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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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Better Times

Today, we had a virtual meeting at work.  It was an open meeting that invited the few remaining employed teachers  and those who have been laid off to attend.  It was a chance to hear how things were going with … 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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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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Just Outside my Window

When I was writing yesterday’s blog in which I explained that I do not pay attention to weather forecasts, I managed to peek outside.  The sun was out and it looked gorgeous.  I didn’t exactly make plans to go bike … Continue reading

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The Child Inside of Me

I had hoped to keep up the momentum of my first ride, but mother nature found ways to keep me from doing this. When I woke up, I discovered that there was a light covering of snow on the ground.  … Continue reading

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A Weird Day

Yesterday was a weird day.  How’s that for an opening line?  There are so many places I could take this one. After work, craving a bit of fresh air and freedom from screens I got ready to take a walk.  … 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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The Future is Coming

As I get over the hump in another week of online teaching, I have had some time to reflect and wonder what will come of all this.  I don’t mean the virus and the impact prolonged social distancing will have.  … Continue reading

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My Extra Time

Good Things I am doing while at home and when students don’t log on to online classes cleaning stuff that needs cleaning organizing stuff stretching making (and then doing) reasonable/achievable to do lists preparing for subsequent classes getting through some … Continue reading

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