Friday, October 25, 2013

Time to Go!

Little bit of a commute... 
           Somehow, amongst the madness of packing, gathering supplies, and completing the dreaded edTPA teacher certification exam, I have managed to create this blog. Before Ghana, I was lucky enough to teach in the Honeoye Falls-Lima School District. I have never met students as bright, caring, and thoughtful as the students in my class, and I will forever remember them as the first students I have ever taught, and I've woken up every day this week upset that I do not get to see them. Continuing on with what has truly been a dream semester, "Mr. Augello" (still can't get over that), will be teaching middle school children in Kumasi, Ghana. I have no idea what to expect, and therefore, no idea what to tell family and friends about what I will be doing. The idea for this blog is that as I learn, I can share with you. I want this blog to be multi-modal, and contain text, video, pictures, video journals, maps, and whatever I can think of. I will talk about Ghanaian culture, my every day routine, the educational system there (and in the United States), my classroom, and really just my experience in general. I'm sure it would be really cool if this blog was strictly professional, but that isn't quite my style. I can't guarantee that a well thought out post about education won't be followed by an immature I guess consider this my warning. I would love for all of my friends, relatives, professors and students to read this and keep up with what I am doing. If anyone has any burning questions to ask me, feel free to email me at If for whatever reason you don't want to keep up with trip in Ghana, that is fine, because I am sure my mother will visit this site more than everyone else put together anyway.


  1. You're going to have a great experience that will forever chance your life for the better. Safe travels! Looming forward to reading more!

  2. I'm so happy that you're going to document you're adventure in a blog (and not quick fb updates). I loved the letter grandma sent you, she's a character for sure!! You're incredibly intelligent and have a good instinct, so I personally think you're going to have life changing experiences on this trip that you'll remember for life. Godspeed my little cousin!! I'm so incredibly proud of you for making this journey, not just for yourself, but also for the Ghanan school children you will impact in a most positive way!!! Keep us posted, as I can't wait to read about your adventures