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2008.09.26

I figure we're overdue for some pictures ...

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It's been a little difficult to take picture. Some of my students don't want their pictures taken. Maybe it's because I always take pictures that embarrass them. This time, I'll try to protect the innocent ... and the not so innocent ... with a few smiles.

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Mimi is quite popular ... in a way ...

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Students were supposed to use this time to chat in English. I've been trying to create more opportunities for students to talk to one another in English ... not working out so well here.

I blocked out pencil cases, watches and so on to prevent kids from getting in trouble with Mom and Dad ... after all, it was only a minute or two before the end of class on a rainy day, and we all know how sleepy we can get on days like this ...

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Students frequently need dictionaries in my class.

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A student is doing her vocabulary homework. I believe using the words in sentences is more useful than memorizing the meanings. I encourage my students to use the word to describe something real, something personal, something from experience, in order to tie the word into the memory. It's a kind of 'learn by association' approach.

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Here, one of my first graders is working on an essay.

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Here, another student is working on an essay.

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Here is a student preparing for a speaking test.

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Here, my high school students are being taught by a professor from a local junior college.. (I would put both her name and the name of the junior college here but ... is it okay?) I'm not sure, so I'll err on the side of caution.

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The professor brought an interesting magazine, and the students had a nice discussion about appearance, and the singer Joss Stone.

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One of my high school students fills in a chart on the board.

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My first graders want to put a column in the newspaper about Mark's Neckties.

投稿者:nelp