Just a quick reminder that this month is dedicated to ALS. Little progress has been made as we search for a cure. I know it's impossible to ask people to donate money, but I pray y'all take some time to learn about the disease. Education is key!!!
It's rather difficult to believe this is my last blog post from San Pedro, Belize. I have been fortunate in my travel experience, and I have certainly seen a lot of things that make me reevaluate my life. This would be one of those experiences, but now from a different lens, as a teacher. When I started my work at NHHS it was with a lot of excitement and anticipation. My students made that experience something that I will remember for the rest of my lives; whether they hated me or loved me it was a time for crazy challenges and immense growth.
My feelings about San Pedro are not as powerful, but the experience has really solidified my passion for teaching. When I introduced the classes here to the Full Circle Project I was nervous they wouldn't care. However, the work they turned in was amazing. It was so impressive to see how much they had to say about the island, and living in such a diverse area. The global perspective as a teacher is something I have placed a significant value on. I'm thankful I will be able to take my teaching experience in Belize back to the states. There is no doubt that I am a better teacher because of this enriching experience.
With all the obstacles we face in life, it's refreshing to know I have placed myself in a position to make a real difference. I am confident that these few weeks will stay with me for the rest of my teaching career and that I will be able to fuse my classroom with the multicultural curriculum that embraces diversity!