When summer camp began, I was really focused on what I would be able to teach my students in the short amount of time that I had with them. This is not a bad goals to have, but I was definitely too caught up in how I was going to achieve this instead of thinking … More What teaching in Ecuador taught me
Go ahead and get out your bucket list because this trip needs to be added immediately! At the beginning of the summer when I learned that some of the other WorldTeach volunteers were going to be placed in a small jungle town in the Amazon rain forest, i knew that I wanted to plan a … More Rafting in the remote Amazon rainforest
Drumroll please…Week 1 is done! Get ready for a nice long blog post because so so much has happened in this one week spent in the beautiful Riobamba. I am proud to say that I have now officially completed my first full week working at summer camp in Riobamba, Ecuador! Camp is absolutely my element. … More Peaking at camp and Chimbarazo
After a few more days of exploring Quito and wrapping up WorldTeach training, I have officially arrived in my new home for the next month – Riobamba, Ecuador! The drive from Quito to Riobamba was about 3.5 hours of windy roads and gorgeous views. After we got outside the city limits of Quito, we were … More Life with 3 Ecuadorian Priests
I have officially been in Ecuador for 3 whole days now and life has already been full of good food, new friends, lots of learning, and lots of “what the heck?!” moments. This week and until Wednesday of next week, the 5 other volunteers and I are staying at a hostel in Quito, Ecuador to … More What the Hecuador?!
Hi everyone! I have a few more exciting updates about my trip to Ecuador, which I leave for TOMORROW! It still really has not set in that I am about to head out and will be gone for 8 weeks. My flight leaves from DFW, stops in Houston, and then arrives in Quito at 5:55am … More 8 Weeks in Ecuador – What I’m Packing
During the end of my past Fall semester, a time when students are often beginning to brainstorm their summer plans, I had an idea. I was beginning to miss my semester abroad in England and started daydreaming about going abroad again. My mind started whirling – I have always been interested in learning Spanish but … More I’m going to Ecuador?!
So, you’ve decided to flip your classroom! Congrats! As stated in my previous post, this does NOT mean you need to flip every lesson or every unit – especially if you’re in an English classroom. Some content works better “flipped” than other topics, so make sure that you are thinking critically about what should stay … More How to flip your classroom
Hey, y’all! I am almost done with the Fall semester of Junior Year! My placement this semester has been with a classroom of high school seniors at Western Alamance High School and I have absolutely loved it. Western Alamance experiences significant technological challenges and I have found myself wondering how I would deal with technology … More What is a flipped classroom?
Way way back in November of 2016, I started scouring the internet for internships. Since I was about to go abroad, I decided to start looking super early so I wouldn’t be stressed. However, there were hardly any internships even online yet. I was looking for anything and everything: English related, Sociology related, Education related… After a … More Summer Internship – Fort Worth Sister Cities