I've been selected for the CBE Educational Tour to Vietnam. Tomorrow I'm off on an adventure with colleagues and many soon-to-be friends. These are people in my life that push me and challenge me professionally. But, it’s my students that motivate and drive my passion for teaching. They will be with me traveling virtually, watching my blog, instagram and twitter. I will have the honour in delivering the pictures and letters they wrote to their new Vietnamese school friends.
My students are in grade four at Captain Nichola Goddard. It's an exciting time for students; they enter middle school and discover important things about themselves, their community and how to connect to the world. They decided they would like to reach out to students on the other side of the globe, and began writing about their lives. For some, this was first time they wrote a letter that truly means something important and real. It's not instant and may not produce the desired result of a reply, but it's step towards global citizenship and feeling connected to the world around them. I love seeming my students develop into competent students embedded in the world through their writing and reading; it's even more incredible that they experience this through my own personal learning journey in the world!
@mrsbanksteacher (http://vietnamcbe2015.wordpress.com) can't believe her good luck - great kids, amazing staff and incredible opportunities!