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Silvia Knittel
  • 62, Female
  • Langley
  • Canada
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Subject area expertise
English 8-12
Literature 12
Creative Writing 11/12
Social Studies 8-12
Grade level(s) taught
grade 8, grade 9, grade 10, grade 11, grade 12
Present status
I am currently teaching
Language(s) you can instruct in
German - conversational
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membership outreach, curriculum development, workshop facilitation, regional support, media, publicity & fund-raising

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Reflections on Kenya II

This was my second trip to Kenya with TWB Canada. The first

trip was veiled with my own romantic notions of Africa which is so

often the case when visiting countries about which you’ve already seen

hundreds of images and movies. These clichés float around your head

interfering with what you’re actually seeing. I felt a little wiser

this time, a little more truthful in accepting what I was seeing.

If idealism propelled me last year, it was inquiry that guided… Continue

Posted on September 8, 2009 at 20:20

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At 1:17 on February 25, 2009, Michael Carlyle said…

I am wondering if you are currently teaching in Langley? I am currently teaching at LSS and am applying for the Kenya trip this summer. I would love to meet up sometime in the near future and learn about your experiences if I get the opportunity to go.
At 15:31 on February 12, 2009, Suzanne Marie Fengler said…
Hi my friend,
I am so glad to be on 'YOUR' team!
Love you.
At 10:26 on September 10, 2008, Noble Kelly said…
From Anita:
Sylvia, you've painted such a moving picture with your words here. Thank you. Your story about Kenneth brought tears to my eyes. I had been wondering how the story turned out. I'm so glad you found him! You've inspired me with your openness to people, to experiences and to life.


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