An Unexpected Week for an English Teacher

This is my third summer living in Prague, and since I’m currently in between jobs, I’ve had lots of opportunities to travel. Originally, I was going to write about my…

Back in Time

Let me take you back in time, to 2009 when I first experienced Africa. Since the sixth grade when I first heard about my high school’s Tanzania Exchange Program I…

Last Day of School

It’s strange when you get what you’ve wanted for a long time. After eight months of working as a Kindergarten teacher, and one month of longing for the end of…

Hitting

SMACK. A hand comes down upon Lidia’s body while she sits in class. You can hear the crack of the teacher’s hand from across the room, I know. No one…

Matènwa

I didn’t know what it was when we first approached it: some sort of circular autodrome-like structure made of cement walls and a tin, silo-like roof. The walls reach about…

Culturally Illiterate

By Beth I set my notebook down on the table in front of the teachers. Today is our day to review the computer program that we have developed, to look…

The Blessing and Curse of Light

The Blessing and Curse of Light By Beth Miguel motions me over to him, just steps into the school’s courtyard. I look behind me into the classroom. It is rustling…