People lie and they always have and they always will. Abraham Lincoln once said, “you can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time.” Given the current news […]
Sometimes, we just need a break from study, from the mess our government it making, from the stresses of life… When those times come, take a brief break and watch one of the videos below! And you thought human dating was tough! This is what rabbit courtship looks like! Too […]
In honor of the Women’s March, which occurred this weekend, I thought it would be appropriate this week to cover some of the incredible English idioms based around marching and protesting. Here are some that I found interesting and usable in current speaking and writing. March to the beat […]
Today, I want to take a brief journey into one of the American freedoms we have based on the First Amendment – the right to assemble- and how that freedom has been and is continuing to be expressed in our country. Before we dive into the actuality of a protest, […]
Crisis – not a vocabulary word we truly want to understand, but one that can’t be escaped in life. Crisis is a word with a negative connotation. As I thought about this word today, It seemed to me to be a stand-alone word and I could not easily think of […]
Music is a fantastic way to become fluent in the rhythm and flow of language, especially those songs with good grammar or interesting idiomatic usage of language. Which leads me to a new song on the radio by Julia Brennan called “Inner Demons.” It’s a song for today’s stress and […]
Primarily, I prefer to use the TED.ED videos because they are professional and the topics are important. Here are some of the short videos I show in class. Videos Related to Grammar Videos Related to Language and Communication Videos Related to Writing Videos Related to Reading Videos Related to […]
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Here are some of the lessons from my classroom for academic success. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
Across the board, the number one complaint I get from my students is that they don’t have enough vocabulary. Here are some of the resources I share with them. Read More