Winter in Boise

Alzar School | 08.12.07

Kristin and I are back in Boise, working hard. We have been picking up a lot of work as substitute teachers in the Meridian School district. This is a perfect set up for us, as it allows us to get back into the traditional classroom and connect with students. We are making lots of notes, recording the ideas that work well, and more often, the things about traditional schooling which frustrate us. Kristin has also been doing quite a bit of private tutoring, helping students with math.

We’ve been working hard to finalize details for our “Rivers of Chile 2008″ expedition. We’ve reserved our vehicle, purchased airfare, and began to organize our curriculum. Also, we’ve been planning our programs for the rest of 2008, which we’re very excited about. With the Boise State University Outdoor Program we’re going to have a 19-day expedition here in Idaho during the end of June/beginning of July. In late August, we’re going to organize a group of Alzar School Supporters to head to the Ottawa River in Canada, and take a group of students to the U.S. Nationals for slalom. It’s going to be a busy year, and very exciting.

That’s all for now. Keep checking in for more updates.