Back to Reality

Back to Reality

Tomorrow marks the first day of the new school year for my students, and for me, it marks the absolute end of my summer vacation. Back to reality. Not that I can complain, but, if I had it my way, my journey through Africa would have continued for at least a few more weeks, if not longer. However, with an empty wallet and a heavy heart, I boarded the plane bound for New York, and left Africa in body, not mind, on August 24th.

Since then, I have been living the trip over through my pictures and telling of stories, while planning my next trip across the globe. But, reality hits tomorrow, as my life as a teacher, instead of traveler, begins yet again for the sixth year of my life. In order to cope with this transition, I’ve decided to start the year off with a little getting to know you video. To introduce myself to my students, I’ve decided there’s no better way then to show them a little recap of what I did with my summer vacation, and who I am outside of the classroom. Then, like every year, I plan to use what I learned through my travels, to open their eyes to the world outside of their own.

Africa 2012. from The World Wanderer on Vimeo.

I know that this year, I have a lot more to share with my classes than usual, and I hope that I can help them grow, not just as language arts students, but as human beings. And, just as everything in Africa changed me for the best, I hope that I can influence them in a positive way.

As sad as I am that the best summer of my life is quickly coming to an end, I absolutely cannot wait to see what exactly the autumn has in store.

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Comments (5)

  1. Kevin

    I love your attitude. Using your travel experiences in your teaching is a great idea. I’m sure you’ll inspire some future world wanderers!

  2. Eileen

    Your students are so lucky to get a beautiful unbiased look at our world through your eyes. Amazing!

  3. Karen

    Your trip looked amazing!

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