This is a series of blogs written by award-winning educator Rosie Sansalone. In her classroom, she meets the students where they are and brings them to where they could be, incorporating the tenants of The Summit Country Day School's signature Character Education into her curriculum. She has been teaching at The Summit since 2006. She is the recipient of the Robert I. Goldman Award for Excellence in Holocaust Education and Schilderink Family Faculty Chair for Distinguished Teaching. She was a 2013-2014 United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Teacher Fellow.
Kenya: Live the Songs of the People
Working in Kenya with a human rights organization called House of Friends, Middle School Language Arts teacher Rosie Sansalone offers a daily reflection on her experiences. In Kenya, she is conducting interviews and co-writing a book focused on the human stories of Kenya which she hopes will expose mistruths between cultures and share stories which reveal what it truly means to be human.
Israel: Carrying the Torch
Middle School Language Arts teacher Rosie Sansalone honored Holocaust survivor Werner Coppel through an educational journey through Israel from April 16 – April 28, 2017. I have multifaceted goals for the trip, one of which is to be able to share the experience with my students. In this daily blog, she shares her reflections.
Rwanda: A Search for Understanding
Middle School Language Arts teacher Rosie Sansalone undertook a study tour of Rwanda in July and August, 2016 with 17 other teachers from the United States and Europe. These are her reflections.