Category Archives: school

Like Clockwork

What constitutes a perfect lesson for an ESL teacher has more than one answer. Obviously when all the students learn what you are teaching them and use it correctly without prodding would be perfect.  However, there are lots of other … Continue reading

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When Life Gives You Lemons

The above photo pretty much sums up my day. I suppose I could take it a couple of different ways. I could just shrug and chuckle inwardly at the mistake.  My smugness would disappear shortly after I realize that I … Continue reading

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Rain vs. Chocolate: Winner Take All

  Vying for the honour of being called Today’s Perfect Moment are two finalists. One After a week of oppressive heat that had me experience Japanese summer flashbacks, we got a Noah’s Ark amount of rain. I was in my … Continue reading

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Back to School Shopping…

Had I stopped to really think about it, I probably wouldn’t have gone out today. This is the weekend before school starts for so many young students and I would have predicted that the stores would be packed.  People would … Continue reading

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It’s Elementary

  There’s a certain adrenaline rush when you’re in front of a new class. New teachers will be better acquainted with it than old ones.  They will probably mislabel it fear, but that isn’t a reason to distrust their descriptions.  … Continue reading

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Alma Mater

I don’t want to be a person who lives in the past. I want to embrace today and tomorrow as best I can.  However, forgetting the past and either its trials or triumphs would be rather unfair and probably unwise. … Continue reading

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