Opportunities could mean a lot of things. The opportunity to join this program was the start of it all, but as I continue through the opportunities get better. This year there was three opportunities that I am truly grateful for.

I was able to again dive into the culture of Ireland, but also traveled to London for a couple days before coming to Ireland. I have never been to London and if I was not coming over to Ireland for this program, I would have not make the trip to London this year. Meeting new people, going to new places, and trying new things is something everyone should do. It opens your eyes to new things and makes you more aware of the world. The scratch activity below shows how I have felt through various times this year.


While being in Ireland I make connections with people all over the world. I not only made connections with the people in this program, but also with other. I connected with some of the people who came to Great 15 and they will now always be part of my network. There is so much we can learn from each other and I am so lucky to get to know such wonderful people.

Check out my map of connections!

In addition to going new places and meeting new people, I also learned a lot. My personal growth over a month is felt. I know that there is things that I learned that I can take back to my classroom and use. This growth will help me to become a better teacher and help to close the gate for students who tend to slip through. This Spartan Can!

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