Morocco bound…

| February 23, 2012

As each hour passes, I become more excited and apprehensive about journeying to Africa. My concerns range from the mundane to the complex. What should I pack? How will I manage on such a long flight? Should I wear a hijab out of respect for the culture? How will this journey impact me differently than my previous travels? What will I actually take away from the experience that will help me to be a better scholar-practitioner in the urban schools of America?

Well, I’m packing light (learned lessons from previous travels). As no space-time bending device has been approved for travel, I will have to endure the lengthy flight. And, I am taking a large scarf to cover my head…just in case.

To the more complex questions – I don’t think the full ramifications of the journey will manifest immediately. I am open, though. I am truly open to experiencing and attempting to make sense of the educational challenges children face outside the US. I welcome the experience and the growth it brings to my ideologies and understanding of education. I am Morocco bound and grateful in advance for the journey and all the lessons it holds.

Stay tuned…