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For the past two years I’ve had the privilege of working as a volunteer for Footsteps Missions, an organization that is unique in its missionary vision and implementation. 370 more words


Easily Confused Words: Call vs. Cull

Call and cull are easily confused words.

The spell-check application of most word processing software programs would not catch a slip-up of these two words. Spell-check is looking for words that aren’t in its dictionary, and words that resemble words in its dictionary but are possibly spelled wrong. 299 more words

Easily Confused Words

Lesson Planning

For whatever reason, I believed that receiving my arrêté de nomination would make me peel my fingertips from the stem of the frosty bowl of Riesling that didn’t leave my side all summer, just to start planning a year’s worth of lessons for students I’d never met in schools I had not yet visited, taught by teachers whose goals for the year I had not even heard. 1,826 more words


What are reading skills? –They’re not (only) what you think

When we talk about reading skills, what usually comes to mind? Prediction, reading for gist, reading for specific information and skimming and scanning?

If you’ll forgive the clickbait style title of this post (I couldn’t resist), the fact is that there’s a lot more to the skill of reading than this. 1,264 more words


Birmingham: Describing cities and change

Hi all!

Here’s the first of a series of three lesson based on Britain’s second capital. In this first lesson:

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That Final Touch

Students in my various classes continue to amaze me with their ability to engage with multiple languages over the course of any day.  After typical startup routines within my lessons, they review content and high- frequency vocabulary associated with various units/themes and large books we read together. 114 more words