Going Global

So my first attempt at keeping a blog has not been the most successful as this is only my second post in 6 months. Now that we’ve been back for almost a month, the initial rush of all the work I had waiting for me at home is over and things have slowed down enough for me to give this another try!

I wanted to share a link to a blog updated much more often than my own. St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes is a K-12 private school in Alexandria, VA that I graduated from in 2003 and where my mother is currently a Kindergarten teacher.

This year they have started a blog dedicated to “adventures around the world”. There are several posts from early spring (their spring break) from students on a service trip to Romania, a group of students who traveled to Croatia, and the Normandy scholars program for advanced students interested in French language and culture.

The more recent posts are much more related to our trip. The head of the lower school (grades K-5), who back in the day was my 6th grade English teacher, is currently on a 14 day trip to China to visit schools and meet with primary and secondary educators.

He’s posted lots of videos and photos along with his text so if anyone is interested, take a minute to skim through!




passport renewal is in the mail!

Welcome to my blog for Preparing the Future Professoriate Global Perspectives program 2012!

I have only been abroad once before on a two week trip to Paris and Nice, France when I was 17 with my high school french class. A few months before that trip I applied for my first passport and now, ten years later, I’ve had to send in a renewal. I’m hoping that this one gets way more use than the previous (I think I only had one stamp from France, one from a trip to the Bahamas, and a stamp for returning to the US).

So this marks my first trip to Europe in ten years as well as my first blog post on my first blog ever. So bare with me as I feel this whole thing out. I’ll try to make it more organized than just rambling thread of my inner thoughts.

I’ve titled my blog Changing Perspectives because I anticipate after the opportunity to get to know so many new people and new cultures, some of my own personal perspectives will be changed or at the very least broadened.

I’m very excited to start this adventure and get to know you all better!