Want to ride the Subway and trains in Tokyo? So do I! Check out the sweet li’l map over here… But don’t forget that there are TWO intertwined train systems! Is it any wonder that I feel a ridiculous sense of accomplishment whenever I arrive ANYWHERE successfully? Love it :) The Subways and trains of… [Read More]
Learning Around the World:
Though I am a classroom teacher, this site is about the learning that takes place beyond a school's walls. We can learn everywhere! Use these articles to explore our world's joys...
Flying over Nevada and Utah, you see a moonscape. Nothingness. Dry, crusty, brown-gray ripples of empty. This has always sent a sizzling thrill down my spine because in Boston, everything is built up, peopled, poofed out with trees. It’s colonized, utterly. But when you fly over the middle and West of our country you remember:… [Read More]
The backpack that will take me around the world! Meg looked up from her tea with disdain. “Why the heck would you possibly need three bathing suits?” she asked. “I want to be on the beach all the time!” I protested. “Yea, well, you probably won’t be,” Meg snapped. “Take two swimsuits, MAX, you little… [Read More]
What happens when you tell someone you’re going to take the next eight or more months traveling around the world? Spin the wheel of reactions… where will it land? A. Denial: “You’re not really going and we will not ever talk about this again because it hurts my head. How’s your pizza?” B. Collaboration-Excitement: “That’s… [Read More]
Testing, testing, tap-tap-tap… Thus begins my first full blown Mama-Kahuna BLOG! The reason: After 6 years teaching high school English in Boston Public Schools (more on this wonderful time later), I have saved enough dough for a year of ROUND THE WORLD, baby! Why the heck am I doing something my mother said she’d “no… [Read More]