Monthly Archives: December 2013

In Need of Covering

Today was the toughest day of my teaching career so far. When I signed up to go to China, I honestly thought I would be teaching children. When they told me this summer that I would be teaching high school, … Continue reading

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Letters to Santa

I have been on holiday the past several days, but now I am back at school. Today,in my classes, we talked about the German tradition of St. Nicholas Day (December 6th) and learned about Santa Claus. After reading several letters … Continue reading

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Homer Hits Home

Today was a very tiring day in my classes. The students were so excited about an upcoming holiday tomorrow that I could hardly keep them quiet. In honor of our text topic on ancient Greece, we recited some quotes today … Continue reading

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Leaving Chinchou

Today, I want to share a little Chinese poetry. When I found out I would be teaching in China, I read as much Chinese literature as I could find. I explored the poetry of this country, in particular. Tu Fu was … Continue reading

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