Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Getting back to life as an IEP private school ESL instructor

Taking a summer break from year-round teaching was the best thing ever. In addition to having some time to enjoy our new backyard and the wildlife that has come to settle in (having gotten rid of thirsty, weedy grass expanses in the front and back), getting together with some friends and family, and traveling/hiking, I have also been able to start this blog and wiki. I am excited to see if the program works at all with my students. It will be challenging to find a balance between all that goes with teaching, on the one hand, and continuing to develop the blogs and wiki, on the other. Four more days to go. What have I gotten myself into now?! It might have been better to stay a total technophobe.... Counting down....

Just got an e-mail from flo-joe which sent me a link to the new updated Cambridge University test site. Just click here, and you'll go to the home page. From there, you can search for information on ANY of the Cambridge tests.

For those wanting to see a few glimpses of summer activities, I'm eventually going to update my other blog, 'Mbote from San Diego' (see other reflections). It hasn't changed since July and our return from Canada. Time DOES fly! Whoosh.

4 comments:

Teacher Todd said...

I respect the fact that you are always looking for new ways to stay fresh in your profession. I like your blog page, especially the "links for educators and bloggers" section. Keep up the good work, and welcome back from your much deserved downtime. When's happy hour?

evelyn said...

hey todd,
thanks for the encouragement! i'll talk to you soon re: happy hour. yippee! it's not all about teaching, is it?

Maria said...

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Maria said...

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This is the correct address!