As of today, I’ve taught almost 29 weeks of school in American Samoa. With only seven weeks left on my plate, I can confidently say […]
A white, privileged young person decides to take their privileged position and transplant it into a developing community. Maybe a far-fetched notion, but it’s becoming […]
Health education has greatly improved since my time in school. Rather than just focusing on the human anatomy and nutrition, we’re beginning to expose students […]
While I cannot begin to encompass my service into a neat package, I want to share some highlights for my mid-service in American Samoa as a WorldTeacher. And no, it’s definitely not all picturesque ocean views and beach days.
Even when you aren’t consciously thinking of that dreaded “comparison trap,” it still seems to creep up into any moment you should be giving yourself credit. I’ve […]
The ingrained fixation on numbers is a hard pill to swallow. On a daily basis, I’m not as number-hungry (pun intended) as I used to […]
There’s something to be said about complete disconnection. Disconnection not of your choosing, that happens spontaneously. Imagine all the means to contact anyone you love […]
Life gets busy, especially if you’re international teaching volunteer. Admittedly, I’ve not taught any classroom before, so the prep work involved came out of the […]