Monday, February 22, 2010

Teaching in Kenya...

We had a guest speaker join us to talk about her experiences in Africa. Sarah Overturf ('05 alum) spoke about student teaching in Africa and volunteering there. She said that students were aghast when one of her colleagues started writing with her left hand. The whole class went silent and one of the administrators there wanted to know what evil person taught her to write left-handed! She also spoke about the culture shock of being one of the only white people around and how that felt. Another culture shock moment was using the toilet which was just an outhouse made of clay and a hole in the ground!

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