December 13th, 2011 – The Time Has Come; Giving Thanks – My Students

Well, it’s Tuesday, the 13th of December and the Christmas grind is on! In the past three days I’ve spent hours upon hours Christmas shopping and decorating, all in between working and tutoring, eating and sleeping. Looking ahead there doesn’t seem to be any letdown, but it only happens once a year, so… What happened … More December 13th, 2011 – The Time Has Come; Giving Thanks – My Students

September 15th, 2011 – A Post Presentation High

It’s Thursday night and we’re in the middle of a big weather change at the moment. Right now, the wind is kicking up and the skies are dark…a cold front is moving in. Yes, it’s supposed to get quite chilly tonight, with temperatures, gulp, plunging down into the 40’s. Yikes, way too early for temps … More September 15th, 2011 – A Post Presentation High

X is for Xenophobia

Xenophobia – the hatred or fear of foreigners or strangers or of their politics or culture Phobias in general are irrational fears. There are all sorts of phobias, and they often get confused or coupled with hatred. Just like animals, people lash out and go on the offensive when they’re afraid of something and we … More X is for Xenophobia

A field trip…

Thursday was a long-awaited field trip for my students. As an ESL teacher in a 7-12 school, I am in the unique position of teaching the same core group of students year after year, and so we all get to know each other pretty well. At the beginning of each school year, they always ask … More A field trip…