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May 2014 Blog Posts (2)

Life in the Bush: The more things change the more they stay the same.

It has been over 10 years (March 28, 2001) since I left my hometown of Blackduck, Minnesota to come to Alaska to pursue my dream of teaching in Bush Alaska; but some of the most powerful lessons come to my quite early in my “Alaskan Teaching Odyssey.

After my first year of teaching in rural Alaska in 2001, I knew I had to add some things to my repertoire if I was going to stay. A friend recommended a class with Professor Ray Barnhardt in cross-cultural studies. I soon learned what a…


Added by Mark J Biberg on May 10, 2014 at 11:19am — 1 Comment

Teaching and Learning in Rural Alaska

Recently, I had the privilege of teaching summer school in Tuluksak. It was a time of sharing, growth, interaction and learning. On average, 20-30 students per day attended summer school and participated in a variety of activities: making tie-dye T-shirts, constructing model rockets, doing water testing and taking nature walks to learn about the flora and fauna of the village. In addition, we read stories about Yup'ik history and culture as well as creating stories of our own. The students…


Added by Mark J Biberg on May 10, 2014 at 11:10am — No Comments

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