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Reflections from TWBC '09 Final Report

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After weeks of reflection, I have finally composed and submitted a final report as team leader for TWBC '09 and our trip to Africa.

Below are some of the highlights of the trip.


July 3 - arrival through Johannesburg to Cape Town

July 6-10 - Workshops offered by Teachers Without Borders Canada… Continue

Added by Sharon Peters on October 12, 2009 at 14:00 — 1 Comment

Quick Update as we transition from SA to Kenya

I am writing this while being bumped and jolted along miles of deeply rutted highways on the plains below the Great Rift Valley as we travel to the Maasai Mara for team building. After we landed in Nairobi, We met seven additional members to TWBC who will form a second team providing maths, science and Eng;lish prof dev opportunities to two additional locations in Kenya. Maasai pastoralists, dressed in their traditional brighly coloured blankets, can be seen leading their herds of cattle, sheep… Continue

Added by Sharon Peters on July 30, 2009 at 14:44 — 3 Comments

Chronicling Africa Part 1 with TWBC09

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I have been on the road now for nearly a week now after finishing a crazy academic year of much travel and one of the best teaching years I can remember. The last few weeks have been a flurry of submitting reports, packing for a conference in DC and Africa, saying goodbye to staff and students at one school and meetings and introductions to a new school. When I return from Africa in late August, I will officially begin my new job of directing… Continue

Added by Sharon Peters on July 4, 2009 at 16:00 — No Comments

Thinking about the "What's Next?"

The suitcases are unpacked, the souvenirs mostly distributed, the jet lag has almost worn off, and the photos are slowly been sifted.

Fortunately, I had a few days to catch my breath and slowly digest the experiences, conversations, and encounters of the past 7 weeks. There is a part of me that doesn't want to start letting go of it. My dreams every night are filled with African faces and African landscapes.

Practically… Continue

Added by Sharon Peters on August 17, 2008 at 9:55 — No Comments


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