teaching, learning and living around the world
Last July, I started a new job as Associate Director of Teacher Training for Bridge International Academies. We build and operate low cost private schools in Kenya and Uganda. Right now we have several hundred academies (pre-school through 8th grade) and train around 1,000 teachers every few months. It’s big. And it’s awesome. I split my time between Boston and Kenya. Right now I’m in Kenya studying our best teachers so that I can incorporate what we learn into our teacher training program.
Right before I left I gave a short career talk to the fellows in our office. To prepare for it I was looking through old blog posts and re-read a comment from my dad. He quoted the closing lines of one of his favorite Edgar Allen Poe poems.
“Ride, boldly ride,”
The shade replied,
“To seek for Eldorado!”
That pretty much sums up my career so far. The past few days have been particularly awesome. Here’s why:
I’m learning a lot by seeing/listening/questioning teachers, kids and AMs. I get to see the game, live. It’s front row seats AND a back stage pass.