Why We're Here

While substituting in a 4th-grade class this morning, during Math block I kept feeling a tug on my sleeve, and one student (whose parents were, I believe, from China) asked me to read a word problem to her. During the course of the class, she insistently asked me to read and explain every single problem … Continue reading Why We're Here

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Language Acquisition

In order to be a good language teacher, I figure you must also know something of what it's like to be a language learner. I've always enjoyed learning about different languages, and I like to think I'm pretty good in German, French and Italian. But Thai will be a challenge. Since I get embarrassed speaking … Continue reading Language Acquisition