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Maximize Your Classroom Energy

October 4, 2012 by


It’s the second week of school, and I’m tired. I’m already looking forward to the upcoming three-day weekend to catch up on some sleep my twitter feed. When I’m in the classroom, though, I owe it to the kids to bring my A game, every time. Here’s how I maximize my classroom energy: 1. Sleep […]

My Spoiled Life

September 28, 2012 by


In training week we are presented with a lot of worst-case scenario situations and, of course, how to handle it. By the time we were waiting to meet our host families, I was preparing myself for the worst, girding myself for battle, as it were. I arrive at my school to find they had a […]

The Mukhuri Diaries: The Power Hike.

September 26, 2012 by


Today I woke up too late to catch the bus to Zugdidi (I like the name of this town: it sounds joyful). While under the shower, I got a call from a TLG friend. Good thing, because, well…I was going to relax by the river, as has become customary for me to do between 14:00 and […]

A Summer Retrospective

September 5, 2012 by


The other day, a friend of mine expressed some good-natured  job-related frustration, posting to his Facebook status that he would like to find a job that somehow would include “making (his) own hours, lots of time outside when it’s nice, and low stress.”  And then he asked “Anyone have a job like that?”  While my […]

From the Red Sea to the Black

September 1, 2012 by


Hello Everyone! It’s been about two months since I’ve last posted, and wow! it seems like a lifetime. I’ve spent my summer catching up with my family back in America, and now traveling through Egypt. I’ve had an incredible time so far, and am still thrilled and amazed by my current locale, though I will […]

The Real World

August 24, 2012 by


The road to Tusheti was not completed until the late 1970s. The old horse road is still in use. There was an attempt by the Soviet regime to string power lines  and poles alongside this road. Both the road and the rusty power poles still exist. The road is shaped like a snake because man made […]

Back in the Rainbow Nation

August 10, 2012 by


I was sitting in the Instanbul Airport, and already I felt like everything is already so complicated. The simplicities of no television, having a single choice and not having to understand this pop culture society I left behind. I stayed in Khashuri, it isn’t the greatest place, it had its challenges and there is simply […]