Category Archives: Education

End of Semester and fire alarms

The fall semester is rapidly coming to a close. Speaking Exams are this week and the second exam of the semester is next week. Oakton started out with a bang today as I set up in the balcony area over … Continue reading

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Hurdles

Despite all of the time that one takes for preparation, there are things that occur that somehow prevent us from having the time to do them in a timely way. I truly enjoy doing things when I have the ability … Continue reading

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Changing out the china and…

Instead of putting back the French dishes after use yesterday, my plan is to change their location and bring out the Christmas dishes. This is my gym day. Instead of the gym, because I am really not gym ready, I … Continue reading

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On community colleges…

In late May of last year, I applied for a position as a French Adjunct Instructor at the Community College of my county. It is not that I wanted to leave my current situation, although of late I have had … Continue reading

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Learning from each other

Every once in a while there is an ‘aha’ moment, that moment when the light bulb goes on, or a moment of extreme mini-surprise when one learns something that one thinks could not happen. Last week, I was tutoring a … Continue reading

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