Update From A Freelancing Supporter

There are book vending machines with YA titles in the Tbilisi subway stations.

Greetings from Tbilisi, Georgia!

I’ve been reflecting quite a bit lately about how transformed my own role as an educator has become. After all, I’m writing this post while sitting with my wife in an apartment in the Vake neighborhood, a residential area of Tbilisi where we settled into a routine of “local” living (to an extent at least). Transportation: a lot of walking. Food: local Georgian restaurants and churchkhela, one of my favorite snacks, made from walnuts dipped in a grape juice and flour concoction.

This fall marked the first time since I was was probably two years old that I didn’t start the school year as a student or teacher. But thanks to constantly-evolving networks like BLTN/NGLN, I’m hopeful to remain a useful contributor to a variety of projects. I’ve been supporting What’s the Story? Kentucky as a consultant to Kip and as a blog reader for students–I’m also a reader for Nanja, a student in Vermont’s What’s the Story? I’m working on an essay for publication that highlights my journey as a networked educator, with a focus on BLTN/NGLN.

I’m ready to contribute in other ways; please be in touch with needs, challenges, or opportunities. In the meanwhile, my wife Rebecca and I will be journeying on to Dubai next–my aunt lives there–and if you’re curious, you can follow our journey at Roads and Revisions. Onward!


Paul Barnwell

2 Responses to “Update From A Freelancing Supporter

  • Tom McKenna
    4 years ago

    Great to hear from you, Paul, and from Tbilisi, no less! I took a quick trip over to your “Roads and Revisions” blog and I encourage others to do so as well.


  • Ceci Lewis
    4 years ago

    Hi Paul,
    Glad to read that all is going well for you. While you may not be in the traditional classroom this fall, you are still in school. The major difference is the world has become your classroom. I look forward to read more – will visit your blog.

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