In today’s world of advanced technology, classrooms come in all different shapes, sizes, and formats. For the 2013-14 school year, my classroom will be the world, spanning approximately the 24,000 kilometers I plan to cycle during the next 14 months. I plan to visit schools along my route, working and talking with students around the world. I will be a teacher on 2 wheels. If I'm cycling through your area and you'd like me to visit your school please contact me.
This will be the first year that I don’t have my own classroom since I started teaching and the thought is daunting. As much as I want to carry out my adventure, teaching fulfills me and it’s part of my identity. Therefore, my adventure wouldn’t be complete if it didn’t include some element of teaching. Granted my bike trip is a life experience that will most definitely impact the way I interact with my students in the future, I also plan to visit schools along my route, sharing and working with students around the world.
I will be posting my biking statistics, sharing data from my trip, and travel experiences along the way. My hope is that this section of my website can be used by teachers in their classroom in different subject areas to make more meaningful connections with learning in our everyday life. Cycling in itself is a topic that naturally lends to a lot of great inquiry, classroom discussions, and activities. Please share with me any activities you might be doing with my website, I'd love to see them.
Please spread the word about me, "The Teacher on 2 Wheels" to any teachers you may know! Thank you!