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WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

GEBG Indonesia: Collaborative Faculty Program

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Teaching Diversity

Femke Côté, Participant

“Successfully functioning in a society with diverse values, traditions and lifestyles requires us to have a relationship to our own reactions rather than be captive of them. To resist our tendencies to make right or true, that which is nearly......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

GEBG Indonesia: Collaborative Faculty Program

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Global Scholar In Residence

Manjula Salomon, Participant

Selamat siang teman teman, Saya Manjula dan tinggal di Indonesia untuk 20 tahun tahun. Ok I’ve Lived in Indonesia for 20 years. I was fortunate enough to arrive in 1985 and I evacuated, with my family,with the Dutch Embassy, when Suharto fell.......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

GEBG Indonesia: Collaborative Faculty Program

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Sarah’s introduction

Sarah, Participant

“We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next, to find ourselves.” I would not say that I’m the adventuresome type who wants to lose herself. I’m organized, cautious, risk averse. But there’s something about being in......Read More

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Introduction

Louisa, Participant

Hello! My name is Louisa Connaughton. I teach 4th grade at BB&N with Christina and Maria Elena. I am an avid outdoors person and passionate educator. I am very excited about this trip and exploring and adventuring with you all. I did a similar......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

GEBG Indonesia: Collaborative Faculty Program

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Updated Packing List

Jamie Persons, Participant

Hello all, Here is your new and improved packing list! Also, please note: – You will NOT need to bring your own mosquito net. We will have them ready for you when you arrive. – You are more than welcome to bring electronics as needed to......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Bolivia

Bolivia: Climate Change Education

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Visa

Christina Montiel, Participant

Hey Will, Just got a message today saying my visa was approved!!! (I just mailed everything last week)… applying and preparing everything took a little time but if you follow the visa info that simon sent plus follow directions on their......Read More

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Intro

Maria Elena Derrien, Participant

Hello! I am Maria Elena (one name – two words) Derrien. I teach science to first and fourth graders at BB&N in Cambridge, MA. Part of my job also entails mentoring and coaching teachers around integrated curriculum and project based......Read More

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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