First of all, Merry Christmas! Even though the day is over here in Georgia, it’s still Christmas back in the States. Of course in Georgia it’s just another Monday, which I realized when I got stuck in traffic trying to go to a friend’s house at 5pm. Yeah, traffic in Tbilisi has become highly problematic.
I’ve decided to kick my blog into high gear. Get back on the horse, as it were. That means more posts, which means widened scope. I’m going to resolve to do three posts per week. Can I keep this up? I have no idea! But I’m going to try, because I am crazy.
I intended this blog as a travelogue. When I left the US I planned to use Georgia as a jumping-off point and move on to teaching in Asia and then the Middle East, which apparently pays the best. I thought I would write about a different country every year or so. Somewhere along the way I became sort of addicted to Georgia, so I can no longer reasonably claim to be “peripatetic”, which is fine because people don’t really know what that word means anyway. But I am still a “pedagogue”, which means “teacher”. So I figure I can write about teaching instead of/in addition to travel, and that will probably give me a bunch of interesting topics to explore so it isn’t just me posting once every five months.
Conveniently I am doing a Master’s in Education. That should give me plenty of interesting things to
complain write about. I am also now teaching Global Politics. So perhaps writing about issues that pertain to Global Politics would be okay. We’ll see!
Topics I’d like to cover in the next few posts:
- Approaches to behavior in Georgian schools
- Differentiation in teaching
- Fabrika, The Tbilisi Burger Revolution, and how things have changed in seven years
- The International Baccalaureate (IB)
So stay tuned! (#deadmetaphor)