Category Archives: compliments

Making the Teacher Speechless

Teaching a new class can be hard. You’ve got to walk into the room and win them over.  When the students’ level is lower, this is more theatrics, and slow and clear speaking.  When the class is quite advanced, this … Continue reading

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Both Sides of the Coin

Friday’s Perfect Moment is special in that it came conveniently packaged with its opposite. It came at me with its one-two punch.  Though I don’t really like gun metaphors, it was a double barrel shotgun blast.  Fortunately, the good came … Continue reading

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A Perfect Moment in Three Parts

Today’s Perfect Moment is broken down into three different things. It would be wrong of me to call them equally perfect, so I won’t.  They were different and might require some time to hash out.  Oddly enough, citing them chronologically … Continue reading

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Tempus Fugit

I wouldn’t honestly say my teaching was inspired today. It wasn’t bad either.  When I talk about inspired teaching it usually means that I have come up with an activity or approach that really got the students talking and really … Continue reading

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A Delicate Reveal of Ghost Blue

  Today’s Perfect moment is a moment of colour. In the grey winter that surrounds me and covers everything, there isn’t always room for colour.  It’s there, especially with the sun shining and the temperature way lower than many wish … Continue reading

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“You’re Handsome,” She said.

I kind of find random moments appealing. I’m not talking about random as in unpredictable, but rather random as in “where did that come from?”  As I type this, I suspect I am not really making m point.  I am … Continue reading

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My Eyes in the Eye of the Beholder

She looked me straight in the eyes and said, “Your eyes make sweet dreams when I sleep.” These were the words of student of mine to me.  Her English level is low, so I might be doing a little bit … Continue reading

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“Your riding has come a long way,” she said

  Today’s Perfect Moment could have been the somewhat smaller number I discovered when I weighed myself this afternoon. It is definitely something worth celebrating and writing about.  However, something better happened. Today was another day on the bike. While … Continue reading

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Even More Proof that My Cat is Smarter Than I Am.

As I mentioned in my previous post, the past Sunday was the day when we changed our clocks here in Canada.  As result, the knowledge that my cat is smarter than I am was reconfirmed. I feed my cat twice … Continue reading

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“You’re Brilliant,” she said.

I teach adults…kind of. What that means is that I teach people who are either independent, or whose parents felt comfortable enough to send them to a different continent to study English.  I have no complaints about this. Sometimes I … Continue reading

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