Archive for: Teach with Africa Fellows

 
 
Notes from the Field: A Night with John Gilmour

Notes from the Field: A Night with John Gilmour

Steve Le, 2010 Teach with Africa fellow, is a teacher and co-director of the Service Learning program at Pacific Ridge School, in Carlsbad, CA. John Gilmour, founder of the LEAP Schools, met with all of the Teach With Africa fellows on Thursday. He opened the discussion by providing the context for intervention work in education, […]

 
Notes from the Field: Science Brought to Life

Notes from the Field: Science Brought to Life

Deb Snyder, 2010 Teach with Africa fellow, has a BS in Global Strategic Management and an MBA from Dominican University of California. After so many days of clear weather, Wednesday dawned gray and foggy. This wasn’t a deterrent to Josh’s science class, though. [Josh Elder, 2010 Teach with Africa fellow, is a teacher at KIPP […]

 
Notes from the Field: The New Voices of Africa

Notes from the Field: The New Voices of Africa

Katie Burke, 2010 Teach with Africa fellow, facilitates writing workshops at City College of San Francisco when she’s not teaching in South Africa. I have formed and facilitated a writers society at LEAP. My students’ words can be emotionally hard-hitting and painful to read; these young ones inspire me every day with their relentless truth […]

 
Notes from the Field: Women's Day in South Africa

Notes from the Field: Women's Day in South Africa

Deb Snyder, 2010 Teach with Africa fellow, has a BS in Global Strategic Management and an MBA from Dominican University of California. August 9th is a holiday here in South Africa. The story goes that in 1954, 20,000 women marched to Pretoria with a petition that they wanted to become law.  From that day, Women’s […]

 
Notes from the Field: Home Away from Home

Notes from the Field: Home Away from Home

John Santos, 2010 Teach with Africa fellow, teaches Biology at High Tech High International in San Diego, CA. Let me mention the incredible experience that was/is my home-stay. I was placed with Mapulang [the principal at the LEAP School in Johannesburg]. In the beginning, I was hesitant to leave the flat that we’ve called home […]