Wanderlust and Volunteerism

April 1st, 2012

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“Wanderlust is a strong, innate desire to rove or travel about,” as defined by Dictionary.com. Traveling is a requirement for George and I and right now we are in Hawaii. Lucky for you, Christine Maxfield offered to share about her recent year of volunteerism around the globe. I know you will be inspired by her … Continued

“Just when the caterpillar thought her world was over, she became a butterfly.” I have always felt connected to science, transformation, and especially to the process by which fuzzy caterpillars become butterflies. Butterflies and their metamorphosis were even the focus of my Bat Mitzvah speech at the age of thirteen. I just did not realize … Continued

Staying Fit and Lean Recently I was interviewed for L.E.A.N. Traveler about staying fit while traveling. I lost sixty pounds from when I first met George to when we got married! Here is part of the L.E.A.N. Traveler interview: What are your top three tips for staying lean while traveling?My top three tips for staying … Continued

Here is the beginning of my review of Marc Prensky’s book: Teaching Digital Natives: Partnering for Real Learning.  Reading Teaching Digital Natives: Partnering for Real Learning by Marc Prensky was a fantastic experience. This book details the importance of real learning is our students. As a teacher, I am always looking to share connections with … Continued

Dr. Jessie Voights interviewed me for the Profiles in International Education Section on her site Wandering Educators. Read about me on Wandering Educators! Here is the beginning of the Interview: Lisa Niver Rajna is our Geography Awareness Editor, a world traveler, and a science teacher in Los Angeles, California. Think that science isn’t international? Think … Continued

Dr. Jessie Voights interviewed me for the Profiles in International Education Section on her site Wandering Educators. Read about me on Wandering Educators! Here is the beginning of the Interview: Lisa Niver Rajna is our Geography Awareness Editor, a world traveler, and a science teacher in Los Angeles, California. Think that science isn’t international? Think … Continued

SWEET CONCOCTION CONTEST! Love candy and like to cook? Enter ODYSSEY‘s contest in the February 2012 “Candy: Sweet Science” issue and you might win a super sweet prize! First, read up on the science of concocting candy: *from “Making New Candy Concoctions” By Anna M. Lewis To be a candy inventor, you need to be … Continued

What should we do about schools? What is the way to fix education? I have been wondering what should we do next. I read about the Global Achievement Gap and technology and brain research and passion based learning and I wonder. Today I received this manifesto from Seth Godin and wanted to share it as soon … Continued

George Ranalli / Photo Researchers / Universal Images Group Water is everywhere! We can’t live without it. Sadly, pollution and over-consumption threaten waterways in America, Israel and throughout the world. The work of World Water Monitoring Day is an important step in helping the scientific, political and environmental activist communities monitor the state of the … Continued

Teachers Without Borders and Bullying.org to Offer Courses for Teachers and ParentsFebruary 21, 2012(Seattle, WA) Teachers Without Borders, a non-profit organization committed to supporting K-12 teachers around the world with relevant and demand-driven professional development resources, has partnered with Bullying.org to provide online courses and workshops on bullying and cyberbullying prevention. While bullying is often … Continued