IATEFL PronSIG Glasgow One Day Event

On Saturday I had the privilege of attending an IATEFL PronSIG conference in Glasgow.  The name of the conference was “The Road to Pron-tegration” and its focus was on teaching and practicing pronunciation; which, to be honest is something that as a teacher I have always shied away from. I suppose the reason for thatContinue reading “IATEFL PronSIG Glasgow One Day Event”

Mind Mapping My Way to Nanowrimo!

So over the past few months I have been experimenting with the use of mind mapping as a teaching tool. I know many teachers who use it as a warm-up activity or even as a production task. But I’ve been curious wether it’s possible to create an entire lesson out of a mind map createdContinue reading “Mind Mapping My Way to Nanowrimo!”

Grace From the Shadows

Shortly after coming to Shanghai in 2014 I was missing the community I left behind in the US. The church of believers I regularly fellowshipped and worshiped with had been wonderful, but after I left, I only heard from maybe 2 or 3 people; and hardly on any kind of regular basis. I was lonely.Continue reading “Grace From the Shadows”

One Party, One Candidate, One Hope

So this is a post I have been putting off writing because, to be honest, I don’t want to write it. It would be easier to ignore what I’m seeing, ignore what’s been bothering me and just say: well, it’s someone else’s problem, someone else can speak out about it. And that would be easy,Continue reading “One Party, One Candidate, One Hope”

“Coming Out” or, in other words… “Stepping into Authentic Life”

Apparently today is National Coming Out Day. So I thought I would take a few minutes to share some of my best and most painful coming out experiences. For me personally, coming out or, being open and honest with people about my sexual orientation has always been a humbling, spiritual experience. It forces me toContinue reading ““Coming Out” or, in other words… “Stepping into Authentic Life””