So currently on Day 2 of Summer Language Institute at Austin College. The Institute is spoken all in the target language, which in my case would be Spanish. So far I have fallen in love with the campus and the town with it. Texas has also decided to grace us with temperatures at 80 or below, which is downright strange for July. It makes walking around campus all the more enjoyable. Read More
Okay, breathe. You’re totally fine, I promise. You are going to be okay. I AM okay.
I find that my life has sometimes felt like a roller coaster with little room to stand on. My life is constantly changing, and my goals ever-evolving. How did I end up here? The opportunity arose and I’ve always wondered if I would like teaching. You see, in college I had this idea of teaching English abroad because I love languages and the idea of inspiring others. But I got caught up doing something else, fell in love, and the moment passed. One of my best friends from high school found it to be her calling and is now teaching in Korea. So when I had a chance, I made sure to give it a try instead of letting my voice of doubt creep in. Read More
Most schools rarely give out textbooks anymore and opt out for netbooks, ipads or condense materials into handouts. Books, it seems in most cases. seem uncommon in our day to day lives.
So why does it matter? These changes mean that readers’ habits have been changing with them. Below I noted 5 reasons that I have observed from myself, students and others around me on why the modern reader has stopped reading. Read More
As I’ve said before, I live in the middle of nowhere. I find any excuse to go back to my lovely, traffic-congested Dallas. This past Saturday I made a lunch date with my good college friend Cara who I hadn’t seen in months. With her and some of my old college buddies, we started bi-weekly meeting inspired by the book Making Ideas Happen. Those meetings eventually led to this site design, and inspired me to start blogging more purposefully. Read More