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Brooke Small: #TeachAbroadBecause ... It’ll expand your world

Brooke Small is a world traveler who has lived abroad on and off for the past five years, spending time in Australia, Mexico, and Guatemala, as well as traveling to multiple other countries. She has done everything under the sun to fund her traveling lifestyle from studying abroad, working holiday visas, and volunteering. She currently teaches English online while building her own automated online business that will allow her to step back from teaching, fund her love of travel, and teach others how to do the same so they, too, can work from wifi and travel the world. 

Travel with Awe and Wonder: The Asheville Brew

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May 08, 2023 / 0 comments

This summer, my husband and I undertook a move. A relocation from Massachusetts to Arizona has been undertaken by others, no doubt. We decided to make things a little more interesting than a direct route. We headed north. Our circuitous route is winding us through Newfoundland, Portugal, and North Carolina. When one would think to take the southerly route from the Carolina’s to Arizona in the winter months, we will make Bugs Bunny’s famous right turn at Albuquerque to get to Bozeman, Montana. Then, we’ll drive to Arizona.

Through the Eyes of an Educator: The Climb, The Awakening, The Comeback—Learning to Embrace the Journey

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May 01, 2023 / 0 comments

“I can almost see it, that dream I’m dreaming
But there’s a voice inside my head saying you’ll never reach it
Every step I’m taking, every move I make feels lost with no direction
My faith is shaking, but I, I gotta keep trying, gotta keep my head held high” - The Climb
, Miley Cyrus

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Read This: 100 Things to Do in Lansing Before You Die

You think you know a place well...and then a book comes along that greatly expands your knowledge! Such is the case with a new travel guide about Lansing, Michigan - our state capitol! 100 Things to Do in Lansing Before You Die, written by Amy Piper and published by Reedy Press, is a meticulously researched treasure chest that is a must-read for anyone heading to (or living in!) the area. It's SO MUCH FUN.

Music for Seasons of Change

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Apr 17, 2023 / 0 comments

In the northern hemisphere, spring is coming on; to the south of the globe, it is autumn. Both of those are seasons of change, and seasons of resilience. Seasons in which noticing and exploring changes in nature can help one’s perspective on changing and shifting times.

Music for Seasons of Change

Music to go along with these ideas:

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How to See the World While Working in Education

Most professionals in the field of education feel passionately about what they do. It is no small responsibility to ensure that the next generation is equipped with the knowledge and skills they need to thrive. Yet, even though you love your education career, you want to see the world — and the significant level of commitment required by most education jobs often precludes world travel to any meaningful extent.

Through the Eyes of an Educator: Fear vs. courage—the invisible ping pong match

by Stacey Ebert /
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Apr 03, 2023 / 0 comments

On Hollywood’s biggest night, as one of the creators of the Oscar-winning movie Everything Everywhere All At Once accepted his golden statue, he mentioned that his “imposter syndrome was at an all-time high.” Seriously, this guy is part of the team that swept seven awards that night—and he still didn’t feel like he fully deserved to be there. If this doesn’t say how strong our thoughts are and how much weight we give them, I don’t know what does. 

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Unlocking Potential: The Power of Inclusive Assessments in Transforming Education

Potential. It's like a hidden treasure, buried deep inside every student. But how do we unlock it? Inclusive assessments hold the key. By rethinking the way we evaluate student performance, we can transform education and uncover a wealth of undiscovered talent.

Travel with Awe and Wonder: A Compendium

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Mar 24, 2023 / 0 comments

I accept all forms of sitting back and relaxing to read for pleasure! But wait, if you read right now, I'll throw in a curious person in the other room who wanders in to ask you what you are laughing at. And that's not all! Along with the health benefits of sitting back, relaxing, laughing, and piquing a bystander's curiosity, you will get access to my other articles for free with a money-back guarantee! 

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Kevin Nguyen: #StudyAbroadBecause it is fun and allows you to gain new experiences!

Kevin Nguyen is a current third year Western student studying mechanical engineering. All the way from Vietnam, he has come to Canada to study. He loves to travel and is a very social person. 

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