Piracicaba

Education graduate student, Jennifer Young, is spending six weeks teaching middle school students in Brazil this winter as part of a UW Tacoma independent study abroad program.

Part III: I've been tucked away in Belo Horizonte for the past week. Carnaval is a rather quiet affair in this city. I am happy to be with good friends during this time away from teaching. It has been raining everyday for the past week and a half - not the soft drizzle of Seattle. Buckets of water seem to be pouring from the sky and I have to laugh at my lack of sleep...

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Education graduate student, Jennifer Young, is spending six weeks teaching middle school students in Brazil this winter as part of a UW Tacoma independent study abroad program.

Part II: After a visit to the Brazilian federal police, I am all clear. I had to register to get my identity card. In the meantime, I have been extremely busy. My first "official" class was today. I've been doing some impromptu teaching since last week, however, today's class has been planned for a very long time. In fact, it relates directly to my master's project which examines positionality and the development of one's pedagogy. Class started out fine.

I began with an oral narrative of a traumatic academic experience followed by an examination of the narrative in written form. All of a sudden, class was interrupted by a crew of cameramen...

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Education graduate student, Jennifer Young, is spending six weeks teaching middle school students in Brazil this winter as part of a UW Tacoma independent study abroad program.

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Part I: I've been in Brazil for a couple of days now after a long flight which had a stop over in Peru. I have been busy non-stop. Marcelo, the director of the bilingual school, Piracicabano, picked me up in Sao Paulo with his wife Sandy. They gave me a quick update on breaking news in the country.

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