Cambodia: Back to the Heart

Cambodia: Back to the Heart

Cambodia: Back to the Heart of Youth Work People have asked me “Why? Why teach abroad? You have everything at home. A support system: family, a girlfriend, a job. Why do it?” Nowadays, with company cut-backs and layoffs, seniority is no longer a factor. It’s about the business’s survival not yours. Job security is dead. … Continued

Teaching in India: The Best Year of Your Life?

BOOK REVIEW: May This Be The Best Year of Your Life Sandra Bornstein faces choices: Will she stay in her home in Colorado alone or find a new job on another continent? Her husband’s new job requires him to live part time in India. She must make a decision that might rattle the rest of … Continued

American Airlines and America’s WILD girl!

As many of us embark upon our travel adventure for the holidays we may find  ourselves 38,000 feet in the sky reaching to the seat pocket in front of us-  shopping for unique gifts in Sky Mall or reading about America’s Wild Girl-  Kangaroo Lanie- in American Way magazine! Featured on the AA Insiders page … Continued

Is Travel With Kids “Worth it?”

“I’ve always said I didn’t want kids because I wanted to travel and adventure… but meeting you guys has blown that argument out of the water…” I laughed over my wine glass as our backpacker guest of the evening proceeded to ask a million questions about “How we do it” with four kids, and expressed … Continued

Lisa on National Television! (Video)

As a University of Pennsylvania Quaker, I feel a special kinship for Benjamin Franklin. I am impressed by all he did for our country in so many different realms. He was a true renaissance man. Here is one of my favorite quotes by him: “Hide not your talents, they were made for use. What’s a … Continued

In Westside Today: Local Brentwood Science Teacher Does Good

Thank you to  Amy Sommer for her article in Westside Today! I will be on NATIONAL TELEVISION on Saturday September 29 on KTLA’s Career Day. The article begins: On Saturday, September 29, 2012 KTLA’s “Career Day” will invite viewers in to science teacher Lisa Niver Rajna’s classroom and see first hand how she inspires her … Continued

Lisa on NATIONAL TV: Career Day on September 29, 2012

  CAREER DAY: a nationally-syndicated weekly TV series inspiring viewers of all ages to pursue their dreams jobs! 1pm Saturdays …   Set your TVs, DVRs, and TIVOs for CAREER DAY on September 29, 2012 to see Lisa Niver Rajna on National television.   Career Day spent an entire day filming science in action with … Continued

State of California Certificate of Recognition: Thank you Fran Pavley

State of California Senate Certificate of Recognition Presented to: Lisa Niver Rajna In Honor of: Your nomination for the National Science Foundation’s Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching. Your work in teaching young students, in creating a website and blog to encourage lifelong learning in the sciences, and in contributing your professional … Continued

Read e-books on Kindle from the public library? Yes I do!

“Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.” ― Anna Quindlen, How Reading Changed My Life  I agree with Anna Quindlen that books are fantastic. My personal favorites are travel stories and I love to read about the places I will find on … Continued

We Said Go Travel

We Said Go Travel