Tag Archives: LCC

Nancy Drew: Lights, Camera, Curses

What makes Nancy Drew: Lights, Camera, Curses! a girls’ game is the female protagonist. It’s not pink, it’s not cutesy, there are no magic animal friends, there is no shopping. Let me repeat that in case you were skimming. This … Continue reading

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My English Name Is Voldemort

Thanks to Sven (who does not foster age-inappropriate crushes) for the title. I asked one of my classes to write about their Chinese names. What’s your Chinese name? Who choose your name? What does it mean? Are you named after … Continue reading

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And In Conclusion, I Miss Coffee Coolattas

The problems we’ve been having with management at our school have gotten me thinking about past jobs and other bosses. I know people don’t usually talk about how awesome their bosses are, but I’ve been lucky enough to have some … Continue reading

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Teaching Little Ones

My first two days of classes were great, but also overwhelming. I have 6 classes of 25ish kindergartners per day. Fortunately I only work 3 days a week, oddly enough it’s Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, which were the days I … Continue reading

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We had graduation on Monday night. It was great to see my students all dressed up and to meet their families. Unfortunately, it was really disorganized. Get here at 6, bring your certificates and sit in the front rows! No, … Continue reading

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One Child Left Behind

I haven’t wanted to post about the Virginia Tech shooting because there’s really nothing I can say that hasn’t already been said more eloquently. Yesterday when I got to LCC, I had a new handout in my mailbox. It’s all … Continue reading

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3? ? Left

3? ? Left, a teacher blog that I really like, has been on fire this week with Department Of Ed buzzword bingo (note to self: print and discreetly pass out at the next LCC staff development meeting) and this:

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Seen Near LCC

Just wanted to let everyone in Yantai know that my plan to bring legwarmers back has been successful. Unfortunately I also brought home year-round Christmas decorations.

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A New Semester

It’s the beginning of the semester, and I need a new parking pass. At UMass, I go see Marcus but at Local Community College, I end up waiting for a while, trying to catch the attention of one of the … Continue reading

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