Teachers Helping Teachers

Writing is a powerful, necessary skill. Both teaching and learning to write well takes practice – like memorizing times tables. The words start to flow, only after eons of repetition. Wake up; write. Read as much as you can. Think. Write it down. In the words of Anne Lamott, “Put your butt in a chair…

Bahamian Boat Science

We are often asked how we study science while traveling.  Initially, it was not easy!  I was trying to fit our science program into a traditional schoolroom “box”,  one in which we decidedly did not conform. Once I started quantifying our experiences, I realized the breadth and depth of what we are actually learning. While…

Poetry and People in Paradise

If Once You Have Slept on an Island If once you have slept on an island   You’ll never be quite the same; You may look as you looked the day before   And go by the same old name, You may bustle about in street and shop;    You may sit at home and sew, But you’ll…

Elbow Reef Light

We meet interesting people every day, both on water and land. Sometimes we get their story, hear a song, share a poem or a glass of iced rum… Today we met Elvis and his uncle Henry – each full of character and wisdom ready and willing to impart.  Elvis (in top photo) is from Great Inagua Island and…

Our first “Crossing”

Crossing the Gulf Stream or even part of the Atlantic Ocean in our boat was never, ever on my “gotta do this” list. Or, if I am being honest, on my “maybe-wanna do” list. But cross part of the Atlantic Ocean we did, and what a cool experience. We waited months for the right weather…