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June 2015, Day 5: Beaudouin feeding program, English as a Second Language, and the Beaudouin orphanage

Continuing computer repairs (with a chicken!)

I know this will be surprising… but a portion of Day 5 involved….. fixing computers!

The repair process was actually really easy to manage, thanks to the decades spent working on my own computers and then the two years I spent working IT at Yale Law School – where I often had to juggle 5+ laptops at any given moment.  1,876 more words

June 2015 Trip

Teaching Reading: Final Paper (Part 2)

Here is Part 2 of my Final Paper for Instructional Practices for Reading Teachers. If you missed Part 1, you can read it here. 742 more words

School Assignments

__non-english speaker joke

As someone who has many non-native-English-speakers in my life but who speak English better than many native English speakers I know, this was too funny not to share.

– Ermisenda



The TOEFL exam allows 30 minutes to complete the “Independent Writing” section. This should usually be 4-5 paragraphs in which you defend a position (viewpoint) you choose on an assigned topic. 355 more words

English Blog

Phrasal Verb Friday: Summertime!

Happy Friday! ♥

It already feels like summertime here in Tucson, 106° today, and even hotter earlier this week; however, the first official day of summer is this Sunday, June 21. 111 more words