Week 6:
The Last Full Week


Cornell 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 6:
Expectations


Cornell 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


Cornell 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 […]

Week 5:
Home


Cornell Fellow in International Student Teaching

Colegio Ecuatoriano Español América Latina | Quito, Ecuador

November 24, 2019 | Hey everyone, welcome back to the 5th installment of my blog! This week, I’ll tell you all about what I got to do as well as talk a little about missing home. This week, and for the next three weeks, we have daily inter-class sports championships. This means that we have to block out 2 […]

Week 4:
Rugby and Festivals


Cornell Fellow in International Student Teaching

Takapuna Normal Intermediate School | Auckland, New Zealand

November 24, 2019 | Over the past couple of weeks, I feel like I have really settled into the area of Auckland and the culture of New Zealand. While I am still hesitant to drive on the other side of the road, I have noticed that I’ve picked up on some language patterns of the people around me, such […]

Week 3:
Elderwise Outreach Programming


Cornell Fellow in Creative Aging

Frye Art Museum, Creative Aging Programs | Seattle, Washington

November 17, 2019 | It was a busy third week over here at the Frye.  My time as an intern was filled with everything from meetings to cutting up apples and making coffee.  Thanks to a connection made by my direct supervisor, I was also able to aid in programming put on by Elderwise. Elderwise is a wonderful organization […]

Week 4:
The Value of an Education


Cornell Fellow in International Student Teaching

Colegio Ecuatoriano Español América Latina | Quito, Ecuador

November 17, 2019 | Hey everyone, thanks again for reading my blog this week. I hope you are all enjoying learning about my adventures in beautiful Quito and seeing what amazing things my students are doing! This week was a busy one but it was busy in the best way possible. The students in my homeroom class (Primero Bachillerato) […]

Week 3:
Differences between New Zealand and the U.S.


Cornell Fellow in International Student Teaching

Takapuna Normal Intermediate School | Auckland, New Zealand

November 17, 2019 | During conversations with teachers, students, and new friends over the past couple of weeks, I am constantly surprised by how much they know about America, and Wisconsin in particular. When I tell them where I’m from, many people are quick to reply with a pretty accurate description of my home state, typically saying it is […]

Week 3:
Daily Routine


Cornell Fellow in International Student Teaching

Colegio Ecuatoriano Español América Latina | Quito, Ecuador

November 10, 2019 | Hey everyone! I just reached the end of my third week in Ecuador and am here to tell you all about it. Over the course of this week, I finally started to settle in. My Spanish is getting better, I’m starting to get to know the students and faculty, and I have finally gotten into […]

Week 2:
Running in New Zealand


Cornell Fellow in International Student Teaching

Takapuna Normal Intermediate School | Auckland, New Zealand

November 9, 2019 | One of the first questions I am often asked when I meet a staff member or student at school is, “why have you picked New Zealand?”. My response, which feels well thought out and repetitive at this point,  is one that I have thought about from the very beginning of the Fellowship process, and isn’t […]

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