I was so lucky to be able to have a graduation party right before the big lockdown hit! Benjamin Snitker is now a MAster of Science in Teaching and Learning!
It's great to have a constant companion in an animal, even a wild guy like Goose. Goose is my French bulldog and he is definitely a handful. I thought bulldogs were supposed to be calm!
For the term break I was able to go, with my girlfriend, to Lang Co. We played golf, relaxed by the beach and pool, and had a great break. I am looking forward to the next one!
Being able to see the Taj Mahal was one of the first times that I realized what an incredible opportunity I took in teaching abroad.
My dear friend Russell took this picture. He was my multi-pitch climbing partner whilst I was living in Chiang Mai, Thailand. My life was great there, but to move forward sometimes you have to go off-belay.
I'm trying out my professional photo shoot face. How does this one look? - Benjamin Lucas Snitker
For many years in Thailand Benjamin Lucas Snitker volunteered at the Ban Dek Dee Orphanage. Every other Wednesday, after a long day teaching primary years science at Prince Royal's College, he would go with a group, buy food to cook, make dinner, and teach an English lesson to the underserved orphans.
Building and floating Kratongs was a simple pleasure to unwind after a long week of teaching.
Celebrating festivals in Chiang Mai was one of the biggest perks of being a teacher in Thailand. This particular festival, Loy Kratong, is my personal favorite. It is such a beautiful, contemplative, and reflective time. The city is quiet whilst alive.
I really enjoy my time in the classroom and I am not afraid to be a little stern and a little silly with my students. The bowtie shows that. Each day is a different challenge. The ending to each days challenge goes into my journal. I write with the question in mind: What surprised you today?