What’s outside of my window

This post was completed on June 15, 2013 as an assignment for a professional development course that I am currently enrolled in called, An Introduction to Urban Global Education. The course is hosted by the Johns Hopkins University School of Education and an organization that I am in called Teachers Beyond Borders. ________________________________________________________________________________________________   Outside of my … Continue reading

My first post about the Dominican Republic

This summer I had the opportunity to work with an educational organization in a small town called Cabarete on the outskirts of Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. If I reflect honestly on my experience, I’d have to amount it to one word- unexpected. This word sums up my experience because I found myself constantly surprised by … Continue reading

A climate of change in US schools

It’s no secret that students attending US schools score lower than their peers in countries such as Finland, Korea and China on international aptitude tests. In 2009, students in the United States placed 14th in reading, 17th in science and 25th in math among the 70 countries who took the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA). Currently, there … Continue reading


 Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death. -Anais Nin Live fearlessly. Sometimes, during retrospection I think of different chapters in my life and believe that I … Continue reading

About The Cosmopolitan Educator

The online Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the word Cosmopolitan as: 1: having worldwide rather than limited or provincial scope or bearing 2: having wide international sophistication : worldly 3: composed of persons, constituents, or elements from all or many parts of the world If you’re interested in reading the definition for yourself, you can find the it here. Some related words you … Continue reading

Hello readers!

Welcome to my blog! The creation of this blog has been a long time coming. Over the past four years, I have created a number of blogs only to decide that I ultimately hated them and deleted each one. That was my trend- create, write, over-obsess, hate, delete. I don’t expect this blog to follow … Continue reading