Books & Film
Never ever ever ever do you, as a teacher, want to stop learning. It influences the newness of your approach, which influences the receptivity of your students and makes them as excited as you are.
The red clay hills of Georgia and Alabama, the back roads of the Appalachian Mountains, the Gulf Coast gumbo of New Orleans and Mobile, the piney wood hills of north Florida, the soul sounds of Memphis on the river, the mix of down home and hustle that is Nashville, the long lonely roads that wind through the Mississippi delta: the American south is a mix of history and mystery, isolation and cShareThis
I love reading memoirs - they give us a glimpse into another life, of course, but also another way of being in the world. It's like traveling - and traveling through time. Such is the case with a beautiful memoir by Eileen Cronin, entitled Mermaid. Now anyone who knows me will know that this book was meant to find me. And find me, it did, for which I am grateful.
Cuba - the doors have been opened! And we have much to learn about interacting and visiting, learning together, and exploring the Cuban culture. But think of it from the Cuban side, too - there are more opportunities to collaborate with their nearest neighbor. One such collaboration is musical - and exciting.
Global education - it's the most powerful tool we have to succeed in the world today. The world is getting smaller, and people that have global competence, knowledge, and skills will have a definite advantage.ShareThis