Week 7:
Hello from Wisconsin


Ringgenberg Fellow in International Student Teaching

Takapuna Normal Intermediate School | Auckland, New Zealand

January 6, 2020 |   Upon landing in O’Hare Airport in mid-December, my nose still red and peeling from a sunburn, I stepped outside and breathed in the crisp, Midwestern air. I smiled, and looked around at the puffs coming from my fellow travelers’ mouths, and noticed that cars were now on the opposite side of the road. I […]

Week 9:
Learning Something Out of Everything


Bostrom Fellow in Creative Aging

Frye Art Museum, Creative Aging Programs | Seattle, Washington

December 23, 2019 | When I first began looking into doing a fellowship, I was hoping that I would be able to have four weeks in one location and then another 4 weeks in a different location.  I thought that 8 weeks in the same place would drag on and get dull.  Wow, I was so wrong.  As I […]

Week 8:
The Flow of Creativity


Bostrom Fellow in Creative Aging

Frye Art Museum, Creative Aging Programs | Seattle, Washington

December 20, 2019 | I saw a sea lion swim by me this week as I was waiting at my bus stop.  This is a fairly regular occurrence and I just can’t get used to it!  How lucky am I to be doing something as mundane as standing on the sidewalk waiting for my bus to arrive, and be […]

Week 8:
Thank You


Massey Fellow in International Student Teaching

Colegio Ecuatoriano Español América Latina | Quito, Ecuador

December 15, 2019 | Hey everyone, welcome to the last entry of my blog. As I write this, I am sitting in my room waiting to get driven to the airport. My bags are packed, I have said my goodbyes to everyone except for my host family, and I am done with everything I need to do except write […]

Week 7:
It’s All Happening at the Zoo


Bostrom Fellow in Creative Aging

Frye Art Museum, Creative Aging Programs | Seattle, Washington

December 15, 2019 | Every Monday the Woodland Park Zoo hosts a dementia zoo walk.  This is a free program that aims to meet areas of wellbeing within the lives of adults living with dementia.  Embedded in this program is exercise, social interaction, and mental stimulation.  I love that  the exercise is gentle walking.  I’ve been told by a […]

Week 6:
The Last Full Week


Ringgenberg Fellow in International Student Teaching

Takapuna Normal Intermediate School | Auckland, New Zealand

December 10, 2019 | It’s hard to imagine that this is my last week at Takapuna Normal Intermediate School; the time has flown by so quickly, and I feel like each day goes by faster and faster as Friday approaches. Right now I am just trying to take everything as it comes, enjoying conversations with staff and students, hopping […]

Week 7:
Lessons Learned


Massey Fellow in International Student Teaching

Colegio Ecuatoriano Español América Latina | Quito, Ecuador

December 9, 2019 | Hey everyone! Welcome back to the Penultimate Edition of Brady’s Blog. This week went by so quickly as we only had four days of school. I can’t believe I only have one week left in Ecuador. In this blog I’ll be talking a little about my week and a little about what I have gotten […]

Week 6:
What is Gratitude?


Bostrom Fellow in Creative Aging

Frye Art Museum, Creative Aging Programs | Seattle, Washington

December 8, 2019 | I’ve been having a hard time the past few weeks.  Not in regards to the work that I’m doing in Seattle, but within the realm my own mental health.  My father passed away unexpectedly due to a heart attack this past May.  The summer was filled with pulling together loose ends surrounding his business and […]

Week 6:
Expectations


Massey Fellow in International Student Teaching

Colegio Ecuatoriano Español América Latina | Quito, Ecuador

December 1, 2019 | Hey everyone! Welcome back to the sixth installment of my blog. This week was a busy one and I’ll be sure to tell you all about it, as well as talk about some of the differences between what I expected my experience to be like and how it’s actually going. Monday was hard for me. […]

Week 5:
Teaching and Celebrations


Ringgenberg Fellow in International Student Teaching

Takapuna Normal Intermediate School | Auckland, New Zealand

December 1, 2019 |   After my encounter with the stomach flu or food poisoning (the jury is still out on the cause), I settled back into a less dramatic week at school. Each day I am in a new classroom, rotating between the four teachers of the Rimu team throughout the week so that I can see more […]

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