Category Archives: compliments

You are a Magnificent Creature

  I hadn’t felt the vibration of my cell phone.  The reasons for this are either the fact that it rings so infrequently that I can’t recognize when it is happening or I frequently leave it somewhere, only to come … Continue reading

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“Uplifting” she said

  I am not really good at publicizing my blog. I do all the things they tell you to do: comment on other people’s blogs–If I like the post, I definitely comment.  If I find something I like, I follow. … Continue reading

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Compliments on Teaching

In my teaching situation…some might call it a career….others are less kind, I teach several different classes.  This means more planning for different student needs but also provides relief is one or more (but not all) of the classes aren’t … Continue reading

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Compliment Received

Despite the weather, today was a pretty up day. In fact, I am a little hard pressed to choose Today’s Perfect Moment.  However, rather than lay them all out, I will pick one. Today, while leaving work, I found myself … Continue reading

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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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