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Hello and welcome to my home on the web. Click About Me to find out a little bit more about me and my goals here. As the header states, this is a place to discuss language learning and teaching. Teaching related posts can be found here.

In a nutshell, I’m a 6th Grade Teacher at Korea International School Jeju. Prior to Jeju, I spent two years in the same position at American International School of Ho Chi Minh City. I taught university students and trained Korean English teachers in a post-graduate certificate program in South Korea for 10 years before moving to Vietnam. The move from higher education to middle school was a big one for my family and I; fortunately, we’ve landed in a great community with a fantastic group of supportive colleagues. My other roles include husband, dad, bug-smasher, taxi, general problem-solver, and superhero.

The goal of this blog, or site, is to connect with other teachers, trainers, professors, anyone interested, and share ideas about language teaching and learning. In the next few months, I’ll be blogging on several topics including middle school English Language Arts, middle school tech integration, and life on Jeju Island. I look forward to the discussions we’ll have and the things we’ll learn.

2 thoughts on “Home

  1. I teach English to Chinese children and youth and my main source of material is literature. I teach a lot of grammar because I do not see it taught elsewhere and I am angered by the horrible abuse of our language in the English media and by many public figures. I would like more ideas on how to use literature in teaching English.
    Thank you

    1. Hi Charles, how old are your students? I am also new to using literature circles in the classroom. I am sure a google search will provide you a variety of lessons, ideas, and link to books and papers on the topic. How bad is English abused? It used to be like that here in Korea but it seems to decrease each year.

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