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A note from Durham

A semester in England as a Fulbright Distinguished Award Teacher

Now that my “post-graduate modules” have wrapped up at Durham University, I’m now freer to focus on working in my host schools.  To gain a broader understanding of the education systems at work in the Northeast of England, I have... Continue Reading →

Fresh Fish, a free bus ride, and plenty of walking!

There are quite a few thing that I really enjoy about living in this part of the world.  Sure, there are a number of things that I miss from back in Kansas, but there are also quite a few things... Continue Reading →

Fresh Fish, a free bus ride, and plenty of walking!

There are quite a few thing that I really enjoy about living in this part of the world.  Sure, there are a number of things that I miss from back in Kansas, but there are also quite a few things... Continue Reading →

Loving the unloving

In ten years of teaching, I’ve come across a student or two whose attitude and behavior made it more challenging to enjoy their presence within my classroom.  Most teachers and students who know me won’t believe this, but there have... Continue Reading →

Never say never ever

Upon completion of my undergraduate degree, I distinctly remember saying that I would NEVER go on to pursue a Master’s Degree.  Several years later upon completion of a Master’s Degree, I insisted that I would NEVER pursue any formal studies... Continue Reading →

When English sounds different

On days that I’m not conducting observations and assisting teachers at my first host school, I attend post-graduate classes at Durham University’s School of Education.  I’m currently developing a research framework in a Research Method’s class that has been helpful... Continue Reading →

Have you ever had a Parmo?

The last 2 weeks have had me making an hour long commute to a secondary school in the town of Middlesbrough (South east of Durham).  It would take 2 hours by bus to get there so I’ve thankfully found a... Continue Reading →

The ice cream would definitely have melted…

This is the excerpt for your very first post.

And we’re off…

For the last several months, I’ve been making slow preparations for my time in the UK.  We’ve known that the 2nd of January was our departure date since the middle of November, but how do you fully prepare and pack... Continue Reading →

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