After a hurried leaving of Tanzania 2 hours after my last day of school, I shipped out (ok, flew) to Zurich, got on a train, and arrived in Basel, Switzerland. After a confusing pick-up, I safely arrived in a little town named Kandern, which is the home of Black Forest Academy (an international school in Germany). It is here that
|On the train in Switzerland|
|My housemate Katie and I working on our personal Theories of Learning from a Biblical Worldview... we spend a lot of time working at our computers each night!|
It’s been fun. (Well, mostly. Except maybe for the brain-overload bit! :)
|Game Night after our first exam...|
|My first McD's sighting in almost two years!|
|Basel. is. Beautiful!|
|Need I say more? You should plan to come visit in two years so we can travel... :)|
Since then, things have been busy. I’ve just completed my second grad class – and second week of classes. Two down, two to go. My brain is full, to say the least. I can now tell you my personal theory of education and how to apply this in my classroom… and have learned a LOT about teaching from a Biblical perspective. It’s been wonderful to have outside input from amazing teachers after being “on my own” (without teacher-training) for the past couple of years. I’ve also met amazing people who teach – and come from – places all over the world. It’s been a huge treat for me to be around people who think that teaching overseas and learning new languages and dealing with cultural differences is normal – who can relate to culture shock upon hitting a grocery store in Germany – and who have lots of advice for a newbie going on furlough!
Keep praying for me these next couple of weeks to keep going strong... and to arrive in the States ready to finish post-course projects before my brother's wedding. Pray too for good rest, the ability to take in information I need to quickly and well, and not to belabor projects as I'm prone to doing. One day at a time!