Lifelong Learning

In my College of Education, we have a sort of mission statement, or tag-line that each teacher candidate is supposed to know by heart. I, obviously, don't have it memorized, but I get the general idea:
From the Patten College of Education website.
One of the most important phrases, to me, is the aspect of "lifelong learning", which means committing myself to continued education in both my content areas and in methods and pedagogical theory.

With regards to Spanish, I feel that traveling and experiencing the cultures first hand is one of the best ways to do this. Last winter, I studied abroad for 3 months in Toledo, Spain, and it was a life-changing experience. I journaled about it here, and I am so glad that I did so that I can look back that the experience and almost relive it. Check it out!

*Rereading this journal a few months after I got home was one of my first realizations that I had a serious problem with my relationship with food. I'm not ashamed or hiding from it any more, but I just wanted to give you all a heads up. Read away!