Monthly Archives: September 2020

Giving Away Some Clutter

Being back in the classroom has definitely added to the dynamic of my interactions with students. Owing to physical distancing recommendations, I am not physically close to my students, but just being in their presence has made some differences. One … Continue reading

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From Students to Shaving

I was working on phrasal verbs with my students today and one of the words in phrasal verbs in question was “tire me out”. After seeing the phrasal verb, along with some others we were looking at in context, I … Continue reading

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Shopping Carts

A second question for the universe. Why does the cart I chose appear normal and functional in every single way until I get it within the shopping aisles. Suddenly the wheels start locking up or rolling in directions I don’t … Continue reading

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When ESL Teachers Clean Up

I was at work today….really at work, not teaching from a chair in my extra bedroom. And for all the significance that should have in this yet unresolved pandemic era, it wasn’t that remarkable at all. Instead it was something … Continue reading

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Cycling in Septmeber

After teaching face to face classes on alternate days this week, and having to deal with the commute for the first time in 7 months, I was a little tired. I struggled to wake up, but since time is not … Continue reading

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A Little Explanation

I just wanted to write a short explanation. The idea for the Questions to the Universe segment of my blog came to me a few weeks ago. I figured that it might be a bit more accessible and fun for … Continue reading

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Waffles

A question for the universe. When the toaster burns your waffles, is it time to: a) Replace your toaster b) Stop eating toaster waffles

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Searching Through Stores

I find it funny that sometimes you find a good deal, but then the store doesn’t have any in stock. I have two stories to tell you that illustrate this and they both centre around my plans to be handier … Continue reading

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Conversations about Hardware and Price Gougers

I should tell you a little something about myself that is not necessarily obvious. It is true that I am a teacher and need to be very outgoing in that profession. It is also true that writing a public blog … Continue reading

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Back in the Classroom

The students have been clamouring for it and today we made it a reality. We had face to face classes for the first time since mid March. For me, it was the first time back in the classroom since mid … Continue reading

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