Dear SUPSI – I Love You

Dear SUPSI, I love you. It’s true. You, the University of Applied Sciences of Italian Switzerland, have stolen my heart.  And it all started with this hands-on computer programming board.  This thing – the computer programming folks wrote the program, the engineers designed and built it, and it could potentially be given to the elementary …

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On Top Of The World

I survived last night. It was touch and go for a few moments, but we made it safely to the top of a mountain for dinner. The dinner was wonderful. The company was great. The view was spectacular. First we started out with our own private van to take us to dinner. A large passenger … Continue reading On Top Of The World

Reflections on Time

I’m currently laying in a hammock under some palm trees, listening to church bells play after having just finished a combined cone of hazelnut gelato and blueberry sorbet. Earlier this morning two other students and I hiked to the top of Monte San Giorgio. What I keep thinking about is the pace at which everything …

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Indeed A Life Changer Trip

The bells are chiming and lunch will be served soon, so I’ve been trying to collect my thoughts before we head out on some new adventures this afternoon and evening. Two points I want to make with this moment of reflection. First, so many of my initial thoughts on education, educational systems, and context that … Continue reading Indeed A Life Changer Trip

Thoughts, musings, reflections

Today marks the first week since I arrived in Europe for the first time. I can’t believe how fast time flew by. It seems only yesterday I was typing my application to GPP, and here we are about to wrap … Continue reading

I Can Hear The Bells

With such historical cities and towns that we have visited or trained through, it seems that every one has a church, chapel, or town hall with a bell tower.  The Swiss are known for their punctuality and precision. Churches were the meeting places and epicenter of the city.  The church bells would chime to call … Continue reading I Can Hear The Bells

I Can Hear The Bells

With such historical cities and towns that we have visited or trained through, it seems that every one has a church, chapel, or town hall with a bell tower.  The Swiss are known for their punctuality and precision. Churches were the meeting places and epicenter of the city.  The church bells would chime to call … Continue reading I Can Hear The Bells