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Introduction

Christina DelloRusso, Participant

Hi all, I have spent the last twelve years teaching at BB&N, in Cambridge, MA. Most of those years were spent teaching kindergarten, and I switched to fourth grade last year. Maria Elena, Louisa and I all work together in fourth grade, and have......Read More

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Pondering Prompt 1

Christina Montiel, Participant

I certainly cannot call myself an expert on climate change as my life has not yet been as dramatically impacted by it as many others around the globe….who have already have had their lives altered as a result of it.  I know what I hear and......Read More

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Our Itinerary

Matt Colaciello, Participant

Hi Everyone! It was great to digitally make your acquaintance during our webinar last week. Jamie and I are so looking forward to sharing this journey with you. Here, as promised, is an updated version of our daily itinerary. You’ll notice......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Bolivia

Bolivia: Climate Change Education

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Educator

Will Rhem, Participant

Hey All, With only six weeks or so before we meet up, I have a few boxes to check off the Bolivia preparation to do list. Has anyone completed the visa process? Any advice? I haven’t had the best of luck with bureaucracy recently. Anyway, my......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Bolivia

Bolivia: Climate Change Education

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Introduction

Anya Wislocki, Participant

Hello All, I have been a social studies teacher in New York City for the past 11 years. I currently teacher at a small high school in Elmhurst, Queens. Our population is 100% recently  arrived immigrant students. While the majority of our students......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

GEBG Indonesia: Collaborative Faculty Program

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An introduction. Better late than never?

Sandra Haddock, Participant

“There is wisdom in turning as often as possible from the familiar to the unfamiliar; it keeps the mind nimble; it kills prejudice, and it fosters humor. – Santayana” This passage from “Why We Travel” struck home for me. Not only......Read More

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Prompt #1: Crossing Boundaries

Gina, Instructor

“Knowledge emerges only through invention and re-invention, through the restless, impatient, continuing, hopeful inquiry human beings pursue in the world, with the world, and with each other.” – Paolo Freire   Prompt #1: Crossing......Read More

WTBD Yaks from China

China Educator: Beyond the Wall

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Iyer Article Thoughts

Lesley Buckmaster, Participant

As I read through the Iyer article, I highlighted various phrases that resonated with me or that I found interesting. Through the article I moved through different spaces of thought wanting to pick out something ‘really good’ to share with the......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

GEBG Indonesia: Collaborative Faculty Program

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Have a great time!

Lesley Buckmaster, Participant

Hello! I was a part of the excellent group of educators who travelled to Indonesia last summer and I have to agree with Stef and Mike. This is an excellent chance to learn from others, immerse in a culture and grow as a person. I wish you all the......Read More

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Pre-Departure Readings and Themes

Simon Hart, Dragons Admin

Readings and Materials Before the Course Over the next six weeks, Gina, Stephen and Iván will share readings and media links on this Yak Board for you to review, reflect and share your observations and thoughts.  The materials will be based on......Read More

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Mark’s Introduction!

Mark Heath, Participant

Hi everyone! I’m so looking forward to our time together, both in Bolivia and as we connect before and after our trip. My name is Mark Heath and I am a teacher, dorm parent, and Class Dean at Milton Academy in Massachusetts. As a faculty member in......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

GEBG Indonesia: Collaborative Faculty Program

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Jenny P’s (rather late) Introduction!

Jennifer Pelletier, Participant

“Yet one of the subtler beauties of travel is that it enables you to bring new eyes to the people you encounter. Thus even as holidays help you appreciate your own home more — not least by seeing it through a distant admirer’s eyes — they......Read More

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Participant

Heather Zimmer, Participant

Hello everyone, I am a science teacher and dorm parent at Milton Academy in Massachusetts.  Although I have been a chemistry teacher for over 20 years, I also occasionally teach a class in which I use science fiction to challenge and inspire......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Bolivia

Bolivia: Climate Change Education

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Traducción/translation

Iván Nogales, Participant

Caray!! … that introduction of Gina is wonderful, and I did not feel that it is extensive, because it is enveloping, it caught me. Thanks Stephen for your note that helps me to know you more. I am very curious to meet all of you personally,......Read More