art de Dakar (Dakar Art Village). Not that far from the area I live in, next to the soccer stadium, there is a small refuge away from the ‘cityness’ of … Continue reading
A lot of people have asked about the how of working at an international school. I personally used Search Associates and loved not only Sally Gordon, my associate, but everyone I have ever interacted with from Search Associates. Talk about … Continue reading
Here is a sample elementary teacher’s schedule for the week. They are on a six day rotation: Monday: 8:30-8:50 Morning Meeting 8:50-9:30 Reader’s Workshop 9:30-10:25 Writer’s Workshop 10:25-10:45 MORNING RECESS (teacher’s aide does duty) 10:45-11:40 Math 11:35-12:20 PE (currently swimming) … Continue reading
and I find the wind lovely. According to the Weather Channel, it’s only blowing about 20 mph, which has the leaves blowing almost all of the time. Sometimes gusts will blow the red dirt into the air. The winds are … Continue reading
Wednesday, October 31-students arrive from other schools–MS/HS Student Council Halloween activities Thursday-Nov. 1-No School-All Saints’ Day-swim practice, away teams on tours of Dakar Friday-Nov. 2- All-School Welcome-Spirit Event! complete with our mascot all day meet, out to dinner on the … Continue reading