ERIC Number: EJ718539
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Sep
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Teaching Pre K-8, v36 n1 p58-61 Aug-Sep 2005
It had been a long 12-hour journey. As the passengers around us snored in slumber or pecked away at their laptops, we shifted in our seats for what seemed like the hundredth time and wondered (again, for what seemed like the hundredth time) if we were ever going to get to our destination. A low rumble issued from beneath our feet and finally, we could feel the airplane begin its descent. We were on our way to visit another innovative classroom to showcase in Teaching K-8- this time, there was a very small added bonus. BJ Namba's third grade classroom just happened to be located in Honolulu, HI. A few minutes later, with visions of swaying palm trees dancing in our heads, we giddily prepared to land. As the nighttime lights of Honolulu shimmered against the dark ribbon of ocean undulating below, we decided there was no way this job could possibly get any better.
Descriptors: Grade 3, Elementary School Teachers, Culturally Relevant Education, Malayo Polynesian Languages, Native Language Instruction, Cultural Awareness, Multicultural Education
TeachingK-8 Magazine, 40 Richards Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06854. Tel: 800-249-9363 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Kindergarten
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hawaii