Category Archives: Education

Why you should hire a teacher for your next non-teaching position

If anyone out there is a public school teacher looking at a career change or someone considering hiring a teacher into a ‘non-teachery’ job, don’t underestimate the soft skills that these teachers bring to the table: tenacity to both smile at … Continue reading

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A new season

Every so often in life, I run across these lines from T.S. Eliot’s poem The Four Quartets: And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. – T.S. Eliot … Continue reading

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Life’s unexpected gifts

To the casual observer, it would be easy to assume that they are the ones who need me.  They’re new here – foreigners from every corner of the globe learning the ways and words of a new land. Me? I’m … Continue reading

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Melting Ice

She wasn’t really a bad kid, she just faked having a gun in her backpack and pitched a fit when the school policeman wanted to look inside. So the school staff were in a bit of a twitter. The other … Continue reading

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All I really need to know about teaching I learned from teaching without a light switch

My first experience teaching English was in Burkina Faso – at that time one of the ten poorest countries in the world.  My only resources were a box of chalk, a chalkboard, and a florescent light bulb.  The light bulb … Continue reading

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Bright smiles and marker caps

I wrote this years ago reflecting on time I spent teaching English in Burkina Faso, West Africa, one of the poorest countries in the world.  Thanks to these children, hardly a week passes that I do not think of the realities of … Continue reading

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Will the real teacher please stand up?

To the casual observer, it would be easy to assume that they are the ones who need me.  They’re new here – foreigners from every corner of the globe learning the ways and words of a new land. Me? I’m … Continue reading

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