Education, Guatemala

Step in the Bright Direction

My 9th grade creative writing students and I began a unit on social justice in February by watching Manos de Madre, a documentary about  single mothers who sift through trash at the Guatemala City dump collecting recyclable materials to sell. The students worked in small groups to develop campaigns on serious issues facing Guatemala, including… Continue reading Step in the Bright Direction

Guatemala, Karma yoga, Metta

land of eternal contradiction

"If you assume that there's no hope, you guarantee that there will be no hope. If you assume that there is an instinct for human freedom, there are opportunities to change things, there's a chance you may contribute to making a better world. That's your choice." ~Noam Chomsky ζ Before moving here, I was totally… Continue reading land of eternal contradiction