What I’m Doing, Part II

This is Part II. I'd recommend reading Part I first. The close of July marked the end of two weeks of teaching. A week ago, when I first drafted this post, I closed with the following paragraph: You will never meet a class more enthusiastic to be in school, even if 'school' is more enjoyable…Read more What I’m Doing, Part II

What I’m Doing, Part I

If you asked me what I would be doing before I came to Zambia, I probably told you some of the following: Teaching preschool Teaching elementary/middle/high school English Teaching adult ESL Teaching literacy Teaching elementary school math and/or science Teaching middle school math and/or science Teaching sex ed or, as it was delicately put, "reproductive…Read more What I’m Doing, Part I

Thursday, July 16: Firsts

There were riots yesterday. We left before 0900 for Munyaya, the village where the school is located. Heading west on Mosi-Oa-Tunya Road, Livingstone's main street, the first sign of trouble was traffic coming toward us in the wrong lane, treating the four-lane highway as a two-lane road. The reason: taxis blocking the two lanes opposite.…Read more Thursday, July 16: Firsts