Tag Archives: travel

how a plane trip, a hotel stay and 4 conversations can change the course of your life

how it begins Reading international teachers’ blogs like Teach to InspireĀ and Teach Travel TasteĀ is like watching the swim teachers jump off the high dive. Their blog reflections take for granted that climbing above the crowd and letting yourself go is … Continue reading

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bad day for an octopus

This piece was written for my 3rd graders as an example of a personal narrative. They helped me out with a “juicy hook,” “5-sense details” and a “wrap it up” ending. Splat! Splat! Have you ever seen an octopus get … Continue reading

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vienna sausages and ice cream: memories of the trans-siberian railroad

Our family left Japan when I was 6 years old. We first took a ship–the only cruise our family has ever taken together. We’re actually campers–from tent to pop-up to trailer. Our final destination would be Norfolk, VA–a naval port. … Continue reading

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blog 4 japan: first memories

My very first memories take place in Japan, but not all are specifically Japanese. The tart salty taste of something pickled in the middle of my favorite sushi roll. Neither knowing what it was nor when I would have it … Continue reading

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