When I was first applying for a teaching position, I wrote a personal statement reflecting my teaching philosophy. I titled it ”Teaching on Planet Aurora” – as I believe that the teaching and learning that happens in my classroom is pretty special. Planet Aurora has been full of laughter, inquiry, hands-on experiments and rigor.
I love teaching – love seeing students conquer their fears and grow into people. But, I also love learning about the world and finding out what is out there – conquering my own fears and growing as I learn. this blog is here to record my journeys over the 9 months I am traveling, to keep in touch with my fabulous students and my friends and family.
Over the 9 months, I will be traveling to Nepal, India, Vietnam, Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru (well, that is the plan right now – who knows what will happen as time goes along). I plan to trek and hike and climb as much as possible, but really – the goal is to just go.
Well, I traveled, I climbed, and I trekked. And then I tried to figure out the next step. Peru? India? Colorado?
And then a really cool job landed in my lap — in NYC of all places. And I thought to myself: Wow, NYC will be an adventure. Kind of like this past year has been. So, yeah. Here I am — keeping the adventure going, but with an apartment, and more than a backpack worth of clothes to choose from. And so far so good…. Though, I’d be lying if I said that next adventure wasn’t looming on the horizon….