Monthly Archives: November 2011

Don’t let it bring you down

This morning I saw a dead man on my way to work. So as I somehow forgot to mention, I have been working at a preschool in Saburtalo during the morning since the beginning of November. I found out that … Continue reading

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Stuck in an Elevator

That title is in no way metaphorical – this post is about me getting stuck in an elevator. Yesterday was Giorgoba, or Saint George’s Day. Schools were closed and the only private student I had scheduled that day was sick, … Continue reading

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The Classroom Management Experiment: Day 1

I guess one of my biggest complaints about teaching in public schools has always been the disciplinary situation. I have an expectation that students will behave a certain way, and that teachers will enforce certain rules, and it’s been challenging … Continue reading

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Stray Dogs

My opinion about the ubiquitous stray dogs in Georgia has evolved over the years, from “Wait, there’s also a country called Georgia?” to “crap, do I have to get rabies shots?” to “oh, these stray dogs aren’t so bad” to … Continue reading

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US Citizens Information Night: Now, with Information!

The interesting thing about a second year in Georgia is that I can now explicitly compare things that happen this year with things that happened last year at the same time – things like holidays, seasons, and other yearly events. … Continue reading

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30

Ugh. I hate being 30. My students habitually ask me how old I am – I probably get asked every day. Yesterday I was compelled to answer, for the first time, “thirty.” Ugh. I was proud to be 29. 29 … Continue reading

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