“A journey is called that because you cannot know what you will discover on the journey, what you will do with what you find, or what you find will do to you.”

James Baldwin

I am a middle school social studies and photography teacher at Stonington Middle School in Stonington, Connecticut USA. In 2016, I took a year-long leave of absence to travel, volunteer and complete a Fulbright Distinguished Teacher project in Vietnam where I started The Alternate Route blog. In Hanoi, I worked with students and educators from middle school through university level to create a poetry sharing website. Other fellowships have brought me to Kyrgyzstan, Morocco, Germany, and Cuba. I also spent five years teaching in Bolivia and Brazil.

I continue to blog on The Alternate Route with reflections on teaching, traveling, and learning on the road and at home. See this post for more on what I have been writing about and what’s coming up.

This new home of The Alternate Route now includes posts from my previous blogs:

  • teach.change – This was my first blog and includes posts from my graduate program at the University of New Haven in Instructional Technology and Digital Media Literacy in 2013-2014. These are all under the category IT&DML Graduate Classes.
  • Morocco’s Bountiful Perspectives – The link in the menu will take you directly to this blog which is about a 30-day Fulbright-Hays study tour of Morocco in 2014.
  • India/Nepal – Posts from my blog about travel and volunteering trip to South Asia in 2015. You can find these in the menu above.
  • Where I’m From – Connecting students through poetry; my Fulbright project from Vietnam (2016). There is a direct link to this blog in the menu.
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