A Global Buffet

Imagine that you are invited to a buffet where each of the items offered are rare perfect foods that you have waited your entire life to try–but at this particular restaurant, you are only allowed to choose one!

I use this metaphor to describe how it felt to know the countries  that I , as a Teacher for Global Classrooms fellow, could be sent to: Morocco, The Republic of Georgia, India, Senegal, The Philippines or Colombia. When I learned that I would be going to Colombia, I was thrilled-but there was a part of me that kept thinking about what it would be like to travel to some of the other countries offered? Each of these would be an amazing and powerful experience.

I freely admit to being the sort of person who always is just a bit envious of what other people order from restaurants, no matter how wonderful my choice is. (My husband knows in advance that I will look longingly at his plate, irregardless of  how great my meal is!)

Fortunately, all of the TGC participants will be keeping blogs about their experiences, allowing me to follow their adventures around the world. The range of experiences and perspectives that these teachers are bringing to program are amazing!

Some of the blogs I have been following include,

  • At Mrs. G’s Global Gab by Stacy Gasteiger, a 3rd grade teacher in Pennsylvania who will be traveling to The Philippines in June.
  • Global Ed-Spiration and Adventure by Lauren Matsuda, a 4/5th grade teacher from Hawaii who will be traveling to India in July.
  • Teacher Travel Tales by Emily  Litman, a 5th grade teacher from New Jersey who is leaving for Morocco this week!
  • Fab History Goes Global by Wendy Morales, a middle school history teacher from New Jersey who is traveling to the Republic of Georgia later this month.
  • Grand Rapids Goes Global by Brielle Carlson, a middle school teacher from Minnesota who will be traveling to Senegal in April.


Question for kids: If you could go to any country in the world which would it be? Why?

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8 thoughts on “A Global Buffet

  1. Stacy Gasteiger

    I love this idea, and thank you for including my blog. I may steal this idea for later this spring. I’m introducing my students to my blog later this week and teaching them how to make comments.


  2. Sarah

    I want to go to China because it is where my favorite animal is and because they have really good food. This is also where The Great Wall is and where emperors used to live. -Kyle


    • Jennifer Wilkinson

      I think it is so exciting that you are going to get to ACTUALLY go to China! Thank you so much for replying to my blog! You are the first person from our class to do so, so you will be getting a prize on Monday! Yeah!


  3. Brooke

    Dear Mrs.Wilkonson,
    I would go to France because the zoo there has a lot of my favorite animals and my uncle lived there.
    Your friend,


  4. Seeun Km

    Dear Mrs. Wilkinson,

    I want to go to the California because I don’t know a lot about the California and I like to visit places that I want to learn about. I really want to learn
    more about the California

    Your friend Seeun


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