Category Archives: working from home

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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Last Teacher Standing

Even before the whole Covid 19 thing hit, my work had experienced a downturn in student enrollment.  That it came after finally securing a CBA struck me as ironic because people who expected that unionization would secure their jobs were … Continue reading

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An Intense Weather Moment

Teaching at home means there is a window to my left.  When the students are doing work, I briefly peer out to see what is going on in my neighbourhood.  I also keep a lookout for the mailman since I … Continue reading

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What I Haven’t Done

While we all have been staying at home, many of us have found time to do things we did not have the time to do before–though I suspect we had the time, we probably wanted to use in on something … Continue reading

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Lots to Juggle

There are some complex machines out there.  You know what I am talking about.  You’ve seen those people sitting in front of some control panel, flipping hundreds of switches while turning thousands of dials,  with ease.   They make the complex … Continue reading

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Getting Better at the Tech

Today’s Perfect Moment is getting a better handle on the technology I have to employ in my new role as online teacher.  However, I would be remiss if I didn’t say that today’s bike ride really should also win the … Continue reading

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Wake Up and Smell the Coffee

I awoke with the morning sun blasting through my window and  my cat sitting on my shoulder.  When I opened my eyes, he merely said “Meow.”  Luckily I speak Cat and I knew he wanted to be fed.  A quick … Continue reading

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Stating the Obvious

Some of the time, perhaps much of the time, I celebrate the obscure in this blog.  That makes sense to me.  I see myself as the artist who sees the world through a different lens.  A bit pompous, a bit … Continue reading

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Tales from the ESL (virtual) Classroom.

I could easily have chosen to write about my bike ride today.  It wasn’t epic, but I was out on the bike, and if you love riding a bike (and you should) you would understand how awesome it really is. … Continue reading

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Indulgence To Ward Off the Blahs

I had an okay day.  I taught some students.  I got some paperless paperwork done.  I knocked a couple of things off of my to do list.  I talked to my girlfriend.  I watched some cool “maker” videos on YouTube.  … Continue reading

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