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Category Archive: Gimnasio Moderno Santa Barbara

An Open Letter to My Students

My school year is rapidly coming to a close – simultaneously speeding and dragging towards November 16th. I’m trying to conclude chapters and concepts while the kids have thrown all discipline out the… Continue reading

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THEY SPELLED MY NAME RIGHT ! ! !

A few weeks ago, my program director called and asked if I would be interested in getting interviewed by El Tiempo, Bogotás most prominent newspaper. But of course! They wanted to do a… Continue reading

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Dia del Idioma/Language Day

A few sights from school on Tuesday, celebrating the Spanish language with a parade and seriously impressive theater and dance presentations. I’ll upload more in the next few days.

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Why they call me “Teacher” and it’s not weird.

Calling a teacher, “Teacher” in the states sounds anywhere from childish or ignorant to a bit rude. I’ve quoted several times that students call me “Teacher Brighid” at school, and it’s not because… Continue reading

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Rule or Drool: Dia de la Mujer

March 8th was International Women’s Day. I thought it was just a Colombian holiday until I read my friend Natalie’s blog. If you want background, she succinctly lays out the history and other… Continue reading

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Math

I hate math. My brain decided to clear out all basic math facts to make room for things like vocabulary in Mayan languages and layout of major Latin American cities, so I often… Continue reading

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Colombia: Not so far away.

I’m technically, what, 2500 miles away? About? And a lot more kilometers than that, and can I take this moment to quickly ask why oh WHY did we have to change measuring systems?… Continue reading

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Sports

Wednesday marked my colegio’s first official special event day: the start of inter- and intrascholastic sports tournaments. The best way to describe it is field day. The Gimnasio Moderno Santa Barbara Sports Day… Continue reading

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