The pictures below pictures are obviously dated. They're from my homecoming when my wonderful family (including my dog Emma) came to meet me at the airport.
We had a great summer, and now the school year has started and life is crazy all over again. It's been good getting back into the swing of things and working with my own class, but at the same time I miss my friends from Argentina and the lifestyle there. I especially miss cortados, I haven't been able to teach the local shop (https://www.facebook.com/adirondack.coffee) how to replicate the Argentine brew. Maybe someday they'll get it right.
I had high hopes of keeping up with this blog after I got back, but between family, life, writing my report, etc., it never came to be. I've been doing a lot of work getting ready for the new school year, and I'm going to be trying out some new stuff. I considered continuing this blog, but to be honest it seems like I might as well start anew with a completely different theme.
I struggled with the decision to start a new blog. On one hand, I feel like blogging is sometimes very narcissistic. On the other hand, I've learned a lot of reading blogs written by other physics teachers and I feel like it's the least I can do to share some of my experiences. So... if you're interested in following along, you can see my new blog at Duck Duck Physics. I promise, I will write something very soon!
Before signing off, I want to thank those of you who took the time to follow my adventures in Argentina. It can be difficult to convey the experience I had, but I was really touched by the number of people I have spoken with since returning home who took the time to keep tabs on me. I can't wait to go back and continue the work I started there. ¡Saludos!
p.s. If you're interested in the results of my project and want to know how things turned out, stay tuned. Sometime this fall I will get the final set of data from my mentor in Argentina and I will be happy to share my findings.