Monthly Archives: May 2011

Notions of Early Peace Corps: Same and Different from Today’s Peace Corps

I’ve had to review my attitudes toward what is and is not Peace Corp-like in my way of living. I’m not alone in carrying images of the early Peace Corps in my head into this experience. Is it a violation … Continue reading

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Bits and Pieces I Haven’t Mentioned Yet

Lest you think life in Peace Corps is all exotic and service, I spent the last hour finishing up my Two Year Work plan, aligned with the Royal Thai Government and Peace Corps Memorandum of Understanding, with goals, objectives, activities … Continue reading

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oh darn, okay the rest of the pictures I’m just getting the hang of this

interior photos of my house … I told you it would be wonderful when I got it clean… the table is glorious, yes? Here are the cattle that come through the yard every day and trim the weeds (and leave … Continue reading

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Finally some pictures, if I succeed …

First some photos from the high school classroom set up for orientation day now looking our the windows of the classroom These are the seventh graders lined up at the flagpole on the first day of school.  If there seems … Continue reading

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Teaching English: First Thoughts on Student Motivation

There are many approaches to teaching English—or any foreign language. I recall a conversation with a woman who contrasted her experiences teaching English in Jerusalem with teaching Hebrew in El Paso, Texas. On the one hand good English in Jerusalem … Continue reading

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First Day with Students Quite Wonderful

(written May12) The high school (7th to 12th grades) had orientation days yesterday and today, and actual classes will begin next week. All the 7th graders come to this event, and the 10th graders. Yesterday we had an assembly; I … Continue reading

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I am Proud of Myself

It only took three encounters with the 14 inch Tockay Gecko that lives in my house to get to “My God, you’re beautiful.” Of course, the first two encounters were not so smooth. The first time I saw it I … Continue reading

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