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 that trend though.
During my college years spent trying to pursue a career in journalism, an editor once told me to find my niche. More recently, a teacher I worked with told me to be bold in everything that I do. This blog reflects my life after taking heed to those small pieces of advice, setting some goals and working my butt off to achieve them. I found my niche or as I call it, My Purpose and I am boldly pursuing my dreams and sharing my voice. I have identified some areas where I need to grow. I have also found some areas that I’d like to explore and learn more about. But most of all, I feel like I have found Me!
This blog has been created to document my experiences living and working abroad. Oh yea, I’m moving to the United Arab Emirates in a few months to teach ESOL and Literacy in an international school…It will also take a comparative look at some education practices and policies currently in place around the world. I’m not looking to solve the world’s education woes, but I do want to learn how and what other societies teach their children and look comparatively at how we teach ours. Essentially, I think we (American educators) need to adopt the idea of developing the whole child through teaching that promotes basic/foundational understandings as well as global awareness, community service, inquiry and life-long learning. In addition to sharing my own experiences and some global education perspectives, I also plan to share some of my favorite things on topics such as: Atlanta, Culture, Food, Books, Travel and The Global Classroom.
Until next time, I’ll leave you with a few pictures of my travels from over the years.
God is good, life is great and I’m having FUN!