An Educator’s (aspirational) Bucket List

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Nine things I’ve always wanted to do and haven’t gotten around to yet

 

The first week of classes always feels like a fresh start. Just as students are wondering about what lies ahead in order to accomplish their dreams and aspirations, I am feeling inspired to consider some of my own outstanding “to-do” items. Here are some of the things on my Bucket List – not all are related to teaching, but all relate to learning, and in my mind that is as it should be.

 

1. Be inspired attending a TED Talk (in person)

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2. Take a chance and enter a poetry contest

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3. Join thousands of other students and enroll in a MOOC

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4. Step outside my comfort zone and teach a MOOC

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5. Witness the drama of dining at Hell’s Kitchen

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6. Mine life’s experiences and write a novel

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7. Eat perfect, delicious sushi in Tokyo, Japan

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8. Enter a whole new world at Burning Man

 

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9. Hear stories of the sea on a cargo ship across the ocean

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Our time here is precious and finite. What’s on your bucket list?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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