Hello all yonder people on the wrong side of the planet. My name is Noan, and I am hailing (well for the first half of the course at least) from Bali, Indonesia.
I currently teach at a kind of wild school, and have been given way too much freedom for somebody with my level of sanity. As Green Studies Coordinator, I work with students and other teachers and getting in touch with nature, learning from our environment, and thinking of ways to create a more sustainable society. I have integrated to excellent success many game-based units into the curricula, calling them MMCRPGs (the C is for “class”). I do love games, both board and computer, and suspect I am not alone among my school’s population.
The school I work at is very much about entrepreneurial spirit. At the moment, I am heading up a pilot project that is all about thinking of creative solutions to waste, called LEAP (the ‘e’ is for entrepreneurial). We also get a lot of burnt out CEO types bringing their kids here, and as you would have it they are eager to get engaged in new projects and share their pretty spectacular business acumen. So, that can be fun.
Personally, you can find me most often out surfing the waves, enjoying the beach, or climbing the mountains here in Bali. I do less of the latter because I have a young baby (1 year old) and she is addicted to beaches… I think I can live with that 😉