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The Coin That Brought Nostalgia

I’ve got a random collection of coins from all over the world. They are poorly organized and not displayed in any fashion.  These mostly came from students who proudly wanted to show off their country, or at the very least, … Continue reading

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A Momentary Reverie

Perhaps it is no coincidence that Proust started his famous work with a memory triggered by the aroma of fresh baked bread. (I could be mistaken because, despite my literary bent, I have not tackled the book yet. I am … Continue reading

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Teaching Students To Love Reading

Today I tried hard to inspire my students to read books and stories in English. This task sounds so easy on paper but in reality it is plagued with difficulty.  What cannot be argued with is that students who improve … Continue reading

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June 3, 2014 Jvloggers Save the Day

Today’s moment came rather late.  Very late in fact.  I should have been in bed (or at least writing this blog) when it happened.   I used to think this was bad, and that by robbing myself of sleep I was … Continue reading

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