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Things I Never Knew about School

Other than my bed, the classroom is the place where I’ve spent the single most amount of time over the course of my entire life.  After 19 years in formal education in the United States, I thought I knew a thing or two about school.  One of the wonderful opportunities we have as Peace Corps volunteers is to appreciate the different approaches societies take to things as central as education.  Sin más preambulos, here is a list of things I never knew about school with my new Nicaraguan context: Continue reading Things I Never Knew about School




This past weekend we were invited to a Noche de Gala to celebrate and honor Nicaragua’s famous poet, Rubén Darío.  In addition to beautiful poetry readings the night was full of music and dance. From the Nicaraguan polka to the east coast’s Palo de Mayo, one thing was sure: they could move.