Category Archives: education

Lexical Combat

There is nothing wrong with a little competitive spark. At least that is how I feel today.  I am not writing this to get into a debate about whether kids should just play for fun (and everyone gets a trophy) … Continue reading

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The Full Brunt of Karma, In This lifetime or the Next

I remember not being overly kind (read childishly cruel) to the substitute teachers in my life. Childishly cruel is probably better described as bratty or disdainful or angsty or some other word that explains the eye rolling and defiant attitude … Continue reading

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When Students Ask About Snow

    Maybe one of the best things about teaching students from countries around the world is that they can marvel at things you take for granted in your own country–they can be incredibly harsh and critical too, but we’ll … Continue reading

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The Teaching Moment You Live For

A quick look at some of the blogs I follow tells me that some people are already in a reflective mood. Nothing wrong with that, but I think I am not ready for that and will save that for tomorrow, … Continue reading

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