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About perspectives21st

I am a high school teacher, a mom, a wife, a daughter, a sister, and a friend. I live in Evergreen, Colorado, and I love to read, spend time with friends and family, eat great food, and seek out solutions for social justice.

Teachers for Global Classrooms

In June of 2015 I embarked on a memorable journey that has had a profound impact on my life.  As a participant fellow in the Teachers for Global classrooms I was selected to travel to Brazil with a group of … Continue reading

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The Food of Brazil

Brazil offers a wide variety of food and dining experiences.  I collected photos of all the things I tried while I was there.  The students we met often asked us what our favorite Brazilian food was.  Usually we responded that … Continue reading

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Day 17 Salvador

This was our last full day in Salvador. We spent a good part of the day driving around the city, getting a glimpse of daily life from our tour bus window . We passed sidewalk produce markets and the crowded … Continue reading

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Day 16: Salvador

On the second day of our collaboration with the ILEP teachers, we shared ideas and planned future projects.  Our gratitude was immense for these ILEP host teachers  who had taken such good care of us and made our experience so memorable. … Continue reading

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Days 15: Salvador

On this day, the IREX team brought together the American TGC Fellows and the Brazilian ILEP Alumni. That evening Allison and I returned to the Pelourhino and the Festival of St. John with Joselia and Alex and another ILEP teacher.  We … Continue reading

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Days 13 – 14: Salvador, Bahia

We arrived in Salvador at night.  In the morning we began exploring this beautiful place.  Salvador is in the northeastern state of Bahia.  For the first time we saw Portuguese colonial architecture experienced some of the Afro-Brazilian culture and saw the coastline. .     … Continue reading

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Day 12 Teresina June 18, 2015

What a fantastic day this was!  We started by visiting more classrooms at Centro de Linguas, then we conducted a second teacher workshop for public school teachers.   Joselia made sure that everyone knew it was my birthday, and in … Continue reading

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Day 11 Teresina June 17, 2015

An article in the University online newsletter about our presentation: http://www.uespi.br/site/?p=76637

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Day 10 Teresina June 16, 2015

We visited many more classrooms and spoke with students of all levels of English language learning.  It was fun to engage them in conversations where they could practice listening and speaking.  I co-taught lessons in grammar and pronunciation and demonstrated … Continue reading

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Day 9 Teresina June 15, 2015

Back to reality and a new school week in Teresina, Allison and I jumped into a full day of classroom activities. Cento Cultural de Linguas (CCL) is a tuition-free public school whose teachers are employed by the government. Class sizes there are manageable … Continue reading

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