To fill my soul internally, on our second to last night we went to a Buddhist temple on an island. This was the oldest Buddhist temple in the South Korea still in use. The scene couldn’t have been more rewarding. We watched the view of the sunrise and sunset. Staying overnight, dressed in our baby blue robes, we practiced Buddhist traditional ways of living and praying. One such moment asked us to proselytize over 120 times, which were essentially down-ups. After getting an intrinsic and external workout, we quickly fell asleep in the humid rainforest climate. Taking these experiences later to my classroom too proved to be rewarding.
About Matthew Cottone
Experience the World! This is my creed I bring to my classroom and my life. I'm a World Studies teacher at Van Hoosen Middle School and I have a passion for learning and experiencing the world.