Category Archive: Teaching

Updates from Abroad

Ni-Howdy World! The beginning of June marks two months of life in Shanghai. Quite pathetically in those two months, I’ve had two posts. It’s not that there aren’t things to blog about here… Continue reading

Onwards and Forwards

In a few days, April 2nd will bring the six-month mark in my journey and move abroad to Asia. It is crazy to think it has been half a year already and it… Continue reading

Dream On

What’s your dream job? What do you want to be when your older? I asked this to my teenage class tonight to personalize a less than exciting speaking exercise from our book. “Describe… Continue reading

Toddlers and Tiaras, Minus the Toddlers

For the past couple of weeks, I have been working with Miss Vietnam in preparation for the Miss Universe competition in Las Vegas this December. The last week of sessions have been devoted… Continue reading

Happy Teacher’s Day

November 20th in Vietnam is the nationally recognized holiday for teacher appreciation, more simply known as Teacher’s Day. Certain schools will be closed while others may stay open, it just depends. It is… Continue reading

Miss Dee

For many Vietnamese speakers…or English speakers for that matter, the name Deirdre is a difficult one. Deurdra. Deedra. Deedre. And so introducing myself (whether to a group of 30 little 4th graders or… Continue reading