Graduation & Education for Girls

Last Thursday  the school where I have worked the past few years held their clausura or graduation ceremony.  The room was colorful; full of little girls running around in their handwoven huipiles and cortes, mother’s carrying babies in the original “Maya wraps” and young fathers who have replaced their work boots with their nicely polishedRead more

The One Question I Ask My Students on the First Day of School…and a Few Other Teacher Tips I’ve Learned

  The start of a new school year always makes me a little excited. And last Wednesday was the first day of English classes.  (remember Guatemala is on a January – October school calendar…so, dear teacher friends come June I’m always feeling real jealous of you…but for the most part I’ve adapted to this schoolRead more

Short-Term Missions: Done Differently

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If you’re reading this I am guessing you have either: a) been on a short-term mission trip or b) sent money to someone going on one. Now, I could write a whole book about the benefits and limitations of short-term mission trips. I have seen short-term mission trips go very well or very, very badly.Read more