Tag Archives: Canada

My Own Beer Sherpa

It isn’t every day that I get my own beer Sherpa. Advertisements

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Thankful

It is Canadian Thanksgiving and the perfect time to say what we are thankful for. I am thankful for: My family and best friends.  I take them for granted sometimes, don’t call as often as I should, or don’t do … Continue reading

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Bananas Are Not Safe Anywhere

Just when you thought the rants about bananas was over, I discover that no bananas are safe. All bananas are targets for advertising revenue.  The brand is unimportant.  Everyone is doing this.  Soon it will be the apples, then it … Continue reading

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Canada

Amid all the controversy of celebrating colonialism, though the birthday for that would be much more than 150 years, I feel that I need to write something about this day.   I don’t really need to commemorate anything.  Instead of celebrating … Continue reading

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Direct from Switzerland

As a teacher in a private English school, in no way associated with a school board or university, it is okay to receive gifts from students. What I mean is, these gifts are not meant to influence student placement, acceptance, … Continue reading

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It’s Elementary

  There’s a certain adrenaline rush when you’re in front of a new class. New teachers will be better acquainted with it than old ones.  They will probably mislabel it fear, but that isn’t a reason to distrust their descriptions.  … 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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Today’s Delicious Moment

There are lots of benefits to being the kind of ESL teacher I am. I work for a private company that caters to adults (at least from an age perspective, though not always based on actually maturity) who expressly came … Continue reading

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Ice and Everything After

I went out for a walk yesterday, armed  with only the camera on my phone.  It was a beautiful day, with the sun shining, and people getting back to normal after the late winter/early spring snow.  What I saw struck … Continue reading

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And Winter says “No.”

  Today’s Perfect Moment comes to you courtesy of Mother Nature. Just when I thought it was safe to put away the toque and the gloves, I wake to a lots of snow and ice.  It was a less than … Continue reading

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