Author Archives: Mayra Bermejo

The Trip

The most difficult thing about being home is answering the question “How was your trip?” I can talk for hours about my trip yet still not have enough time or words to describe my experience. The real question people want … Continue reading

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One of the most memorable experiences I have had here in Tanzania is having the opportunity to spend a weekend with Mama Ana’s family and friends. In just two days I have experienced so much kindness and love from our … Continue reading

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Hamna Shida

The past three weeks in Tanzania has given me the opportunity to not only experience a new culture but to become an active member in their education system. Being a teacher in the Tanzanian education system has taught me to … Continue reading

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Back to School

Having this break from school gave me the opportunity to evaluate my performance in the classroom. I learned what classroom management styles to use with my standard two students. On the first day of school I found myself with no … Continue reading

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Three more days before our departure and I am feeling the pressure. I started packing and found that I am running out of room, I have yet to pack my teaching essentials and my carry on is way too full. … Continue reading

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