First Time Visitor – Long Time Teacher

By Becky Roehl

Traveling to Africa has been an experience. The group is through with the first school of our trip. Village of Hope was a pleasant surprise. The one thing that sticks out in my mind is how similar this country school in Zambia is to schools in the United States. Teachers are trying to manage kids with different learning abilities and different economic backgrounds. Staff are looking for ideas on how to work with different students, and they want to develop the craft of their teaching.

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With everyday of teaching and being with students relationships are formed. Emails are exchanged between teachers. Yes, email! Many differences but more similarities
are found among the dust, bright sun, and beautiful music made by children.

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