Monthly Archives: February 2012

Developments in the Classroom

We’re at about midterm exam time of our second semester and a teaching technique has recently become possible in my most able classes. I don’t know if I’ll be able to explain this, but I’m going to try. One fairly … Continue reading

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Ants in my pen

It was a new gel pen with a clear barrel and the cap that you stick on the other end when you write.  I had gotten it because it feels good to write with a good pen.  I left it … Continue reading

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One Reason I’m Reading More Books This Year

… is that part of my work is waiting for the teachable moments. The classroom teaching part of my job is great, enjoyable, interesting, and not notably challenging, but supporting the teachers in professional growth involves a lot of waiting … Continue reading

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Anxious for Nothing — Sugar Cane Resolution

This is a follow up to the post on Oi (sugar cane) many months ago. First photo, sugar cane May 22, second photo sugar cane this week.      There was a loud rumbling, mechanical sounding something on the kitchen … Continue reading

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Birds with a Pretty Shape that Fly Like They’re Drunk

I watched for a while, you’ll know from this I’m no bird watcher, and then slowly realized if they keep doing that over and over and over then it has to have a purpose.  Turns out the swoops, lunges, dips, … Continue reading

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A Trip to Visit Volunteer Linda

Friday as the day wore to an end I headed to Bangkok and from there caught the 8 pm sleeper train to Si Saket, arriving in the early morning and spending about a day and a half with my volunteer … Continue reading

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Portable rice mill at the neighbor’s house

Who knew?  The portable rice milling factory (seems to be built onto a flat bed truck) pulled up in the neighbor’s “driveway” and next thing you know folks were pouring in the rice at the top, the hulls were flying … Continue reading

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