Tag Archives: adapting

Out of Context

There’s this great line in Seinfeld (okay, there were lots of them, but this one suits today’s topic) when Jerry sees George’s Dad in his neigbourhood. He says that “it’s just so out of context.” That’s how I felt today, … Continue reading

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Some Reading Material

While it didn’t happen today, it is recent enough that I don’t mind writing about it. It may sound funny, but since we are still in lockdown, maybe it won’t. I was finally able to check some books out of … Continue reading

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No Dinosaur Here

I am not a technophobe.  As evidenced by this blog, I have at least a minor ability to use the computer and cellphone.  However, I must admit that I have clearly not picked up enough of the tricks or technical … Continue reading

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Virtual Birthday Cake

If you’ve been reading this post, you’ll know that earlier this year I hit the big five oh. That was a bit tough for me, so I went for denial.   I had almost convinced my girlfriend that I was really … Continue reading

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A Quieter Lunch

For a variety of reasons, I have never had to make or live by a lot of rules like “No eating in front of the TV” or “No screens at the table.” However, I can certainly understand why these guidelines … Continue reading

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A Perfect Teaching Moment

  I had a good teaching moment yesterday and I wanted to share it with you–you being my regular readers and you being other ESL teachers out there who might also feel the ups and downs of ESL teaching. I … Continue reading

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