5 Ways My Students Give Me Hope

Living in a foreign country at the local level, especially in a country such as Moldova, it is sometimes easy to get caught up in all the problems and lose hope.  But then I look around me, and I remember that there is hope and that changes are occurring.  In particular, my students give me hope for … Continue reading 5 Ways My Students Give Me Hope

Cheating? What’s That?

I'm going to start  with a little story that is familiar to any volunteer who has sat in a classroom here in Moldova on a test day (this story is not fictional, but my observations from a recent test). Today is test day in the 9th form.  In our last class, we reviewed for the … Continue reading Cheating? What’s That?

Looking Beyond Our Assumptions

I've been trying to convince my brother to come visit me here in Moldova.  Now, I'm sure there are various reasons he is asking if I would pretty please meet him in another European country rather than him come here (like finances), but I think part of the problem is that he is buying into … Continue reading Looking Beyond Our Assumptions

7 Ways Globalization Shows Up in Moldova

It's easy to think of the world as this huge, vast place.  It's easy to think that we are so separated from one another, that we're so different from one another.  It's easy to think that our actions and choices can't possibly affect people halfway around the world from us.  But that's not true.  As … Continue reading 7 Ways Globalization Shows Up in Moldova