Tag Archives: Toronto

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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On the Road

The shortest distance between two points is a straight line.  While that may be true, it isn’t necessarily the most enjoyable.  Also, outside of the 401, Yonge Street and downtown Toronto, not really applicable for the roads in Ontario.  The … Continue reading

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Yellow Was the Night

Here it is Saturday and I realize that I haven’t kept up with the perfect moments of the past few days. It isn’t like there hasn’t been any.  Mostly, and I know this thanks to my Fitbit, I have just … Continue reading

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A Sunrise Gift

On Friday morning, not having taken the early morning bus for quite some time, I was given a beautiful surprise.  I looked up from the book I was reading, which had been quite engrossing, and was greeted by the beautiful … 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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Bloor Street by Night

The addition to the ROM (Royal Ontario Museum) opened in 2007.  It certainly isn’t as controversial as the pyramid is at the Louvre, but it does raise some eyebrows.  I have even heard stories of it’s effect on the exhibits … Continue reading

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Catching a Late Bus

It might be strange to call missing my bus Today’s Perfect Moment, but when you’re out with your best friends….things happen. So, we had a few drinks at a rather poor excuse for a bar–so poor in fact that it … Continue reading

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A Pizza by Any Other Name….

  Recently I found myself in a situation which has sparked a bit of discussion amongst my students. Normally, as an ESL teacher, I would welcome any topic that provokes a lot of discussion–as long as it isn’t full of … 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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A Quest for Orange

We will call it a quest for orange. Does that make any kind of sense to you?  It probably sounds like the ranting of a madman.  There is nothing I can do about that.  The quest for orange is real, … Continue reading

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