Notes from the Field: Table Mountain's Presence


Josh Elder, 2010 Teach with Africa fellow, is a 7th and 8th grade teacher of Life Sciences at KIPP Philadelphia Charter School.

Every day when I am walking to and from school, there is Table Mountain in the background. It is an amazing sight to behold.

I was able to hike up there with one of the other TWA fellows. It took us 2 hours for the hike. Being that I am a hiking amateur, I was very proud of myself.

When I first started this incredible journey I thought I would be able to blog on a daily basis. I definitely realize now how unreal that expectation was. There are some nights that after dinner I am so exhausted, but exhausted in a great way.

I love that every day I am challenging myself both in the classroom and outside of the classroom. The students that I have the privilege to teach keep me mentally sharp every day with their outstanding questions and insight into the topics we are teaching.

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